Tag: community

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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Volunteer path improvements at the Shore

In places half the path was obstructed

The stretch of path between the Shore and Coburg Street is the latest section to be improved, thanks to the help of staff from the Safer Communities Division of the Scottish Government. This section of path, alongside the Water of Leith, is quite narrow and congested, and it’s not helped by overgrowing weeds and bushes [...]

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Granton Innertube map mural

Skatepark and skater. Plans are in motion to build a skatepark in Drylaw in the near future.

Back in November 2012 I was contacted by Thomas Brown from The Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre about the potential for a large scale mural project which would take place in a rather neglected underpass under West Granton Road. The project would involve the participation of young people from the Fet Lor Youth Centre working alongside MSCreative [...]

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Himalayan Balsam Bashing – 1 July 2013

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Join us to help control the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam on the North Edinburgh cycleway on Monday 1st July, 6.30-8pm. Himalayan Balsam is an invasive species not native to Britain. It takes over large patches of damp ground, making it very difficult for our native plants, such as bluebells, to grow as there is not [...]

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Warriston volunteer path improvements

The path at Warriston with nicely scraped back edges

The second monthly path-works session organised by volunteers from Sustrans North Edinburgh tackled a very overgrown stretch of the path between Ferry Road and Warriston Gardens. One of the major problems on this section of route was a succession of thorny bushes growing out over the path at head height, restricting the path width and [...]

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Postcode Challenge 2013 Gallery

Scarlett keeping dry - great way to travel.  Does the umbrella slow things down?

Thanks again to everyone who came along to last weekend’s Postcode Challenge and made it such as success – stallholders, participants, the People’s Postcode Trust and of course my lovely colleagues who organised it – Ruth, Espe and Lyndsay from ELGT, plus Ruth, Ruairidh and Mark. Around 300 people finished the course, despite some pretty [...]

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Sustrans volunteers get stuck in to improve paths

Scraping back the edges and solving the flooding

Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers got stuck in to making some path improvements on Wednesday evening at the Craigleith Junction. Long frustrated by mud and puddles taking up half the width of the path, and soil and grass encroaching on the edges, a team of six assembled with spades, shovels and brooms to try and tackle [...]

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Big path clean up – 14th April

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The annual big litter pick on the North Edinburgh paths needs your help on Sunday 14th April. Organised by local volunteers, this annual clean up is one of the best ways of eradicating litter and dumping along large stretches of paths to make a no…

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