Fancy cycling but don’t have a bike?

How about that New Year's Resolution to get fitter and look after the environment? If you'd like to cycle but don't have a bike there are some great options for you. We have a few bikes available in the church - some free and some at a small cost. There is also a recycling project near us in North of Edinburgh with a lot of FREE ladies' and children's bicycles. To se them and grab one for yourself, friends or family, just get in touch with Derek Nicol - hsc.brakethecycle@edinburgh.gov.uk. For more details about either of these options have a word with Anna - anna@grantongoesgreene...
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The BIG SWAP success

We had more than 50 people attending the swap on the day (4th January), quite a few from different areas like Leith Walk, Old Town, Gorgie or Meadowbank. We had some students as well as staff from other eco projects. Our publicity is working well, and the living posters in the Forrest Cafe at Tollcross, along with promotion by ELREC has helped to get us more young people and students from outside our area. On the day we received donations of 83.5kg of clothes - and a children's bicycle. We saved 265.5kg from landfill by having people take away clothes for re-use. 111 kg of that was baby clo...
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Free Bike maintenance session – Thursday 22nd November

Thursday 22nd November from 4:30-6:30 PM-FREE bike repairing session in the East Hall of the church. If you want to repair your bicycle or just have it checked, turn up on the day. No booking is required, we will have a specialist from Grease Monkey- bike repairing company doing a drop in. It will be a great opportunity for all intending join us for a cycling tour on the 22nd November to have their bike checked prior to the day. FREE SET OF LIGHTS FOR THE FIRST 20 BIKES!  
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Join the cycle ride to Granton Hub and Social Bite Village – after church on 25th November

Join the fun with friends from church and the community on the third community cycle ride. Our next Free Cycling Tour to Granton Hub and Social Bite Village is taking place on the SUNDAY 25 TH NOVEMBER. Leaving Granton Parish after Shared Lunch around 12:30. Remember your Bike Helmet on the day. You are welcome to join us for Church Service at 10:30, lunch-11:30 or come at 12:30 for the tour. We will be cycling slowly and stopping at Granton hub to see a photo exhibition, find out more about groups, activities and community garden and stopping again at Social Bite Village. No need to ...
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Bikes, clothes, sanitary products and volunteers – the latest from Granton Goes Greener

Bike repairing session and cycling tour. We had a very successful bike repairing session on the 18th October followed by a cycling tour to Cramond on the 21st. 13 bikes in total have been checked and minor repairs conducted. For those of you that have had no chance of joining us on the day, we are arranging another session with Grease Monkey in about 4 weeks’ time as well as another bike ride to Granton hub and Walled Garden. Keep an eye on our social media for further updates. We would also recommend to everyone to get a bike helmet and bring it along on the ride. Children under 14 would...
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Sunday 21st October-12 PM- guided cycling tour to Cramond village

Sunday 21st October-12 PM- guided cycling tour to Cramond village. Will be leaving the church grounds just after tea and coffee after the Sunday service. Everyone wearing a tracksuit or leggings to the church on the day will be excused and forgiven😉. As it is a family oriented tour, we will be cycling slowly and stopping as needed. Remember to bring some snacks, water and dress appropriately to the weather. Cycling is a good and gentle muscle workout and does not require high level of physical skills. It helps to decrease stress level improving posture and coordination as wel...
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Free Bike maintenance session this Thursday 18th October

Thursday 18th October from 4:30-6:30 PM-FREE bike repairing session in the West Hall of the church. If you want to repair your bicycle or just have it checked, turn up on the day. No booking is required, we will have a specialist from Grease Monkey- bike repairing company doing a drop in. It will be a great opportunity for all intending join us for a cycling tour on the 21st October to have their bike checked prior to the day.  
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Swap Shop, volunteering and bras!

This week's update from our Climate Change project Clothing Swap Shop and Volunteering. Thank you for all your generous donations. We are still looking for volunteers to help us organise the storage space and sort out all the clothes that are still in the bags. Even if you only have 1-2 spare hours a week or can help once a month, please do get in touch. The Swap Shop is going to be volunteer led in the future, so we really need residents involved. We are also looking for donations of winter clothes, evening dresses and Christmas jumpers as well as some spare clothes hangers. If you know a...
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