Tag Archives: Clean up

Trade Waste pilot – feedback wanted

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

City Centre/Leith Neighbourhood Team has been trialling a new way of controlling and reducing trade waste on public roads and pavements.  The three pilot areas are Rose Street (and its lanes), High Street and Leith Walk.  Its aims are

  • to reduce the volume of trade waste bins on our streets
  • to improve the appearance and use of public space
  • to promote more responsible management of waste by businesses in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Council requests feedback on this scheme via resident organisations, including Leith Central Community Council. It asks whether there have been differences (for better or worse) – this can influence citywide policy.  We want to use residents feedback in our upcoming Transport and Environment committee report in October.  Have you noticed a difference in accessibility and appearance in these areas, do you have any views on the TWP?

Here is a link to the trade waste pilot webpage: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tradewastepilots

The team would like to receive views of the TWP by Friday 15th August if possible and by Friday 22nd at the latest – they apologise for the short timescale.

From Bobb Turner, Trade Waste Lead Officer

Services for Communities, 1 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BJ // Robert.Turner@edinburgh.gov.uk

T: +441315294595 // Internal: 54595 // Mobile: +447753308818

Neighbourhood Environment Projects – how to get involved!

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth of Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Leith Funding Panel has been working on ways of raising awareness of the Neighbourhood Environment Projects fund and increasing involvement from local people.

Please click to download a NEP Project Proposal Form. The process chart is to explain the process by which ideas for small(ish) environmental improvements from a community group or individual would be considered.  The proposal form sets out what is needed to process such an idea.

The next meeting of the Funding Panel is on 11 September. Please send ideas either to contact@leithcentralcc.co.uk or directly to Loraine.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | Leith Neighbourhood Partnership | Services for Communities | City Centre

Leith Team| Cockburn Street| Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

Draft minutes of LCCC meeting 16 June

Click to download:2014_06_16 draft

Topics discussed included

  • Pre-application consultation re 34b Haddington Place
  • Community Police Officer report
  • Leith Walk repairs and improvements
  • Planning application Tennant St 13/04405/FUL
  • SESplan
  • Co-option to Leith Central CC
  • 20mph zones

Funding newsflash

Spring 2014

Prepared by Maureen Thompson, Policy Assistant, City Of Edinburgh Council, The Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drum Brae Drive, Eh4 7fe

You may also be interested in looking at previous monthly Newsflashes. Please have a look at our website: http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/about-nps/funding/external-funding-updates/

You can also access a free online database of funding sources, Edinburgh4Community. All you need is a library number to log in: http://www.open4community.info/edinburgh/Default.aspx

Source Themes Min/Max Eligibility Contact Deadlines
£1m Legacy 2014 Sustainable Scottish Sport for Communities Fund Increase sustainable community ownership of sports facilities Up to £25k Social enterprises http://www.legacy2014.co.uk/be-part-of-it/funding 23/5/14
Comic Relief Give It Up Grants Addiction Two grants

  • Small grants for activities: Up to £5k
  • Large for three year recovery communities: Up to £70,000
Not for profit organisations http://www.comicrelief.com/giveitup 25/6/14
Hilden Charitable Fund Summer playschemes for refugee and ethnic minority familes £500 to £1,500 Community groups http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ 18/5/14
Science & Society Community Challenge Grant Scheme Taking science to diverse audiences £10k to £20k or £40k Schools, community groups, churches etc https://www.gov.uk/science-and-society-community-challenge-grant-scheme#who-is-eligible-to-apply 16/5/14
OFcom Community Radio Fund Community Radio Stations Support for core running costs Average grant £15,000 Community radio licensees http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/radio/community-radio-fund/ 7/5/14


Draft minutes of LCCC meeting on 17 March 2014

Here are the approved minutes of LCCC’s March Meeting: 2014_03_17 final

Matters discussed include

  • Edinburgh Planning Concordat
  • local development plan
  • police anti-housebreaking measures
  • Cockburn Association
  • Leith Walk repairs and improvements
  • Leith Business Improvement District
  • Leith Walk trade waste pilot scheme

Draft minutes of LCCC meeting on 17 March 2014

Here are the draft minutes of LCCC’s March Meeting: 2014_03_17 draft

Matters discussed include

  • Edinburgh Planning Concordat
  • local development plan
  • police anti-housebreaking measures
  • Cockburn Association
  • Leith Walk repairs and improvements
  • Leith Business Improvement District
  • Leith Walk trade waste pilot scheme

Towards a Litter-Free Scotland

Consultation on a strategy to tackle and prevent litter and flytipping – Analysis of Responses to the Public Consultation

The Scottish Government (SG) published the consultation paper Towards a litter-free Scotland on 4 July 2013, with written responses invited until 27 September 2013.

The consultation put forward a package of complementary measures designed to challenge individuals who litter and flytip, support those who already dispose of their waste responsibly and encourage more recycling.

An analysis of responses to the consultation was carried out by Zero Waste Scotland, and can be viewed at http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/sites/files/wrap/National%20Litter%20Strategy%20Consultation.pdf

In addition, the responses to the Consultation that we have permission to publish have been placed on the Scottish Government website. These can be viewed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/02/8418

The responses are now helping us SG reach a decision on the final content of the National Litter Strategy for Scotland – the first since devolution – which should be published later this year.

Leith Central CC draft minutes, 17 February 2013

Here are draft minutes from the meeting of 17 February 2014: 2014_02_17 draft

Topics discussed include:

  • LCCC team-building
  • Police action against house-breaking
  • Leith Decides
  • Drug users abusing Pilrig Park