Woodfield Park Residents Association

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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.

We have a Facebook page, please contact a member of the committee if you would like to be added to the group.

 

Coronavirus Response

Because of the current Coronavirus situation we don't intend to put on a social event in the woods this easter. However we do have some wonderful woodlands and these are available to all. Please keep to government guidelines of social distancing, remember that a friendly wave goes a long way to lift the spirits.

In order to help look out for residents who are more vulnerable to the virus or need help in other ways we have set up a network of resiliance co-ordinators.

If you need help including shopping, posting mail, picking up a prescription or just a friendly chat, contact your local co-ordinator or one of the others if necessary.

Information on resiliance-coordinators and how to contact them is printed on leaflets that have been delivered to every household in Woodfield Park. If you either don't have one or have mislaid yours please contact one of the committee members to get a new one.

Latest News

The last tree survey was carried out on 25th February. This resulted in some tree specific work being identified that needs to be carried out. No trees were blown over nor culverts blocked during the recent storms.

In the Nuns cemetery some work has already carried out cutting back shrubs and some further work is required to level the ground and remove a dead tree. This work is being funded by the Catholic church.

The council have adjusted the new LED streetlamp so that the path from Woodhall road through to East end of the main branch of Woodfield Park is properly illuminated. They have also provided a non-slip surface on the sloping part of this path.

Because of lack of funds the council are not carrying out gritting and leaf clearance in Woodfield Park. Woodhall Road is on a bus route and will not be affected by this economy measure

The association have had an excellent response to appeal for new committee members. We have volunteers to take on the Treasurer role, The secretary role and the Woodsman/Tree advisory role. There roles will be ratified at the next AGM

We would like to thank everyone on the Committee, the new volunteers and the resiliance co-ordinators for serving the Woodfield Park community

 

Latest Minutes and Reports

The minutes of the latest WPRA committee can be found here
The tree report is here

Garden Waste

Garden waste is collected every Tuesday by Tiphereth. They will only empty bags of garden waste that have authorisation tags attached. These tags are valid from October 2019 to October 2020.

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

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.