Agenda

Venue: Main Council Chamber - City Chambers

Contact: Gavin King 

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Items
No. Item

1. Order of business

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1.1

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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2. Declaration of interests

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2.1

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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3. Deputations

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3.1

Deputations

If any

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4. Minutes

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4.1

Minutes pdf icon PDF 670 KB

The City of Edinburgh Council of 21 November 2019 – submitted for approval as a correct record

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5. Questions

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5.1

By Councillor Miller - Gritting pdf icon PDF 61 KB

By Councillor Miller – Gritting – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.2

By Councillor Miller - Picardy Place pdf icon PDF 59 KB

By Councillor Miller - Picardy Place – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.3

By Councillor Barrie - Original Edinburgh - Old Town Business Improvement District Ballot pdf icon PDF 59 KB

By Councillor Barrie - Original Edinburgh - Old Town Business Improvement District Ballot – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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5.4

By Councillor Corbett - South East Scotland Deal pdf icon PDF 61 KB

By Councillor Corbett - South East Scotland Deal – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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5.5

By Councillor Hutchison - Royal High School Rising Rolls pdf icon PDF 66 KB

By Councillor Hutchison - Royal High School Rising Rolls – for answer by the Convener of the Education, Children and Families Committee

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5.6

By Councillor Neil Ross - Domestic Waste and Recycling Bins pdf icon PDF 60 KB

By Councillor Neil Ross - Domestic Waste and Recycling Bins – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.7

By Councillor Neil Ross - Communication of Major Changes to Schools pdf icon PDF 63 KB

By Councillor Neil Ross - Communication of Major Changes to Schools – for answer by the Convener of the Education, Children and Families Committee

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5.8

By Councillor Johnston - Coalition Commitment 49 – Limit Council Tax Increases pdf icon PDF 58 KB

By Councillor Johnston - Coalition Commitment 49 – Limit Council Tax Increases – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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5.9

By Councillor Lang - Road and Pavement Defects pdf icon PDF 12 KB

By Councillor Lang - Road and Pavement Defects – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.10

By Councillor Lang - Parking Restrictions at Ingliston Park and Ride pdf icon PDF 57 KB

By Councillor Lang - Parking Restrictions at Ingliston Park and Ride – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.11

By Councillor Lang - Prolonged Diversion of Public Traffic pdf icon PDF 10 KB

By Councillor Lang - Prolonged Diversion of Public Traffic – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.12

By Councillor Doggart - Edinburgh Constituency Labour Party pdf icon PDF 57 KB

By Councillor Doggart - Edinburgh Constituency Labour Party – for answer by the Depute Leader of the Council

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5.13

By Councillor Rust - Memorial Benches pdf icon PDF 13 KB

By Councillor Rust - Memorial Benches – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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5.14

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Scotland's Wellbeing Index pdf icon PDF 48 KB

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Scotland's Wellbeing Index – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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5.15

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Inspection Reports - Care Inspectorate pdf icon PDF 50 KB

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Inspection Reports - Care Inspectorate – for answer by the Vice-Chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board

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5.16

By Councillor Mark Brown - Drumbrae Care Home pdf icon PDF 59 KB

By Councillor Mark Brown - Drumbrae Care Home – for answer by the Vice-Chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board

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5.17

By Councillor Jim Campbell - 2050 Edinburgh City Vision pdf icon PDF 10 KB

By Councillor Jim Campbell - 2050 Edinburgh City Vision – for answer by the Leader of the Council

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5.18

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Platinum Standard pdf icon PDF 11 KB

By Councillor Jim Campbell - Platinum Standard – for answer by the Convener of the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee

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5.19

By Councillor Iain Whyte - Recycling Plastics pdf icon PDF 48 KB

By Councillor Iain Whyte - Recycling Plastics – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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5.20

By Councillor Staniforth - Human Rights Issues pdf icon PDF 47 KB

By Councillor Staniforth - Human Rights Issues -  for answer by the Lord Provost

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5.21

By Councillor Young - Section 75 Contributions pdf icon PDF 12 KB

By Councillor Young - Section 75 Contributions – for answer by the Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee

