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COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 5d ago

February's Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee

All of the Reports are now published for February's "Corporate Policy and Strategy" Committee; it meets at 10am, next Tuesday, 28th February.The relevant paperwork is now in the public domai...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 6d ago

A Co-operative Agenda for Scottish Local Government

If you're up in Perth, at the Scottish Labour Conference, this weekend - the following fringe may well be of interest:---Becoming a Co-operative Council – A Co-operative Agenda for Scottish ...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 1W ago

Political culture change ...

I've got a short opinion-piece in the local Newspaper today, on the issue of 'political culture change' - for those interested, I'll reproduce the main text below ...Coalition, cooperation a...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 1W ago

New CCIN Chair ... "How do our co-operative values continue to shine a light on today’s problems?"

My own time as Chair of the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network (CCIN) has now come to an end - and I was delighted to see that Sharon Taylor (Council Leader in Stevenage) has succeeded ...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 1W ago

Edinburgh's Housing priorities

At the end of local budget-week, my colleague Joan Griffiths, has drafted a short piece on 'Edinburgh's Housing priorities' --- I'll reproduce the text below, for those interested:Edinburgh'...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 2W ago

Shed project progress!

Well; at long last ... ... the "shed reconfiguration project" has rather incredibly made some *very* significant progress! An actual shed is nearing completion :-)
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 2W ago

Council 2017/18 budget confirmed ...

Council budget continues to prioritise residents' needsPublished Thursday, 9th February 2017  The City of Edinburgh Council will continue to prioritise frontline services for young, older a...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 2W ago

Independent inquiry into school closures published

Independent report into school closures publishedPublished Thursday, 9th February 2017  An independent report into the closure of 17 Edinburgh schools has been published today (9 February 2...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 2W ago

Updated Budget Motion(s) now on-line ...

Following my various, earlier, posts on tomorrow's Council Budget for 2017/18; there are now updated, and some Opposition, Budget Motions on the Council website: all accessible via this link...
COUNCILLOR ANDREW BURNS' REALLY · 2W ago

Prioritising education

For budget-week, my colleague Cammy Day, has drafted a short piece on 'prioritising Education' --- I'll reproduce the text below, for those interested:Prioritising educationPrioritising educ...