GDCC’s main purpose is representative; to engage with the local community and to put forward these views to the city council and other organisations including Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and Police Scotland. We are often consulted on how local services are delivered and other issues affecting our neighbourhoods.
We are constituted under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 which defines the purpose of a community council as: “to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the Local Authorities for its area and to public authorities the views of the community which it represents, in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible.”
We often co-ordinate and submit responses to draft policy reports or consultation documents, and share information with residents on open public consultations, surveys, and other opportunities to submit their views.
For more on Public Consultations see the City of Edinburgh Consultation Hub
- Short Term Lets: Consultation on a licensing scheme and planning control areas in Scotland – Closes 16 October 2020
- Proposed Changes to Pre-Application Consultation Requirements in Planning – Closes 6 November 2020
Recent Consultations (now closed)
- Community Payback Consultation 2020 – Closes 31 August 2020
- Workplace Travel Planning – Closes end of August 2020
- Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places Within the City of Edinburgh Council Area – August 2020
- Sustrans Spaces for People – June 2020
- GDCC Spaces for People Survey – May 2020
- Gorgie Road Scotmid Public Consultation – November 2018
- Heart of Midlothian Football Club McLeod Street Gable End Mural – October 2017
If there is an issue that you think residents should be consulted on, or that GDCC can support residents with, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org