Planning for Change - reshaping council services in Midlothian
How to get involved
We're encouraging everyone to have their say. We are speaking to community councils and other local groups, our partners, residents, service users, our employees and trades unions, to let them know why we are having to change, and to get their views on our plans for change.
What we’re asking
What are the priorities for your community?
- We know from recent consultations that education is the top priority for most local people. Services for older and vulnerable people are also viewed as very important, followed by road improvements. Do you agree?
Which services would you want community groups and volunteers to help deliver? Would you want to get involved?
- In future, the council won’t have the money to run all the services and local facilities that we currently have. If local people want to keep these going, the council might be able to provide support and training to get them started.
What services can the council stop providing to save money?
- The council will have to look at every service that it is not legally obliged to provide to see what it can stop doing to save money. Even some statutory services will be reduced, closer to the legal minimum.
Find out more
- See our one-page 'infographic' factsheet, which sets out our budget challenge
- Download or view more details in our Planning for Change leaflet
- You can find more information on the council’s budget challenge and on the steps the council has already taken to make savings, on our Spending Choices web pages.
Get in touch
- Email comments and suggestions to [email protected]
- Write to Have Your Say, Midlothian Council, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith EH22 1DN
- Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @midgov #MakingaDifference
- Read what people have been saying at our consultation workshops (held in April and early May 2019)
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- Statement of Accounts
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- Single Midlothian Plan
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- Workforce Strategy
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- Commercial Operations quarterly performance reports
- Communities and Economy quarterly performance reports
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- Midlothian Council quarterly performance reports
- Midlothian Licensing Board Income and Expenditure
- How we spend your money 2017/18
- Change Programme 2018/19 to 2021/22
- Our Budget Challenge
- Summary of Proposed Savings
- Shaping our Future - Have Your Say Easy Read Guide 2017
- Our Budget Challenge - slide presentation 2017
- Education Attainment and Achievement Report
- Summary findings of the 2017 public consultation on Midlothian Council's savings proposals (Paper A)
- Savings approved by Midlothian Council on 13 February 2018
- Feedback from 2017 consultation on Midlothian Council's savings proposals (Paper B)
- Appendix 1 to Paper B - feedback from the 2017 consultation on the council's savings proposals
- Appendix 2 to Paper B - feedback from the 2017 consultation on the council's savings proposals
- Financial Strategy figures 2018/19 to 2021/22
- Trade union facility time
- How we spend your money 2018/19
- Working Together: Making a Difference - our spending challenge 2019/20
- 2018 Education Attainment and Achievement Report
- 2018-2028 Capital Investment Strategy
- Our Budget Challenge 2019/20
- Our Spending Challenge 2019/20 (PowerPoint)
- Midlothian physical activity, sport and health strategy 2018-23
- Planning for Change leaflet (PDF)
- Planning for Change infographic factsheet (PDF)