Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
Edinburgh Talks Climate aims to ensure people have information which allows them to make more sustainable choices and encourages to do so.
The site has weekly discussion themes which aim to help people find tips, share ideas, inspire others, and take local action on subjects around food, travel, energy, sustainable living and plants and wildlife.
In the latest Edinburgh Talks Climate podcast, Biodiversity Officer Susan Falkner and biodiversity student Ben Murphy talk about how they connect with nature whilst living in a city, and how lockdown has given them a whole new appreciation for the natural world around them.
Edinburgh’s parks and greenspaces are key to helping lower human impact on the world around us, as well as encouraging people to live more sustainably. ETC wants to know how people think they should be used to help the city reach its net-zero target and how can Edinburgh make parks and greenspaces more sustainable and environmentally friendly? ETC is inviting people to join in the conversation on Edinburgh Talks Climate.
Charlotte Otter | Senior Communications Officer (Carbon Reduction) | Policy and Insight | Strategy and Communications | The City of Edinburgh Council | Level 2:1, Waverley Court 4 East Market Street Edinburgh EH8 8BG
There are currently many opportunities to get involved in environmental and climate-change activities. Check out some or all of these posts on Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven and New Town & Broughton CCs’ websites
And while you’re doing that, why not check out what else CCs in central and north-east Edinburgh are doing for their communities?
Scotland’s Climate Assembly will bring together over 100 people, representative of the population of Scotland, to tackle the question:
‘How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?’
<p “>Assembly members will gather over 6 weekends to hear evidence, deliberate on the challenges and come up with some recommendations for government. It all begins on the 7th November.
Before we get underway, the Assembly wants to hear from as much of the public as possible. How do you think Scotland should address climate change? How do we make sure solutions are both effective – working for the planet – and fair – working for everyone?
We therefore invite you to share your ideas and comments on our online platform, which will be open until the 26th October. Please share this information with your fellow council members.
- Go to our online platform and click on ‘register’ in the top right corner.
- Enter a username – this is how you will appear on the site.
- Enter your email address – this will remain hidden.
- Choose and then confirm a secure password.
- You can now log in any time. Add your own ideas by clicking on the button shown here, or you can rate and comment on the ideas that others have already added to the platform.
All contributions will be taken into consideration in the development of the Assembly.
To give as many people as possible the chance to engage, we would appreciate your sharing this information as widely as you can. We look forward to reading your ideas!
Scotland’s Climate Assembly
adapted from an email forwarded by CEC
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
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A concept testing for the communal bin review project has been implemented in Albert Street to test the project aims:
- Increase and improve recycling services to residents in multi-occupancy and flatted properties providing fully integrated waste and recycling service (each location aiming to have residual waste, recycling, food waste and glass)
- Review the existing bin locations to develop more formalised collection hubs to improve the perception of the service and enhance the streetscape
- Improve overall recycling performance, customer satisfaction and service reliability
(LCCC’s minutes secretary apologises for the late publication of these approved minutes. He was unable to attend the April meeting, and so his normal cycle was interrupted. However, there is no difference in content (apart from correcting a few punctuation errors) between the record below and the draft March minutes published here: https://leithccc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019_03_18-draft-v1.pdf.)
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 18 March 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading
(Adapted from a a Facebook post by Zero Waste Leith)
Let’s give Leith a spring clean to celebrate Earth Day 2019. Last year almost 400 people took part in 11 litterpicks around Leith and collected more than
half a tonne of litter from our streets. Can we break this record in 2019?
Come along to an event:
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|Fri 26 April||
|Sat 27 April||
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Please contact email@example.com to let them know you’re going, so they can provide enough kit.
And join us for afternoon tea following the spring clean:
Mon 22 April – Earth Day Afterparty
Sat 27 April – Earth Week Afterparty
Also organised (for specific groups):
Mon 22 April – LS Productions, Constitution St
Wed 24 April – Leith Academy litter pick
Or get in touch with Zero Waste Leith and we’ll help you organise a Earth Week litter pick on your street or in the nearby area – we can provide the
equipment! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Pilrig Park group (FoPP) are having their Annual General Meeting next Monday 4th March 2019 at McDonald Road Library (6pm – 7.30pm). All welcome.
3 Spring Clean Up
4 Summer Fun Day
5 YLT Records
6 Lady Boys-La Clique
Our 2019 AGM will take place on Monday March 4th, 6.00 to 7.30 pm at Mcdonald Rd Library.
New members very welcome.
FoPP had a very unexpected hard drive loss which meant FoPP lost the up to date emailing list. Nick has rebuilt and updated the unsubscribes to best knowledge.
If you are still on and wish to unsubscribe please accept our apologies and let us know.
3 Spring Clean Up
Saturday March 30th 10.30 am
4 Summer Fun Day
Saturday June 22nd: volunteers welcome.
5 YLT Records (Community Record Label)
We were very pleased to support this project aiming to provide music tuition & work experience for local young people, and to raise funds to improve disabled access to Pilrig Park
6 Lady Boys-La Clique
Many of you will have seen that CEC proposed siting the event in Pilrig Park this year. This large site with up to 500 odd daily visitors would have disrupted the life of the park severely.
A team effort between Caroline Pretty & Nick Gardner of FoPP, with Charlotte Encombe of Leith Central Community Council and Bryan Maughan of Redpath Albion saw this off, with great support and leadership from Susan Rae, Leith Walk’s Green Councillor and Amy McNeese-Mechan, Leith Walk SNP Councillor.
Notice provided by
Chair of the Friends of Pilrig Park
This covers the three components of the ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places‘ project ‘will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city’. These components are:
- Edinburgh City Centre Transformation – an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’
- The City Mobility Plan – setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.
- Low Emission Zones – the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.
As with the previous post, this is an Edinburgh Council exercise.