There may be disruption to resident parking while these new hubs are installed.
The bin hubs will feature metal railings to keep the bins in place and and include a static ‘food recycling’ bin alongside the green-lidded recycling and black-lidded waste bin. You can see examples of them in Albert Street and across Hillside.
The locally-run grant scheme closes on Tuesday 30th November so Leith-based organisations are urged to apply soon.
Any constituted community group or organisation that works within the Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven or Leith Links Community Council areas can apply for up to £5,000 funding. That includes the areas of Pilrig Bonnington and Hillside as well as Leith itself.
The theme this year is ‘Reconnecting in Leith: Nourishment, Creativity, Sustainability’.
Anyone over 8 years old within the area can then vote online between 24th – 31st January 2022 on which projects should recieve funding.
Nominations are open for the Wall of Honour at the new Meadowbank stadium.
The City of Edinburgh Council write: ‘Edinburgh’s new Meadowbank will be one of the country’s top community sports centres when it opens and will feature some of the most state-of-the-art fitness facilities in the United Kingdom.’
‘A space within the atrium in the new building has been reserved to honour members of the public who have made significant contributions to Meadowbank’s past and legacy as a sports venue and community facility.’
Edinburgh locals can nominate individuals under the catergories of ‘Competitive Achievements’, ‘Community Service’, ‘Professional Service’ and ‘Special Contribution’.
After the delay, Scotland’s next census will be held in March 2022. This census will be a digital first census and the Scottish Government want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. They are inviting people to one or more of the online events listed below, to give information on how the census will be delivered.
As noted in recent Community Council meetings, the census, which counts the population of our area, informs local decisions such as new developments, schools and transport facilities. Our last census was in 2011.
The Leith Central area covers some of the highest-density housing in the UK, so we look forward to updated figures coming through.