Venue: City Chambers

Contact: Natalie Le Couteur  Blair Ritchie


No. Item

1. Order of Business


Order of Business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

2. Declaration of Interests


Declaration of Interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

3. Deputations



If any

4. Minutes


Minute of Culture and Communities Committee of 4 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minute of Culture and Communities Committee of 4 October 2022  – submitted for approval as a correct record


Minute of Culture and Communities Committee of 13 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minute of Culture and Communities Committee of 13 October 2022 – submitted for approval as a correct record

5. Forward Planning


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 101 KB


Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 315 KB

6. Business Bulletin


Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Business Bulletin

7. Executive Decisions


Use of Public Spaces for Events and Filming Update pdf icon PDF 437 KB


Local Outcome Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 660 KB


Citywide Cultural Strategy pdf icon PDF 11 MB


Custom House pdf icon PDF 3 MB


Amplification of Sound In Public Spaces pdf icon PDF 186 KB


Park and Greenspace Investment pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Changes to Legislation on the Sale and Use of Fireworks in Scotland pdf icon PDF 526 KB


Community Empowerment pdf icon PDF 117 KB

8. Routine Decisions


Edinburgh Leisure – Active Communities Programme Update pdf icon PDF 551 KB


Response to Motion by Councillor Osler – Physical Activity and Sport Strategy pdf icon PDF 142 KB


Response to Motion by Councillor Osler - Trees pdf icon PDF 93 KB

9. Motions


Motion by Councillor Heap - Library Collection Development (Reflecting Edinburgh's national, ethnic and linguistic diversity)




1. Welcomes, further to the discussion of acquiring library resources at the last Culture and Communities Committee meeting, the publication of the briefing note Provision of Ukrainian Language Book Stock in Edinburgh Libraries (‘the briefing note’)



2. Thanks the staff of the library services for the excellent work noted therein they have done to ensure Ukrainian refugees have access to library resources in appropriate languages, including providing lending collections of Ukrainian language books and Ebooks, and ensuring relevant library services are provided through engaging with community groups and representative organisations. 



3. Requests a report to be made to Committee within 3 cycles containing information on:


(a) What steps have been taken to realise the aims laid out in Section 4 (“Next Steps”) of the briefing note to ensure expanded provision of library resources for refugees from Ukraine


(b) How the Council develops its library collections to meet reader needs arising from the city’s growing national, ethnic and linguistic diversity, including how it meets the needs of its readers who are


(i) Refugees

(ii) Asylum seekers

(iii) BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) people

(iv) People for whom English is not their first language 



10. Resolution to Consider in Private


Resolution to Consider in Private

The Committee is requested under Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to exclude the public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they would involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 8 and 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

11. Private Report


Edinburgh's Christmas - Emergency Contract Award - Referral from Finance and Resources Committee