For many years Bonnyrigg and its surrounding districts had separate Community Councils: Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Community Council (BLCC), and Poltonhall and Hopefield Community Council (PHCC). The two began working together to support members of their community during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in 2021 they agreed to merge to form a single Community Council for the area. A long consultation process followed and on 28 June 2022 an agreement to merge was approved unanimously at a special meeting of Midlothian Council. The two Community Councils were merged to form Bonnyrigg and District Community Council. The Inaugural Meeting took place on 13 Oct 2022.
Press release from Midlothian Council
Article from Midlothian View
Links to the BLCC and PHCC websites: