Woodfield Park Residents Association

Welcome. Try here first for local news

Welcome to the Woodfield Park website.
The idea is to build up useful information for Woodfield Park residents.
Have a look at Useful Contacts, which has addresses and telephone numbers for local services. Local Info contains useful information about refuse collection, recycling days etc.
It is planned to add other information and useful links to save you time.
Please e-mail suggestions to David Houston for content you would like to see included and maintained up-to-date. Also, if you have any photos of Woodfield Park or Colinton, send them to the same address.

Easter Woodland Fun

Come along on Saturday 20th April 2019. 3-5 pm. All Welcome
Meet at the Woodland Clearing, Centre Path

Children - remember to bring a hard boiled egg and an adult.
Adults are welcome with or without a child or boiled egg!

The fun includes

Egg themed treasure hunt
Egg colouring
Eggy Spoon race
Refreshments: Juice, tea,coffee and maybe something a little stronger!

2018 AGM and Woods tidy-up.

The AGM and tidy up took place on Saturday 13th Oct. Thanks to everyone who helped out.

You can find the AGM minutes here.
The chairmans report is here
The tree report is here

 

The kerbside garden waste collection has changed

Garden waste is collected every Tuesday by Tiphereth. They will only empty bags of garden waste that have yellow authorisation tags attached. These tags should have been received from Tiphereth in response to the appropriate payment of 25 pounds having been paid to the council.

Authorisation tags will need to be renewed again in the summer to continue receiving collections after October. If you choose to renew your permit in the summer then it will be valid from October 2019 to October 2020.

To find out more about garden waste collections please click here www.edinburgh.gov.uk/gardenwaste

 

The woodland compost bin has been removed - please use the kerbside collection

Unfortunately it is no longer viable to maintain the compost bins in the woodland so the compost bins have ben removed. The area where they were will be replanted.

In order to maintain the amenity of our conservation woodland please do not dispose of any garden waste in the woodland. Instead please use the Tuesday kerbside collection and if necessary take large items to the Sighthill Recycling Center.

Trees

All trees both in the common woodland area and in proprietors gardens are subject to a tree preservation order. If you have a tree in your garden that needs to be removed it might be a good idea to talk to our tree adviser Derek Grant who has a lot of experience in liasing with the council about such matters.

You should be aware that the residents association only has responsibility for the trees in the common woodland areas, proprietors are responsible for trees on their own property.

Flooding caused by torrential rain.

In May 2014 a number of garages in Woodfield Park suffered flooding by rain water. The Lodge proprietors were the worst affected as the drainage stream in the woods burst its banks and caused a torrent of smelly water to rush down their drive and flood their garage. The Council were called out to unblock the culverts at the end of the drainage stream and succeeded in freeing up the large one but not the smaller one. Any proprietor who wishes to obtain sandbags to prevent flooding can seek these from the Council free of charge on the Clarence number 0800 232323.