Neighbourhood networks

Neighbourhood networks bring communities together to encourage discussion on issues of shared interest. They:

  • Work with partners to develop appropriate service solutions at a neighbourhood level;
  • Develop new methods of engagement, particularly to ensure participation of residents who are not heard through more traditional routes; and
  • Have a role in deciding on the allocation of devolved budgets.

Communities can use the networks as a method to influence the priorities and outcomes of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan and their Locality Improvement Plans. There are thirteen neighbourhood networks in the city:

  • Almond
  • City Centre
  • Craigentinny and Duddingston
  • Forth
  • Inverleith
  • Leith
  • Liberton and Gilmerton
  • Morningside
  • Pentlands
  • Portobello and Craigmillar
  • Southside/Newington
  • South West
  • Western Edinburgh

Neighbourhood networks have the flexibility to develop their own operating model and wider membership to reflect their community. Membership of these networks include representatives from:

  • Community bodies (e.g. community councils, tenants’ organisations, ‘Friends of’ groups, parent councils, community trusts)
  • Elected members for the relevant wards
  • Third sector organisations

For further information please see frequently asked questions.