Currie Community Council

Currie

Currie CC meets on the second Monday of every month at 7.30 pm in the Gibson-Craig Hall, 156 Lanark Road West, Currie.

www.currie-scc.gov.uk

Currie community councillors are residents of the area who act on behalf of local people to try to preserve those aspects of Currie, including Hermiston, Blinkbonny and Kinleith which they believe are worth retaining while also encouraging developments which will benefit the community and ensure that it will continue to thrive.

Council meetings are attended by the community police officer, the head teacher of the High School, the secretary of Heriot-Watt University and 2 co-opted members under the age of 18.

All planning applications are monitored and, where appropriate, amendments are suggested or written objections are submitted.  A theme over the years has been to ensure that the Green Belt is preserved.  There is also general interest in maintaining and improving the environment and amenities in the area.

The Council was responsible for introducing the Riding of the Parish Boundaries in 1990 and this is now held annually.  Currie Fair is usually organised once every 2 years and profits are disbursed to local voluntary organisations.

Meetings are open to all local residents and a period is set aside for members of the public to raise matters of concern and to question the Council on any topic.  Residents may also write or speak to a member of the Council or send a message through the website.  A report of each meeting appears in the Currie and Balerno News each month and on the website