Today, there have been lots of strange things appearing on Edinburgh’s streets.
An altered road sign in Portobello was reported on Fix My Street. It has been tweeted several times, appeared on the Talk Porty forum and recorded for posterity on Edinburgh Spotlight who said: “Someone in Edinburgh has a good sense of humour and we hope it takes a while for it to get fixed.”
You can view all the latest local Fix My Street reports on STV Edinburgh here.
Whilst we’re on the subject of street furniture, the Spurtle is unimpressed with the response they received from Virgin Media, who have allegedly been stopped by the council from installing 2000 utility boxes in the city after it emerged that the firm had not applied for the necessary planning permissions.
And then of course, there was a Polar Bear on Lothian Road.
There is a report on the Talk Porty forum on a recent meeting on traffic issues in Portobello. If you couldn’t go to the meeting the presentations that were used at the meeting, and a video that shows the difficulties fire engines have getting down Malborough Street are online.
In Stockbridge, plans are afoot for the 23rd Annual duck race. See some great photos and find out more on the Stockbridge Edinburgh Facebook page.
The Bike Station have announced details of a “Postcode cycle challenge” on the North Edinburgh Cycle network.
Meanwhile, on the City Cycling Edinburgh Forum, Chris Hill gives his first thoughts on a new iPhone App designed in Edinburgh. Read what he has to say about The SUSTRANS National Cycle Network App here.
Edinburgh Trams have published photos on Facebook showing the current progress being made building a tram depot at Gogar.
The team behind the Wester Hailes Social History Blog, “From there to here,” have posted a whole gallery of photos of community performances from the neighbourhood on their Facebook page. You can see them here.
The Edinburgh based LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing is looking for a volunteer press and marketing officer. If you can spare a minimum of four hours a week to help out, then you can find out more here.
Lastly, another Edinburgh Charity, Waverley Care, has announced that their Director for the last seventeen years, David Johnson, is to retire at the end of the year. If you are not familiar with the work that Waverley Care does, The Broughton Spurtle published a brilliant profile of Waverly Care this week.
Image credit: Baaker 2009