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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 (LCCC’s AGM) will be held on
15 May 2018
7.00pm
in the Nelson Room, McDonald Road Library

Bike theft precautions

Police Scotland warn that professional bike thieves are active all over Leith. Click the graphic to see what to do.

Poster - ensure your bike is locked and you have a full description of it

As a precaution against theft, Police Scotland recommend services such as veloeye.com: recording a photo and the frame number of your bike, and putting a marker on the bike itself.

If your bike is stolen, Police Scotland would find it helpful to know the following:

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Invitation to attend second round of public consultation events for proposals at Stead’s Place, Leith Walk

Drum Property Group is offering further public consultation events:

  • Former Barnardo’s shop, 144-148 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5DT
    • on Tuesday 1st May 4pm-7pm
  • Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
    • on Friday 4th May 12pm-8pm and
    • on Saturday 5th May 12pm-5pm

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154 McDonald Road (‘Kingsford Residence: McDonald Road | Luxury Apartments for Rent’)

In March 2018, Leith Central Community Council agreed to ask City of Edinburgh Council to answer concerns that have arisen from the sale, planning process and subsequent handling of the former Broughton High School building in McDonald Road. We wrote to the Chief Executive, seeing that the issues cut across several directorates – planning, transport, property, education.

Below, we reproduce the initial enquiry and the answers received to date – with more answers to come. The decision by the ‘Scottish Executive Inquiry Reporters Unit’ (better known as Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals) referred to below can be found here: Notice of Intention – dated 25 March 2014 and Decision Notice – dated 18 August 2014. Continue reading

LCCC approved minutes: March 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 19 March 2018 at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

New measures aimed at keeping cyclists safe on Leith Walk

(adapted from an email from Rory Garriock on behalf of Newhaven Tram. We apologise for not getting this out sooner, but we received the email only 2 days ago.)

Work is due to get under way this week to improve safety at various locations on Leith Walk, including what is believed to be the first installation in Scotland of a particular type of cycleway delineators.  They will be put in place at locations on the east and west side of Leith Walk at Pilrig Street and the east side of Leith Walk at Brunswick Road. This work is being carried out by MacKenzie Construction.

In addition to these new delineators, Leith Programme Phase 4 contractor Crummock will carry out a series of remedial works to road surfacing defects, road gullies/manholes and additional safety markings to the cycleway. The same traffic management sub-contractor will be used in order to coordinate the works and to minimise traffic disruption while these works are ongoing.

The programme of construction works will be as follows:

  • 18th April – 20th April: Crummock undertaking remedial works to road surfacing defect on the northbound lane at Pilrig Street junction
  • 23rd April – 4th May: MacKenzie Construction undertaking works to install cycleway delineators at the locations noted above
  • 23rd April – 4th May: (for a period of up to 2 weeks) Crummock undertaking further defect remedial works at various locations between Iona Street and Brunswick Street

Holyrood education events for spring

(adapted from an email from Sabena Blackhall, Events Producer: Education at Holyrood sabena@holyrood.com | 0131 285 1690)

Challenging Behaviour in Schools

22 May – A comprehensive view of the drivers behind challenging behaviour as well as the role and responsibility of schools in minimising exclusions. We will look at when exclusion is appropriate as a last resort and what more we can all do to get the best result for the child

The Learner Journey: Redesigning Education

13 June – An up-to-date brief on the Scottish Government’s 15-24 Learner Journey Review considering the latest developments as well  how to meet the skill demand required by Scotland’s fast-evolving economy.

Improving RSHP Education in Scottish Schools

19 June – Appropriate and comprehensive relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education can empower young people to make positive and informed decisions that define their future relationships. At this event we will examine the place, scope and delivery of education at all stages within Scottish schools.

LCCC April meeting: final agenda

Meeting of Leith Central Community Council

Monday, 16 April 2018 at 7pm McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

 

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