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  • Healthy Reading Bookclub

    Are you looking for new ways to improve your health and well-being? Would you like to meet with others and explore self-help and information books, online sources, and literature? Our aim is to stimulate learning and discussion and foster a supportive group. Whether you’re dealing with a specific issue or just looking to improve your overall well-being, join in as we start the conversation. More
    Closed 16 July 2024
  • Business Gateway Midlothian Retail Survey 2024

    This Survey aims to gather information on current trading conditions and identify the types of support that would benefit retail businesses in Midlothian. More
    Opened 3 July 2024
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Propose Ideas and Opportunities for MLDP2

    The purpose of this questionnaire is to encourage anyone who has not already done so, to submit any idea which does not relate to a specific site for the next Midlothian Local Development Plan (MLDP2). It is open to anyone to propose ideas for any other aspect of the plan. A summary of the topics covered by the Local Development Plan is available here . The Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets the overall policy on many of these... More
    Opened 1 July 2024
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Propose Site for Protection from Development

    Local Development Plans set out how places will change into the future, including where development should and shouldn’t happen. Plans also identify the places and buildings we value and want to protect. There are already a wide range of places and buildings protected through the 2017 Midlothian Local Development Plan, for example public parks and other greenspaces, conservation areas, listed buildings, local biodiversity sites and the Newbattle Strategic Greenspace Safeguard. ... More
    Opened 1 July 2024
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Propose Site for Development

    When selecting sites for development, the Council will consider a range of factors and will use a variety of datasets to make recommendations to Elected Members (Councillors) on those for inclusion in the next Midlothian Local Development Plan (MLDP2). The Council will use its Site Selection M ethodology to assess the suitability of proposed sites. It is available further down this page, under "Related". The methodology has been published here to inform parties of the approach... More
    Opened 1 July 2024
  • Questionnaire for partners and volunteers delivering CLD (youth work, adult learning and community development) activities in Midlothian

    We are required to have a Community Learning and Development (CLD) Plan for Midlothian that reflects the work of all organisations who deliver CLD activities. This will identify our priorities and actions for the period of September 2024 to end September 2027. As part of this process, we are consulting on the priorities for Midlothian, identifying gaps and agreeing any actions that organisations can contribute to the Plan. This will be a three year strategy with a one year... More
    Opened 28 June 2024
  • Digital Waste Tracking

    Are you prepared for Digital Waste Tracking (due to be implemented from April 2025)? Please share any issues / concerns associated with implementing this mandatory service in your Local Authority area. More
    Closed 25 June 2024
  • Review of the Midlothian Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

    On Tuesday 26 March 2024, Councillors approved a proposal to consult on an amended Midlothian Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils . This first stage will involve a public consultation on proposed changes to rules around how Community Councils are set up and operate in Midlothian. This consultation focusses ONLY on the suggested amendments. You can find a Map of the area your Community Council includes, here You can complete the Online survey or you can attend... More
    Closed 24 May 2024
  • Midlothian Early Learning and Childcare Parent/Carer Consultation 2024

    Midlothian Council is seeking the views of parents and carers with pre-school children, to ensure we provide a high-quality Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) service that is responsive to the changing needs of our local communities. For the purposes of this survey we define: Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) as the funded 1140 hours provided at Midlothian Council Nurseries, Partnership Centres or Childminders for all deferred children, 3 and 4 year olds, and... More
    Closed 17 May 2024
  • Mayfield Early Learning Centre (ELC) Consultation

    We want to hear your views on the proposal to close Mayfield Nursery School and re-designate it to Mayfield Early Learning Centre. The statutory consultation begins on Wednesday 06 March 2024 and ends on Friday 03 May 2024. The proposals are: Mayfield Nursery School will close from August 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter; Mayfield Early Learning Centre will be established from August 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter; Mayfield Nursery School will be... More
    Closed 3 May 2024
  • Mayfield Additional Support Needs (ASN) Consultation

    We want to hear your views on the proposal to establish a new Additional Support Needs (ASN) stage at Mayfield Primary School on the new Mayfield Learning Community Campus and close the Speech and Language Communication provision within Mayfield Primary School. The statutory consultation begins on Wednesday 06 March 2024 and ends on Thursday 02 May 2024. The proposals are: A new Additional Support Needs (ASN) stage will be established on the Mayfield Learning Community... More
    Closed 3 May 2024
  • Active travel survey

    We want to hear your views on the latest draft of ‘On the Move Midlothian: Our Active Travel Strategy for Everyone’, a copy of which you can download on this page (see related documents). The draft active travel strategy, which includes measurable and achievable targets, focuses on making Midlothian a place where getting around in a way that makes you physically active, such as walking and wheeling, will be an easy, convenient, cheap and realistic option for all. ... More
    Opened 29 April 2024
  • The Visitor Levy for Midlothian: Business, Resident and Visitor Survey

    Similar to many European cities, including Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Berlin, Scotland is considering a Visitor Levy. We are seeking the opinion of businesses, residents, and visitors regarding Midlothian's opportunity to implement a Visitor Levy, also known as a tourist tax. A Visitor Levy is an additional charge on overnight accommodation. The charge type for Scotland will be a percentage of the accommodation booking minus any room add-ons (parking, entertainment,... More
    Opened 29 April 2024
  • Penicuik Town Hall Tales - your Town Hall story

    We are seeking memories of the Cowan Institute/Penicuik Town Hall in years past and even more recent times! You can submit memories from you, your family or friends. 'Cowan Institute' or Penicuik Town Hall or was gifted by the Cowan Papermaking family to the town as a workers institute in 1894. Town Hall Tales is part of activities to celebrate the 130th anniversary in November & December 2024. More
    Opened 23 April 2024
  • Midlothian School Session Dates Consultation

