At their November meeting MSCC agreed to hold an event in January to which we would invite as many local retailers as possible to meet with us and, hopefully, develop closer relations. That event has now been fixed for
JANUARY 14TH AT 6.15PM* at the GERMAN SPEAKING CHURCH, CHALMERS CRESCENT
There will be drinks and light refreshments.
We need as many Community Councillors, City Councillors and MSPs as possible to make this event a success. So please put it in your diary and join the party.
Green, brown and food waste bins and red and blue box collections
Bins will not be collected on 25 December and 1 January butwill instead be picked up on Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 Januaryrespectively.
If the Council don’t pick up the bin on the day listed above, they are asking residents to leave it out until we collect it.
Please note that unlike previous yearscollections that fall on Boxing Day 26 December and Thursday 2 January will happen as normal. Residents should ensure that their bins are out by 6am on the collection day.
Christmas tree recycling
Christmas trees can be recycled at any of the three Community Recycling Centres, which will be open throughout the festive period (except for 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 January)
The Council will also be providing a kerbside Christmas Tree recycling collection. If residents have a brown bin or live in a brown bin area, they are being asked to place their tree at the kerbside, next to the brown bin, by 6am on the next garden waste day.
To enable trees to be recycled residents are reminded to:
·Remove all decorations from the Christmas tree
·If the tree is 6ft tall or more, please cut it in half
·Do not place trees in plastic bags, as this means we cannot recycle it
Police Scotland are currently undertaking a program of public consultation in order to inform the creation of their next Edinburgh Policing Plan for 2014-17. This program has included face-to-face street surveys, local community engagement sessions, a bespoke online business survey and now a general online survey. This general online survey is aimed at the general public and will remain open until Tuesday 24th December.
The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking people to provide either a service user perspective or a carer perspective to the Partnership. The Partnership is comprised of the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council, (EVOC) who are committed to the vision of ‘working together for a caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh’. The Members’ key tasks will be to attend Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership meetings and ensure that the Partnership is provided with a service user and a carer perspective on agenda items. The members will ensure oversight and scrutiny of decisions and policies made by the Partnership. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2014. For further information, please contact Rachel Howe.