An outdoor Festival in Edinburgh, what future for our green spaces?

In response to the council proposal for a dispersed festival in August 2021, Graham Checkley defends our green spaces – they are not for profit. “Urban green spaces, such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery, can promote mental and physical health”, The World Health Organisation, 2016 [1]. Two months is a long time in EdinburghContinue reading “An outdoor Festival in Edinburgh, what future for our green spaces?”

Agenda for Thursday 4th Feb

Draft Agenda for meeting on Thursday 4th February Meeting starts at 6.30pm and finishes by 8pm at the latest Zoom registration Sort out chairing and note taking Updates on the council budget process [Key date – Council Meeting Thursday 18th February] 2. Update on the survey 3. Planning our opposition  How do we show our protest –Continue reading “Agenda for Thursday 4th Feb”

Open Letter to COSLA and the Scottish Government

On 26th January the Herald published an article warning that Scottish councils are facing a £767 million bill to tackle the Covid-19 crisis amid a warning the Government has only covered up to two thirds of the pressure.  This letter was sent to the Herald in reply from Another Edinburgh is Possible and Another GlasgowContinue reading “Open Letter to COSLA and the Scottish Government”

Survey remains open until Jan 31

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 theContinue reading “Survey remains open until Jan 31”

January Planning Meeting

Our first planning and organising meeting of 2021 – more on the agenda to follow but it will certainly include action around the January Council meeting, news and updates and progress with the alternative survey of council services. Do come along with your ideas and suggestions for taking the campaign forward. Register on Zoom at andContinue reading “January Planning Meeting”

Why investing in Public Services is a good thing

Brian Robertson (Edinburgh City Council Unite rep, writing in a personal capacity) makes the case for public services Public Services are the bedrock of our society.  Generally, and amongst other things, they are purposed to ensure that: people are safe and healthy businesses are enabled to thrive people can find decent, gainful and secure employment decentContinue reading “Why investing in Public Services is a good thing”

The Alternative Survey

Please complete Another Edinburgh Is Possible’s alternative survey of council services. The link to the survey is https://forms.gle/DoDBEPmcCAkNw3QV6. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Please share the link with friends and workmates by email and social media. We want to get a large and representative sample of opinion. Click here to access theContinue reading “The Alternative Survey”