News archive

News published December 2017

  • More about our Danderhall drop-in event

    Published 22 Dec 2017

    A total of 59 local people gave their views on options for a new school and community facilities in Danderhall recently.

  • Newbattle Pool and Mayfield LC to close

    Published 22 Dec 2017

    The new Newbattle Community Campus will now replace the facilities previously at Mayfield Leisure Centre and Newbattle Pool.

  • Parking plans in Midlothian approved

    Published 21 Dec 2017

    Midlothian Council has formally approved plans to introduce decriminalised parking in the county

  • Come along to find out about council housing rent

    Published 20 Dec 2017

    Midlothian Council is asking its tenants and applicants on the housing waiting list to complete a survey on rent increase options for 2019/20 – 2021/22.

  • Extra support for those in hardship

    Published 20 Dec 2017

    Midlothian Council has agreed to resume the Welfare Reform Members Group.

  • Council to spend £1.13 million on classrooms

    Published 19 Dec 2017

    Councillors have agreed to spend £1,130,000 to provide extra classrooms to accommodate pupils at Burnbrae, Mayfield and St David’s primary schools for the next school year.

  • Council approves support measures for carers

    Published 19 Dec 2017

    The Council has agreed a refreshed Midlothian Carers Strategy.

  • Attainment levels rising

    Published 19 Dec 2017

    Councillors congratulated pupils, parent and staff after hearing more about improvements in attainment and achievements in the 2016/17 school year.

  • Councillors consider final CO2 report

    Published 19 Dec 2017

    Councillors have considered a final report on the findings of an Incident Management Team set up by NHS Lothian when elevated carbon dioxide levels (CO2) were found in Gorebridge.

  • Councillors get budget shortfall update

    Published 19 Dec 2017

    Initial indications suggest Midlothian Council is still facing a budget shortfall of £13.281 million after the Scottish Government’s provisional grant funding announcement for local authorities on Thu