It’s live! You can now find the City of Edinburgh Council’s survey about changes to Public Entertainment Licensing online.
Make sure you tell them what you think about their proposals re. licences for free events!
If you are not yet in the picture re. these changes, check out the importance of this campaign and the basics of what is involved and what is going on.
Further related posts on this blog (including the Edinburgh Public Meeting and delegation to the Edinburgh Council) can be found in the ‘Public Entertainment Licence Fiasco’ category.
Jasmin Egner, herself pursuing an acting life in Edinburgh (having come from Germany) has written a wonderful comment on the ‘Crunch time for Edinburgh!’ post.
She mentions that coming here was related to her perception that the UK and Edinburgh in particular value creativity and that bureaucracy wouldn’t really be an issue when it comes to spontaneity.
Do read – and respond!
Show your support on the 9th of March
The public can view the City of Edinburgh Council Regulatory Committee’s meeting, where the Public Entertainment Licence changes will be discussed, and so show the support that the campaign against these changes is raising.
To attend, head for the Dean of Guild Court Room, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh on Friday 9th March and meet there at 8.50am, for the 9am meeting start.
The general public cannot speak at this meeting, but there will be a “deputation at the meeting speaking on behalf of the campaign comprising Neil Cooper (journalist and writer for numerous publications) and Morvern Cunningham (organiser of LeithLate and active member of Edinburgh’s grassroots arts community).”
This quote is taken from the Council Regulatory Meeting – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Facebook event, where you can find further information and leave comments on points you would like the deputation to cover.
A Scotsman article on the current plans of the council, already amended somewhat from earlier ones due to the strength of the campaign against these licence changes, can be found here:
There appears to be some good news, but there are still questions (see Morvern Cunningham’s remarks in the above article), and the actual legislation itself – at Scottish Government level – is still an issue, affecting all councils and the whole of Scotland.
See ‘Keeping Track’ post for help in understanding and keeping abreast with this PEL issue.