Scottish Water Summer Campaign
Keep the Cycle Running
In recent months you will have seen advertisements by Scottish Water in their campaign to ensure the public follows the simple steps to ensure the water cycle is kept going. This helps to ensure there are no blocked drains and sewers, and our beaches are kept free from inappropriately flushed items such as wet wipes and cotton buds.
Scottish Water have been holding a summer campaign to ensure beaches are kept clean and free from items flushed down domestic drains. Interesting to note that over 2000 wet wipes were found on Scotland’s beaches during the Great British Beach Clean week in 2015*, with some surveys reporting as many as 100 wipes found in a 100m stretch of beach! The campaign aims to help make people stop and think about their actions and help prevent the issues occurring in the first place.
Playing Out Street Play
Edinburgh Playing Out has continued to work with City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to enable free road closures for street play and community togetherness. We are delighted to report that the guidelines for parents wishing to apply to close their street for the Edinburgh pilot of Playing Out went live today.
You can find the guidelines at: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/playingout