Community works hard to make Abbeyhill wonderful

School pupils, teachers and other members of the community have joined forces to spruce up Abbeyhill as part of a day of action.

A1derful Abbeyhill saw 34 primary 6 and 7 pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School pitch in to tackle graffiti, street litter and fly posting in the area on Friday, 27 March.

The day marks the culmination of a week-long initiative to improve the environment in Abbeyhill, which has included community reassurance visits from Community Safety Officers, Police Officers, Fire Officers and Environmental Wardens.

Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, said: “It is great to see so many people, particularly local youngsters, joining in to make the most of Abbeyhill.”

“Pride in your local community starts young, and this is a great way of encouraging children to understand that they have a responsibility too. Thanks to everyone involved.”

Thanks to a generous donation from The Student Housing Company coinciding with the week, a mural has also been commissioned by local arts group Blameless.

Developed in collaboration with City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership and LeithLate, the mural aims to discourage graffiti at Abbeyhill bridge and will incorporate history, views, stories and memories of people who live and visit the community. Work will begin next month with the unveiling scheduled for late April.

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