Playing Out is a pilot scheme that lets you close your street for free to run children’s play events. It runs from 1 April to 31 August 2017. Applications are now open.
Download the Playing Out guidelines (PDF, 474 KB) to closing your street for a play event below. Please note the 6 week notice period may be reduced slightly for closures during the April school holiday.
See CEC website for more detail.
(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park
What: Picnic in the park 2017
When: Saturday 17th June
What time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
There will be live music, ice cream, face painting, home baking (all donations welcome!), chalks for the paths and a raffle with fantastic prizes from our very generous local businesses.
Please tell your friends and family, grab a picnic and come along. It is a great way for the community to come together and for you to support your local park.
Leith Central CC is happy to announce that its AGM will be enhanced by a presentation by Martin Perry, Director of Development THRE (developers of the St James Quarter) on St James Quarter and associated works: impact on Leith Walk and mitigating measures.
The meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 22nd May, at McDonald Rd Library. Other items include
- reports from the Leith Community Police Team
- a welcome to our new Edinburgh Councillors
Everyone is welcome.
(adapted from an email from Friends of Pilrig Park)
The Friends of Pilrig Park will hold a public meeting on Monday, 24th April at the McDonald Road Library from 6.00-7.30pm. Please see below the draft minutes of the last meeting. The public meetings are a great opportunity to get more involved in making improvements to the park and to put forward your thoughts and ideas. We hope you can make it along!
Click to download: DRAFT 10 10 16 FoPP Public Meeting Minute
(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)
Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, Edinburgh Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.
The applications were screened at the beginning of March by a group of young people and Council officers, based on priorities that were decided by young people following a consultation in 2016.
This is the first year of a three year programme, with 60k to allocate this year, rising to over 100k in year 2, and over 500k in year 3.
A total of 16 projects will now face a public vote. It is now up to you to decide which of these projects you would like to see being delivered. If you are aged between 11-21, and live in Edinburgh, you can vote for your three preferred projects.
Voting opens at 12noon on Friday 10 March and closes at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.
(The following information was supplied by Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)