Please find below information for all parents and carers about the City of Edinburgh Council’s budget consultation. To read the letter from the City of Edinburgh Council please click or tap here. Options on how to get involved in this consultation, detailed below, close on 7 December 2018…
“Since 2012 the Council has saved £240 million through service transformation and efficiencies, but expects it will need to save a further £106 million between now and 2022/23.
Planning for change, delivering services 2019-2023 was published in September 2018 and sets out initial ideas for meeting the continuing pressures on services and budgets. We are seeking the views of all residents on these ideas. No decisions have been taken yet and feedback will shape the long-term plans as well as the more detailed proposals for balancing the budget in February for 2019/20.
There are a number of ways you can get involved by 7 December:
- see how resources are invested now and set your priorities for future spending and saving
- complete this online survey
- read Planning for change and delivering services and fill in a printed survey, available in libraries and Council offices
- sign up to one of the group exercises taking place around the city at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/edinburghchange
We recognise you will have many competing priorities but would appreciate any feedback to help inform the emerging strategy.”
Head of Strategy and Communications
I am very pleased to be able to share with you our commemorative memorial newsletter – Tynecastle Remembers. It was a real privilege for our school community to be invited to take part and lead in so many events. In the newsletter you can read about the events we were involved in both in and out of school – the Tynecastle Youth Community Pipe Band with Heart of Midlothian Football Club and the story of McCrae’s Battalion, the #iPlay4Peace concert at Napier University and our involvement with the BBC News item on Wilfred Owen as part of the BBC’s Armistice Centenary coverage. Please click on the image below to access the full newsletter.
Hazel Kinnear, Head Teacher