Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works

The horrible odours coming from Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works are an ongoing issue that local residents have been raising for years.

Residents are continuing to report complaints of horrendous smells coming from the water works
throughout the year. With the recent hot weather, I have had many complaints from constituents that the smell has been worse than usual. It is completely unfair that families are unable to enjoy the hot weather in their gardens because of the smells.

There have been concerns over the way complaints were being dealt with but I am encouraged that this feedback has now been taken on board. It is essential that we have a situation where all parties play their part in identifying and addressing the issue.

I have written to the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, concerning this and I will continue to make representations on behalf of my constituents to work on this issue with stakeholders and ensure that progress is made.

As ever, I advise my constituents to continue to report any problems they have with odours from the water works to publichealth@edinburgh.gov.uk and to log them with Leith Links Community Council here.

Read my column on this in The Speaker.