Natural Neighbourhoods – What’s Your Patch?

Natural Neighbourhoods – What’s Your Patch?

If someone asks you which part of the city you come from, what would you tell them?

Abbeyhill or Alnwickhill, Brunstane or Bruntsfield, Craigmillar or Craiglockhart?

The Council is consulting on the “natural neighbourhoods” within the city. These are communities which local people would immediately recognise as having a distinct and important identity. We’re now seeking your views using an online survey on the Council’s website.

The survey  is short, it comprises two questions:

1.       Please tell us your postcode

2.       The city of Edinburgh is made up of many small communities, each with their own identity.  Which area of the city would you say you lived in?

We will use this information to help improve the Council’s understanding of customers, our measurement of outcomes and enable closer working with partners.

This project will inform two forthcoming consultations:

·         the Fifth Statutory Review of wards by Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland; and

·         the Scottish Government’s  consultation on datazone boundaries.

It is expected that both ward boundaries and datazone boundaries will change as a result of these processes and the natural neighbourhoods work provides an opportunity to ensure that the outcome of both projects reflects Edinburgh’s communities.

Community Councils will have an opportunity to comment on a provisional set of boundaries which we hope to be able to share with you later this year.

Iain Bell, tel  0131 469 3852 or  David Porteous, tel  0131 529 7127 email: