Choose Youth Work – voting open!

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, Edinburgh Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.

The applications were screened at the beginning of March by a group of young people and Council officers, based on priorities that were decided by young people following a consultation in 2016.

This is the first year of a three year programme, with 60k to allocate this year, rising to over 100k in year 2, and over 500k in year 3.

A total of 16 projects will now face a public vote. It is now up to you to decide which of these projects you would like to see being delivered. If you are aged between 11-21, and live in Edinburgh, you can vote for your three preferred projects.

Voting opens at 12noon on Friday 10 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

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Calling all local groups and organisations!

Want to ensure your voice is heard by Edinburgh Councillors, MSPs and MPs? Want to join the best hyperlocal-democratic body in Leith Central’s area? Then nominate a representative to Leith Central Community Council.

Up to 8 local organisations can be represented on Leith Central CC. Read on for how it’s done!

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North East Locality Improvement Plan

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

Work is now well underway in shaping the new 2017 – 2022 Locality Improvement Plan for North East Edinburgh and it’s important that you can tell us what you think needs to happen in the next 5 years. We are focussing on the themes of place; health & wellbeing; community safety; children, young people and families; and employment. Some of you might have been involved already but you might have something else you wish to add to the process.

Locality Improvement Plans are to be established in each locality across the city which will help identify where key partners need to prioritise service and invest in joint resources to make a positive difference to communities. With the new North East Locality encompassing Craigentinny & Duddingston, Leith and Portobello & Craigmillar, it is clear that service needs will be very different and the Locality Improvement Plans should reflect this.

Please use this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V6P39DM –  to consider which themes are important to you and rank your top three priorities within that theme. If you feel we have missed something let us know in the comments box. The survey will be open until 16th December 2016.

We will gather in all of the comments and look to see where there are similarities and the ranked statements will help identify the future priorities for the North East Locality.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437