Collections of garden waste will be changing for residents across Edinburgh from March.
Brown bins will now be collected by the City of Edinburgh Council once every three weeks all year round, instead of every two weeks in the summer and four weeks in the winter.
The change will result in more consistent collections throughout the year, and was agreed as part of last year’s Council budget in order to enable the service to continue running despite increasing financial pressures.
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Our friends at Leithers Don’t Litter need your help! They are putting together a campaign to prevent flytipping and are looking for your input.
Please take a few moments to take their survey by clicking the picture.
The hugely important and successful Leith Festival is holding their Annual General Meeting later this month.
Their annual festival is an important and long established feature of community life in Leith.
Why don’t you attend to show them your support?
They have a website as well as both Twitter and Facebook so it is easy to keep up to date with their latest news.
Later this year there will be elections to the City of Edinburgh Council however, only those on the Register of Electors will be allowed a vote!
The City of Edinburgh Council has massive control & influence over life in Edinburgh from providing essential services such as education, refuse collections, to important cultural services such as supporting our tourist industry to ensuring that our city is a safe & clean place.
The elected body of Councillors provides the political leadership of the Council, with an extensive ‘civil service’ to carry out it’s functions.
It is important that as many people as possible get involved in electing the Councillors but people must be on the Register of Electors, and time is running out to be added!
To check you are on the Register of Electors please call 0131 344 2500.
To be added onto the Register of Electors please call 0131 344 2500 or visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
There is a deadline: Monday 17 April 2017.
Reminder – would you like to take part in a project that may help to reduce gas and electricity bills?
Changeworks (a long established environmental charity) has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home. They are looking for Edinburgh households (EH1-17) with gas combi boiler heating to participate. The benefits to you include:
- Gaining insight into your home energy use
- Receiving a free android tablet used to display energy use information
- Receiving tailored advice from University of Edinburgh experts
- Hopefully saving money on gas and electricity bills
There is no cost to participate in this project.
For more details on the benefits, and the criteria for taking part see the IDEAL leaflet, have a look at the Changeworks website, and to get involved, contact IDEAL@changeworks.org.uk, or call 0131 539 8610 (Drew Murphy, IDEAL Project Manager).
Important note: Leith Links Community Council is sharing this information but is not either recommending / endorsing it, or otherwise.
The local community will have noticed that in many streets across the Leith Links, and indeed Leith area have seen the appearance of road markings and street signage relating to 20mph speed limits.
As can be seen from the map below, the new speed limit will go live in applicable streets on 28 February 2017.
For more information visit the special Facebook page by following this link or visit the Councils webpages by clicking here.
The events team at The Royal Yacht Britannia wish to alert local residents that there are two upcoming fireworks displays planned.
- Friday 10 February 2017 at 22:15 for around 4 minutes
- Friday 31 March 2017 at 22:15 for around 4 minutes
Grow Wild is awarding £500 to young people aged 12–25 to lead projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.
There are two funding streams – Transform a Space and Get Creative.
Applying is easy! You just need to create a short video application and send it to us.
Successful projects will be selected by a judging panel of young people, from across the UK, who have previously been involved with Grow Wild.
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Are you interested in delivering open access youth work with young people aged 11 and over?
Communities and Families is opening a participatory budgeting grant programme to support such work in 2017-18. Applications will be assessed by a team of young people and Council officers before a voting process for young people. It will be the combination of these two processes that will determine who is awarded funding. The total budget available is £60,000 with a minimum award level of £500 and the maximum award level of £10,000. The work should benefit young people in Edinburgh and can be locally based or citywide work.
Application packs will be available on the Edinburgh Compact website from 6th February and the closing date will be 3pm on 24th February.
Briefings for applicants will be held at Waverley Court on
- Tuesday 7th February 2pm
- Tuesday 7th February 5.30pm
- Tuesday 14th February 5.30pm
Please book a place by contacting CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk
A new funding stream providing grants of up to £1500 has been created to allow community groups to make artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN), for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.
For full information follow this link to the Sustrans website.