Residents encouraged to have their say on Council services

Cllr Alasdair Rankin & Andrew Burns at the previosu Question Time event. Picture;  Neil Hanna
Cllr Alasdair Rankin & Andrew Burns at the previosu Question Time event. Picture; Neil Hanna
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Residents are being encouraged to attend a Question Time event being organised by the City of Edinburgh Council as part of wider engagement about changes to Council services.


Taking place in the City Chambers on Thursday, November 10 (7.15–8.30pm), the event is part of a seven week engagement period, asking people to play their part by giving their views through various channels including an online survey and dialogue page where residents can speak to other people in their local area.

The engagement period which started on Friday September 30 ends on Friday, November 18.

The event is being run in partnership with the Edinburgh Evening News for the third year running and will be chaired by Euan McGrory, Deputy Editor of the Evening News, Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. Residents who are unable to attend can watch via the Council’s webcasting service.

Those attending will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance or ask questions on the night, which will be answered by a panel of six senior councillors. The panel will include Council Leader; Cllr Andrew Burns; Deputy Leader, Cllr Frank Ross; Finance and Resources Convener, Cllr Alasdair Rankin; Culture and Sport Convener, Cllr Richard Lewis; Transport and Environment Convener, Cllr Lesley Hinds and Health and Social Care Convener, Cllr Ricky Henderson.

Cllr Alasdair Rankin, said: “We have an increasing population, inflationary pressures, decreased budgets and greater demand for our services so it is really important that we get residents’ views on how we can more efficiently deliver services.

“We’ve had an excellent response to our Question Time event over the last two years and I would encourage residents to attend and take the opportunity to have their questions answered about our services in person.

“Of course, for those that can’t make it, they can tune in live, and ask questions, via the Council’s website.”

Last year’s event was well attended with an additional 237 tuning in live via our webcast and was subsequently watched by 3,759 people via the archive.

For registration for the event go to