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Leaf Clearing project 2019 - progress
membershipPostOctober 23, 2019, 14:51
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Following the great success of last year's leaf clearing project (see p5 in this newsletter), in conjunction with the Council, the 2019 leaf clearing operation is well under way !

So far, there have been two successful clear-ups on the last two Sundays, and about 350-400 bags have been collected by the Council so far !

The main areas tackled were around South Lauder Road; Hatton Place and some nearby streets; Oswald Road, South Oswald Road and Mortonhall Road. The bags are smaller and stronger than those provided last year, and bags are emptied and returned, so that a) the leaves are composted and b) the bags can be reused.

You may have seen our teams of volunteers out and about. You might also like to help, as there will be a number of other clear-ups (but you don't have to join a group - you can do your own thing - anytime !)

If you'd like to help, contact Sue Tritton - and of course you don't need to be a member!

(You might also like to suggest - or help with - specific locations close to you that need attention).

PlanningPostOctober 25, 2019, 09:48
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The Grange Association is commended by Councillor Lesley Macinnes in this article in the Edinburgh Evening News today (25 October 2019):

""We can't be everywhere at once, though, and all it takes is a sudden hard frost for Edinburgh's pavements to become covered in a thick carpet of leaves. And the inescapable fact is that a significant proportion of leaves falling on the pavements come directly from trees in private gardens that overhang public roads. That's why today we're urging everyone to follow the excellent example set by the Grange Association in helping us tackle the issue. After all, you'd clear up your hedge clippings, so why not leaves, too?

"We're more than happy to supply bags and equipment (and collect full bags for recycling) to groups who want to do their bit to help us keep their local pavements clear and accessible, especially for the less mobile members of the community. Together we can leave Edinburgh's streets safe and leaf-free."

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Whilst clearing leaves, you may find a blocked drain or gully.

I found three I didn't know existed the other day at the west end of Dalrymple Crescent !

It is very easy to report this for clearing by the Council using their form here. You do not need to register to do so.

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Quote from membership on October 25, 2019, 16:18

Whilst clearing leaves, you may find a blocked drain or gully.

I found three I didn't know existed the other day at the west end of Dalrymple Crescent !

It is very easy to report this for clearing by the Council using their form here. You do not need to register to do so.

I've just found another one (and reported it) that I didn't know existed ! On the west side of Lauder Road opposite Dalrymple Crescent ! It's really badly blocked so clearing that will help reduce the flow down to the junction, which is a problem with heavy rain.

membershipPostOctober 28, 2019, 13:03
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Another successful and sunny day on the streets for our leaf clearing teams … well done, all !

Still loads of leaves to pick up - indeed yet to fall - therefore we can still squeeze in more volunteers.

Also, you don't need to join the groups, or indeed pick up the leaves on the proscribed days - any time will do !.

membershipPostOctober 30, 2019, 11:19
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Just a thought - when it's brown bin day - why not clear a few leaves from outside your house (specially the pavement), and put them in it ?

Every little helps.

membershipPostNovember 18, 2019, 21:11
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Message from Sue Tritton :

"there was a fantastic turnout on Sunday ! We managed to clear the whole of South Oswald Road - right up to the entrance to Astley Ainslie.... Others were working closer to their homes. I expect to organise another two Sundays (24th November and 1st December) - including another stint in Lover's Loan. There has been lots of new interest and people saying they'll join the Association”.

(Update - dates corrected)

membershipPostNovember 22, 2019, 10:09
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Message from Sue Tritton :

"Dear All,

The forecast looks OK for Sunday. Please send me suggestions for streets which would benefit from a "team effort" to clear - I haven't been round the whole area so am unaware of the situation in some streets. I am also aware that some people are keeping their own streets clear of leaves. The streets I suggest would benefit of a general clearing include Fountainhall Road (although some residents are doing good work in parts of this street). Also Blackford Avenue - especially between Relugas Road and St Albans Road. But there must be others I don't know about - or think we don't have the resources to deal with like Whitehouse Terrace.

Thanks to everyone who has helped with this effort - even walking past and thanking those working is much appreciated.

Sue
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