Tag: community

Help plant trees in Harrison Park

Harrison Park tree planting

Get your hands dirty and help plant some trees at Harrison Park with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and Friends of Harrison Park. What is planned is some low, hedgerow-style planting on the bank between Harrison Road and East Harrison Park by the canal, providing a windbreak and giving some year-round interest on an otherwise [...]

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Works complete – King George V playpark

Upgraded climbing wall in King George V Park

Soon to be officially opened, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have been working on a brand-new play area at the south end of the Rodney Street tunnel in King George V park, right alongside the cycle path and on the edge of the New Town. Once a railway turning yard, a coal yard and part [...]

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Halloween mural Drylaw tunnel

Over the last weekend myself and some friends have created a new mural on the railway tunnel below Telford Road (there are two tunnels this is the smaller one) around a Halloween theme it’s been a while since we’ve painted at this location however we have a long history of creating artworks in these tunnels. [...]

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More volunteer vegetation pathwork

Clearing an obstructed path access at Wardie Road

This Saturday saw another successful morning of volunteering out on the North Edinburgh paths tackling overhanging branches, obstructed lights and corners where undergrowth was hiding sightlines of oncoming people. Two sections of Himalayn balsam were also tackled. Organised by Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers, the first section to be tackled was at Drylaw, where brambles and [...]

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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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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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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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