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Play your part in active travel planning

November 4, 2014 by

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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 […]

Edinburgh prepares for winter

November 4, 2014 by

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Winter is coming – and the city council is getting ready for it … Salt has been stockpiled, gritting lorries have been serviced and tried and tested plans have been reviewed and refreshed to help the Capital deal with whatever the weather has in store for us over the coming months. Twenty four/seven stand-by arrangements […]

Taking SHAPE: reducing the risk of homelessness

October 24, 2014 by

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A new pilot scheme to reduce homelessness has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council and voluntary sector partners . Focusing on resolving and preventing homelessness, a range of specialist services will be delivered through a partnership with third sector organisations the Bethany Christian Trust, Edinburgh Cyrenian Trust, Foursquare and CHAI (Community Help and […]

Council calls for tougher penalties for dog fouling

October 24, 2014 by

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The City of Edinburgh Council is calling on tougher laws to help crack down on the issue of dog fouling in the city. A report to next week’s Transport and Environment Committee urges the Scottish Government to raise the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) currently handed out to dog fouling offenders, and calls for an increased maximum fine […]

Flood prevention scheme second phase gets green light

September 29, 2014 by

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The second phase of a multi-million pound flood prevention scheme has been given the go-ahead following a funding agreement. The Water of Leith Flood Prevention Scheme (WoLFPS) is a key infrastructure project to help protect hundreds of properties in vulnerable areas of the city from future flooding. Following the completion of the first phase, which included […]

Council bid secures Leith Custom House

July 16, 2014 by

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The Council’s bid to purchase the Custom House building has been accepted – new Heritage Centre for Leith? The city council placed a bid to purchase the Custom House building in Leith – currently owned and used by National Museums Scotland – last month. That bid was accepted earlier today, and the council will now […]

Edible Edinburgh food plan served up in Muirhouse

July 3, 2014 by

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Local growers, food groups, community gardeners and volunteers fashioned up a feast to celebrate the unveiling of the Edible Edinburgh Sustainable Food City Plan at Muirhouse Community Shop on Pennywell Road yesterday. Developed in consultation with the public, the food plan aims to motivate Edinburgh to develop a healthy and sustainable approach to food, one […]

Capital prepares to mark Armed Forces Day

June 21, 2014 by

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The Grassmarket will welcome a parade of serving personnel, veterans and their supporters tomorrow as the City of Edinburgh Council hosts special events to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Celebrations in Edinburgh will start from 10:30am on Sunday (22 June) as the annual parade of up to 500 serving personnel and veterans march up the Royal Mile […]

City carers champion: ‘vital that carers are looked after’

June 11, 2014 by

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Edinburgh’s first ‘Carers Champion’ Councillor Norman Work marked his inaugural year in the role by setting out the capital’s priorities for supporting people who give unpaid care to family or friends. Councillor Work launched the City of Edinburgh Council’s Joint Carers Strategy 2014-17 during an event to celebrate national Carers Week. The Strategy, developed in […]

Central Library pumps up the volume today

June 7, 2014 by

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Still have an image of libraries as dark, sombre, serious and – above all – silent places? Well, think again – there will be lots of noisy fun activities at Central Library today …  The City of Edinburgh Council will turn up the volume at the Central Library as it opens its doors to live music […]