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Next public meeting

(This post was last updated 7 May 2022)

Our next meeting will be on Monday 16 May 2022, 7pm – 9pm, at the Nelson Hall in McDonald Rd Library. All welcome!

Please do not participate if you are displaying any Covid19 symptoms. We also respectfully request everyone (including community councillors) takes a test before the meeting.

To maintain resonable spacing, we will be keeping count of numbers entering and reserve the right to turn people away at the entrance if capacity is reached and a risk is posed. However, we believe the venue will be suitable for the numbers we’ve typically had at public meetings. 

Follow this link (http://eepurl.com/do2MNb) to sign up to our mailing list and get notified with the agenda and Teams link.

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:

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 14 April 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Wednesday 14 April 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

Actions and decisions are red italic. ‘TT’ means ‘Trams Team’. Names are mostly abbreviated to initials. Continue reading

Young Persons Free Bus Travel scheme – communication from the Edinburgh Bus Users Group

Adapted from an email sent to several community councils by the Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG) highlighting the recently-introduced Young Persons’ (under 22’s) Free Bus Travel passes. Although the scheme experienced some initial problems, steps have now been taken to make the application process easier and more widely available. Continue reading

LCCC April 2022 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, at Hillside Bowling Club, on Monday 25 April 2022 at 7:00pm

Continue reading

LCCC March 2022 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, at Hillside Bowling Club, on Monday 21 March 2022 at 7:00pm Continue reading

LCCC April 2022 full agenda

Monday, 25 April 2022 at 7pm – 9pm
at Hillside Bowling Club (access from 138 Montgomery Street)


  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
    1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree: order of business below
  2. Approval of minutes of the ordinary LCCC meeting on 21 March 2022 
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Policing matters
    1. to note: Police report March/April 2022
  5. Communal bin hub roll-out in LCCC area – update on progress and issues encountered Presentation by Erica Manfroi, Project Delivery Manager – Communal Bin Review and Andres Lices, Engineer, Waste – Communal Bin Review Project Team; followed by Q&A
    1. to note: advance questions for CEC officers
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Update on Trams to Newhaven construction works and final design (verbal)
      1. to note: issues for residents
      2. to note: issues for businesses
    2. to note: update on Pilrig Cable Wheels (and example for similar display in Bo’ness)
    3. to note: update on Scottish Water roadworks in Albert St/Murano Place
    4. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning
    1. to note: application by CW Properties, Cambay and CA Ventures for the Demolition of existing warehouse building and construction of sui generis flatted dwellings including mainstream, affordable and student accommodation with a ground floor commercial unit and associated infrastructure, landscaping, and a reconfiguration of the existing car park @ Land To East Of 139 Leith Walk Edinburgh (22/01563/FUL)
      1. to agree: LCCC to comment after May meeting (public deadline for comments is 20 May 2022)
    2. to note: update on Portacabins situation on Iona Street
    3. to note: update on Bingo Hall (former Capitol Cinema in Manderston Street) and possible deputation to Planning Committee
    4. to note: consultation to ascertain public views on the contents of a future licensing policy for Short Term Lets (deadline 10 June 2022)
    5. to note: Status of current planning applications in LCCC area (APR22)
      1. to note: historical status notes are archived here
    6. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: update on Water of Leith walkway (partial closure between Newhaven and Anderson)
    2. to note: update on Rosebank cemetery graffitti
    3. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. LCCC Governance
    1. to note: May and June 2022 meetings will be held again at the Nelson Hall at McDonald Road Library
    2. to note: organisational details of the June AGM to be finalised at the May 2022 meeting
    3. to note: joint CC stall at Leith Gala Day 11 June 2022 – volunteers needed
  10. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  11. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  12. Bulletin: Edinburgh’s Abbey’s Cafe under threat after road closures for student flats development see takings plummet (EN 22-04-22)
  13. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: future meetings on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December): 16 May; 20 June (AGM)

[1] this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand

[2] this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda