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Next public meeting

(This post was last updated 2nd October 2021)

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:

LCCC September 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via
MS Teams, on Monday 20 September 2021 at 7:00pm Continue reading

Scotland’s census will take place in 2022

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.

Wednesday, 27 October 202114:00 – 14:30Parents of young childrenClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 3 November 202111:00 – 11:30Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME)Click here to register for event
Wednesday, 10 November 202114:00 – 14:30VeteransClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 17 November 202111:00 – 11:30Older peopleClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 24 November 202111:00 – 11:30Digitally excluded/High deprivationClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 8 December 202111:00 – 11:30People with disabilitiesClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 12 January 202211:00 – 11:30LGBTIClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 19 January 202211:00 – 11:30Young people not living at homeClick here to register for event

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.

New parking plans for Leith Walk, Pilrig & Abbeyhill announced

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).

The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has just been released, and residents can feedback on the plans and maps until November 7th;

Here are some examples of the maps that are hosted above:

Proposed plans around Pilrig Street and Leith Walk, with the purple areas highlighting new permit-holder places.
Proposed plans around Lorne Street and Halmyre Street, with orange lines highlighting ‘no waiting’ zones.
Proposed plans around Easter Road, Hillside and Abbeyhill Colonies with yellow lines indicating ‘no waiting with restricted hours’.

Covid19 facilities in the area

Community Covid Testing Continues at McDonald Road Library

McDonald Road Library will host another community testing hub for people without Covid19 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.

LCCC October 2021 meeting agenda

  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 20 September 2021 meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Policing Matters
    1. to note: Community Police Officer’s October report
  5. LCCC Governance
    1. to agree: to hold the November LCCC meeting at Nelson Hall or, failing that, at Hillside Bowling Club (138 Montgomery St)
    2. to agree: to invite Steve Kerr (chair EACC) and Simon Holledge (secretary EACC) to November LCCC meeting for a talk and Q&A on the Future of Community Councils In Edinburgh
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. to note: update on Trams to Newhaven works and final design
      1. to note: collaboration with Living Streets and NTBCC over complex split bike lane design at Elm Row (London Road end)
    2. to note: CPZ Phase 1 and Phase 2 updates
    3. to note: Transport & Clean Streets committee meeting in October
    4. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning
    1. 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
      1. to note: further papers published for neighbouring 21/00991/FUL
    2. to note: email to ward councillors regarding unpublicised drawings appearing on the Edinburgh Planning Portal
    3. to note: progress and details of City Plan 2030
    4. to note: Short-Term Let Control Area consultation (closes 5 November 2021)
    5. to note: Cockburn Association to the Net Zero Carbon Strategy 2030
    6. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: announcement of stage 2 of Powderhall Green Corridor for 2022/23, but no sign of stage 1 report
    2. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  10. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  11. 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):
      1. 2021: 15 November
      2. 2022: 17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May (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.