A letter has been issued to all private properties within the EH6 area and will be landing w/c 30/10/2017 with local residents within the EH6 area.
The City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland are providing free cavity wall insulation* for suitable homes in the Leith area. If the cavity wall insulation has degraded, it can be removed and replaced for free. If properties do not currently have cavity wall insulation, they can be assessed and if suitable, insulation can be installed. It typically costs around £475** to install this type of insulation. This offer is also available to private and social residents*** and will contribute to improving the EPC ratings of properties.
We would encourage you to ensure that householders are made aware of this offer as there is limited funding which may not be available in the future. You can also contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 in order to verify any information.
36 Newhaven Road
Edinburgh EH6 5PY
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.
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.