A Message from Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland would greatly appreciate the help of every Community Council to get alcohol onto the agenda of all council strategies following the May election.
Can you please forward a link to this message to your services and to anyone else as you think relevant?
We have produced alcohol harm fact sheets for each local area, for Edinburgh you can find this at http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/media/218223/Alcohol-harm-Edinburgh.pdf
You may wish to encourage services and local activists to engage with candidates in person or through social media, e.g., services or recovery groups could invite candidates to visit and hear about issues first hand, or individuals could attend local hustings and ask candidates questions. [Follow us on Twitter @AlcoholFocus.]
These are some of the questions you might want to ask
- Would you agree that action on alcohol is a priority issue that cuts across many sectors?
- How would you reduce the impact of alcohol on health, families and communities in your area?
- What steps will you take to find out about the impact of alcohol locally?
It would be great if you could also share with us any examples of work that you are already doing at a local level.
Alcohol Focus Scotland has contacted all candidates in the forthcoming local elections to raise awareness of alcohol issues. Emails have been tailored for each candidate with information about their local area - please see below for an example.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Pentland Beacon. If you haven’t explored these (virtual) pages before, you’re in for a treat. The Beacon collates articles from outdoor professionals across the Pentland Hills area, letting you know what’s been happening in the hills, and about upcoming activities.
Plans are being drawn up for a week of volunteer public tree planting at Dreghorn and Castlelaw Ranges on the edge of the Pentlands this May.
The Woodland Trust is marking the 100th anniversary of World War I by planting Centenary Woods in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Download the latest version of Pentland Beacon HERE Pentland Hills Regional Park website
Defibrillators for Colinton
The Community Council has been investigating if more Defibrillators in Colinton would be a benefit to the community. At present we know of three sited in local sports clubs shown on the map. Mouse over the image to see a larger version.
- Colinton Tennis Club
- Colinton Bowling Club
- Bonaly Scout Centre
We want to seek the community's view, so if you have a views on this initiative and know of more defibrillators within the area shown on the map, we'll add further indicators to show these.
This is an evolving project and the more feedback we get from the community, the better.
Let us know your views Contact Us
2050 Edinburgh City Vision
Initial findings from the survey can now be found at edinburgh.org/2050 You can also see the presentation at 2050 Edinburgh City Vision - Emerging Findings Jan 2017
The feedback so far confirms the Edinburgh of 2050 should be a place without poverty or barriers to achievement, where instead a good quality of life is a basic requirement enjoyed by all.