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LCCC May 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via
MS Teams, on Monday 17 May 2021 at 7:00pm Continue reading

Update on Lorne Street works

From Trams to Newhaven (received mid-day on 12 August):

The installation of the attenuation pipes have been completed up to the junction of Leith Walk however we will be unable to reinstate and re-open the road until the evening of Wednesday 25 August 2021.  

This is due to a mechanical fault with the machine that completes the reinstatement works. We had hoped to have the road re-opened for the start of the new term on 18 August 2021. We have made contact with the school to advise them of this and we will highlight this in the fortnightly newsletter that goes out tomorrow.

In summary, the road will remain closed until the evening of Wednesday 25 August 2021 and there will be no works on site from w/c 16 August 2021 with reinstatement works commencing on Monday 23 August for approximately three days.  Reinstatement works will be between the hours of 09:00 to 15:00 each day to minimise site vehicle movement during school peak hours.  

Police Scotland consultation “How can we provide the best support to people affected by crime?”

Police Scotland is working with partners at Victim Support Scotland on a project to ensure that people affected by crime receive the best and most appropriate aftercare which meets their needs, particularly around the point a Police Officer provides information to an individual about a support service. 

The project is keen to hear the public’s views particularly those of survivors, and witnesses of crime and a survey has been launched which will be bolstered by one to one interviews with people who would like to take part – you can indicate this at the end of the survey.

Responses will support the development of valuable insights to improve the experiences of people in times of distress.

Please help Police Scotland by sharing the survey link below so that as many people as possible in Scotland’s diverse communities have the opportunity to take part and have their say. The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and is open until the end of August.

Basic details are requested but this is completely optional, and no one needs to enter any personal details to take part; all responses are anonymous. Access the survey at the link:

Accessible formats of the survey are available: an easy-read and British Sign Language of the survey are available via the above link. 

LCCC May **DRAFT** 2021 minutes

These remain in draft status until approved at the next LCCC ordinary meeting. At that point, a full HTML post will be made.