Your Services Are Changing - Play Your Part

Closed 21 Nov 2016

Opened 30 Sep 2016

Overview

Each year the Council engages citizens on its spending and savings plans for the year ahead.  In the previous two years almost 8000 individuals participated in the Council’s budget challenge and told us where spending and savings should be prioritised. This feedback was used to set the four year financial plan for Edinburgh.

Participants also told us that they would like to be involved in helping the Council to identify solutions and redesign services.  

We are now inviting all citizens to give their views and ideas on how we can deliver services that continue to meet the needs of the community while maintaining the quality of services.

We need to think about how we transform services, making better use of technology, working with partners and involving communities to deliver services and meet needs.   

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are asking you to think about the services below and put forward ideas and suggestions on how you would like these services to be developed thinking about your family, your community and the city as a whole:

  • Developing future library services and improving access e.g. through combining them with other community facilities, involving individuals and communities to help deliver the service and using technology such as swipe card access for 24 hour access to library buildings.  
  • Developing the ways customers do business with the Council through enhanced online access to information about services, paying for services, requesting a service and giving their feedback.
  • Improving access to sport and leisure activities within all Council facilities for the benefit of communities. This will reach different groups and provide opportunities for doing this more effectively by involving individuals and communities

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders
  • Employees

Interests

  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Adults and Older People
  • Carers
  • Children and Families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Paying for Care
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with addictions
  • Offenders
  • All interests
  • Cycling and walking
  • Park and ride
  • Parking permits
  • Parking spaces
  • Parking tickets
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Trams
  • Road safety
  • Traffic regulation
  • Travel in Edinburgh
  • Housing benefit
  • Welfare reform
  • Commercial bins and recycling
  • Non-commercial bins and recycling
  • Business rates
  • Economic development
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Licences and permits
  • Scientific services
  • Support for businesses
  • Trading standards
  • Births, marriages and deaths
  • Budgets and spending
  • Community planning
  • Councillors and committees
  • Access to information
  • Elections and voting
  • Funding opportunities
  • Performance and statistics
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Sustainable development and Fairtrade
  • Community safety
  • Crime & Antisocial behaviour
  • Emergency planning
  • Flooding
  • Protect someone from harm
  • Severe weather
  • Noise
  • Pest control
  • Pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape designations
  • Nature
  • Council and housing association homes
  • Homeless or at risk
  • Housing support
  • Private housing
  • Council homes
  • Jobs and training
  • Jobs and training for young people
  • Volunteer
  • Arts and culture
  • Archives and local history
  • Museums and galleries
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport, activities and dance
  • Libraries
  • Building warrants
  • Conservation
  • Enforcement
  • Land and property
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Planning applications
  • Permissions for development
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space
  • Adult and community learning & development
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement
  • Schools
  • Youth clubs and participation