Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

A democratic process were politicans are not in charge

Spent the best part of this rain sodden day in a coach with a group of local activists going round projects in the area that were funded by what is called Housing Area Board money. That’s cash devolved to local areas for local environmental improvements that local people want to see. Its real devolution of power and is a great example of how small changes can make a big difference. Things like security lighting, new paths and fencing, improved garden areas, play areas and the like. The idea of the trip was to remind us what we had done and ask what we would like to see done next. It was dangerously like local democracy in action. I will let you know what we decide in due course.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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