Covid-19 is devastating to our communities and destroying thousands of lives in Scotland. It has also shone a light on the destruction to public services brought about by a decade of austerity. We have yet to see the full impact on job losses.
Most of us agree that things cannot simply go back to the way they were before – we need them to be better. Currently, it looks like the UK and Scottish Governments will attempt to use Covid-19 as a pretext for cutting back local government budgets yet further, which will mean our services, our communities, in short – our lives – getting worse. This process also weakens local democracy and centralises power in the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments.
Another Edinburgh is Possible not only believes this is unnecessary, we believe it is unsustainable. Year after year of cuts has pushed services to the edge and the people of Edinburgh are paying the price. We deserve far better than this.
Therefore, we are asking you to complete our short survey in order to provide us with the data to mount an argument and fight for the kind of city we need.
You can access the survey here and it will be open until the 31st January. Please fill it in and share it widely.