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?
(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.
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.