Councillor Sanne Dijkstra-Downie

Forth ward

Councillor Sanne Dijkstra-Downie

Forth

Sanne represents the Forth ward, which covers the Dudleys, Granton, Newhaven, Pilton, Trinity, Wardie and the Waterfront.

She sits on the Transport and Environment and Policy and Sustainability Committees.

She works for the University of Edinburgh, developing partnerships with donors and organisations who support its work on climate change and sustainability. In her spare time she can often be found (with a camera or a litter picker!) on Wardie Bay beach.

As a parent of two young children, she is well aware of the challenges faced by families who struggle to combine work, childcare and schooling – especially at the present time.

Originally from the Netherlands, Sanne has been outspoken on the need for better and safer cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, so that people of all ages can enjoy being active in a greener and healthier city.

Having lived locally for over fifteen years, Sanne knows the ward well but she is always keen to learn more about the issues faced by residents, businesses and organisations. Please get in touch with her if you have any local matters you would like her to be aware of and let her know if you can help us to deliver our free Focus newsletter.

Contact details on edinburgh.gov.uk

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Council to launch consultation on proposed changes to on-street parking rules in Trinity and Newhaven

14 Jun 2021

The Council is proposing these areas become part of a ‘Priority Parking Area’ or PPA. This means that at certain times of the day, much of the on-street parking would be for residents only

There would be an annual permit charge to be able to park in these residents’ bays during controlled periods.

The consultation will cover the area north of Ferry Road between Granton Road to the west, Dudley Avenue and Hawthornvale to the east and Lindsey Road to the north.

The changes are intended to address existing parking pressures and potential displacement parking from recommended new Controlled Parking Zones in areas such as Fettes and Bonnington.

As your local Lib Dem team, we are keen to make sure that residents’ views are fully taken into account by the current administration. We want to encourage everyone to take part in this consultation once it is launched.

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