Jack represents the Leith Walk ward, which covers Bonnington, Broughton, Hillside, Pilrig and South Leith.
He sits on the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work and Regulatory Committees, the Lothian Valuation Joint Board and the Licensing Sub-Committee.
Jack Caldwell, 29, has lived in a council flat in the heart of the Leith Walk Ward since he was four years old, in 1997, attending the local schools, Boy’s Brigade and Scout troop. Jack’s workplace is just off Leith Walk, where he is an IT technician for a local independent arts charity.
Jack is an active volunteer in the area, running a local Cub Scout troop, and was an active member of the local Leith Community Council, which has recently seen him standing up to profit-driven developers. In this role he is working constructively with people and organisations across Broughton, Bonnington, Abbeyhill, Pilrig, Easter Road, Hillside, Powderhall and Leith.
Jack's fighting to get on top of the overflowing bins and recycling bins issues, improve pedestrian and cycling facilities like pavements and paths, stop people getting priced-out of the area by supporting new social-rent homes and affordable home ownership, sensibly regulate Short Term Lets to stem the depletion of existing housing stock, rapidly expand the amount of urban trees along Leith Walk and the nearby streets, ensure Leith Walk and North East Edinburgh recieves it's fair share of Council funding and to stop the cuts to local services, such as school budgets and communtiy police and obtain better communication from the Council on utility works, like the tramline installation.
From Councillor Jack Caldwell.
Tomorrow, 19th January, Scottish Water will be at their site cabin from 3pm - 6pm for local residents to ask questions. Councillor Jack Caldwell will be there too, so please drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can't make it but want me to ask anything.
The streets and southern pavement are still planned to reopen this Summer, and residents have already flagged issues about waste collection behind the works which the local Lib Dems are following up.