Drum Brae/Gyle ward covers the communities of Barntongate, Bughtlin, Clermiston, Clerwood, Drum Brae, East Craigs, Forrester Park, North Gyle, Parkgrove, South Gyle and West Craigs.
Working as a team with Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP and Christine Jardine MP, local councillors Robert Aldridge and Ed Thornley are strong voices for the area and fight hard to get things done locally.
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Residents in Clerwood recently presented us with a petition calling for proper solutions to the dangerous parking situation around St Andrews and Fox Covert Primaries.
This was delivered to councillors in October, and the Lib Dem team are determined to see action.
Local councillor Ed Thornley said, “Many residents raised this issue with us during the election campaign and we are working for results. It’s clear that the parking and traffic situation outside the schools cannot continue – I know of several cases where children have almost been hit due to parked cars.
“There is a big piece of council work coming forward by the end of the year looking into how we can make travelling to individual schools safer, and I have been assured that Clerwood will be included in that.
“In the meantime however, we are continuing to fight to get measures in place. It was great to see a crossing patrol back at the school earlier this year, but a zebra crossing on Clerwood Terrace would be another step forward.”
Robert has been a councillor for Drum Brae/Gyle for over 30 years and he lives locally in Barntongate.
Robert was unanimously elected as Edinburgh's Lord Provost, meaning he chairs meetings of the Council and is also the civic head of the city and the ex-officio Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh.
Robert has a long record of service and action for and with the local community and he has a strong reputation for getting things done.
For all his time as a councillor, Robert has fought to protect local green spaces from development. Most recently he opposed the recently rejected development proposals for yet more housing on greenbelt at Cammo.
Ed believes in ensuring our communities across Drum Brae / Gyle ward receive the best possible Council services. A well-known face on the doorstep, Ed has been standing up for West Edinburgh and has helped ensure local people are listened to at all levels of government.
Together with Councillor Robert Aldridge, he is campaigning for:
He sits on the Culture and Communities and Governance, Risk and Best Value Committees.