We have a great program of events happening over the next few months, including three Organic markets, a car-free day and an allotment open day. If you can spare an hour or two to help out on a stall, set up stalls and displays, or as a steward at any of these events then please let us know. To find out more, visit our volunteering page to see what opportunities are available, or ring PEDAL on 0131 258 4483.
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A vacancy has now opened at PEDAL for a Project Administrator. This post is funded through the Future Jobs Fund.
Candidates must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming Job Seekers Allowance
16th August 2010
The post is for 25 hours a week, is paid at National Minimum Wage and will last for 6 months.
The successful applicant will be given additional training relevant to the post and in-work support from dedicated Access to Work Coordinators
Please contact your Job Centre Plus Advisor to discuss whether you are eligible for this vacancy
Please download the job description:
The Future Jobs Fund programme is run by The City of Edinburgh Council and Partners
PEDAL has received a Climate Challenge Fund award for a project which includes development of the orchard, plus other food initiatives as well as the introduction of energy saving measures for Portobello residents. The announcement of the new Climate Challenge Fund projects was made on Wednesday , 31 March [list of all projects funded in this round are available here]. As part of the announcement the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, met up with members of PEDAL as well as other recipients of funding at a reception at the King’s Manor hotel. The event was attended by representatives of Keep Scotland Beautiful, who will administer the grants, and Robin Harper MSP, who is also the prospective parliamentary candidate for the the Green Party for the Westminster constituency of Edinburgh East.
The party proceeded to the orchard just as it was starting to snow but luckily some of the Scottish Government representatives had come armed with their wellies! Access to the site was made easier in the inclement weather by the newly installed path and PEDAL representatives explained our plans for the orchard, as well as the energy part of the project. A brief photo shoot of the minister, the MSP and the groups concluded the visit. The minister then had to rush off to see the flood damage in Musselburgh, where the River Esk had burst its banks due to the incessant rain over the last 24 hours or so — a timely reminder of the urgent need to tackle climate change perhaps?
NEXT PEDAL Meeting:
The new office opened on Saturday 10th January, with a lovely new banner. Lots of lightbulbs were given away, and have been ever since …