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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

New waste recycling service comes to the Grange in Phase 5 of the changes
The new City of Edinburgh Council waste recycling service comes to the Grange in Phase 5 of the changes. 

A map showing streets included is also available.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Edinburgh by Numbers 2015

City of Edinburgh Council have published a useful Edinburgh by Numbers 2015 resource.  This is a online collection of city facts and figures, with links to more information.
You might also find an interactive mapping tool provided by Datashire Scotland helpful. This allows the entire map of Scotland to be searched by key 2011 census stats (e.g. postcode level, health board, parliamentary ward etc).

Summer fair and garden party at Maggie's Edinburgh: 12-4pm on Sa 22 Aug

Maggie's Edinburgh are holding a Summer Fair and Garden Party on Saturday 22 August from 12–4pm (at Western General Hospital, The Stables, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU)

There will be a garden workshop as well as various stalls and refreshments. 

The garden has been carefully created to be a welcoming extension of the Maggie’s Edinburgh inside space; it offers uplifting views out from the Centre, a connection to the changing seasons and, in warmer weather, a pleasant place to sit and relax.

[Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends]

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Walk to Remember in aid of Marie Curie on 1 Aug 2015 at Dalkeith Country Park

This Walk to Remember event allows friends and family to walk 10k together around Dalkeith Country park on 1st August, to remember their loved ones and raise money for Marie Curie.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Teen Triple P Group in Tollcross for Dads, Step dads, Grandfathers and other Male Carers

City of Edinburgh Council are delighted to be able to offer a Teen Triple P Group for Dads, Step dads, Grandfathers and other Male Carers. This group will run at- 

Tollcross Community Centre
117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG
Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm
30th September- 9th December 2015 (excluding school holidays)
Please submit applications before Monday the 14th September 2015

Sessions allow you to explore ways to
  • build a strong relationship with your teenager
  • resolve conflict
  • manage problem behaviours
  • help your teen stay safe.

If you are interested you can complete an online application form. Please state clearly if the application is for the Dad’s group.

Details of the other Teen Triple P Groups that are running across Edinburgh are also available.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Southside & Newington Newsblog: 1594 trees in the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links

As Cameron Rose's newsblog reports "a new count of trees in the Meadows area [PDF] has been added this month to the Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links website."  

The document shows the number of each species.

"On most trees you will find a small tab which links to this 2009 detailed survey of trees and from the tab you can identify the tree species, height, spread, age and condition."

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Big Co-op Clean at The Meadows: 10am - noon on Sa 27 Jun

As part of Co-operatives Fortnight 2015, and in association with Friends of the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, Scotmid is supporting a community clean up at The Meadows, Melville Drive, Edinburgh (meeting at the Cricket Pavilion on Jawbone Walk at 10am).

Why not come along and help keep your community beautiful?  There will be litter picking, wild flower planting, trimming verges, featuring trees and reseeding grass.
Please bring gloves and suitable footwear. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

All other materials and refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in coming along to this event, please email Tricia so there will be enough refreshments on the day for everyone.