Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Hybrid Meeting - Dean of Guild Court Room / Microsoft Teams

Contact: Lesley Birrell  Blair Ritchie


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Order of Business

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

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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.

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If any

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Minute of Culture and Communities Committee of 7 March 2023  – submitted for approval as a correct record

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The approve the minute of the XXXX Committee of XXXX as a correct record.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Work Programme

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Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Rolling Actions Log

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Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Business Bulletin

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The XXXX Committee Business Bulletin for XXXX was presented.


Third Party Cultural Grants Funding 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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Edinburgh Cemetery Tour Registration Scheme - Update pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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Response to Motion by Councillor Osler - Tree Protection Measures East and West Princes Street Gardens pdf icon PDF 150 KB

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Guidance on Park Lighting pdf icon PDF 7 MB

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Response to Motion by Councillor Thornley – Parks and Greenspace Investment Following 2023 Council Budget pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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Lawn Tennis Association Investment in Parks Tennis Courts pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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Edinburgh Museums and Galleries: Policy Renewals 2023-2026 pdf icon PDF 550 KB

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Filming in Edinburgh 2022 pdf icon PDF 532 KB

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Use of Public Spaces for Events and Filming Update pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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Motion by Councilloir Heap - WASPS Studio Space in Dalry

Motion by Councillor Heap – WASPS Studio Space in Dalry


1.         Notes the WASPS provides studio spaces for artists and creatives and operates a studio space at West Park Place in Dalry.

2.         Understands that WASPS wrote to ward councillors indicating it is examining the future of the space in light of what it states are high costs of maintenance.

3.         Is given to understand that the building had previously been purchased from the City of Edinburgh Council.

4.         Notes with regret the underprovision of arts facilities in Dalry and believes the studio is an integral part of the cultural scene in this part of the city.

5.         Requests a report for the next meeting of the Culture and Communities Committee covering (1) the details of any sale of the property by the City of Edinburgh Council and (2) what can be done to support WASPS to keep their studio provision at West Park Place.

6.         Requests the Convener to contact WASPS and representatives of the tenants at West Park Place to discuss what can be done to retain the thriving artistic community at West Park Place, Dalry.”

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