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.

See below for our latest postings

Latest Postings
  • TTRO: Colinton Mains Drive

    SGN, are investing £242,000 to replace old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the Colinton area and will start work on Monday 1 Oct in Colinton Mains Drive between Colinton Road and Colinton Mains Road for approximately 11 weeks.
    Temporary traffic lights will be in place in Colinton Mains Drive and will move as work progresses northwards along the road. They will be manually controlled during peak times to help keep traffic flowing along Colinton Mains Drive.
    At start of project, Colinton Mains Road will be temporarily closed at its junction with Colinton Mains Drive. Signed diversions will be in place for motorists.  Colinton Mains Gardens at its junction with Colinton Mains Drive will also be closed when the work reaches that point.
    The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years, which should hopefully mean no further disruption from this Utility for years to come.  If you have any specific enquiries about this project, call SGN on 0131 469 1728 during office hours 8am – 4pm or 0800 912 1700 and their customer service team will be happy to help.

  • 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.     

  • 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.? 

  • 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

Due to unexpected problems we have had to cancel our November AGM.  Consequently our AGM has been postponed to our next meeting, which will be held on Monday 28 January 2019 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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Newsletter Oct 2017


Date of next meeting: 28 January 2019 at 6.00 pm
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