The end of Wester Hailes Community Council?

The Wester Hailes Community Council is sad to announce that due to a lack of attendance at their recent meetings at their next meeting on Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 6.00pm should attendance remain low the group will discuss the future of the Community Council.

A series of possibilities were discussed at Wester Hailes library last week after their October meeting failed to achieve the group’s quorum. With some members discussing their options in regards to dissolving the group or relaunching in some other form.

The Wester Hailes Community Council was founded in 2009 to represent residents of Murrayburn, Clovenstone, Westburn, Dumbryden, Calders, Hailesland and all other areas in Wester Hailes, aiming to fill the gap after the dissolution of the Wester Hailes Representative Council.

It is made up local residents who volunteer their time to represent their local area across Wester Hailes and address any concerns raised by local people at monthly meetings. Since its founding it has been responsible for several community campaigns including the addition of a new bus shelter at Harvesters Way as well as the creation of the Harvesters Link, both aimed at improving access to the Healthy Living Centre. The group has also played a key role in representing the concerns of local residents across the South West of Edinburgh and the rest of the city.

The November meeting where the future of the group will be discussed will take place on Wednesday 1 November 2017, 6.00pm at Wester Hailes library. We at the Digital Sentinel feel that it would be sad to see the group which has benefited the people of Wester Hailes for almost 10 years go and eagerly hope that another solution is found at the upcoming meeting.

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