Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Autumn 2016

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

£eith Decides

The 7th £eith decides is almost here and, for the first time, local people will be able to score projects online. More information is available online at £eith decides.

The voting period opens at 12.30 pm on Saturday, 8 October 2016 at the Marketplace event at the Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate. Come along and speak directly to the applicants who provide a choice of 55 local projects. There are 16 projects with a total value of £11,445 looking for a share of £8,000 in grants of up to £1,000. There are also 39 projects with a total value of £102,268 looking for a share of £36,184 in grants of up to £3,000.

Anyone 8 years old and over, who lives, works, volunteers or studies in the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership (NP) area is asked to give every project a score out of 5. The projects with the highest scores will be given a grant award. Remember, the Leith NP area also takes in Pilrig, Bonnington, Restalrig, Broughton, Lochend, Seafield, Easter Road, Hillside, Canonmills, and Abbeyhill.

Voting will continue until 5.00 pm on Saturday, 22 October 2016. Dedicated computers are available in McDonald Road Library and Leith Library for £eith decides voters.

Results will be announced at 5.30 pm on 1 November 2016 at McDonald Road Library.  Come along and join in the fun – all welcome.

Other local consultations

What kind of Edinburgh would you like to see in 2050? Where would you put trees in your local area?  Want to know more about the refurbishment of the Duncan Place Resource Centre? Pop in to the Nursery Room during the £eith decides event on Saturday.

Other news

Free Community Space

Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Ocean Drive has a community space which is free for people, community groups and charities to use for exhibitions, events, talks, entertainment or any other suitable activity.  For further information or to book the space contact Glenn Liddall at People Know How (mobile: 07714 586 971,  Phone: 0131 554 1973 or E-mail: glenn.liddall@peopleknowhow.org)

Dates for your diary

£eith decides marketplace event – 12.30 pm, Saturday, 8 October 2016 at Leith Community Education Centre.

£eith decides results event – 5.30 pm, 1 November 2016 at McDonald Road Library.

Leith NEECAG Meeting – 2.00 pm on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 in the Community Lounge, Gordon Court Retirement Housing, Gordon St. Agenda includes Care and Repair service for older and disabled people.

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting: Environment  – 6.30 pm, 30 November 2016.  Venue to be advised.

Online and contact information

SfC Neighbourhood Team Facebook Page

Vote for £eith decides facebook page.


Twitter  @citycentreleith.

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