Consultation begins on Locality Improvement Plan

The South West Edinburgh locality held a consultation event today at Wester Hailes library where they asked local people views to shape the Locality Improvement Plan.

Several issues were raised at the event with the key ones being:

  • Improving the local environment by making sure that green spaces are maintained as well as littering and waste collection. It was raised that there are currently no bins in Clovenstone and that this is causing a lot of litter.
  • Better use of public spaces. The event was attended by pupils from Clovenstone Primary Pupil Council who asked for better use of parks and public spaces. They stated that currently the parks are poorly maintained and that all the play equipment is for small children and by the time they reach primary 4 some are already too big to use it.
  • It was also raised that it should be easier for Council tenants to get through to the Council and talk with someone on the phone rather than go through an automated process.

These issues will be used to help shape the Locality Improvement Plan and will guide how the Council, the Police, the NHS, Fire and Rescue Service, and the third sector work with the community to deliver on local priorities in the South West. Development on the plan will run until October 2017 when it is due to receive final approval.

If you were unable to make the session you can still take part by completing the online questionnaire, everyone who completes the questions will be entered into a prize draw for a tablet computer.

If you would like more information please contact:

Michael Edwards, Lifelong Learning Development Officer
Tel: 0131 527 3884 Email:

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