New funding for Edinburgh communities

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Just came across this funding for Edinburgh communities, from the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Evening News, the Get it Sorted fund which is awarding up to £500 for community environmental improvement projects.     Visit the council website below for more information, but the main project themes are: Sorting our visual environment [...]

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Introducing the Travelling Tales project

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Travelling Tales is a new project being launched across Scotland which will challenge six people to switch to a greener, cleaner form of transport – be it walking, cycling, skating, rollerblading, or going by bus or train. We’re looking for six people from around the country who already have some social media skills, and who [...]

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Wildflowers at Trinity Station

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Dropped by Trinity Station yesterday to see how the flowers were coming along and was excited to see the corn poppies coming into flower! This was part of a Grow Wild Lottery funded project led by the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust.  We worked with members of the Fet Lor Youth Group to clear and [...]

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Community Planting at Harrison Park

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 Join us on Sunday 11 August, 10.30-12.30 for a community planting event, to plant up the new herb garden at the dog free zone accessed by Harrison Road.  All welcome, gloves and tools provided.  For further information, please contact esperanza@elgt.org.uk or on 0131 445 4025

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Bad news from Tesco’s at Canonmills.

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The Tesco’s supermarket at Canonmills, right alongside a busy cycle path, has recently spent heavily on new tarmac, road markings, car park and other improvements. But things are not so rosy if you are trying to get to their store by bike or on foot – it is now even more dangerous and inconvenient than [...]

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Food for Free – Tonight at Harrison Park!

Join us tonight – Thursday 25th July, 6.30-8pm – for a free community guided walk at Harrison Park, searching out Food for Free in the park and along the Canal. Meet at the play area near Ogilvie Terrace, Harrison Road and Harrison Gardens. All welcome, under 16s should be accompanied by an adult Please dress [...]

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GARDENERS ON THE GO, TO GROW!

We have hard to reach gardens across the City, particularly in the South, West and East areas of the city. Garden owners need help in these areas. Do you want to grow but don’t have a garden, get on your bike and grow on the go with Edinburgh Garden Partners. t. 0131 220 5067 www.edinburghgardenpartners.org.uk [...]

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It’s here! The Innertubemap greenspaces edition

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Edinburgh’s unique Innertube map is now celebrating the launch of its third version – the Greenspaces edition.  This green map highlights the many parks and green spaces that are easily accessible by bike or on foot using Edinburgh’s amazing network of off-street paths, made up of old railway lines, canal towpath, the Water of Leith [...]

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