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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 20 May 2019
7.00pm
in the Nelson Room, McDonald Road Library

LCCC May 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 20 May 2019, immediately following on from AGM
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

 AGENDA

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VE DAY 75

(adapted from a communication circulated by Edinburgh Council on behalf of the ‘Pageantmaster VE Day 75′. This is provided for information only. To the best of LCCC’s webmaster’s knowledge, LCCC does not have a position on these anniversary events or the original event.)

See also longer letter. (Click to see the original PDF.)

One year from today, we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day (8th May 2020), marking 75 years since the end of WW2, so have great pleasure in outlining plans for VE Day 75, being organised to celebrate and commemorate this important anniversary next year.

The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary on 8th May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history.  I am sure you will agree that we cannot let this day pass without reflecting on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period. Our celebration, VE Day 75, will cover the weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, and will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.

This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives, and those who returned home injured in body and mind; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others who put their lives on hold to safeguard the home front.

The official, exclusive charity for VE Day 75 is SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, which also supports the Merchant Navy.

The planned activities over the weekend are as follows:

  • The Playing of Battle’s O’er & VE 75 Years
  • The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2
  • The Cry for Peace, around the World
  • Churches & cathedrals Ringing out for Peace
  • Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc
  • Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post

Registration for all participants will be solely through www.veday75.org as soon as possible over the next few months, or by no later than 1st MAY 2020. As well as adding your details you will also be able to download important documents, including a commemorative certificate, and view messages of support from individuals and organisations.

 

LCCC May 2019 meeting agendas

This is the notice of the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council and the Annual General Meeting, both on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library. The Annual General Meeting will be chaired by Cllr Rob Munn; this will be a relatively short meeting with the following agenda:

Agenda of the Annual General Meeting 20 May 2019

  1. Approval of the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting;
  2. Annual Report: brief review of year
  3. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY17/18
  4. Demit of current office bearers and election of new office bearers

The outline agenda of the ordinary meeting is below. A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

Outline Agenda of the Ordinary Meeting 20 May 2019

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of minutes of 15 April 2019 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s report
  5. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … CC elections/leaflets …future meeting dates/hours/venue … committees and agenda procedure … Leith Gala …final review of Scheme for CCs 2019 … NE CCs joint working ..
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    … CCTT/Tram works update … Leith Street closure … Carriageway Resurfacing Works – Summer 2019 … Easter Road / Duke Street Proposed Junction Improvements … shared use parking …
  7. Planning
    … appeal 106-162 Leith Walk … Tourism and Communities Working Group … Local Plan …
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    … catering van St Mark’s Park ….
  9. Licensing
  10. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

Meeting papers (from October 2014 onwards) are in the cloud at https://goo.gl/jrARbc.  The meeting papers will also be on LCCC’s website in due course on the meetings page: https://leithcentralcc.co.uk/reports.

LCCC March 2019 approved minutes

(LCCC’s minutes secretary apologises for the late publication of these approved minutes. He was unable to attend the April meeting, and so his normal cycle was interrupted. However, there is no difference in content (apart from correcting a few punctuation errors) between the record below and the draft March minutes published here: https://leithccc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019_03_18-draft-v1.pdf.)

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NOTES of Meeting Community Council Together on Trams (CCTT) & Tram Team (TT) 25 April 2019

1. Welcome, introductions, minutes

  • Present: Darren Wraight (DW), Jennifer Marlborough, Rob Levick, Angus Hardie, Charlotte Encombe, Andrew Mckenzie, Harald Tobermann (HT), Rob Leech (RL)
  • Agreed: to ask Bruce Ryan to do future minutes (costs covered by Anturas)

2. Update TT team

a. Progress on CEC work on multi-year environmental cost/benefits post-tram

  • Noted: this is being progressed by Hannah Ross (HR) who will advise

b. Confirmation of official ECI period (given the delayed mobilisation)

Noted: ECI is underway, but not all senior contractor staff are in Edinburgh. ECI will end 9 October 2019. Lane closures with heras and barrier will commence from 10 October 2019. To confirm the track slab design the contractor will carry out ground and site investigation along the route[note i]. This will be carried out via trail holes and bores. These works will be carried out under minor traffic management lasting on average 5 days per location.

  • Noted: DW as ‘in-house’ stakeholder rep, and contractors are co-locating to 200 Bonnington Rd (200BR) for the period (perhaps beyond); other members of TT: HR (ca 1 day at 200BR) and RL (as required at 200BR) based at their respective main offices. New TT communication person is being recruited. Client team includes CEC tram team, Anturas, Turner Townsend, Atkins.
  • Agreed: DW to provide diagram of all entities and key personnel involved and glossary of acronyms
  • Noted: detailed trader logistics survey in progress; more info at next meeting

3. Update CCTT

  • Noted: HT had meetings with Paul Lawrence, Hannah Ross and George Lowder to prepare the ground for CCTT/TT meetings during ECI period
  • Noted: the role of the Traffic Management Review Panel (TMRP): includes representation of some but not all relevant groups (e.g. pedestrians and bus passengers – as opposed to bus operator – don’t have a dedicated voice)[note ii]
  • Agree ‘shopping list’ (see below) priority, scope, input required, date decision required
  • Agreed: see bold items in table below

4. Agree future meeting dates during ECI period

  • Agreed: monthly meetings at 200BR on last THU, apart May (date tbc) and July (holiday[note iii]): 29 (tbc) May, 27 June, 29 August, 26 September; meetings beyond September TBA
  • Agreed: due to pace of mobilisation, to meet contractors’ senior staff at June meeting
  • Agreed: to keep an eye on Constitution Street fixing points and pre-works

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Proposed Carriageway Resurfacing Works – Summer 2019/20

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The carriageway on a number of streets in your Ward are due to be resurfaced during the Summer of 2019. The roads affected have been prioritised because of their current condition and because the upcoming tram works will prevent any planned resurfacing work from taking place in and around the proposed tram line during the construction period.

The resurfacing works are planned to start on 27 May and will be carried out during weekdays in separate phases in order to minimise disruption to the public. On some traffic sensitive routes, work may be carried out under nightshift to minimise the impact on traffic. Most roads affected will be fully or significantly resurfaced with a select few being only partially resurfaced or patched as required. There will also be some improvements to pedestrian facilities, traffic signal upgrades and renewal of some street furniture.

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Leith Street closures: May and June 2019

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council, Nuveen and Laing O’Rourke, received 23 April 2019. LCCC’s webmaster apologises for the late posting of this information – work circumstances got in the way.)

Click the graphic to see the original advert.

Click the graphic to see the original letter.

Leith Street will close temporarily between the junction of Princes Street (Waterloo Place) and the turning into Calton Road. Laing O’Rourke would firstly like to say sorry that this was reported in the media before you heard the news from us. It was not able to share the news at that stage as the dates had not been confirmed.

The works will take place in two phases, with the road reopening in between:

PHASE ONE
Start date: 5 May 2019-19.00
End date: 25 May 2019 -0700

PHASE TWO
Start date: 6 June 2019-19.00
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