Tollcross Community Council
Community Councils exist across Scotland to keep Councils, Police and the NHS informed about the concerns of local people regarding the services provided and other local issues such as:
- Litter, street cleaning, graffiti, pavement and road repairs, and waste recycling with the City of Edinburgh Council.
- Policing matters, such as antisocial behaviour, graffiti, and drug dealing.
- Changes to social care arrangements.
We comment every month on Planning Applications and new licensing proposals. Local councillors and Community Police come to our meetings; Council Officers give regular reports.
We have worked closely with the City Council to:
- Improve the paving, lighting and railings outside the King’s Theatre.
- Remove the pallets, furniture and other debris from Thornybauk and improve the recycling facilities.
- Improve the pavement and crossing at the corner of West Tollcross.
- Provide evidence to the review on Statutory Repair Notices.
- Improve the provision for barbecues on the Meadows.
We have lobbied the City Council to:
- Reduce the over-use of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links by commercial events.
- Reduce the number of Houses of Multiple Occupancy on each stair to a maximum of 30%
- Produce a resident-friendly new Local Plan.
- Improved road surfaces in Tollcross
- Improve the pedestrian experience of crossing major roads.
- Improve health and social care issues.
We support the Meadows and Canal Festivals.