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Useful Contacts

Our Councillors

Joanna Mowat (Con)   Tel: 0131 529 4077

Alasdair Rankin (SNP) Tel: 0131 529 3243

Claire Miller( Green)    Tel: 0131 529 4396

Karen Doran (Lab)      Tel :0131 529 3265

Council services

Use to report problems from overflowing bins to broken

street lights. Do not use Twitter as the Council only uses this to share information.


If you do not have access to the internet ring the Council switchboard on 0131 200 2000 and

they will redirect you or try 0131 608 1100.

Anti-social behaviour

To report anti-social behaviour including busking:

Ring the police on 101. They may not have the time to come out and deal with the problem

but they log all calls which helps them to identify issues for future action.

Call the Council on 0131 529 7050

Noisy neighbours

Ring the police on 101

Planning applications


web/ Application for details of planning applications

and decisions. If your property is adjacent to the site under consideration, you will

automatically receive notification from the Council. A notice of planning applications is also

placed on or nearby the property concerned.


Other organisations

Edinburgh Old Town Community Council represents local people’s views on issues from

planning to health. Contact

Edinburgh Council organises some services like refuse collection and community safety

through Locality Offices. The South East Locality covers the City Centre. Contact Tel: 0131

529 5151

Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust is a resident led organisation developing projects in

education, heritage, publishing and the provision of a community space.  Website Email


Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District The BID represents the views of traders

in the area, organises the Saturday market and events in the Grassmarket and promotes the

area to tourists. It funds Ambassadors to welcome tourists and deal with minor problems over

the summer months Website Email Events hotline: 0131 513 9789 Ambassador hotline: 07884


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