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