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East Lothian residents invited to give views on local housing strategy

Published: Tuesday 16th January 2018

Draft Local Housing Strategy approved for public consultation.

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East Lothian Council tenants to benefit from digital funding support

Published: Thursday 9th November 2017

Council tenants will be able to improve their basic digital skills thanks to a £10,000 funding award.

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Council staff shortlisted for CIH Scotland excellence awards

Published: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Members of East Lothian Council’s Housing team were shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland awards.

Council evicts drug dealer

Published: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Musselburgh man evicted following drug conviction

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Council evicts tenant on grounds of tenancy breach

Published: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Council tenant evicted following discovery of Class A drugs

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Council publishes Landlord Report

Published: Thursday 19th October 2017

Fourth annual Landlord Report published by East Lothian Council

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East Lothian Council tenants to benefit from digital funding support

Published: Thursday 28th September 2017

Council tenants will be able to improve their basic digital skills thanks to a £10,000 funding award.

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Award ceremony recognises council Housing staff achievements

Published: Tuesday 26th September 2017

Seven members of East Lothian Council’s Housing team and a council tenant representative have been recognised for their training achievements at a ceremony in Macmerry this week.

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Council’s Housing Team awarded Gold for work with tenants

Published: Monday 25th September 2017

A Gold Standard award has been presented to East Lothian Council for its work involving tenants in the delivery of its housing services.

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East Lothian Council supports Scottish Housing Day

Published: Tuesday 12th September 2017

Residents are invited to find out more about housing options in the county and offer their ideas for the council’s Local Housing Strategy at a series of events marking Scottish Housing Day.

Major housing boost for county communities

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

A £144 million package of investment in council housing will be delivered over the next five years.

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Council to increase temporary accommodation properties

Published: Tuesday 12th April 2016

Today's Cabinet meeting approved proposal to increase temporary accommodation properties

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Discounted Housing Still Available

Published: Thursday 25th February 2016

CALA offers 12 properties in North Berwick at cost below market value

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£10 million investment plan to improve housing stock approved

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015

Extensive housing upgrade and modernisation programme approved

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Council support for local house buyers

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015

Local people to receive additional opportunity to purchase affordable homes

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Man evicted from Musselburgh flat

Published: Friday 28th November 2014

A man has been evicted from a Musselburgh following continuous antisocial behaviour.

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Council starts work on £1.5m home insulation scheme

Published: Friday 3rd October 2014

Energy efficiency work starts on some homes in Musselburgh and Macmerry

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Tenant evicted following drug investigation

Published: Friday 16th May 2014

Council evicts Prestonpans tenant following drug investigation

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Council takes back property from convicted drug dealer

Published: Tuesday 14th May 2013

Tenant loses property following conviction

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Council takes action against convicted drug dealer

Published: Friday 15th March 2013

Eviction order granted against tenant

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Save on energy bills!

Published: Friday 15th February 2013

New initiative aims to help householders reduce energy costs

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Residents urged to check credentials

Published: Friday 12th October 2012

Council is advising residents to ask for proof of identity before admitting insulation surveyors to their homes.

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Partnership delivers new homes

Published: Wednesday 12th September 2012

East Lothian Council and Dunedin Canmore Housing Association (DCHA) have delivered 18 new homes at Rollo Court, High Street, Prestonpans.

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House purchase scheme extended

Published: Thursday 6th September 2012

Funding for a scheme to help people get on the housing ladder has been doubled and the scheme extended to accept applications from all first time buyers.

Home matchmaker service launched

Published: Wednesday 22nd August 2012

A new matchmaking service is being launched by East Lothian Council to help introduce buyers and sellers of empty properties in a bid to bring empty homes in the area back into use.

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First phase of Whitecraig homes completed

Published: Friday 2nd March 2012

Construction has finished on the first phase of 28 new council homes at Deantown Court, Whitecraig.

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New homes for Tranent announced

Published: Wednesday 21st April 2010

Largest council development in 25 years for Tranent

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Council housing fit for the future

Published: Thursday 14th January 2010

Minister visits Musselburgh as Housing Bill is published in Scottish Parliament.


Progress to homelessness 2012 target

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2010

The economic recession, new legislative requirements and a lack of social housing for rent is impeding progress to abolish homelessness in East Lothian by 2012.


Approval for new affordable homes in Prestonpans

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2009

East Lothian Council has awarded a contract for £900,000 to build eight new affordable properties in Middleshot Square, Prestonpans.

Antisocial behaviour plan approved

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2009

East Lothian Council has set out its plans for tackling antisocial behaviour in the county with the approval of a new three-year strategy.

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£2.6m for Council house building

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2009

East Lothian Council’s plans to deliver new Council housing in the county have been given a boost thanks to a £2.6m grant from the Scottish Government.

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First new Council houses in Musselburgh for a generation launched

Published: Monday 23rd March 2009

East Lothian Council has officially opened the first new Council homes to be built and let in Musselburgh for a generation.


East Lothian Council approves £110m affordable housing plan

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2008

East Lothian Council has committed to a £110m affordable housing programme during 2009-2014.

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