Shops in Edinburgh city centre are being given a welcome boost at their busiest time of the year with parking charges to be waived on many streets from 5pm in the run-up to Christmas.
Timed trade waste collections are set to be piloted in key areas across Edinburgh to reduce the amount of trade waste being stored on the city’s streets and the litter that this can cause.
Live webcasting of the Council’s meetings and committees is set to be extended further, giving the public a chance to view more decisions and debates, if a report to this week’s Council is approved.
Aerial images of Edinburgh's tram stops.
Transport Convener Cllr Lesley Hinds on tram progress in the city. As published in the Edinburgh Evening News on Saturday 19th October
The importance of Edinburgh’s economic development as a central part of the Council’s strategy will be reinforced as councillors are asked to approve a new Director of Economic Development post.
Tram byelaws are to be implemented on 1st November and appointments to the board of Transport for Edinburgh are underway.
Councillors will consider the future development of Edinburgh’s Shared Repairs service next week.
Traffic will return to Shandwick Place by Saturday (19 October) marking the final phase of the reopening of the West End following civil engineering tram works in the area.
An exhibition featuring one of Edinburgh’s most unique artists working in the early 19th century is set to go on display at the City Art Centre from this weekend (Saturday 19 October).