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.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Firrhill Community Council is holding its Annual General Meeting for 2017 is being held in Colinton Mains Bowling Club on Monday 27th November 2017 at 6pm.  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.

See below for our latest postings

Latest Postings
  • Firrhill Drive: car vandalism

    We have just 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.

  • Colinton Mains Green TRO

    The City of Edinburgh Council have issued a proposed Traffic Order regarding placing parking restrictions on the junction of Colinton Mains Drive\Green.  More details are on the Council website (linked above) under TRO/17/42 from 6 October 2017 until 27 October 2017.  The reason for introducing 24 hour waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) is to improve visibility between drivers and pedestrians and assist vehicle movement.

  • Allermuir Medical Centre

    The new Allermuir Medical Centre is having an "Open Day" on Sunday, 22nd October, between 1 and 4 pm.

  • Hunters Tryst Development Site

    We received notice on the 4 September 2017 that this  application has been withdrawn.
    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.  

  • 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.

  • Edinburgh Tenants Federation

    ETF Annual Report 2016/17 is available on their website.  A link has been provided on our 'Links' page.

  • 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 below, 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

Colinton Mains Bowling Club

Oxgangs Road North

Our next meeting is our Annual General Meeting and will be held on Monday 27 November 2017 at 6.00 pm

Please note the change in venue.
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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Newsletter Oct 2017


Date of next meeting: 27 November 2017 at 6.00 pm
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