Water of Leith Path clean up Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC website)

Friends of the Water of Leith Basin

Hello

I took a walk along the WoL path recently to look at the spring flowers we planted  and was very disappointed by the amount of rubbish that has accumulated around Coalie Park and along the paths.

A joint cleanup has been arranged with the WoL Conservation trust for Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm.

As usual we are meeting in Coalie Park – this link shows where it is:  http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=326617&Y=676480&A=Y&Z=110

Hope to see you there.
Best wishes

Don Giles

Waste Action Grants – apply now!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Communities across Edinburgh are being urged to submit their applications to the City of Edinburgh Council for a Waste Action Grant as the deadline fast approaches. The upcoming deadline is Tuesday 9th February.

Grants are available to fund eco-friendly projects that will encourage more people in the Capital to reduce, reuse and recycle. Groups who are working to prevent litter in their local area are encouraged to apply.

A range of funding is available, from smaller grants of £50-£200 to larger grants of £500 – £2500.

For more information, go to http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20203/funding_opportunities/650/waste_action_grant

Anita Sharkey| Senior Waste and Open Space Development Officer | Services for Communities | The City of Edinburgh Council | 33 Murrayburn Road | Edinburgh EH14 2TF | Tel 469 5070

We need your help for the WoL walkways on Sunday 22nd Nov 2015

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC’s website)

Friends of the Water of Leith Basin have arranged a joint effort with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust on the Sunday 22nd November 2015 to clear the walkways of rubbish.

They hope you will come and join in to help to keep the walkways nice to walk and cycle along.

Meet at Coalie Park (10:30 am to 1 pm)
map: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=326613&Y=676475&A=Y&Z=106

Waste Action Grants – deadline approaching

(copied from a post on Leith Links CC’s website)

Communities across Edinburgh are being urged to submit their applications to the City of Edinburgh Council for a Waste Action Grant as the deadline fast approaches. Grants are available to fund eco-friendly projects that will encourage more people in the Capital to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Grab a Grant for Autumn!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Grab a Grant for Autumn!

Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors.  The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland.

Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.

The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) from April to December each year and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson on T: 0131 622 7766 or  robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

For more information and to apply online go to www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth

Pitt Street/Trafalgar Lane Clean Up: Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 October

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

You are invited to join Edinburgh Council on our clean up of Pitt Street and Trafalgar Lane.

The  City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team will be there on Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 October.

There are two slots on each day  10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00.  The meeting point is at The Village Bar on South Fort Street and lunch will be provided just after 1pm in the Community Room in Leith Library.

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Janine Fawns| Project Officer| City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team| 1 Cockburn Street| Edinburgh| EH1 1BJ |janine.fawns@edinburgh.gov.uk | Telephone 0131 529 2761 | Mobile: 07774 227553