Tag Archives: Clean up

April LCCC meeting minutes: approved

Click to download: 2015_04_20 final

These minutes were approved in the June meeting because the May meeting was the 2015 AGM – that meeting considered the 2014 AGM draft minutes.

Topics discussed included

  • Shrub Place pavement-blocking
  • Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
  • car crime
  • burglaries in Pilrig Street
  • Leith Museum/Customs House
  • New kerbside recycling scheme
  • Leith Walk issues
  • Pilrig Park

 

Pilrig park tidy-up day: 17 May

When: 17 May 2015, 10:30am to 1pm

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.

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April LCCC meeting minutes DRAFT

Click to download: 2015_04_20 draft

Please note that these are draft minutes and so may change when considered at the next meeting. If there are any queries, please contact LCCC – see our contacts page.

Topics discussed included

  • Shrub Place pavement-blocking
  • Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
  • car crime
  • burglaries in Pilrig Street
  • Leith Museum/Customs House
  • New kerbside recycling scheme
  • Leith Walk issues
  • Pilrig Park

March LCCC meeting minutes DRAFT

Click to download: 2015_03_16 draft

Please note that these are draft minutes and so may change when considered at the next meeting. If there are any queries, please contact LCCC – see our contacts page.

Topics discussed included

  • Shrub Place pavement-blocking
  • Leith Walk issues
  • car crime
  • policing of demonstrations
  • clearance in Pilrig Park
  • video-screen adverts

It’s bin and gone – for now!

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.
photo of overflowing bins on former of Dalmeny Street and Leith Walk

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?

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February LCCC meeting minutes FINAL

Click to download: 2015_02_16 final

Topics discussed included

  • St James Centre/Picardy Place, potential for trams on Leith Walk
    • their effects on Leith Walk repairs
  • A noticeboard for LCCC
  • Non-native trees being planted in Pilrig Park
  • parking in Gordon Street and Manderson Street.

Enhancing Sports Provision in Leith: Montgomery Street Park

(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.
MSP logo

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February LCCC meeting minutes DRAFT

Click to download: 2015_02_16 draft

Please note that these are draft minutes and so may change when considered at the next meeting. If there are any queries, please contact LCCC – see our contacts page.

Topics discussed included

  • St James Centre/Picardy Place and their effects on Leith Walk repairs
  • A noticeboard for LCCC
  • Non-native trees being planted in Pilrig Park
  • parking in Gordon Street and Manderson Street.

£100,000 Litter & Flytipping Community Action Fund – applications invited

(adapted from an email from Zero Waste Scotland)

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;
  • adopt-a-street projects;
  • 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.

 (sent by)

Keep Scotland Beautiful, First Floor, Glendevon House, The Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TZ
t: 01786 471333(switchboard) f: 01786 464611 e: info@keepscotlandbeautiful.org w: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org