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2018/19 Edinburgh Council budget engagement

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2018/19 budget engagement

We want your views on changes to council services for the 2018/19 budget! Take part in our survey and find out more about the Question Time event on Mon 27 November here:

Posted by The City of Edinburgh Council on Thursday, 9 November 2017

On Monday 27 November, the Council will host a 'Question Time' event to give citizens an opportunity to ask questions of senior councillors. If you would like to attend this event, you can register by Wednesday 22 November using this online form.



Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

Following the May 2017 local elections, several local authorities in major Scottish cities have made positive statements around LEZs, and we are encouraged to see the strong political will across local government to support improvements to air quality. Our Programme for Government committed to introducing LEZs into Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow between 2018 and 2020, and you may have read or heard in the media that the first LEZ will be put in place in Glasgow by the end of 2018.

The Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones consultation paper sets out the proposed arrangements and options to deliver a consistent approach to designing, building and managing LEZs in Scotland.  We would therefore invite your community council, and residents in your area, to respond to the consultation at or by emailing your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The consultation will close at 23:59 on 28 November 2017.

The Scottish Government are Consulting on Free Bus Travel for Older and Disabled People and Modern Apprentices

This consultation closes on 17 Nov. 2017 and can be found at:

Parking Permit Diesel Surcharge Consultation

Through the Council's Parking Action Plan, we are reviewing parking permits in Edinburgh with the aim to improve air quality and enhance quality of life.

In the past, diesel was considered to be more environmentally-friendly than petrol, as it produces less CO2 per mile. Fuel duty and road tax changed to encourage people to buy diesel cars to cut their carbon footprint. As a result, the number of diesel cars on Britain’s roads increased from around 7% in 1994 to around 40% today.

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