Our next meeting will be on Monday 15 November 2021, 7pm – 9pm. It has not yet been confirmed whether it will be online-only, hybrid or in-person-only. If hybrid or online-only, registration will be via Eventbrite
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Leith Central Community Council provides a forum for local people to engage with and work for their local community. It meets the third Monday of every month. These meetings are usually public, so you are very welcome to attend and engage.
Please rest assured that LCCC members continue to do their best to represent our area’s interests during these difficult times: a lot of work is going on in the background. It will continue to be recorded in our minutes, available at https://leithcentralcc.co.uk/reports.
Following guidance from the City of Edinburgh Council, Leith Central Community Council has not recently held since May 2020. LCCC continues to review the coronavirus/lockdown situation, and to work within the guidance outlined by our partners in the City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Government and the UK Government.
LCCC intends to continue representing our communities as much as possible, and our website will continue to receive updates.
If you have any questions about LCCC or related issues, please contact us using the email addresses below:
After the delay, Scotland’s next census will be held in March 2022. This census will be a digital first census and the Scottish Government want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. They are inviting people to one or more of the online events listed below, to give information on how the census will be delivered.
As noted in recent Community Council meetings, the census, which counts the population of our area, informs local decisions such as new developments, schools and transport facilities. Our last census was in 2011.
The Leith Central area covers some of the highest-density housing in the UK, so we look forward to updated figures coming through.
Edinburgh Council have announced the final layouts for the new Controlled Parking Zones across Leith Walk (including the area surrounding Lorne Street), Pilrig and Abbeyhill (including the area just east of Easter Road).
Community Covid Testing Continues at McDonald Road Library
McDonald Road Library will host another community testing hub for people withoutCovid19 symptoms from Monday 11 October to Saturday 30 October (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm. This is to aid research into the effects of Covid19.
Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways the Government can all help keep people safe and stop the spread new variants in Edinburgh. Infection rates are high across Edinburgh, so the Scottish Government are urging people to keep testing, even if they’ve been vaccinated. More info can be found on Edinburgh.gov.uk.
Actual library services will be unaffected by this.
Getting a Covid-19 test (for people with symptoms)
For regular Covid testing in the area, Leith Library on Ferry Road are one of the many locations in Edinburgh that will perform a PCR test upon booking through Gov.UK/get-coronavirus-test. The library itself remains closed while the test centre is open.
As for vaccinations, the Leith Comunity Treatment Centre on Junction Place will remain open Monday – Friday, 08:30-12:00 / 13:00-18:00 with Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines for ages 12+. Please visit NHSLothian.Scot for up-to-date information and a full list of locations.
Please note the information on this page has been sourced directly from various public health bodies. Please visit the linked websites for the most up-to-date information as it may be subject to change.
to note: Transport & Clean Streets committee meeting in October
to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
to note: CEC’s “fast track” decision on 21/03965/FUL (Conversion and extension of building Existing garage Class 5 for Class 4 Business Office Light Industry | 27A Arthur Street EH6 5DA) without taking LCCC’s objection into account
to note: further papers published for neighbouring 21/00991/FUL