Friends of Pilrig Park is holding a tidy-up day and is looking for community volunteers to help pick up litter in the park and/or clear some of the paths back to their original cobbled edging. Please join them to help make Pilrig Park more beautiful.
It appears that Edinburgh Council isn’t responsible for some of the waste processing issues in Leith Walk and its environs. Replacement bins have been ordered but may take two months to arrive.
Overflowing residential communal bins (corner of Dalmeny Street and Leith Walk) are bedding in, usually around mid-week. (This photo was taken on 17 March.) Could it be that the bins are used not only by local residents?
(adapted from a press release from the Friends of Montgomery Street Park dated 5th March 2015)
The Friends of Montgomery Street Park are celebrating a £40,000 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new £100,000 fund, which Keep Scotland Beautiful is administering, to enable community groups to apply for funding to help them tackle the litter and flytipping in their own neighbourhoods.
The proposed objectives of the Fund are to:
support community-led activity to tackle litter and flytipping and increase recycling on the go in Scotland;
promote and encourage increased community ownership of local environmental quality issues;
impact on current litter and flytipping levels within communities, raise awareness and stimulate public behavioural change; and
promote partnership working between local communities, local authorities and other agencies.
Examples of the types of projects that will be considered are:
community clean-ups and prevention initiatives;
localised awareness raising and behaviour change campaigns to reduce some of Scotland’s most commonly littered and flytipped items;
creating deterrents to litter and flytipping;
raising awareness of penalties.
You can view more about the Fund and how to apply online here
The closing date for applications is 19 September 2014.