Councillor Hal Osler

Inverleith ward

Councillor Hal Osler


Hal Osler was first elected as councillor for Inverleith in 2017.

Hal's priorities for Inverleith are:

  • A review of community policing so that there is more presence at a local level to address residents' concerns.
  • Supporting 20mph speed limits and a reduction of traffic on residential streets to reduce noise and increase safety
  • More repairs and upgrades of recycling bins
  • Getting roads and pavements fixed properly the first time and ensure that there is proper investment in improving the poor state of road surfaces.
  • Reviewing the present parking tariff structure, so that more residents who pay for their parking permits can actually access a parking space while ensuring adequate pay and display provision.

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Council Budget 2023 - Inverleith

28 Feb 2023

On Thursday 23rd February Edinburgh City Council voted to set a budget for the coming Financial Year.

All parties proposed a budget with the SNP/Green opting to present a shared budget. After three rounds of voting, the Liberal Democrat budget was passed, securing the highest number of votes across the chamber.

Local Lib Dem councillor Hal Osler said, “I am delighted the Liberal Democrat Budget was passed. Since the Council faces over £70m of cuts due to continuing underfunding from the SNP/Green Scottish Government it is more important than ever that we have listened to what residents wanted and try to spend money wisely.

"In the Budget we have managed to stop £5m of education cuts, invest £11m extra into tackling our broken roads, paths and pavements, invest £3m more into our parks and greenspaces and invest a much-needed £2m in flood prevention measures.

"It was made extremely clear to us by residents that we are fortunate enough to represent that they wanted the Council to focus on protecting our childrens’ education and invest in the basics of the City. That is what we have done.”



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