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Leith Central Community Council provides a forum for local people to engage with and work for their local community. The meetings are on the third Monday of every month and these meetings are public, so you are very welcome to attend and engage with what is happening in your local area.

The next meeting will be held on
Monday 15 October 2018
7.00pm
in the Nelson Room, McDonald Road Library

City Plan 2030 newsletter

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from the City Plan 2030 team.

In this issue: What is City Plan 2030?, Engaging with children & young People, An update on recent community workshops and A look ahead to the choices for City Plan 2030.

  1. What is City Plan 2030?

City Plan 2030 will be Edinburgh’s next local development plan. It will set out a strategy to guide Edinburgh’s growth and the policies which we use to guide new development. The City Plan 2030 project was launched in September 2018, via our Development Plan Scheme. The Development Plan Scheme explains how City Plan 2030 will be prepared, a timetable and further information on how you can get involved. You can download the Development Plan Scheme from our website.

  1. Engaging children & young people

As we start to prepare City Plan 2030, we have been visiting secondary schools across Edinburgh, coinciding with the 2018 Year of Young People. We have been asking young people about what they think about their area, and what issues are facing the city.  You can see the findings from the workshops on our blog and we will be using their thoughts as we start to prepare the plan. 

  1. An update on recent community workshops

We have put together a short video on how we have been engaging local communities to date. You can view the video on our blog.  If you have any ideas for future engagement, get in touch with the City Plan Team. We are holding an additional community workshop on Monday 3 December at Currie Library from 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.

  1. A look ahead to the choices for City Plan 2030

The main consultation for City Plan 2030 is due to take place over 8 weeks in February and March 2019. The consultation will set out the main choices that we need to make as we prepare the next plan and we are keen for people to get involved. You can keep up to date with the project by:

City Plan team| Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 4692 | email: cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

Shrubhill substation – replacement transformer delivery ** Monday 12 November**

(adapted from emails from SP Energy, with bullet-point information and photos supplied by H Tobermann)

An update in terms of the ongoing project at Shrubhill Substation. The delivery of the replacement transformer is scheduled to take place on the evening on Monday 12 November 2018. This will involve an escorted load being arranged by specialist contractors who are experienced in such activity.

  • planned completion of the project site works 29-03-19
  • Shrubhill substation serves some 40,000 business and residential customers from the New Town to Leith (the most densely populated area in Scotland), including the Scottish Parliament
  • the removal and delivery of the transformer is managed by our contractor’s haulage firm and Police Scotland and is under control.
  • The old transformer and the rest of the equipment were all removed from site safely last month, we have also completed the demolition .
  • The new transformer is due to be delivered on the 12/11/18 and the process is being managed by the haulier JB Rawcliffe who have significant experience working not only on deliveries of transformers to Scottish Power’s substations but delivering equipment across the UK.

The delivery is planned to arrive sometime prior to midnight and will sit at the entrance until morning before the process of moving it into the substation commences in daylight conditions.

Best regards

Colin Wylie
Community Liaison, Major Projects
Ochil House, 10 Technology Avenue, Blantyre, G72 0HT
0141 614 3231 / 07808 000148

Photos were taken at the end of October 2018:

Click the thumbnails to see the full-size photos.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30pm

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Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

(adapted from an email from Meal Makers)

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

If you know an elderly person (55+ years) who could benefit from a home cooked meal and some company once a week then please complete this short referral form.

Press here to refer someone now.

We’re particularly looking for Diners in the following areas:

Leith EH6 4–, EH6 5–, EH6 6–
EH6 7–, EH6 8–
Inner city Leith to Edinburgh EH7 4–, EH7 5–
Edinburgh’s old town EH1 2–, EH1 3–
Haymarket
Edinburgh Napier
University of Edinburgh
EH3 5–, EH3 7–, EH3 8–, EH3 9–,
EH4 1–,
EH8 9–,
EH9 1–,
EH10 4–, EH10 5–,
EH11 1–, EH11 2—

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the meal share work?
    • Our Cooks would arrange a date and time with the Diner to arrange their weekly meal share. Then they would plate up an extra portion of the meal they’re making that night and deliver it to the Diner to share.
  • What happens if I refer someone and you don’t have a Cook in the area?
    • We would contact you and notify you of this and add the Diner to a Waiting List . Once a suitable Cook becomes available we’ll contact them and arrange their first meal share.
  • Is there a fee for the service?
    • We charge a £5 per year membership fee which allows an unlimited amount of meal shares.
  • Can I refer someone over the phone?
    • Yes. Please call 0800 783 7770 (9am – 4:30pm, Mon – Fri)

Thank you for your support
The Meal Makers Team
0800 783 7770
www.mealmakers.org.uk

City Plan 2030: Development Plan Scheme October 2018

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The Council has recently published its latest Development Plan Scheme (DPS) – DPS 2018, which sets out the next stages in the project. It can be found online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030 and in Edinburgh Council libraries.

Further information including how to contact the project team, is available at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030. You can also follow the City Plan 2030 project by subscribing to the Planning blog https://planningedinburgh.com or on Twitter https://twitter.com/planningedin

Ben Wilson
City Plan 2030 Team Manager

City Plan team | Place Directorate | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 529 4692 | email: cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

Winter Care Shelter Information

(adapted from an email from Bethany Christian Trust, sent via Police Scotland)

The Care Shelter this winter opened on 24 September and runs through until 5 May 2019.  The first few weeks have been really busy with an average of 52 people attending per night.  Please see below the Care Shelter rota poster for block 2 which covers the dates 29 October–2 December 2018.  The poster for the next block will be forwarded a couple of weeks before it starts.

Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.