City of Edinburgh Parks Department confirmed yesterday that after discussion with the contractors work on the new Leith Links Play Park will start during w/c 21st April.
This is great news for the area as we come into summer .
The contractors haven’t confirmed how long work will take but I would hope that it will be in use by June? Watch this space for further updates.
Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, the the City of Edinburgh Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.
The applications were screened at the beginning of March by a group of young people and City of Edinburgh Council officers, based on priorities that were decided by young people following a consultation in 2016.
This is the first year of a three year programme, with 60k to allocate this year, rising to over 100k in year 2, and over 500k in year 3.
A total of 16 projects will now face a public vote. It is now up to you to decide which of these projects you would like to see being delivered. If you are aged between 11-21, and live in Edinburgh, you can vote for your three preferred projects.
Voting opens at 12noon on Friday 10 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.
You can vote:
Results will be announced in April and projects will begin from May 2017. This is your chance to decide how money is spent that benefits you.
If you have a Young Scot card, when you vote online you will also receive reward points and these can be redeemed against a range of awards. You can find out more about Young Scot here.
If you would like to find out more, please contact CF.Commissioning@edinburgh.gov.uk
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.
Click on the picture for more information.