Community councils

Proposed merger

Midlothian Council proposes to amend the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils through a merger of:

  • Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Community Council and Poltonhall and Hopefield Community Council.

This proposed merger reflects the actual nature of the wider Bonnyrigg community. Both community councils have voted to progress the merger.

The 90 day consultation process closed on Wednesday 19 May 2021. A vote will be taken at the Poltonhall and Hopefield CC (date to be confirmed) and the Bonnyrigg and Lasswade CC meeting on 23 September at 7pm on Zoom then a paper will go to a Special Meeting.