Age-friendly cities and communities

(Adapted from an email from Dr Ryan Woolrych)

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A study has commenced exploring how neighourhood can better support older adults to live at home and in their communities.

Give the rapid growth of ageing populations in many cities, the importance of developing appropriate design interventions to enable active and healthy lifestyles for older residents is more urgent than ever.

Place-making with older adults: Towards age-friendly communities is a three year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will be exploring how older adults experience the communities they live in.

We will be working closely with older adults, local government, service providers, community organisations and pracitioners to deliver policy and practice recommendations to support the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities.

As part of the work we are looking to speak to anybody over the age of 60 who  currently lives in Leith. Please contact Dr Ryan Woolrych on r.d.woolrych@hw.ac.uk or by telephone on 0131 451 3899 or 07957 406677 to hear more about the project or to participate in the research.

Please also visit our website on http://placeage.org/en or join us on Twitter @placeage.

New food waste recycling container trial in Hillside

(adapted from an email from Erica Manfroi, Technical Officer, Waste and Cleansing Services)

The City of Edinburgh Council – Waste and Cleansing Services will be providing nearly 800 properties in your area with a new food waste recycling container.

As part of a trial, residents in Brunswick Street, Windsor Street, part of Montgomery Street (nos. 3-75 and nos. 6 to 68), Leopold Place and Windsor Street Lane will receive an information pack in the next couple of weeks followed by the installation of the new food waste bins in Brunswick Street, Windsor Street, Montgomery Street and Hillside Crescent (see location map attached).

The information pack includes an introduction letter and a food waste leaflet explaining how to recycle all cooked and uncooked food waste – including leftover, egg shells, tea bags and bones. The residents will also receive a roll of liners. We hope the different design of the food waste bin will encourage more residents to participate in the food waste collection service.

 For further information or to order an indoor kitchen food caddy residents can visit www.edinburgh.gov.uk/recycle, or phone 0131 608 1100.

LCCC elections and appointments

At LCCC’s AGM on 22 May 2017, the following office-bearers were elected:

  • Chair: Charlotte Encombe
  • Vicechair: Harald Tobermann
  • Secretary: Sheila Kennedy
  • Treasurer: Lorraine Moore

Contact details are on LCCC’s ‘about’ page, although it may take a few days to ensure emails go to the current office-bearers.

Also, it was noted that Nick Gardner is now Friends of Montgomery Street Park’s nominated representative to, and hence a voting member of LCCC.

St James Quarter development’s affect on Leith Walk – hear all about it.

Leith Central CC is happy to announce that its AGM will be enhanced by a presentation by Martin Perry, Director of Development THRE (developers of the St James Quarter) on St James Quarter and associated works: impact on Leith Walk and mitigating measures.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 22nd May, at McDonald Rd Library. Other items include

  • reports from the Leith Community Police Team
  • a welcome to our new Edinburgh Councillors

Everyone is welcome.

Pilrig Park – upcoming events!

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

Thank you to everyone who came along to the meeting last Monday – we will look to send the minutes out over the next few weeks.

There are a couple of upcoming work days/events that were mentioned:

  • Painting:  Saturday, 6th May – THIS SATURDAY – 10.30am (white washing the wall in preparation for the mural – the wall borders Pilrig Park school, along from the Balfour St entrance).
  • Tidy Up: Sunday, 14th May, 10.30am-12.00pm
  • Picnic In The Park: Saturday, 17th June, 11.30am – 2.30pm

If you are planning to come along on Saturday please wear old work clothes and if you have any brushes and/or rollers please also bring these along.  We will supply the paint.
Hope to see you there!
Sophie
Friends of Pilrig Park