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Resilient Edinburgh - Climate Change Adaptation Framework Consultation

An engagement exercise on a new Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Edinburgh has been launched and your views are sought on this.

The draft Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Edinburgh and supporting Evidence Base, will set out the city’s approach to adapting to the impacts of a changing climate over the next five years.

We would value your input into the Framework. We want to ensure that the Framework is an accurate, up-to-date reflection of the impacts and risks of climate change to the city, and of the work already being done, in the process of being done, or planned to  adapt the city to a changing climate. This includes updating and adding to the case studies included in the draft Evidence Base.

We also need an analysis of the high-level actions proposed and suggested lower level actions, and most importantly, whether you think your organisation or group could be responsible for or involved in ensuring these actions are taken forward.

Please spare a few minutes to fill in our short survey.

The consultation period runs from 17 July to 29 August. The survey can be viewed at:

 The consultation is also up on the Council’s website at

Spylaw Park wins Green Flag Award

logo-greenflagSpylaw Park is one of 30 public parks in the Lothians to receive the Green Flag award this year. This follows a concerted programme of improvements to the Park over the last two years in which CAA has been in partnership with the City of Edinburgh's Parks Department (who provided most of the funding and implemented many of the improvements to the park area) and with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (who secured additional funding and managed the improvements to the woodlands and to the main access route). CAA also contributed financially, with the funding of new signposts. This is the first time that Spylaw Park has received this award: the Green Flag award is a national standard of excellence for parks and greenspaces throughout the United Kingdom

Pentland Hills Regional Park Annual Report

The Pentland Hills Regional Park has seen another busy year. The 2013/14 annual report outlines changes that have taken place in the Natural Heritage Service; with four Natural Heritage Officers now having responsibility for designated areas in the Park. This will help re-establish links with landowners and farmers as well as maintaining the path network.

Wild about Edinburgh’s River

The Water of Leith is a wonderful natural asset for the city and it free. With over 12 miles of walkway to explore, numerous parks and gardens to visit and a fantastic Visitor Centre in Slateford, days out on the Water of Leith are on your doorstep.

Edinburgh Joint Carers Strategy

The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian value the vital role that carers have caring for people in Edinburgh. A range of good quality support needs to be on hand to carers at the right time and place. The Council has developed the Edinburgh's Joint Carers' Strategy with local partners from Health, the third sector and carers. The plan has local priorities and outcomes for young and adult carers in the city for the next three years from 2014 to 2017. You can download the strategy HERE.

Pentland Inspirations Art and Photographic Competition

The Fifth Pentland Inspirations Art and Photographic Competition has been launched.

Latest CEC Planning News

Planning News 29Click on the image to see the latest copy of Planning News from the City of Edinburgh Council's City Development Department.(Issue 29 Summer 2014)

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