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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The frequency of the 31 service was reduced recently, from every 12 to every 15 minutes. Lothian Buses said at the time this was to make the service more reliable. This has not been the case.
Local Lib Dem councillor Robert Aldridge said, "We know this is a difficult period for bus services, with both recruitment and retention being a real challenge, but Lothian has a responsibility to provide a service to the city.
"The 31 is the only service that goes into the main body of East Craigs - it's vital.
"Ed Thornley and I will be writing to Lothian to express the frustration and disappointment felt by local residents that their only bus service is continuing to let them down, and to urge them to improve the 31."
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.