Jacob Horsburgh

MCC Communications and Media Coordinator

COVID-19 related support contacts from The City of Edinburgh Council

“Alongside a substantial city-wide effort, we’ve been astounded by the goodwill and generosity of the people of Edinburgh to offer help and support in responding to the impact of covid-19 on our most vulnerable.We’ll get through it together, and I know we’ll emerge stronger. Thank you all for the part you are playing.” – Cllr. …

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Community Organisations Support Resources

The Improvement Service have asked us to make you aware of a new resource that has been published to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak.  The below news item promotes the advice on infection control for community groups:  www.scdc.org.uk/news/article/2020/5/15/supporting-communities-safely-advice-for-community-groups-organisations-and-volunteer-networks  A direct link to the resource is available …

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Campaign urges public to look out for one other on city’s off-road paths

On Friday, the Council launched a campaign encouraging everyone to be considerate of other people and follow Scottish Government guidance when enjoying their outdoor exercise and travel.  The press release which was published on Friday can be found here. Increase in people using off-road paths and parks –  Since restrictions were introduced to help manage the …

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Coronavirus update 8 & other news from Councillor Neil Ross

Below is a copy of a recent newsletter from CEC Liberal Democrat Councillor Neil Ross:The latest advice on Council services is available here. Safe spaces for walking and cyclingOn Thursday the Council considered proposals for improving the safety of walking and cycling in the city by installing bus gates¹, closing some city centre roads, widening pavements …

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Donation to North Merchiston Club to support break-in recovery effort

Merchiston Community Council (MCC) continues to support its local community despite the COVID-19 crisis. Public meetings of MCC have been cancelled due to this, however MCC’s work continues, including: cooperating with residents, City of Edinburgh Council and other public services, community organisations and businesses. MCC Committee Members were shocked to hear of the recent break-in …

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