192 people cast 1467 votes to decide who gets Community Links Funding

Our Community Links Fund social voting day was a overwhelming success with 192 people casting 1467 votes to decide who should receive over £15,000 of funding.

With thirty three projects seeking funding competition is tough but the community of the Leith Links Community Council area took the time to meet the projects before casting their votes.  A face painter and two social cafe areas were available to ensure the day was as much about bringing the community together, as it was to vote.

Online voting remains open until 12noon on Wednesday 15 March 2017, with results announced on Thursday 16 March, from 18:30 in Leith Community Education Centre.

Could Leith be the next Zero Waste Town?

Leith based environmental charity, Changeworks, is looking to assess the potential of Leith becoming the next Zero Waste Town. As a householder located in Leith this is your opportunity to tell us what you think about how waste is currently managed in Leith, and to input into our proposed project activities.

Share your views by completing this online survey by Friday 17 March 2017 and be entered into our £50 voucher prize draw*.

This research is funded by Zero Waste Scotland. We will use the findings from the survey to inform our application for further funding from Zero Waste Scotland to run the Zero Waste Leith project. This project would follow on from similar projects in Dunbar and Bute, where the community and businesses have come together to increase recycling, reduce waste, improve their local environment and make better use of resources.

Policing 2026

Police Scotland have this week launched their consultation on the future of Police services here in Scotland.

It is important that as many members of the community as possible take the time to consider the consultation and respond as the outcome of the consultation will directly impact on how Police services are delivered.

Click on the logo for more information.

 

City Council consults on policy for holding public processions

A consultation by the City of Edinburgh Council is currently underway on the rules and guidance around holding parades and processions, including protest marches, in Edinburgh.

With Leith no strange to public processions, think Leith Gala Day and United Colours of Leith, this is a matter that will affect Leith.

The public are being asked for their feedback on a new policy and code of conduct providing more clarity on the process for staging a public procession.

Organisers are required by law to give the Council at least 28 days’ notice of such an event, which will then be considered by the officers, along with the police and other interested parties.

But with an increase in the number of parades and processions taking place in Edinburgh over recent years, the need for a clear and consistent approach is apparent.

To view the consultation click here.

The consultation runs until 31 March 2017.

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