Greener Leith would like to thank everyone who has signed up to support our Portobello and Leith Community Wind Turbine bid. We’ve been blown away by the backing we’ve received from local people, politicians and media.
Your continued support is really important to the sucess of the project, and it really will make it more likely that we will get funding to take the project forwards. At present, our project is the most popular project in the entire UK on the Energyshare.com website – where the projects with the most support at the end of the month are more likely to gain funding.
However, we need to keep adding supporters to stay in the top 5 as lot’s of other bids are also still adding supporters every day.
Therefore, if you haven’t signed up as a supporter yet please do it straight away! You can do it here:
If you have already signed-up as a supporter, please take action to encourage other people you know to sign-up as supporters of the bid. Email them, post the link to Facebook, or Tweet about it. Please help us keep the momentum going in any social network you’re involved in. Already 127 people have shared the group on Facebook – but please keep doing it as sometimes people need a second reminder!
If they need more information you can send them this link too:
The project has had some fantastic coverage in the local media:
On Wednesday evening STV broadcast a package about the project featuring Justin Kendrick from PEDAL Portobello, Kenny MacAskill MSP and Greener Leith Board member Chas Booth. You can watch it here:
Earlier in the week the Evening News ran a number of stories online and in the paper:
STV also published this post on last Friday:
We are also grateful for the visible support of local politicians including Kenny MacAskill MSP, Kezia Dugdale MSP, and Sheila Gilmore MP. If there are any other local politicians reading this, who are not on the planning committee – then please do sign-up too.
And whilst the vast majority of people supporting the bid are from Edinburgh, it’s also nice to see that the Isle of Eigg have backed our plan too – as they have been a trail blazing community in the field of community energy.
Greener Leith and PEDAL volunteers have also been doing our best to share as much detail as we can with local residents at public meetings. Last week Greener Leith members discussed the project at the Leith Links Community Council and this week we attended the Friends of the Water of Leith Basin, and the Leith Central Community Council planning sub-committee.
If you would like us to attend a meeting of your community group to discuss the plans then please get in touch.
You can read the FAQ about the project here.