(adapted from an email from the Friends of Water of Leith Basins)
Sunday 16th Feb. Clean-up Leith. 10.30am – 1pm. Meet at Coburg Street Car park.
The weather at the moment is snowy and wet, however the weather forecast for Sunday is dryer and cold. I hope you can join us and meet others who also care above our environment.
If the work continues on at Great Junction Street Bridge it will not be possible to park here still so I recommend public transport if you can’t walk to join us.
Here is a map link to the where we meet. You may need to use the steps because the entrance to the car park was closed off;
In case you missed it on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/179715673346646/
Friends of Water of Leith Basins
Our mailing address is: email@example.com
(adapted from a post on CEC’s Planning blog)
CEC wants Edinburgh to be carbon-neutral by 2030. To achieve this, CEC says
we need to make changes to how we manage and develop our city. This will be challenging.
Amongst other things, CEC is developing two long-term strategies:
Choices for City Plan 2030 sets out options for how we could develop our city sustainably over the next ten years
City Mobility Plan proposes radical changes as to how people and goods move around our city.
You can find out more about both projects at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/futureedinburgh
Consultations on both strategies are now live and will run until Friday 27th March 2020.
There are also some engagement events.
(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 email from Edinburgh airport
Edinburgh Airport is currently developing a new Sustainability Strategy for the airport, and it wants to hear your views. Your feedback will form part of the materiality review which helps us understand which issues are most important to the business and its stakeholders.
Materiality is a concept that is central to a credible Sustainability Strategy. It is how Edinburgh Airport understands what topics have an impact on its ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental and social value for Edinburgh Airport, its stakeholders, and society at large. These topics then form the basis of what the airport will focus its sustainability efforts on and consequently what we will report on.
Achieving this cannot be done overnight, and Edinburgh Airport is working closely with BeSustainable who have already provided training sessions in October and hosted workshops and interviews last week with a variety of stakeholders. Edinburgh Airport wants you to have your say on sustainability at the airport. it understand that different issues matter to different stakeholders. To do this, Edinburgh Airport invites you to take part in a survey which asks for your views on sustainability issues for society and for Edinburgh Airport. The survey will be open until 6 January 2020.
You can complete the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVDQM8T Continue reading
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
(adapted from a communication from Edinburgh Council.)
A new agreement on the day-to-day management of the Water of Leith basin is to be established amongst key partners.
Plans for the agreement, which will involve the City of Edinburgh Council, Water of Leith Conservation Trust, Water of Leith 2000, Forth Ports, and Friends of the Water of Leith Basin, build on the Water of Leith Management Plan 2010-20, approved in 2010.
Read the rest here: https://edinburghcoun-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/latest-news-working-together-to-protect-water-of-leith-basin
As you may already know, the rubbish on the Water of Leith is now being cleared. Here is the BBC News report.
Photos are © 2019 Jennifer Marlborough. Click any thumbnail to see the full-size photo in a new window or tab.
22/7/19 – 11.25am: clearing the rubbish
22/7/19 – 11.25am: clearing the rubbish
22/7/19 – 14.34pm
23/7/19 – 13.44pm
The swans seem happy with progress.