Manifesto for walking

(adapted from an email form Living Streets Edinburgh)

With Council elections taking place on 4 May 2017, Living Streets Edinburgh is asking all political parties to include measures in their manifestos that will make walking in Edinburgh safer, easier and more enjoyable. Edinburgh is a naturally ‘walkable’ city but conditions for pedestrians are often wholly inadequate. Yet despite barriers to walking almost every one walks. We want City of Edinburgh Council to build on this and to support our aim to make Edinburgh a truly world class city for people walking.

Here are our four ‘big ideas’

  1. Transform Street Management
  2. Invest Much More in Walking
  3. Make a Comprehensive Traffic Plan for the City Centre
  4. Pedestrianise George Street

The full manifesto delivered to all councillors can be seen at http://www.livingstreetsedinburgh.org.uk/Living-Streets-Edinburgh-Manifesto.pdf

David Spaven
Convenor, Living Streets Edinburgh Group

Smart meter research: offer

(adapted from a communication from Changeworks)

University of Edinburgh research participants needed

Changeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home. They are looking for Edinburgh households (EH1-17) with gas combi boiler heating to participate.
The benefits include:

  • Gaining insight into your home energy use
  • Receiving a free android tablet used to display energy use information
  • Receiving tailored advice from University of Edinburgh experts
  • Hopefully saving money on gas and electricity bills

For more information visit changeworks.org.uk/projects/ideal or read this leaflet.

To get involved email your name, address, and contact details to IDEAL@changeworks.org.uk, or call 0131 539 8610.

LCCC neither recommends or discommends this offer, but does recommend considering information on potential domestic internet security issues. The Register and Wikipedia are not authoritative primary sources but the links within these articles may be worth following up.

 

Pilrig Park clean-up rescheduled

(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)

FoPP’s Events Calendar has a clean-up day scheduled for this weekend (12-13 November). However, because we have only just run the bulb-planting event we will look to reschedule this either later in the month or next month. Maybe a December litter pick with mince pies and mulled wine afterwards? Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like pulling old bits of carpet out of the woods in your local park!

LCCC suggests you contact FoPP via email (friendsofpilrigpark@gmail.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfPilrigPark) to find out when the event will take place. Of course, if we find out, we will be sure to post it here.

Publication of Proposed Strategic Development Plan

(Adapted from an email from SESplan)

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SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for South East Scotland, has prepared a new Proposed Strategic Development Plan. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan sets out a vision, broad development patterns and levels of growth for the city region over a 20 year period from 2018.

It is intended that the plan will replace the current Strategic Development Plan in 2018 and will inform the next set of Local Development Plans in the future. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan is based on the options in, and responses to, the 2015 Main Issues Report.

The Proposed Strategic Development Plan, the Environmental Report and other supporting documents are available to view on the SESplan website: www.sesplan.gov.uk

The formal period of representations on the Proposed Strategic Development Plan will start on 13 October and run until 5pm on Thursday 24 November 2016. During this period anyone will be able to submit representations using the SESplan Consultation Portal:  Continue reading

Mini-best hunt, Pilrig Park, Saturday

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The RSPB are going to be running a mini-beast hunt this Saturday (17th September) from 10am until 4pm in Pilrig Park.  They will be setting up in the play park next to Pilrig Street and will be running a number of drop in sessions throughout the day.
At the moment the forecast is for a dry day but please bring along waterproofs if the rain looks like it may start!
Further information can also be found on the Friends of Pilrig Park Facebook page.
Hope to see you there!
Sophie
Friends of Pilrig Park