With last summer’s extreme wet weather, many streets in the Leith Central area such as Newhaven Road experienced flooding. Residents may also remember the severe floods in nearby Canonmills and Stockbridge.
Having clear gullies may help mitigate any water issues in the future, and Edinburgh Council are urging residents to report any blocked gullies so they can clear them.
They’ve also produced a useful guide on how Edinburgh’s drains work and who to report more severe (sewage) issues to:
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