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.

Community Council Elections.

This triennial event is due to take place during September with the nomination period beginning on the 5th and closing on the 26th. If you are interested in doing more to improve the area in which you live please consider joining us. Firrhill Community Council is in need of new members.  Further information will be published on our Community Council Elections page.

See below for our latest postings

Latest Postings
  • Hunters Tryst Development Site

    A Proposal of Application Notice 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 with a proposed public consultation at Oxgangs Library, from 3.30pm to 7.30 pm on the 5th of October 2016. Information on this development at Oxgangs Green will be added to our 'Consultations' page as it becomes available.

  • Open Spaces Consultation

    A stakeholder workshop was held to identify key issues for the revised Open Space Strategy to address.  Issues arising from the workshop were fed into the draft Strategy, which was approved for consultation purposes by Planning Committee on 11 August and comments on the draft are now invited through an online survey on the Council’s Consultation Hub until 21 October. Further information and a link to the Hub are on our 'Consultations' page.

  • Community Energy for Oxgangs

    A Public Meeting has been organised by the Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre in conjunction with Transition Edinburgh Pentlands and Community Energy Scotland.  The meeting is to be held in the ONC on Monday 10th October at 7.00pm.  Go to our Calendar page for more information. 

  • 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.

  • Homestay Hosting

    Edinburgh Language School on George Street are looking for host families for their international students. Hosting students is a wonderful opportunity to engage with people from all over the world, be introduced to a different culture in an entirely authentic way and also a great way for the students to improve their English whilst they are studying. Providing a home for students so far from their family can be an incredibly rewarding experience and greatly enhances their experience during their stay.
    If there is anyone in the community who would enjoy this experience, they should contact Rachelle Tansley, Accommodation & Welfare Manager by email: rachelle.tansley@experienceenglish.com or phone: 0131 478 7620

  • Health Centre Update

    At long last there is 'on site' action with boarding erected and site clearance and preparation.  Go to our 'Consultations' page for information on this project.

  • Edinburgh Airport Airspace Change Programme

    Edinburgh Airport are currently consulting on
    the potential impact of altering flight paths above Edinburgh.  The question they are asking is what local factors should be taken into account when determining the position of the route within the corridor given the potential impacts, and why?  The outcome of this consultation may affect the Firrhill area, please go to our "Consultations" page for more information.

  • 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

Please note due to the forthcoming triennial elections for Community Councils, there will be no meeting in August or September.  Our next meeting will be held after the elections and will be on Monday 24 October 2016 at 7.00 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.  Please note that no meeting will be held in November.
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