Changes to bin collection days

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

In late September Edinburgh Council wrote to all residents who use its kerbside bin service to update them on changes to their bin collection days and garden waste collections. In the letters, Edinburgh Council also included new bin collection calendars and, for residents who had signed up to Edinburgh Council’s new garden waste service, new garden waste bin permits were included.

The new collection dates and garden waste service started this week, so Edinburgh Council would be grateful if you can check your new bin calendars to ensure you are putting your bins out on the correct day. Garden waste bins may also be collected on a different day of the week to other bins. Residents can check their new bin calendars on Edinburgh Council’s website.

The changes to bin collection days is part of this year’s budget savings and will help the Council to save £500,000.

Thank you for your support.

Karen Reeves | Technical Manager | Waste and Street Cleaning | Place | The City of Edinburgh Council | Seafield Depot| 1 Fillyside Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6RD | Tel: 0131 469 5196  | Email: karen.reeves@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

Scottish Community Alliance e-newsletter

(LCCC’s secretary and web-weaver – among others – both subscribe to the Scottish Community Alliance‘s weekly e-newsletter. It’s usually very good reading, not least because SCA’s director is also a member of our neighbouring Leith Links CC, and has his thumb on the pulse of many community and community-council matters.

Here’s the latest edition, featuring the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters programme.) Continue reading

2050 Edinburgh City Vision: survey

Following on from the previous post, there is a survey on Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub.

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.

 

Free Collection by Edinburgh Council of garden waste to end in October 2018

(adapted from a post on New Town and Broughton CC’s website)

Edinburgh Council is introducing an annual £25 fee (per bin) to collect brown garden waste bins. Coincident with this – the new service will be fortnightly throughout the year, instead of once every three weeks.

The current free garden waste service will continue until 5 October 2018 BUT if you want to continue receiving garden waste collections after that date, action is required before 22 July to register and pay to receive this service after October 2018.

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Edinburgh’s Summer Summit: 21st and 22nd June 2018

(adapted from an email from Cllr Lesley Macinnes of Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is delighted to invite you (or a colleague) to join it in a range of events across two days to help shape a collective vision and aspirations for Edinburgh’s future.

Edinburgh’s Summer Summit is a two-day initiative that will take place on the 21st and 22nd June 2018. The first day of the Summit is the National Clean Air Day, which is a UK-wide initiative to promote the messaging around making the air cleaner and healthier for everyone, focusing on the reduction of congestion and pollution caused by traffic. The second day of the summit is to inspire and position Edinburgh as leader in city place-making, in line with the aspirations of the Edinburgh’s 2050 Vision.

Edinburgh Council values your input into our emerging city centre and city-wide strategies and hopes to see you on both days. If you cannot join us please feel free to forward this invitation to a colleague. Edinburgh Council will close off a few city centre roads as part of the event on the 21st of June and will be organising a range of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy through the day. Continue reading