Edinburgh City Council
The redevelopment of Meadowbank stadium is likely to be suspended temporarily until land values in Edinburgh recover. The project had been due to start in early 2011 with a two year target for completion but the recent onset of a global financial crisis has contributed to a decrease in the value of the Council's land assets.
The economic downturn will hit Edinburgh City Council coffers hard next year. An autumn budget statement, the first to be published by the Council, highlights increased costs and lower income.
An e-newsletter that will provide parents with the latest information about children's facilities and services in Edinburgh will launch tomorrow at Edinburgh City Chambers.
In spite of a particularly rainy Summer and the credit crunch, pedestrians were out in force in Edinburgh's city centre over the summer with footfall figures increasing by 17 percent on the previous quarter according to a new report from Edinburgh City Council.
The credit crunch may be a global financial crisis, but Edinburgh City Council believes it can take steps to alleviate some of the pressure locally. Edinburgh, as one of Europe's main financial centres, has already seen how rapidly the damage can be done
Edinburgh City Libraries is hosting a series of free events beginning next week where residents can find out more about the history of their house or area they live.
One aspect of living in a windy city such as Edinburgh is that disposable plastic bags are always on the loose.
Sighthill's multi-storey Broomview Court is to be demolished with explosives on Sunday 21st September between 11am and 12.30pm. City Housing Leader Councillor Paul Edie along with Broomview Court resident Ian Begg, who lived in the building for its full 40 year life, will push the plunger to ignite the fuse.
The City of Edinburgh Council was presented with two Beautiful Scotland awards at a ceremony yesterday. Edinburgh City Council won the City Award for the first time having impressed the judges during their tour of the city in August this year.
The City of Edinburgh Council plans to start a kerbside pickup of food waste to boost the capital's recycling rate. Up to a quarter of Edinburgh's waste, that currently ends up in landfill, consists of biodegradable food waste.