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.

Date of Next Meeting 26th June 2017

The information panel on the right hand side of this page has developed a code problem which prevents us from editing the date of the next meeting. 

Community Council Elections 2016.

Eight members of the community were elected to the community council, less than the maximum number allowed and we are in need of new members.    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
  • Oxgangs Brae: Footway Closure

    We have received notice that to facilitate scaffold erection and construction of retaining wall on the Aldi development site, the following restrictions will apply on Oxgangs Brae.  The west footway between Oxgangs Broadway and Oxgangs Path will be closed from Monday 12 Jun 2017 to Friday 16 Jun 2017.


  • Withdrawal of £5 Notes (Bank of England)

    The Bank of England are withdrawing their paper £5 notes on 5 May 2017.  This relates only to the old paper notes and not the new polymer notes.


  • Police Alert

    We have received an alert to say there has been a spike of break-ins to both vehicles and sheds / garages overnight on Tuesday 11th into 12th Wednesday April. Seven vehicles were broken into in Oxgangs Drive and there were numerous sheds and garages targeted in Caiystane and Camus. Police are asking local residents to be vigilant to security light activations, unusual noises etc.? 


  • Edinburgh World Heritage Site Consultation

    Consultation is now open for feedback on the draft Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan (2017-2022).  go to our Consultations page for more information and links


  • Policing 2026 - take part in the conversation

    Police Scotland want you to have your say in shaping policing in the coming decade and build a policing service that meets the ambition of police reform and improves safety and wellbeing of communities across Scotland. Go to our Useful Info/Police page for more information and links.


  • 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


  • Edinburgh Trust Community Programme

    The Edinburgh Trust are looking for individuals and community groups who want to apply for funding to set up new projects that can help improve lives, reduce poverty and bring communities together in Edinburgh.  Go to our News page for more information.


  • 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.


  • Oxgangs Hill: Footway Repairs

    Footway repairs are scheduled to be carried out in this street from Oxgangs Green (west junction) to Oxgangs Loan on both sides of the road.  Work to be carried out from 27th to 31st March 2017 from 07.30 to 18.00 hours each day.


  • 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. 


  • Hunters Tryst Development Site

    A 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 has been registered with the City Council Planning Office.  Information on this development at Oxgangs Green will be added to our 'Consultations' page as it becomes available and we would like to hear your opinions.


  • 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 22 May 2017 at 6.00 pm

Please note the time of meeting has changed.
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: 26 June 2017 at 6.00 pm
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