There are two hustings this week which may be of interest to local parents and carers:
Monday 24th April at Newhaven Church : 7:00-9:00pm.
Colin MacKay (the Chief Executive at the Mental Health Commission) will chair the discussion. He will give each candidate two minutes for their introduction prior to the main Q&A session.
This first session will focus on the relocation of Victoria Primary School, plans for the new school, school community engagement with these plans and interim arrangements. After the first hour the convenor will open the discussion to more general questions on the use of the old school building and wider community issues.
There are plans to livestream the event on Facebook for parents and community members who can’t make it along on the night.
Secondly, a hustings event hosted by Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) jointly with UNISON on Thursday 27th April 7pm start – Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge.
The provision of Education Services in Edinburgh will be key topic for discussion.
This is a ticketed event (free) – contact Alison Thornton, Local Association Secretary (EIS) on 0131 225 3474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These meetings provide an opportunity to quiz prospective councillors on matters that affect our children, such as the impact of increasing school rolls and the need for continued investment in schools.