Funding Secured for Harrison Park East

Plans have been approved and funding applications have been successful for environment improvements to East Harrison Park.

A grant of £47,500 has been secured through Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN) which finances projects eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund. A further grant of £50,000 has been secured from Sustrans the leading UK sustainable transport charity.

The City of Edinburgh Council and The Waterways Trust Scotland have also contributed funds to the project, the latter through private donations.

Merchiston Community Council have raised concerns about a £12,000 anonymous donation to the project with concerns about an ulterior motive.  They have asked Edinburgh Council to review this donation.

Work on the environmental project will start around 4 March.

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