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5.22

By Councillor Young - Nat 5 Subject Choice pdf icon PDF 42 KB

By Councillor Young - Nat 5 Subject Choice – for answer by the Convener of the Education, Children and Families Committee

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5.23

By Councillor Young - School Swimming Lessons pdf icon PDF 50 KB

By Councillor Young - School Swimming Lessons – for answer by the Convener of the Education, Children and Families Committee

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5.24

By Councillor Booth - Road Signs pdf icon PDF 12 KB

By Councillor Booth - Road Signs – for answer by the Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee

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5.25

By Councillor Booth - Gaelic Medium Education Secondary School Provision pdf icon PDF 48 KB

By Councillor Booth – Gaelic Medium Education Secondary School Provision – for answer by the Convener of the Education, Children and Families Committee

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5.26

By Councillor Booth - Council Rents pdf icon PDF 12 KB

By Councillor Booth - Council Rents – for answer by the Convener of the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee

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5.27

By Councillor Neil Ross - Use of Parking Bays pdf icon PDF 52 KB

By Councillor Neil Ross - Use of Parking Bays – for answer by the Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee

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6. Leader's Report

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6.1

Leader's Report pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Leader’s report

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7. Appointments

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7.1

Appointments

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8. Reports

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8.1

Senior Councillor Remuneration February 2020 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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8.2

Council Diary 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 370 KB

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8.3

Review of Procedural Standing Orders for Council and Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 246 KB

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8.4

Rolling Actions Log May 2015 to November 2019 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Rolling Actions Log May 2015 to November 2019

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8.5

Treasury Management Mid-Term Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 748 KB

Treasury Management Mid-Term Report 2019/20 – referral from the Finance and Resources Committee

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9. Motions

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9.1

By Councillor Dixon - Edinburgh Green Team 25th Anniversary

By Councillor Dixon - Edinburgh Green Team 25th Anniversary

“Council notes that:

a)         The Green Team was formed in 1995 as a project of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award offering environmental volunteering opportunities to young people taking part in the Award.

b)         Over the last 24 years the Green Team has grown to deliver a wide range of activities to encourage young people, from pre-school to 16 years old, to achieve their full potential.

c)         The Team enjoy a positive reputation for delivering high quality outdoor projects across the City, complemented by a high level of support to service -users and to adult volunteers.

d)         The project operates from within Tynecastle High School and work closely with the Council’s outdoor learning service.

e)         Since opening, the Green Team have worked with over 6,000 young people and raised almost £2m in external funding from a wide range of sources.

f)          The Green Team will celebrate 25 years of continuous operations in 2020.

In acknowledging the Green Team’s silver anniversary in 2020, and the project’s continuing achievements, Council requests that the Lord Provost, to mark this important occasion in the appropriate manner.”

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9.2

By Councillor McNeese-Mechan - Edinburgh Competition Festival Centenary 2020

By Councillor McNeese-Mechan - Edinburgh Competition Festival Centenary 2020

“Council:

Notes that August 2020 marks the Centenary of the Edinburgh Competition Festival Association (ECFA).

Acknowledges that for one hundred years the ECFA has been providing the opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform in their annual two-week festival.  Participants perform their prepared pieces in front of an audience and are given constructive comments from an expert external adjudicator.

Recognises the valuable contribution the ECFA makes to the musical and educational life of the City.

Asks that the Lord Provost celebrates the anniversary in the appropriate manner.”

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9.3

By Councillor Osler - The TWA Challenge

By Councillor Osler - The TWA Challenge

“Council congratulates the achievements of Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan MacLean. The three Edinburgh brothers who set off from the Canary Islands in mid December 2019 and rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic to arrive in Antigua in an amazing 35 days, nine hours and nine minutes.

In doing so they set three World Records:

1)            The fastest trio to ever row the Atlantic

2)            The youngest trio to row the Atlantic and

3)            The first three brothers to row any Ocean

Council requests that the Lord Provost writes to the three brothers and congratulates them on this fantastic achievement.”

