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Busy night for Scotland’s firefighters

06/11/2014

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Firefighters attend over 500 bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night Scotland’s firefighters faced a busy 5 November with initial figures showing Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded to more than 1,100 incidents including around 507 bonfires across the country last night. Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, the SFRS director of service delivery, said: “While it […]

Minor Injuries Clinic is twenty years old!

05/11/2014

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The Minor Injuries Clinic will mark a major milestone this week when it celebrates its 20th anniversary​. The unit, which was the first in Scotland, opened at the Western General Hospital in 1994. It broke new ground when it was launched by becoming the first nurse-led unit of its kind. Now 20 years on, the […]

5 November: stay safe

05/11/2014

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Weather forecasters are predicting a crisp, clear and dry Guy Fawkes Night. Perfect conditions for bonfires and fireworks – but be safe … SFRS have produced lots of guidance and safety tips about Bonfire Night 2014, available online now at http://bit.ly/SFRSbonfire2014 Advice includes information about bonfire and fireworks safety.

Invite to Health Project’s AGM

05/11/2014

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You are invited to attend PILTON COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Wednesday 12 November 10:30 – 12:30 at Pilton Community Health Project 73 Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh, EH5 2PW Come along and find out what we’ve done this year and hear more about what we have planned! Light refreshments will be served RSVP admin@pchp.org.uk or 0131 551 1671

It’s Primary Schools Open Day

05/11/2014

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Visit your catchment school today On 5 November 2014 you are welcome to visit your catchment primary school for their open day. Find your catchment schools using our catchment map. Any parents or carers with children under primary school age are welcome. There’s no need to make an appointment. Just come along to your catchment school […]

EDRA AGM on Monday

05/11/2014

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Easter Drylaw Residents Association (EDRA) are holding their annual general meeting next Monday 10 November at 7pm in Drylaw Parish Church, Groathill Road North. All welcome – come along and support your local tenants and residents association. New members particularly welcome!

#StrongerNorth: working together to make Pilton safer

05/11/2014

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#StrongerNorth initiaitive launched in WestPilton Police Scotland, the city council and the local community have joined forces to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in North Edinburgh. Working together under the #StrongerNorth banner, they will work together to address community safety concerns across the area. Last month, residents expressed anger at an apparent failure by local […]

POLCATS pounce on the streets of Leith!

04/11/2014

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A team of volunteers from Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) have taken part in their first clean up together. The POLCATS (Port of Leith Community Action Team) and the CEC’s City Centre Leith Neighbourhood team, spent two days litter picking, weeding, sweeping, removing graffiti from bins and […]

Play in the Park this weekend

04/11/2014

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Broughton High School Community Learning & Development (CLD) Team is launching a fun new activity this weekend. Drylaw and Inverleith Parks will be the venues for young people to get out to enjoy games, sports, trips, arts, challenges – and more! Weekly ‘Play in the Park’ sessions start this Sunday (9 November) in Drylaw Park […]

Play your part in active travel planning

04/11/2014

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Local councillor Lesley Hinds outlined initiatives to keep the city moving at last week’s Inverleith Community Conference. You can be involved  … A recruitment drive is now under way for members of two groups involved in developing active travel policy for Edinburgh. The Council is setting up a new Active Travel Forum, to be chaired […]