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 following groups are currently represented: Friends of Pilrig Park.

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 Amy Woodgate
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 died in December 2020.
Jack Caldwell Alan Dudley
Pierre Forissier ccPierre Nick Gardner
John Wilkinson Lucy Watters
Nominated groups (and their representatives)
None as of September 2019
Associate and ex-officio members
Bruce Ryan
(minutes secretary, web-weaver)
Ben Macpherson MSP
Cllr Rob Munn
Cllr Amy Mcneese-Mechan
Deidre Brock MP
Cllr Susan Rae
Cllr Lewis Ritchie
(These cllrs represent Leith Walk ward.)