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Edinburgh Conservatives oppose Council Tax hike

Edinburgh Council’s Conservative Group today set out proposals in an alternative budget that would maintain and improve key Council services whilst making a general Council Tax increase unnecessary.  Setting out the plan which he will propose at tomorrow’s Council Budget meeting Cllr Iain Whyte,

Briggs congratulates Lothian Buses’ Police Award.

Miles Briggs, Lothian Tory MSP, is congratulating Lothian Buses after it won the Policing Partner of the Year Award at the Scottish Police Excellence Awards.

Miles has lodged a Parliamentary motion congratulating the company on its achievement.

Speaking today Miles commented:

Council has a change of heart on Salvesen Steps - Graham Hutchison

Tucked away on the picturesque River Almond Walkway, roughly halfway between the Cramond Brig and Cramond Village, lie the Salvesen Steps.  Given as a gift to the city in 1966, the steps form a vital link over a rocky outcrop and without them the walkway as a continuous path would not exist.

Briggs questions Scottish Government on improvements to the City Bypass

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is asking the Scottish Government to set out its plans for upgrading the A720 City Bypass. Miles has tabled Parliamentary questions after contact from constituents and businesses in Lothian concerned that the City Bypass is struggling to cope with current capacity and worried that plans are not being advanced to prepare the route for the increased traffic volumes caused by population growth in the region.