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Zero Waste Leith: your views wanted

The Zero Waste Leith project, which is run by the locally-based recycling & waste company Changeworks are wanting your views on the work they’ve been doing, such as organised litterpicks and advertising campaigns

Enscape, on behalf of Zero Waste Leith, contacted Leith Central Community Council with the following survey:

Are you a resident based in Leith? If yes, we are keen to learn about your experience of the Zero Waste Leith project. So whether you actively engaged with the project or haven’t heard of it, we would like to hear from you.

The survey will help to inform how future community projects are funded and to understand the impact that Zero Waste Leith has had on local residents. We know that time is precious, but if you can spare five minutes, we would be very grateful.

Zero Waste Leith survey

Water of Leith Path clean up Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC website)

Friends of the Water of Leith Basin

Hello

I took a walk along the WoL path recently to look at the spring flowers we planted  and was very disappointed by the amount of rubbish that has accumulated around Coalie Park and along the paths.

A joint cleanup has been arranged with the WoL Conservation trust for Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm.

As usual we are meeting in Coalie Park – this link shows where it is:  http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=326617&Y=676480&A=Y&Z=110

Hope to see you there.
Best wishes

Don Giles

Clean for the Queen!

(adapted from a letter from Clean for the Queen)

In the run up to the Queen’s birthday on 21 April 2016, CftQ aims to inspire a million people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter-picking to make the places we live more beautiful.

Click the graphic for more details.21.10.15 - Clean for the Queen

CftQ are online at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk, and can be emailed at anna@cleanforthequeen.co.uk.

Street-cleaning in Edinburgh: presentation to LCCC 2016_02_15

With thanks to Edinburgh Council staff for this presentation.

Find out how street-cleaning is zoned, staff and resources are allocated, trends in cleaning needs, and how the move to localities will affect street-cleaning in Edinburgh.

Click to download (PDF): Zero-Based Resourcing approachCCLversion

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Friends of Pilrig Park – February activities

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

The Friends of Pilrig Park are holding a tidy-up from 10.00am – 12.00pm on Sunday 21st February.  If you are free please come along.  It would be great to see you there and you can join in for as little or as long as you want, depending on how much time you have to spare. Click the graphic for more details:

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Waste Action Grants – apply now!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Communities across Edinburgh are being urged to submit their applications to the City of Edinburgh Council for a Waste Action Grant as the deadline fast approaches. The upcoming deadline is Tuesday 9th February.

Grants are available to fund eco-friendly projects that will encourage more people in the Capital to reduce, reuse and recycle. Groups who are working to prevent litter in their local area are encouraged to apply.

A range of funding is available, from smaller grants of £50-£200 to larger grants of £500 – £2500.

For more information, go to http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20203/funding_opportunities/650/waste_action_grant

Anita Sharkey| Senior Waste and Open Space Development Officer | Services for Communities | The City of Edinburgh Council | 33 Murrayburn Road | Edinburgh EH14 2TF | Tel 469 5070

Waste Action Grants – deadline approaching

(copied from a post on Leith Links CC’s website)

Communities across Edinburgh are being urged to submit their applications to the City of Edinburgh Council for a Waste Action Grant as the deadline fast approaches. Grants are available to fund eco-friendly projects that will encourage more people in the Capital to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Leithers don’t litter!

A new Facebook page has just been set up encouraging people to report litter.  Some information below.

We’ve just set up an email address where you can send us photos of overflowing bins, dirty streets/parks/playgrounds, etc. Please add where and when the photo was taken: leithersdontlitter@gmail.com

We’ll publish these photographs and we’ll also encourage you to report the problem online, on the City of Edinburgh Council’s website:http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/reportitonline…