Consultation Hub

Welcome to the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation Hub. This site will help you to find and participate in consultations that interest you. Recent consultations are displayed below, but you can also search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

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Open Consultations

  • Taxi Fare Review 2019

    The City of Edinburgh Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. As part of this review consultation is being undertaken with the taxi trade, public and stakeholders. Consultation with the public is an... More

    Closes 23 September 2019

  • EIJB Citizen Representative Recruitment

    Do you want to be part of shaping Health and Social Care Services in Edinburgh? The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) was established on 1 April 2016 and is responsible for the strategic planning and commissioning of health and social care services in Edinburgh and for issuing... More

    Closes 25 September 2019

  • EIJB Carer Representative Recruitment

    Do you want to be part of shaping Health and Social Care Services in Edinburgh? The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) was established on 1 April 2016 and is responsible for the strategic planning and commissioning of health and social care services in Edinburgh and for issuing... More

    Closes 25 September 2019

  • Edinburgh Montessori Arts School Parent Travel Survey 2019

    We at Edinburgh Montessori Arts School would like to know what you think about your school journey. This survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. We ask that each family complete only one survey. Your responses will be kept confidential and neither your name nor your child’s name will... More

    Closes 30 September 2019

  • Davidson's Mains Crossing Upgrade

    The Council proposes to upgrade the crossings around the mini roundabout at the Main Street / Quality Street junction. The proposals are to introduce revised, raised zebra crossings over reduced carriageway widths, along with LED illuminated white bands on the zebra crossing poles to increase... More

    Closes 6 October 2019

Closed Consultations

  • City Centre Shopping and Leisure Supplementary Guidance

    The Council is revising its existing City Centre Retail Core Supplementary Guidance and we are seeking your views on the proposed changes. Supplementary Guidance has been prepared for each town centre in Edinburgh including the city centre retail core. The... More

    Closed 20 September 2019

  • Edinburgh Sensory Needs Assessment - Children's Services

    We are looking for the views of parents and carers of children with sensory impairments (hearing and/or vision) living in Edinburgh. These will be used to help inform future planning and collaboration with Health and Social Care services and adult services with Edinburgh. This will help... More

    Closed 17 September 2019

  • Astley Ainslie Hospital

    NHS Lothian is proposing to dispose of Astley Ainslie in 2025. The site is still partially in clinical related use, although it is gradually being wound down. The disposal presents an opportunity for NHS Lothian to knit this large site into the fabric of the surrounding area. This... More

    Closed 13 September 2019

  • Edinburgh Poverty Commission - Phase Two Call for Evidence: 'Prospects'

    Edinburgh Poverty Commission was launched in November 2018 and will be working throughout this year to define the steps the city needs to make to reduce, mitigate, and prevent poverty in Edinburgh. The Commission is an independent group, chaired by Jim McCormick of Joseph Rowntree... More

    Closed 31 August 2019

  • Community Payback Consultation

    We want to hear your views on Community Payback Orders (CPO). These are given out by the Court to people to pay for their crimes as an alternative to a prison sentence. In particular, we want to know what you think about the unpaid work part of a CPO, which replaced community service in... More

    Closed 31 August 2019

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

The Council engaged with all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions ahead of the re-procurement of the contract for a festival event in Inverleith Park during the month of August.  2019 was the third and final year of the existing contract.

You Said

There were 99 responses received in total and just over half agreed with the general proposal to hold a ticketed event in Inverleith Park in August.

In terms of the length of time that the event would be on-site (10 days inclusive of set up and de-rig) again, just over half agreed with, or had no opinion either way that this was an acceptable length of time.

The majority of respondents favoured a donation to general park improvements, closely followed by donations to new infrastructure such as play or exercise equipment.

We Did

We have fully considered the responses from stakeholders and sought further feedback from elected members.  As there was no overall majority for either of the questions asked, we will be proceeding with the current specification.

The final contract will be awarded following assessment of a competative tender, in line with the Council procurement policies and procedures.

We Asked

The Council engaged with all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions ahead of the re-procurement of the contract for the Festival Event in The Meadows which came to an end in 2019 after three years on-site. 

 

You Said

There were 191 respones in total with over half of respondees agreeing with the proposal to host a ticketed event on The Meadows.

The length of time on-site proved the most contentious question with just under half of respondees opposed to the current 33 day event period.

Nearly three quarters of respondees favoured a donation towards general park improvements as their preferred community benefit option.

We Did

We have fully considered all the responses from stakeholders and sought further feedback from elected members.

As there was no overall majority one way or the other regarding the questions that were asked we are proceeding with the current specification as it stands.

The final contract will be awarded following assessment of a competitive tender, in-line with Council procurement policies and procedures.

 

We Asked

The consultation period for the Draft Strategic Plan was between 16 April and 12 July 2019. People and organisations could take part by filling in the online questionnaire, attending one of the drop-in sessions organised by the Partnership, or request that someone go along to established meetings to talk about the Draft Strategic Plan. In total around 450 people participated. We received 106 online responses and attended 27 groups and meetings.

We asked questions about:

  • our vision and values
  • home first
  • the Edinburgh Offer
  • the Three Conversations model
  • equality outcomes.

You Said

Respondents were broadly in favour of the direction of travel proposed in the Draft Strategic Plan. Around 75% agreed with our vision and values, the principle of home first, the development of an Edinburgh Offer and the implementation of the Three Conversations model. However, people wanted to hear more about how it would be implemented. They felt that when developing the Edinburgh Offer especially, ongoing, transparent and easy to access engagement with all stakeholders was essential. People also wanted to see more detail about specific communities of interest such as learning disability, mental health and carers.

We Did

  • The Draft Strategic Plan was fundamentally rewritten in light of the consultation feedback
  • It was restructured to better define four key elements – the Edinburgh Offer, 3 Conversations, Home First and Transformation
  • Environmental considerations were added to the strategic context
  • The list of tasks by each phase was refined
  • A communications and engagement approach was added
  • Additional information was inserted which covered:
    • Mental health – Thrive
    • Older people
    • Learning disabilities
    • Physical disabilities
    • Primary Care
    • Public health
    • Long term conditions
  • A market facilitation approach was added
  • The financial planning statement was updated
  • Detailed Transformation tables were refined
  • The Housing Contribution Statement was redrafted.

The plan was approved by the Integration Joint Board on 20 August 2019. Read the final plan.