Morningside Community Council  

Working together for our  local community

Our next meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 15 May 2024 in the Open Door Cafe - In the basement at 7:30pm.  Cllr Scot Arthur will attend to give a briefing on the transport strategy for the city. All are welcome to come along.   MCC wants to hear your views, so we hope you come along.

Agenda for March Meeting: 

Feb Minutes: 

Notes on the Old Post Office Application: 

Street Life Survey July 2023: 

Please note our following  next 3 months meetings will be:

  • 20th of March
  • 17th of April 
  • 15th of May

Latest News

Greenbank Crescent and Comiston Road Junction Works

Please see attached map for details of the traffic management for the next phase of the junction works in the north footway of Greenbank Crescent which will include renewing the kerbing, resurfacing the footway and replacing road drainage in addition to preparing for installation of the new traffic signal equipment.
The traffic management layout will be implemented after the morning peak on Monday 22nd  January and will remain in place for a week or so until we move on to prepare road crossings in advance of the night shift resurfacing of the full junction extents.
As is currently the case, temporary pedestrian crossings are provided over Greenbank Crescent, Comiston Road and Greenbank Terrace. The junction of Greenbank Drive and Greenbank Terrace remains switched off to minimise impact on public transport provision on this corridor. I support the Parent Council’s continued efforts to encourage parents and children to use the alternative route along Braidburn Terrace and
Greenbank Place to access the pedestrian crossing and patrol guide at the school.

Bruntsfield Are Net Zero Action Initiative - BANZAI.

To find out more about them please access their website here:

Reporting overflowing bins!

If you would like to report a bin that needs emptied, please follow the link below and report it directly to the council

Bin Reporting

Reporting potholes!

If you would like to report a problem with a pavement or a pothole in the road, please follow the link below and report it directly to the council

Road & Pavement Reporting

Find out about local planning applications

You can use the planning portal on the City of Edinburgh website to search for information on planning and building warrant applications.  You can examine plans and read all the documentation. 

Planning Portal

City Plan 2030 – next steps

City Plan 2030 has taken another significant step forward after agreement by the Councillors on the Planning Committee on Wednesday 30 November.

The proposed Plan was presented to Councillors at Planning Committee to decide on whether to submit the plan to Scottish Ministers for examination.

Councillors from across the political groups voted unanimously in favour of submitting the plan and congratulated planning officers and all those who contributed to the plan by concluding the session with a rare committee occurrence of a round of applause.

Councillors gave praise to the quality of the plan and commended the scale of the work that had been undertaken to produce such an ambitious document. Councillors recognised the capability of the plan to usher in a sustainable and modern future for Edinburgh, with comments of support from across the board over the need to progress the plan and see it adopted.

For further details please follow the link below:

Who we are

We are a group of local residents that meet on a monthly basis and we act as voices for our local area of Morningside.

Community Councils are created by national legislation and administered by local authorities.  There are over 40 CCs in Edinburgh. We act on behalf of local people to represent their views and promote our community. Our members are elected by residents or nominated by local organisations.

We are non-party-political. Our local political representatives (Ward Councillors, MP, MSPs and MEP) are ex-officio members. They have no vote on the CC but we rely a lot on their help and advice.

What we do

We try to represent all the residents in Morningside. We talk to the City Council and other public bodies about local problems and try to get them resolved. So if you are bothered about anything, from uneven pavements to policing, contact us or come to a meeting and tell us about it. We try to take the majority view about local issues, but you can help by telling us what you think.