(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, of Turner & Townsend Limited, sent on 17 January 2017 at 12:55) This post is not written by Leith Central Community Council, does not necessarily reflect LCCC’s opinions and policies, and is for information only.
The contractor commenced back on site on 5th January, carrying out site set-up on Iona Street as before and stakeholder communication, following which the works to the Pilrig Street junction commenced with a closure of Pilrig Street as of the 9th January for a period of around 8 weeks (early March completion). These works will also include works to the Iona Street junction and the surfacing of Leith Walk at these junctions. This will be the main focus of our Contractors’ work at this time as we seek to minimise disruption to pedestrians and traffic by opening a number of work sites concurrently. Work sites will then progress south on Leith Walk from Pilrig Street to McDonald Road as originally envisaged, with any additional work sites being opened only where it is felt there is a benefit to the Project without adversely affecting the use of the street.
Progress towards the end of last year was disrupted by 3rd party utility operations, and we will again be required to accommodate their works during the course of the Phase 4 Contract, while trying at all times to minimise the impact on the Programme.
A report detailing the responses from the statutory consultation on the Leith Programme Phase 5 will be considered at the Transport and Environment Committee on 17 January. Continue reading
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- the contractors have now commenced back on site, with the majority of their tasks this week being site set-up and stakeholder communication.
- Following this, the plan is to commence works at Pilrig Street junction, with closure of Pilrig St from 9th January until early March.
- This will allow to the project to move southwards in sections from Pilrig Street to McDonald Road.
- CEC supervision arrangements of the site have been reviewed: CEC are in the process of increasing project management and supervision resources on the project to ensure the contractor’s performance and management of pedestrian traffic, barriers, fences and security.
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(adapted from an email form Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)
What: Consultation event for victims & witnesses to crime
When: Monday 16 January 2017, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Fort Community Wing Sports Hall, 25 North Fort Street, EH6 4HF
Edinburgh Council’s Community Safety Services are consulting on the Scottish Government’s new model for community justice which aims to reduce crime, keep communities safe and promote social inclusion and citizenship. People who have been witnesses or victims of crime are invited to go along to the above event.
If you have any questions or could distribute flyers, please contact Suzan.Ross@edinburgh.gov.uk.
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
(adapted from an email form Living Streets Edinburgh)
With Council elections taking place on 4 May 2017, Living Streets Edinburgh is asking all political parties to include measures in their manifestos that will make walking in Edinburgh safer, easier and more enjoyable. Edinburgh is a naturally ‘walkable’ city but conditions for pedestrians are often wholly inadequate. Yet despite barriers to walking almost every one walks. We want City of Edinburgh Council to build on this and to support our aim to make Edinburgh a truly world class city for people walking.
Here are our four ‘big ideas’
- Transform Street Management
- Invest Much More in Walking
- Make a Comprehensive Traffic Plan for the City Centre
- Pedestrianise George Street
The full manifesto delivered to all councillors can be seen at http://www.livingstreetsedinburgh.org.uk/Living-Streets-Edinburgh-Manifesto.pdf
Convenor, Living Streets Edinburgh Group
(adapted from a communication from Changeworks)
University of Edinburgh research participants needed
Changeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL, a cutting edge research project exploring how smart technology can help save energy in the home. They are looking for Edinburgh households (EH1-17) with gas combi boiler heating to participate.
The benefits include:
- Gaining insight into your home energy use
- Receiving a free android tablet used to display energy use information
- Receiving tailored advice from University of Edinburgh experts
- Hopefully saving money on gas and electricity bills
For more information visit changeworks.org.uk/projects/ideal or read this leaflet.
To get involved email your name, address, and contact details to IDEAL@changeworks.org.uk, or call 0131 539 8610.
LCCC neither recommends or discommends this offer, but does recommend considering information on potential domestic internet security issues. The Register and Wikipedia are not authoritative primary sources but the links within these articles may be worth following up.
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