    We want to hear the views of staff, parents and parent councils on proposed school session dates for 2025/26 and 2026/27. The consultation is open from Monday 15 April. Please send comments about all or either of the two school session dates by Monday 22 April 2024. A report on the consultation and the session dates will go to a meeting of full Council for approval. Once agreed, the final dates will be on the school term dates pages of the website. Comments can be provided via the... More
    Closed 22 April 2024
  • Replacement Beeslack Consultation

    We want to hear your views on the proposal to relocate Beeslack Community High School and realign the associated primary catchment areas as well as the secondary catchment areas of Penicuik and Lasswade High Schools. The statutory consultation begins on Monday 19 February 2024 and ends on Tuesday 16 April 2024. The proposals are: Beeslack Community High School will be relocated from its current site to land adjacent to Easter Bush from August 2026 or as soon as possible... More
    Closed 16 April 2024
  • School Day Alignment Consultation

    We want to hear your views on plans to align the start/end time of the school day across all 6 Midlothian secondary schools. Under this proposal, Midlothian secondary schools would begin classes at 8.40am each day, Monday through Friday. In each secondary school classes would finish at 3.25pm each day, Monday through Thursday. On a Friday classes in each secondary school would finish at 12.15pm. This means that the overall length... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Development Plan Scheme 16

    This is the approved Development Plan Scheme Number 16 (DPS16) for Midlothian. The DPS sets out Midlothian Council’s programme for preparing the next Midlothian Local Development Plan (MLDP2). The DPS also includes a Participation Statement, which outlines future engagement on MLDP2. A link to download the approved DPS16 as a PDF document is at the foot of this page under the heading "Related". The Council wishes to receive your comments and views on DPS16, including the... More
    Opened 1 March 2024
  • Midlothian Employability Services - 2024

    The Scottish Government has given our Local Employability Partnership (LEP) funding to support people to get a job, or get a better job, and to support employers to give paid experiences to local people. We offer this support across Midlothian through the Council and our partners. If you have been supported to get a job, or taken steps towards getting a job, or support to get into education, training or volunteering we would like to hear about your experience. More
    Opened 1 February 2024
  • Allocation Policy Review

    Letting our homes, tell us what you think Midlothian Council has 7393 homes for rent, and when one of these becomes available we use the allocation policy to determine who is in most need to make best use of the home. We are proposing to introduce a new allocation policy. Please read our current policy here: Housing Allocation | Allocation Policy (midlothian.gov.uk) More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Community Council Training 2024

    Survey to ascertain potential activities for 2024 Midlothian Community Council Training Event More
    Closed 28 January 2024
  • RSL Consultation

    The Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategy is an important document for Midlothian. It will help Midlothian tackle the climate emergency and meet Net Zero targets. The Strategy and Delivery Plan will set out our approach to decarbonising heat in buildings and improving energy efficiency accross the council area. More
    Closed 27 November 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Open Space Strategy Survey

    Midlothian Council is carrying out a survey on the use of and public views on parks and other significant green spaces in the area. The information collected will be used as part of our Open Space Audit and to inform the next Midlothian Open Space Strategy. What do we mean by parks and significant green spaces? Large Public Park – a park over 6 hectares in area with a diverse range of facilities and functions and a mix of formal and informal spaces. They have... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Playing Outside Survey

    We are preparing an Open Space Strategy for Midlothian and assessing the availability of play spaces for children and young people. An Open Space Strategy sets out how the Council says open spaces in an area should be developed, maintained and used. This survey is for children and young people of all ages to find out what you think about the local places where you go to play and spend time with your friends. You can complete it yourself, or ask an adult to help... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Midlothian Gym Facilities

    Midlothian Sport & Leisure service have recently undergone a review and restructure and we are planning to refurbish some of our gyms in the near future. We would welcome feedback on our gym facilities to help us shape and improve what we offer as we continue to refresh and develop our Sport & Leisure Service. More
    Closed 6 October 2023
  • Midlothian Employability Services

    The Scottish Government has given our Local Employability Partnership (LEP) funding to support people to get a job, or get a better job, and to support employers to give paid experiences to local people. We offer this support across Midlothian through the Council and our partners. If you have been supported to get a job, or taken steps towards getting a job, or support to get into education, training or volunteering we would like to hear about your experience. More
    Closed 30 September 2023
  • Proposed resurfacing of Core Path/NCN 196 between Rosewell and Auchendinny

    In response to initial public feedback to proposed surfacing works of Core Path NCN 196 between Rosewell and Auchendinny, the Council is conducting a public consultation to collect views on the proposal . National Cycle Network (NCN) route 196 runs between Penicuik and Haddington, with direct connections to NCN 1 (the UK’s core north-south active travel corridor) via Musselburgh and Edinburgh. The development of long-distance active travel networks is a key... More
    Closed 5 September 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Children & Young People's Place Standard Survey for 4 - 10 Year Olds

    Why is the place where I live important? The places where we live and play are important because they help us to have healthy, happy lives and help us take care of the environment. When we walk, wheel or cycle around, we are taking exercise which is good for our health. It also means that we are not using cars, which helps to keep the air clean and the streets safe. When we have good outdoor spaces and places to play, it makes us happy and healthy... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Place Standard Survey

    The purpose of this survey is to get your views on what it feels like to live in your town, village or neighbourhood. Your answers will help us prepare our next Local Development Plan and community plans. More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Local Development Plan 2 Activity - Children & Young People's Place Standard Survey for 16 - 25 Year Olds

    Why is the place where I live important? The places where we live, hang out and relax are important because they help us live healthy, happy lives and help us take care of the environment. When we walk, wheel or cycle around, we are taking exercise which is good for our health. It also means that we are not using cars, which helps to keep the air clean and the streets safe. When we have good outdoor spaces and places to... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
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