Tag Archives: conservation

Grab a Grant for Autumn!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Grab a Grant for Autumn!

Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors.  The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland.

Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.

The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) from April to December each year and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson on T: 0131 622 7766 or  robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

For more information and to apply online go to www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth

 

Edinburgh greenbelt: SESplan and Cockburn Association

You can directly respond to SESplan’s report here. If you do so, please respond as an individual, not on behalf of LCCC.

However, the Cockburn Association says

The Cockburn Association (Edinburgh Civic Trust) is preparing its response for the 2nd South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan (SESplan2) Main Issues Report (MIR).

It would be most helpful if we could include your views on some of the key issues in our response.  These are outlined on the attached survey form.  Although the form requests a name/postcode, your views will not be attributed, as the intention is to collate and summarise the survey responses for inclusion in our representations on the MIR to the six Local Authorities that have prepared this plan, which include the City of Edinburgh Council.

If you are able to complete the survey, we would be grateful if you could return it to us by Friday 28 August 2015

Please download the CA’s survey from here.

SESplan Main Issues Report Seminar Events

(Adapted from an email from SESplan – full email is here)

The impact population, household and economic growth will have on our countryside, infrastructure and communities is explored in the SESplan Main Issues Report.  With the second largest population growth in Scotland predicted by 2037 (220,000 more people and 25% more homes) there will be significant implications for wherever this new development is accommodated in the region.

SESplan launched the public consultation on Main Issues Report on the 21 July 2015.  The consultation aims to get as many people as possible interested in the future of the region and commenting on the issues.  The Main Issues Report asks key questions, the answers to which will shape the way our region looks, feels and functions for decades to come. The Main Issues Report represents your chance to influence the second strategic plan for the region.

As the consultation is gathering pace a range of events are taking place in the region and SESplan are encouraging people to come along to consultation events in their area to find out more.  Events include:

Community Events

Aimed at Community Councils, Community Groups and anyone looking to engage in discussions about the Main Issues Report (PDF).  These events feature an introduction on what SESplan is and what the Main Issues are followed by workshop based discussion.  Please let SESplan know if you want to attend contactus@sesplan.gov.uk.

The Edinburgh events are

  • Monday 24 August Community Event:  St Thomas Church Hall, Glasgow Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Thursday 27 August Community Event:  Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 2 September Community Event:  Portobello Town Hall, Portobello High Street, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Thursday 3 September Community Event:  Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 9 September Community Event:  Business Centre, City Chambers, Edinburgh 6-8pm

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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

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.