Wednesday, August 17, 2011

End of the School Hols.

As previous years the end of the school holiday seems to be one of the busiest times of the year for me. A by election tomorrow and things on every day!
Speaking of the by election it would be great if we could get Karen elected and displace the SNP Lib Dem ‘Administration’ who have been pretending to run the City for the last 4 and a half years. I say pretending as the lack of Leadership has been almost tangible. Most if not all of the innovations they would claim credit for were ours such as new schools like Tynecastle whilst projects like the trams have been allowed to drift into chaos. By the way don’t let the SNP kid you into thinking they have never wanted a tram project – they have been running the Council for the last four and a half years and if they had not wanted it it wouldn’t be being done – full stop! If this was the price of power then they traded away their opposition to trams in order to form an administration in the first place.
Vote Labour tomorrow and lets start putting Edinburgh back together!

Monday, August 01, 2011

An online survey for the new Local Community Plan

As part of creating the new Local Community Plan for the South West Area the Neighbourhood Partnership has introduced an online survey. This is a very important document as it informs the decisions of the South West Neighbourhood Partnership. This an advisory committee which includes Councillors , the Police, Community Councillors, Health and Voluntary Organisations. It has a big influence on decisions made in the area so it is important to get the plan right (I Chair the Partnership at the moment).   See statement and link below...

The Partnership Team have put together an online survey as another tool by which people can input into the priorities of the new Local Community Plan. This online survey is based on the data from the Community Conferences and focus groups which have already been held.

I am contacting yourselves because we want to get this survey to be completed by as many people as possible. Please promote this survey through the link attached on any websites or email lists you have:

Please feel free to contact me with any queries and thank you in advance for your assistance with this.

Graham Budd
Partnership Development Officer
South West Neighbourhood Office
10 Westside Plaza
EH14 2ST
Tel. ~ 0131 527 3884'