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Monday, 22 July 2013

What do you think: Trees in the City consultation

The Forestry Service at City of Edinburgh Council would welcome your views on their draft Trees in the City policies and action plan, which will be used to guide the management of City of Edinburgh Council's trees and woodlands. 

Comments on the draft from all interested parties are invited, by 23 Sep 2013, by

Marie Curie Walk Ten - Dalkeith Country Estate - 31st August 2013

further information can be found at or by watching this short video:

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Towards a Litter-Free Scotland: Consultation on a strategy to tackle and prevent litter and flytipping

The Scottish Government has published its draft National Litter Strategy for consultation.  This focuses on action that will help prevent litter and illegal dumping.  It encourages people to take greater personal responsibility, and includes support for organisations to help solve the problem.  

The consultation sets out how the Scottish Government intend to:
  • Help people understand why binning waste responsibly matters
  • Make it easy for people to do so
  • Highlight that littering and flytipping are socially unacceptable.
They are inviting written responses by 27 September 2013. Early responses are appreciated. 
A consultation event is expected to be held at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, on 30 August. If you would like to attend or receive more details when they are available please get in touch
This consultation links with a consultation on proposals to create cleaner coastlines by tackling marine litter.  You can read details of both within our news release.