Police Scotland is inviting people to tell them what they want from local policing via a new online survey. The survey, which takes 15 minutes to complete, follows feedback from communities who want better opportunities to have their say.
Chief Constable Phil Gormley said, ‘Police Scotland wants to gather and understand views which reflect the needs of communities.’
The year-long survey can be accessed at www.scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts.
The New Town and Broughton Community Council encourages local residents and businesses to complete the survey.
The Friends of King George V and Scotland Yard Parks are organising a litter-pick on Sunday 20th March in King George V Park, located between Eyre Place, Royal Crescent and Scotland Street.
Start time is 3 pm at the central roundel near the play area, and all volunteers are welcome. Bags and litter pickers will be provided.
(adapted from a letter from Clean for the Queen)
In the run up to the Queen's birthday on 21 April 2016, CftQ aims to inspire a million people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter-picking to make the places we live more beautiful.
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CftQ are online at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk, and can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OneCity Trust is now open for funding applications. The deadline is 29 April 2016. Click the graphic for more information.
Registered charities and constituted groups based in Edinburgh and focussing their work in the city with an annual income of less than £200,000 are invited to apply for funding for social inclusion projects.
Susan Shippey | Policy Consultant | Department of Health and Social Care | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 1/8, 4 East Market Street | Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 469 3874 | Fax 0131 529 6217
A report on street cleansing, waste collections, and recycling was discussed at the meeting of New Town & Broughton Community Council on 8th February. The final report, with some changes and additions suggested during the meeting, can be seen here.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Playing Out)
Playing Out is a way of reclaiming our city streets for children to play safely and for all age groups to come out of their houses and speak to their neighbours. It involves closing streets on a regular basis (this is flexible, but could be one afternoon a month) and allowing children, under the supervision of their parents, to play outdoors. Unstructured outdoor play with all age groups is important for children's development. Streets which already organise playing out see an increased sense of community and responsibility Residents' cars, delivery vehicles etc are still allowed access, it is just through traffic which is prevented from using the road. Continue reading
Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) are hosting two seminars presented by Alan C Twelvetrees. The seminars will feature interactive sessions between community workers and representatives to discuss the challenges that communities are currently faced with, and work together to find a way forward. See this link for details Communities United: what role for community workers and representatives? Continue reading