Exciting news, funding has been found and a contractor appointed to deliver Phase 1 of the Coalie Park Improvement project from Great Junction St bridge to the North Leith burial ground.
Coalie Park improvement project, phase 1 is supported by funding from Paths for All – Ian Findlay Fund, City of Edinburgh Council Place Based Initiative Fund and Transport
Scotland administered through Sustrans Scotland’s Network Development Fund. Plus support from Leith Community Fund, Avondale Environmental through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, the Mushroom Trust and First Stage. Over all this represents a £300,000 investment in the site.
P1 Solutions will begin on site at end of November. Meaning the park and main route will be closed. A diversion will be in place. We know this will be an inconvenience for everyone but we hope this relatively short term pain will lead to a long term gain and a better more useable space for all.
Meanwhile we will continue to develop ideas and plans for the ‘Dock’ stake spot for young people, art and seating installations upstream of the bridge, working with Edinburgh Wheels and LeithLate. Plans for this space were submitted to CEC Planning Department but there was not enough detail in the designs so we had to withdraw them at this stage. We hope to submit again before the end of the month. Then there is the small matter of funding this exciting collaborative community-led element of the project.