£eith Chooses: help and support, application forms and guidance

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

£eith Chooses now has a fully populated website, with

Check it out – and build your winning project!

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£eith Chooses launches

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

The three Leith Community Councils are teaming up with City of Edinburgh Council to create a pot of cash for the community in Leith, based on Scottish Government ‘Community Choices’ funding.

Applications for £EITH CHOOSES will be invited very soon, and voting will be in March 2018. Many things will be similar to previous £eith Decides but there are a few exciting changes too.

The project Launch & first Funding Workshop will be held on 22nd November in Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate, at 6.00pm.

Come along and find out more!

Keep up to date via Facebook and Twitter, or download the press release.

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Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 111 – Phase 4 (Iona Street to Brunswick Street)

(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend at 17:08 on 2017_09_22)

Completion of the road surfacing works will be noticeable as we complete areas and move the major worksites southwards towards McDonald Road and Brunswick Street. With that being the case, we will now be closing both McDonald Road and Brunswick Street junctions on Wednesday morning, 27th September with local diversions put in place. This will coincide with the opening up of both Iona Street and Albert Street. McDonald Road and Brunswick Street will remain closed until completion of all works by the end of October, as will Brunswick Road where the site compound is located. Continue reading

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.

Scotland’s seas and beaches

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

(adapted from an email from Alice Hunter of Greenpeace)

Great news – a motion has been put forward in the Scottish parliament in support of a deposit return scheme!

A recent poll showed that 78% of people surveyed in Scotland said they support the creation of a return scheme – adding a small deposit on each plastic bottle you buy, which you get back when you return it.

The more bottles returned, the more can be reused or recycled – reducing the amount that end up in landfill and littering our oceans.

Please use this link email your MSP, to ask him or her to support this motion.

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Art Roots fund

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

What is it?

A fund created to enable and empower communities to make artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN), for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.

Click here for more detail: artroots-fund (PDF).

Who can apply for a grant?

This fund is for constituted community groups, based in Scotland, with their own bank account. However, we will also consider applications from groups who can show that they are organised and committed, without a group bank account.

How much can be applied for?

Grants of up to £1,500 can be applied for. If the total cost of the project is more than £1,500 then evidence must be shown that the remaining cost is covered (match funding is encouraged for bigger projects).

Deadlines and Timescales

Complete and return your:

  •   Grant application form by 5pm on 10/02/17
  •   Grant claim form by 5pm on 19/05/17

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