Public Sector Sustainability News 25 January 2016

Orkney Islands Council reuse event; Dumfries and Galloway Council Committee to discuss local Food Growing Strategy; the City of Edinburgh Council explore potential for Haymarket Station active travel hub; South Ayrshire Council set to open Ayr active travel hub.

Orkney Islands Council Reuse Event

An event run by Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with Orkney ZeroWaste, has ensured the redistribution and reuse of almost 1000kg of unwanted household goods - diverting them from being disposed of as waste.


Dumfries and Galloway Council Committee to Discuss Local Food Growing Strategy

The Communities Committee of Dumfries and Galloway Council will meet on Tuesday 24 January and will discuss the development of a local Food Growing Strategy. Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, every Council in Scotland is required to develop and enhance a Food Growing Strategy.  Elected Members will hear at the meeting about the plans to finalise the strategy for Dumfries and Galloway Council by the end of this year.


City of Edinburgh Council to Explore Haymarket Active Travel Hub

The Council has secured funding from Transport Scotland to explore the potential for an 'active travel hub' at Haymarket Station, a major transport interchange at the west end of the city centre.


South Ayrshire Council set to Open Ayr Active Travel Hub

An Active Travel Hub in Ayr is set to open in February. The hub will promote sustainable forms of travel such as walking and cycling, making it easier for commuters, students and tourists to get active and stay active.

24 January 2017


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