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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 18 November 2019
7.00pm
McDonald Road Library

Further meetings are likely to be on Mondays (time TBC):

  • 2019: 18 November 2019
  • 2020: 20 January, 17 February, 16 March, 20 April, 18 May (including AGM), 15 June

LCCC election results

Elected, coopted and local-interest-group representative members

At the meeting of LCCC on 21 October, the following were declared elected or *co-opted as members of Leith Central Community Council:

  • *Alan Dudley
  • Jack Caldwell
  • Charlotte Encombe
  • Pierre Forissier
  • Nick Gardner
  • Fee Gerlach
  • Sheila Kennedy
  • Ian Mowat
  • Harald Tobermann
  • John Tibbitt
  • John Wilkinson
  • Amy Woodgate

Hence LCCC has space for 4 co-opted members.

No local interest groups (LIGs) were registered as wishing to be represented on LCCC.

It also has space for 8 members representing local interest groups operating in its area.

Appointment of office-bearers

Role Nominee(s) Proposer(s) Seconder(s) Result
Chair Charlotte Encombe Nick Gardner Ian Mowat Elected nem con
Vicechair Harald Tobermann Ian Mowat Pierre Forissier Elected nem con
Secretary Sheila Kennedy Nick Gardner Harald Tobermann Elected nem con
Treasurer Ian Mowat Harald Tobermann John Tibbitt Elected nem con
Engagement Officer Amy Woodgate This election was held over due to A Woodgate’s and J Caldwell’s absence.
Fee Gerlach
Jack Caldwell

 

LCCC October 2019 meeting agenda

LCCC September 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 21 October 2019 at 7pm
Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

The following items will be chaired by Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan, returning officer for the recent LCCC elections.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Declarations of interest
  4. Declaration of election result
  5. Appointment of office-bearers
    1. Appointment of chair
    2. Appointment of Secretary
    3. Appointment of Treasurer
    4. Appointment of Engagement Officer

At this stage in the meeting the new Chair will take over.

  1. AOCB
  2. Date of next meeting

The ‘ordinary meeting’ will then take place:

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of minutes of 16 September 2019 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s report
  5. Pre-application presentation and Q&A: 19/03433/PAN | Residential development comprising up to 63 apartments, associated infrastructure and landscaping. | 14 Ashley Place Edinburgh EH6 5PX
  6. Planning
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
  9. Licensing
  10. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

LCCC September 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 16 September 2019 at 7pm
Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

The following items will be chaired by Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan, returning officer for the recent LCCC elections.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Declarations of interest
  4. Declaration of election result
  5. Appointment of office-bearers
    1. Appointment of chair
    2. Appointment of Secretary
    3. Appointment of Treasurer
    4. Appointment of Engagement Officer

At this stage in the meeting the new Chair will take over.

  1. AOCB
  2. Date of next meeting

The ‘ordinary meeting’ will then take place:

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of minutes of 16 September 2019 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s report
  5. Pre-application presentation and Q&A: 19/03433/PAN | Residential development comprising up to 63 apartments, associated infrastructure and landscaping. | 14 Ashley Place Edinburgh EH6 5PX
  6. Planning
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
  9. Licensing
  10. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ reports
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

Notification of major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh 6 January 2020

(adapted from an email from SGN, and posted here in case this affects LCCC residents, businesses and visitors)

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. We also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

We’re investing £2.2 million to upgrade our gas network in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and we’ll shortly begin the first section of our project.

This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

In agreement with the City of Edinburgh Council and local authorities, our work in the Raeburn Place are of Edinburgh will begin on Monday 6 January 2020 and last approximately 30 weeks. Some road closures will be in place, but we’ve split the work into two phases to minimise disruption. Continue reading

LCCC community planning event notes (final version)

This replaces a post with draft notes, which has now been deleted.


2019_09_21, Nelson Hall, McDonald Rd Library. Notes taken by Bruce Ryan

1 Introduction to the event

Duncan Bremner (DB) of Citizen Curator introduced the event.

Harald Tobermann (HT), vicechair of Leith Central Community Council (LCCC), introduced LCCC’s role in this event. He noted that the event is about the Local Development Plan (LDP), called CityPlan 2030, that is currently in development. The event would also touch on other relevant legislation, such as the Community Empowerment Act, including Asset Transfer. (This enables local communities to request to run publicly-owned assets.)

DB noted that Edinburgh Council (CEC) is due to put CityPlan 2030 out to public consultation towards the end of 2019. Then the final version is due to be published in 2022, and would be in place until 2032. This LDP is the document that developers refer to when planning developments. It also informs many other CEC services and activities, especially land-use.

DB noted that the Scottish Government (SG) has recently passed a Planning Act. Now some secondary legislation is needed to complete it. However, this act enables community organisations to develop local place plans (LPPs), and obliges local authorities to ‘have regard’ to LPPs. This legislation is so far untested.

DB also noted that the Scottish Land Commission is considering land-use, and how communities should be involved in such discussions. Continue reading

Community Police surgeries

The Leith Community Policing Team are holding Community Policing surgeries at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street on the following dates. The surgeries are an opportunity for local people to speak directly with officers about concerns in the area.

Friday 18th of October 2019 (1.30 / 4 pm)

Friday 8th of November 2019  (1.30 / 4 pm)

Friday 20th of December 2019 (1.30 / 4 pm)

Edinburgh Police North East are the division of Police Scotland that operate in the Edinburgh North East locality, including the areas of Broughton, Leith, Bonnington, Pilrig, Craigmillar, Craigentinny, Niddrie, Portobello, Duddingston and Restalrig.

Please visit @EdinPolNE on Twitter for more information.