About Us

Moredun from High Rise.jpgLiberton/Gilmerton is one of 12 Neighbourhoods within 5 Community Planning Areas within Edinburgh. It is also one of 17 Multi-Member wards which were created in May 2007 as part of the Local Government elections re-organisations. This ward is made up of 4 "old wards", Alnwickhill, Kaimes, Moredun and Gilmerton.

Details from the 2001 census indicate that there were 32,738 people living in the area at that time, and undoubtedly this will have increased.

The Liberton/Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership exists to achieve the best quality of life possible for the people of the area by accessing, aligning and targeting resources.

The aim of the Liberton/Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership to achieve an inclusive community

  • Where people are able to participate in community life
  • Have influence over decisions affecting them
  • Are able to take responsibility for their communities
  • Have a right of access to appropriate information and support
  • Have equal access to services and facilities.

Since 2008, the LGNP has identified and tackled a wide range of local issues, in particular those that affect our most vulnerable residents. This is managed through the Local Community Plan which identifies the key priorities.

The new Liberton Gilmerton Local Community Plan 2014/17 can be viewed here...

The Partnership will develop the plan through its strong sub structure made up of Action Groups that involve local people, voluntary sector and a wide range of public agencies including the Council, the police and NHS Lothian. Each of these groups works on the local priorities and finds and put in place resources to benefit the wider community.

Residents of Liberton and Gilmerton - We Need You!

Neighbourhood Partnerships bring people together from communities all over the city. We are committed to ensuring that all our work promotes equality and diversity, is accessible to all, and reduces poverty and inequality.  The local priorities actively address social, economic and environmental issues and reflect Edinburgh's vision to achieve a sustainable city.

It is also very important that local residents are involved in the work of the partnership and we would very much welcome your input into any of the action groups.  If you would like to attend or receive regular progress updates on the their work then please contact Pam Brown on 0131 529 7029 or via pamela.brown@edinburgh.gov.uk