The council meeting to set the budget takes place on Thursday.
The coalition have now outlined their proposition that will be voted on. Details are on the web site – attached for information. In short the headlines in terms of the concerns that we got from our community consultation exercise: – first the good news:
It looks like Edinburgh Leisure facilities will not close – though the language is clever “working with EL to ensure they remain open BUT
Public toilets (outside the centre) are still under threat – working with Lothian buses to keep facilities open-thus Granton Square toilets could be saved – but be under the watch of Lothian Buses (unclear)
Sports pitch – no white lines – no mention
No Grass cutting in public areas – no mention
Granton Library hours cut – no mention
Subsidised bus routes cut – no mention
We will seek clarification from Forth councillors on the ‘missing data’.