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9.4

By Councillor Staniforth - An Ethical Policy for the Edinburgh Guarantee

By Councillor Staniforth - An Ethical Policy for the Edinburgh Guarantee

Council notes:

That the Edinburgh Guarantee is a jobs programme for school leavers run by the council.

That companies that are involved in the scheme receive free support and guidance from the council.

That recently one of the companies involved in the scheme has been condemned for its role in the Yemen War and arms deals with Turkey.

Council resolves:

That in order to ensure the companies involved in the Edinburgh Guarantee behave in an ethical manner officers shall produce a report on how the ethical behaviour of companies involved in the scheme can be ensured.

That this report should be presented for consideration to the Education, Children and Families Committee within two cycles.”

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9.5

By Councillor Staniforth - Flying the EU Flag

By Councillor Staniforth - Flying the EU Flag

“Council notes:

That in the EU referendum Edinburgh was the most remain-supporting city in the UK with 74.4% of its citizens voting to remain in the EU.

That Edinburgh is the capital city of a nation which voted by 62% to remain in the EU.

That the Scottish Parliament has agreed in a cross-party management group that they will continue to fly the Council of Europe’s flag on Europe Day every year.

Council resolves:

That to mark our city’s strong wish to remain in the EU the Council of Europe flag should be flown from the city chambers every day until Edinburgh is part of the EU again. With the exception of days on which flying a flag to mark or commemorate a specific day of celebration, remembrance etc. makes that impossible.”

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9.6

By Councillor Main - Reycling in Schools

By Councillor Main - Reycling in Schools

“Council notes that

In Edinburgh schools the end to end recycling and refuse procedures, from item use to pick up by council waste services, are often broken and inadequate to meet current needs and expectations of the school communities.

The services are provided by several departments and responsibilities and

Therefore Council requests:

All council services involved, including Schools, Estates: Facilities Services and Catering Service, and Waste Services work together to review and provide fit for purpose recycling services in each of our schools to be completed before the start of the 2020/21 academic year.

A report to Education Children and Families Committee outlining the service provided for each school at the start of the 2020/21 Academic Year and including plans for a Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2030.”

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9.7

By Councillor Laidlaw - Curriculum Concerns

By Councillor Laidlaw - Curriculum Concerns

“Council:

1)         Notes that the Scottish Parliament passed a motion on 16 January 2020 agreeing to a full performance review of the Curriculum of Excellence following concerns about narrowing the breadth of subject choices available and the appropriateness of multi-level teaching.

2)         Recognises that an amended motion was passed by full Council in September 2019 asking for information on the breadth of subject choice and a survey of the breadth of learning in the Senior Phase (S4-S6) was conducted across all 23 secondary Edinburgh schools in November 2019.

3)         Notes that the information was provided, without analysis, as an appendix to the ‘Edinburgh Learns: Pathways to Develop Our Young Workforce’ report to the Education, Children and Families Committee on 10 December 2019, which showed that:

-           At S4, eight schools offer six subjects, eleven schools offer seven subjects and four schools offer eight subjects

-           At S5, fifteen schools offer five subjects, seven offer six subjects and one school seven subjects

-           At S6, one school offers four subjects, fifteen offer five subjects, six offer six subjects and one school seven subjects

4)         Notes a correlation between greater subject choice and higher performing schools, and that fewer subjects were available in schools serving catchments with significant areas of deprivation.

5)         Notes that no reference was made to multi-level teaching.

6)         Asks Council offers to report to Education, Children and Families within one cycle with analysis of the results, information of where multi-level teaching in taking place (with a breakdown of subjects and qualifications) and recommendations how increased subject choice can be supported.”

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10. Resolution to Consider in Private

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10.1

Resolution to Consider in Private

The Council, is requested under Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to exclude the public from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they would involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 6 and 9 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

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11. Private Reports

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11.1

Purchasing Properties for House Share

Purchasing Properties for House Share – referral from the Finance and Resources Committee

Questions and Answers pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Motions and Amendments pdf icon PDF 756 KB

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