The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership is an advisory committee to the City of Edinburgh Council. The Partnership has a statuary responsibility to make sure that communities are engaged in decisions on services.
The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership is part of the South East locality. Each of the 12 Neighbourhood Partnerships in Edinburgh has been managing a Local Community Plan which has run from 2014 to 2017.
These have now evolved into Locality Improvement Plans for 2017 to 2023.
The Neighbourhood Partnership has Community Grants which it can award to projects within its area. The fund can provide grants of up to £5000 to voluntary and community groups.
At the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on 9 March 2017 the closing date for grant awards for 2017/18 was set at 12 May 2017. Proposals will be considered on 8 June 2017.
The Partnership meeting also heard presentations from the Fire Service and Police Scotland – they are reviewing priorities and asking for community participation.
- Fire Service: https://firescotland.citizenspace.com/planning-and-performance/local-plan-review
- Police Scotland: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/consultation/2026
There was also a progress report on the 2014-2017 Local Community Plan which outlined the priority areas and the outcomes to date. The areas were
- making it easier to get around the city centre
- enhancing the city centre as a living community
- working together for a clean and green city centre
- supporting the city centre economy
- helping people feel safe in the city centre
More information on the 2014-2017 Local Community Plan can be found at http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/neighbourhood-partnerships/city-centre/about/local-community-plan-2014-17