(adapted from an email from RVS)
The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest providers of volunteers in Great Britain, all doing fantastic volunteering work. It aims to inspire, encourage and empower people to volunteer and share their skills and talents in order to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people. Activities will be supported by funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new Book Group in the Leith area. The role will involve helping with the basic organisation of the group and recruiting and welcoming new members. Full training will be provided.
Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community!
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07787 272860
LHNCC has no opinion on the following Edinburgh Council consultations, but simply provides links to people who may be interested.
Both consultations close on 24 April.
An item has been added to this agenda:
9. i. Leith Festival Gala Day: Saturday 9 June 2018 – Application forms available for stall
(adapted from a recent email from Edinburgh Council. While this final phase does not include Leith Harbour & Newhaven CC’s area, the following is provided to inform LHNCC residents, visitors and workers who may drive to, from and in South Edinburgh)
The fourth and final phase of Edinburgh’s 20mph rollout came into effect in South Edinburgh on Monday 5 March 2018.
The 20mph rollout extends the 20mph speed limit to the city centre, main shopping streets and residential areas while retaining a network of roads at 30mph and 40mph on key arterial routes.
While many cities elsewhere in the UK, Europe and beyond have already established 20mph (or 30km) limits, Edinburgh is the first Scottish city to roll out the limit in this way, with many other areas also introducing or considering this lower speed.
In addition to improving road safety, the 20mph scheme aims to make streets calmer, quieter and more pleasant places to spend time in, boosting a sense of community and helping the environment by encouraging active travel such as walking and cycling.