Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership

(adapted from an email from NHS Lothian)

NHS Lothian would like to invite you to  join us  to ‘Talk, Share, Plan, Repeat’ at one/or more coproduction events to support the development of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership (PSP).

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) agreed to build a PSP to ensure that services are shaped around people and their communities, in line with the principles of the Christie Commission. The Public Social Partnership for Wellbeing Services will build on good practice and established relationships and develop and test innovative approaches to redesign services, improve collaboration across statutory and third sector and maximise resources and assets. For more detail please find briefing attached. The session will provide you with an update and opportunity for open dialogue on all aspects of the PSP going forward. This will be supported by an independent facilitator.

There will be two city wide events, the first to capture the main themes and the second to capture work across the city and to begin to make these links. The locality events will be focused more around understanding the needs of that particular community,  opening up local dialogue, and building relationships for future partnership working. Please find invite and briefing attached.

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Your local policing priorities

(adapted from Police Scotland’s website)

Police Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their community. This year the consultation process is widening, becoming more flexible, and moving online to a digital format that will be open all year.

Everyone’s views across Scotland will be taken on board at a national and local level. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to local policing and all the needs and wants of individual communities will be considered.

It’s a very simple process that should only take a few moments of your time but will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community.

Police Scotland will keep you updated on our  quarterly  results. The consultation will be a completely transparent process as it’s all about your priorities.

Take the survey here

Click here for a Polish version

North East Locality Improvement Plan

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

Work is now well underway in shaping the new 2017 – 2022 Locality Improvement Plan for North East Edinburgh and it’s important that you can tell us what you think needs to happen in the next 5 years. We are focussing on the themes of place; health & wellbeing; community safety; children, young people and families; and employment. Some of you might have been involved already but you might have something else you wish to add to the process.

Locality Improvement Plans are to be established in each locality across the city which will help identify where key partners need to prioritise service and invest in joint resources to make a positive difference to communities. With the new North East Locality encompassing Craigentinny & Duddingston, Leith and Portobello & Craigmillar, it is clear that service needs will be very different and the Locality Improvement Plans should reflect this.

Please use this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V6P39DM –  to consider which themes are important to you and rank your top three priorities within that theme. If you feel we have missed something let us know in the comments box. The survey will be open until 16th December 2016.

We will gather in all of the comments and look to see where there are similarities and the ranked statements will help identify the future priorities for the North East Locality.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

Funding freedom from Islamophobia

(adapted from an email from ‘Prevention, Interventions & Partnerships’ within Police Scotland)

Over the past few months Police in Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council have been working in partnership with representatives from the City’s Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities to deliver this funding opportunity.

We are inviting you to apply for funding to deliver projects which will help create a city free from Islamophobia.

Individuals and groups, supported by a charity or organisation, as well as charities and organisations themselves, can submit an application to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding per project. Continue reading

Leith Walk patching update – Week 6

(Adapted from an email sent to cllr Nick Gardner at 01:37 on 2016_11_25.)

This is the sixth and final update on the patching works for Leith Walk.

Resurfacing works will finish tonight and  have completed sections 2,3,4,5,6 and 7.

Due to a combination of Scottish Gas Networks (SGN) continuing presence on Section 1 (Brunswick Street and Montgomery Street) and proposed excavation works at the junction of Annandale Street due to take place in February/March 2017, surfacing was not possible in Section 1 and at the junction of Annandale Street. These works will require to be carried out after SGN have vacated the site and once the excavation works are completed.

As such the works are now concluded and the area has now been passed back to the City Centre Roads team based at 329 High Street.

Through the course of the works (Sunday 23rd October to Friday the 25th November) we have been able to deliver approximately 3000 m2 of carriageway patching in a five week period averaging over 120 m2 per night through areas requiring intensive and challenging traffic management set-ups.

I have attached a couple of photographs of the site before and after to give some indication of the end result of the works.

(Please note that these images were supplied at very low resolution.) 

Gayfield Place at the junction with Gayfield Square
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Elm Row looking south from Montgomery Street junction
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Haddington Place bus stop
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