Mental Health Suffering Among School Staff

Teachers and support staff in Edinburgh have been increasingly unwell and needed to take more time off work for reasons of mental ill health, new research by the Scottish Liberal Democrats has revealed.

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New Eye Hospital Plans in Jeopardy

The Health Secretary has cast doubt over plans to build a new eye hospital in Edinburgh, saying the Government will not fund it.

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Living Landscapes Consultation

An online public consultation has begun on the Living Landscapes Programme. This is the strategy of leaving some areas of the city's parks and green spaces to grow more naturally than before.

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Recycling Christmas Trees

If you have had a real Christmas tree, then you can get it collected by the Council for recycling into compost.

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Blackhall Library Update

Essential works on the library had been due to start towards the later part of last year.

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Communal Household and Recycling Bins

There has been an increasing number of complaints about over-flowing communal bins in densely-populated areas like Stockbridge.

 

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Botanics Blue Badge Parking

Autumn last year saw Spaces for People (SfP) measures being implemented on Aboretum Place, which were introduced to make it safer for pedestrians to cross between the east gate of Inverleith Park and the John Hope Gateway into the Botanic Gardens.

Unfortunately the measures have also meant moving the blue badge spaces further along from the road circle outside of the Botanics.

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Craigleith Park Recycling Centre

Back in Spring 2020 during the first lockdown, the recycling centre at Craigleith Retail Park was withdrawn from service and the facility has remained closed ever since.

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Water of Leith Path Repair Update

It was noted recently that several planks on the Sunbury Footbridge are rotten and unsound. These have now been reported to the Council and will be repaired.

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Prevention is key to better Mental Health

Even before the pandemic, people were already waiting far too long for treatment and too often delays meant their mental health continued to decline.

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