Royal Voluntary Service is looking for new volunteers

(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 denise.young@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or call 07787 272860

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Edinburgh Council consultations

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. 

The role of chocolate!

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted form an email from a PhD student)

I am a nutrition PhD student and I am researching nutrition and healthy ageing, with a particular focus on chocolate’s role. The study is looking for volunteers from in and around the Lothian area aged between 50 to 60 years. Approval from the Research Ethics Committee at Queen Margaret University has been obtained.

Here is a link for some more information on the study: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/20170608-edinburgh-and-lothian-chocolate-lovers-wanted-for-university-study/

If you would like any further information about the nature of this study please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be more than happy to help.

Ruth Ashaye, MSc, ANutr
PhD Research Student
Queen Margaret University
Musselburgh
EH21 6UU
Email: RAshaye@qmu.ac.uk

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Free lunch!

Leith residents aged 60 or more, and public, private and voluntary sector organisations, are invited to help identify shared priorities for creating an Age-Friendly Community.

24 April 12:00 pm, Leith Community Education Centre, 12a New Kirkgate Leith EH6 6AD

To book a place, contact Meiko on 07974 881186 or via m.makita@hw.ac.uk

LHNCC February 2018 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 7.00pm

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Final phase of 20mph network goes live

(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.

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