Working together to make your area better
What is a Neighbourhood Partnership?
There are 12 Neighbourhood Partnerships (NPs) in Edinburgh. Each
is made up of a variety of people - representatives from the local
community (usually from Community Councils) the City of Edinburgh
Council (local Councillors) the Police, Health, voluntary sector
and other local organisations.
NPs work together to improve the quality of life in their local
area. Much of the work is set out in a local community plan and
delivered through sub groups, sometimes referred to as action
How are you involved?
Because you live in your local community, you are the best
people to ask about local issues and how best public services
should be delivered there.
Your views are very important to us. They help us to shape local
community plans, set priorities for each area and identify when
there is an issue that needs to be addressed. We are always
interested in hearing from people in the community directly.
We use a variety of ways to gather your views, including focus
groups, surveys, consultations and public meetings and online
methods. NPs try to attend a wide range of community events in
their area to meet people and hear about local concerns.
The nominated local community representatives on each NP
(usually from Community Councils) make sure the views and concerns
of local people are fed into the NP.
How can we support your initiatives?
We are not only interested in what we can do - we also support
We can give small grants of up to
£5,000 (although this varies between Partnerships) for
local activities that meet local needs. Help us spend this on
something that will support your community.
To speak to someone about your NP, you can contact your local
Partnership and Information Manager directly:
City Centre NP / Leith NP
Anna Herriman 0131 469 3853
Craigentinny & Duddingston NP / Portobello &
Mary Dunbar 0131 529 4415
Liberton & Gilmerton NP / South Central
Evelyn Kilmurry 0131 529 5129
South West NP / Pentlands NP
Christine Doherty 0131 527 3830
Almond NP / Western Edinburgh NP
Ewan McCormick 0131 469 5479
Forth NP / Inverleith NP
Scott Donkin 0131 529 5001
us with your feedback or issues, or news stories of
relevance to Neighbourhood Partnerships.