What we do

The Community Council is a stautory authority made up of local volounteers seeking to represent the views of residents, businesses and charities who live and work in the Leith Central area.

Leith Central Community Council seeks to work with The City of Edinburgh Council and all levels of government to ensure the views of the people in the area are heard.

This may include matters regarding transport, housing, planning, environment, crime and many other policy areas.

Members are usually elected every 3 or 4 years, but individuals who demonstrate a commitment or have a local knowledge or expertise can be co-opted between elections. If you would like to become a member then please contact us at secretary (at) leithcentralcc.co.uk.

The Community Council is made up of local people who have the support of at least two of their neighbours and are willing to regularly attend the monthly meetings. If you would like to become a Community Council member, you can find more information here.

In addition local groups can be co-opted onto the council.

The ‘Leith Central’ area

This map shows the area covered by Leith Central Community Council. If your street is not inside the yellow area below then you need to find the community council that operates in your geographical area. Click here to see a list of Edinburgh community councils.

LeafletLeithMapClick here to see all Edinburgh CC boundaries.

Who we are

Here’s who we are and how to contact us:

Email secretary@leithcentralcc.co.uk
Post 28 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AJ
Twitter @leithcentralcc
Facebook fb.me/leithcentralcc
Office-bearers were reelected to those roles at the November 2020 meeting.
Chair Charlotte Encombe
chair (at) leithcentralcc.co.uk
Vice-chair Harald Tobermann
vice.chair (at) leithcentralcc.co.uk
Secretary Sheila Kennedy
secretary (at) leithcentralcc.co.uk
Treasurer Ian Mowat
treasurer (at) leithcentralcc.co.uk
Engagement Officer Lucy Watters
engagement (at) leithcentralcc.co.uk
Other elected members
All LCCC members (including office-bearers) were elected in September 2019, except Alan Dudley (co-opted October 2019) and Lucy Watters (co-opted January 2021).

Fee Gerlach resigned from LCCC in November 2020.
John Hein passed away in-post December 2020.
John Tibbit is no longer in the LCCC area thus automatically resigned in January 2021.
Amy Woodgate moved out of the LCCC area thus automatically resigned in June 2021.
Jack Caldwell was elected to Edinburgh Council, and thus automatically resigned from LCCC in May 2022.

Alan Dudley Pierre Forissier ccPierre
Nick Gardner John Wilkinson
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Nominated groups (and their representatives)
None as of June 2021
Associate and ex-officio members
Bruce Ryan
(minutes secretary, web-weaver)
Ben Macpherson MSP
Jack Caldwell
James Dalgleish
Amy McNeese-Mechan
Susan Rae
These cllrs represent Leith Walk ward.
(photos taken from the CEC website)
Lothian region MSPs
(photos taken from Scottish Parliament website)
Jeremy Balfour


Sarah Boyack


Miles Briggs


Foysol Choudhury


Alison Johnstone


Lorna Slater


Sue Webber