Who we are
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. Our Constitution is here.
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.
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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.
One important aspect of our work is to monitor local planning applications and, where appropriate, suggest amendments or submit written objections. See our Planning page.
If you’re elsewhere in the City, you can find your CC from the Edinburgh Atlas. Select the layer for “admin boundaries”, then “community councils”. Enter your address in the box at top left of the map, when your address is marked, double click on that CC area and its name and contact details will appear.
We are a member of the Network, which was created in May 2019 to replace the previous South Central Neighbourhood Partnership. Neighbourhood Networks are the most local tier of the City’s community planning structure. Community planning is the mechanism through which “communities and public bodies work together to design and deliver better services that make a real difference to people’s lives”. The lead body is the Edinburgh Partnership composed of senior officials in public bodies (primarily Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue and NHS Lothian), City Councillors and senior figures from business and the voluntary sector. The next level down are the Locality Community Planning Partnerships (we’re in South East Locality CPP) and then Neighbourhood Networks. Morningside Neighbourhood Network includes representatives from all the CCs in the Ward, representatives from other community bodies, Ward Councillors and representatives from various public bodies.