Welcome

Firrhill Community Council would like to welcome you to our website and hope you will find the information you are seeking within its pages. The use of the website as a community activity resource is important to us, if you have any comments to make or consider we have omitted any activity or event, please tell us.

The Community Council is an elected group of people (all volunteers) with an interest in the well-being of the Colinton Mains, Firrhill and Oxgangs area of Edinburgh. Our role is to represent the community and relay residents' views to the elected members and officers of the City of Edinburgh Council and other bodies. We in turn are consulted by the Local Authority on matters affecting our neighbourhood.

Details of our meetings are on this page.  Everyone is welcome and we urge you come along and meet us.  If you are interested in doing more to improve the area in which you live please consider joining us.

Information on Community Councils is available on this website and on the City of Edinburgh's website.

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Latest Postings
  • Oxgangs Primary School


    There has been a couple of incidents at the school, one involving the partial collapse of a suspended ceiling in a class room and the other concerned an area of cladding on the roof becoming loose and
     flapping in the wind.  

    The city Council have published reports into the cause of the incidents and they are available to view on our "News" page.  


  • Oxgangs Spring Clean


    In an effort to reduce the amount of fly tipping in the area the Local Housing Team are arranging for a two day period where large bulk items will be uplifed for free from the Oxgangs Grove car park  A cage will be located here for two days - the 23rd and 24th April.  Take advantage if you want to dispose of any large items.

    The Spring Clean also includes a clean-up of a section of the Braidburn, which is being arranged by the Parks department. They are looking for some local people to help.  Get in touch with us through the website if you are interested in helping.  Further information is available on our 'News' page


  • Allermuir Tapestry Art Project


    The Health Centre project is to produce six tapestry panels defining and depicting the wider area covered by the two medical practices based at the Centre.  Leading the project is Andrew Crummy, an Edinburgh artist who has designed several major works such as the Great Tapestry of Scotland.  The Tapestry Art Project Group meet in Oxgangs Library on a Monday between 10 and 12 am.  They would welcome your assistance not just in the physical work but also in identifying those historical events that have shaped and defined this area.


  • Firrhill Drive TTRO Closure


    TTRO: Firrhill Drive at Firrhill Crescent junction - Closure of road - SGN dealing with emergency as escapes. From 6th to 27th February.  Diversions – Firrhill Crescent, Oxgangs Road North, Oxgangs Avenue, Oxgangs Crescent, Firrhill Drive and vice versa.


  • Oxgangs Green Development Site


    Planning Application 16/06134/FUL 
    for a proposed residential development consisting of 70-80 units of affordable housing with associated roads, parking, infrastructure and landscaping was withdrawn on 4th Sept.
    The applicant has now submitted Planning Application Notice 17/0444/PAN for a revised proposal consisting of 70 to 90 units.     


  • Firrhill Drive: car vandalism


    We have been made aware of a car vandalised in the early morning of Monday 23rd October 2017. Two car windows were smashed and at least another two targeted (marks on windows to suggest they were also hit). If you have any information regarding this matter please contact the police (see our 'Further Info - Police' page) or Crimestoppers.


  • Dog Fouling: Leaflet


    Keeping an environment clean and free from hazards is the responsibility of those who live in that locality.  A regular complaint made by residents is dogs fouling our pavements and places where our children play.  Environmental Wardens in the South West Neighbourhood have issued a leaflet covering dog fouling and we have copied it here for your information.  If you have a dog please heed the advice given.


  • Police Alert

    We regularly receive reports on break-ins to both vehicles and sheds / garages. Police are asking local residents to be aware, to be vigilant to security light activations, unusual noises etc.? 


  • The Cheyne Gang

    Community Singing Groups for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other chronic lung conditions. For more information go to our News page


  • Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

    A new page has been added to our website advertising the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.  As can be seen from the Police Alert above, theft from houses and garden sheds is constantly being reported to our meetings by the Community Police Officer.  At our February meeting, she presented a leaflet promoting the scheme.  It has been reproduced on our new page along with a link to the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland website.


  • The 'IDEAL' Project


    Changeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home. They are looking for Edinburgh households (EH1-17) with gas combi boiler heating to participate. 


  • Domestic Abuse


    The City of Edinburgh Council is reviewing how its services respond to domestic abuse. They want to hear from services users about their experiences of these services and are carrying out three focus groups to that end.  The results will help plan services which work for everyone. Details available on our 'Domestic Abuse' page.


  • EVOC - PNP Representation

    The Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership (PNP) is looking for a permanent board member to represent third sector and voluntary groups from the area.  There is also a seat available to a representative from a local voluntary organisation, to represent the views of local voluntary groups and liaise with the local voluntary forum. More information about this item can be found on our "News" page


  • Edinburgh Trusted Trader Scheme

    The Edinburgh Trusted Trader Scheme can help you find honest and reliable traders who have been fully vetted by Edinburgh Trading Standards. A link to their website is available on our "Links" page


  • Personal Safety


    We provided access to information from the Police on how to protect yourself from Doorstep Crime and Bogus Workmen as such crimes had been highlighted as a result of recent incidents in this area.   The Police website also provides information on how to protect yourself from other risks.  For more information on this go to our Useful Info - Police page.


  • National Confidential Forum


    Help others to have a brighter future.

    The National Confidential Forum aims to improve the health and well-being of children placed in institutional care in Scotland by learning from your experience.  Go to their website for more information.



Our meeting place

Lochan View Community Business Centre

Firrhill Neuk

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 23 April 2018 at 6.00 pm

Firrhill Community Council meetings are normally held on the 4th Monday of each month with the exception of December, when no meeting is held.
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Date of next meeting: 23 April 2018 at 6.00 pm
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