Leith Chooses  – Saturday 3 March 2018 – Volunteers Needed

Leith Chooses – Saturday 3 March 2018 – Volunteers Needed

Dear LCCC supporter,
The Leith Chooses Event, a collaboration by the three Leith Community Councils, takes place next Saturday, 3rd March from 12noon till 3pm. With a pot of some £116K to distribute to Leith organisations, it has received 67 valid applications for funding; an all-time high!  It shows how many dynamic organisations and individuals and exciting new ideas there are in Leith. 
Who is going to win that funding will be decided through Participatory Budgeting, a process in which local people decide how to spend a public budget and to make this work we need as many volunteers as possible to help out on the day. 

If you are happy to help out please email: chair.lccc@leithcentralcc.co.uk.  

Volunteers should be at the community centre for 10am on Saturday, 3rd for a briefing and allocation of jobs.  We’ll need volunteers to help register voters, control ballot boxes, give advice to voters, point them in the right direction, etc, etc.
Should you know of anyone else happy to help with this community event please feel free to bring them along.
We want to make the day a great success and an enjoyable experience. There will  be food and hot and cold drinks, face painting and balloons and as volunteers you will also be able to vote (see http://www.leithchooses.net/vote).
I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on the day,
With best wishes,
Charlotte Encombe,
Chair LCCC

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

£eith Chooses now has a fully populated website, with

Check it out – and build your winning project!

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£eith Chooses launches

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

(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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