There is a free night shelter offering food and sleeping facilities to people who are homeless.
Evening meals will be provided by local churches from 9.30-10.30pm. Breakfast is available at 6.30am and people using the service must leave by 7am.
The shelter is at Diadem, 539 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3AR
Transport is provided to the shelter in the evenings from the first bus stop going out of town on the Western Approach Road at the Lothian Road end at
- 11pm (please note: no food will be available at this time)
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(adapted from a document from the Scottish Government)
There are many ways for people to contribute. The programme includes
- Call for Ideas: Between January and March 2020, the Scottish Government (SG) will have an open call for ideas. SG will be particularly interested in responses to a series of questions we have developed to help frame discussions.
- NPF4 Scotplan 2050 Roadshow: SG is organising a programme of events across the country to give people the opportunity to consider key questions on the NPF. The events will be informal and participative. The programme will be set out on www.transformingplanning.scot.
- Meetings, seminars and conferences: SG will look to respond positively to requests for attendance at events to inform and involve stakeholders in developing the scope and content of NPF4
- Community Grant Scheme: SG will support communities to engage locally through a small grants scheme to assist them in considering the scope and format of NPF4.
- Resource pack: To help facilitate discussion, SG will provide materials pitched at a range of audiences to help people engage.
You can read the full document (PDF) by clicking here: programme-for-engagement-final-for-web-jan-2020
(adapted from an email from the Scottish Civic Trust)
The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. The Awards honour projects that have excelled in terms of design and community involvement/impact.
Winners of the My Place Awards are honoured at a reception at Glasgow’s The Lighthouse and have a short film commissioned about their project. Winners and finalists are also featured in an exhibition at The Lighthouse. The My Place Awards are a great opportunity to showcase a project’s success to the community, stakeholders and funders by receiving much-deserved exposure and media attention. The short film about Bellsbank, the 2019 My Place Award winner, reached over 16,600 people on Facebook and the My Place exhibition at The Lighthouse hosted over 12,300 visitors and built environment stakeholders!
Community councils may have suitable projects themselves, or know of others in their area – please circulate this email.
HOW TO ENTER: This year we’ve revamped the nomination process to make it even simpler to apply. Local people can nominate any project they think is special by tagging us on social media @scotcivictrust or by answering a few questions here. Or you can give us a call at 0141 221 1466 for a brief chat. The SCT team will then follow up with the nominated projects. Community groups can also directly apply through our My Place website.
MORE INFORMATION: myplacescotland.org.uk.
ANY QUESTIONS: Erin.Burke@scottishcivictrust.org.uk
See further information are guidelines leaflet here.
(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Network)
What: drop-in event to ask local people for their suggestions on projects which could be taken forward to help improve the local environment
Where: Leith Community Centre
When: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 3pm – 6pm
If you can’t attend: download the form, add your idea, and take it to the library or community centre.
In addition to the drop-in event, Officers from the Leith housing team are looking to deliver additional local walkabouts with tenants to identify potential projects, which will be promoted alongside the drop-in event. Once we’ve spoken to local people, we hope to have a refreshed list of potential projects for funding which we can revisit at the next Leith NN meeting (end of Feb time). We would also appreciate your support for the event by telling other people about it, or by coming along and talking to us about any ideas that you might have for an environmental improvement project. Officers from the Locality service teams (Housing, Transport & Environment and Lifelong Learning) are looking forward to the event and discussing any ideas you or other local residents may have.
(adapted from an article in the Edinburgh Evening News)
J D Wetherspoon is hoping to transform a redundant piece of land on Duke Street into an outdoor drinking space for the Foot of the Walk, which runs behind the frontage of the site.
What: A drop-in event where the project team will be on hand to provide more information about the proposals and answer any questions.
Where: Foot Of The Walk pub
When: Thursday 16 January, 3pm until 8pm
For more detail, check out the Evening News article – or go to the drop-in session!
Heart of Newhaven invite you for a chat and free coffee
- at the coffee-bar at ASDA (Western Harbour)
- on Tuesday 14 January
- 10am to 12-noon.
Click the image to see the full PDF: