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Coronavirus testing: McDonald Rd, 14 to 20 June

Edinburgh Council says…

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.

We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results. 

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.  

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along.

Thank you for your help.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

**attempt 2 to post this legibly. If this doesn’t help, here’s a PDF of the original Word document**

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 29 April 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Update on cycleway provision around Leith Walk May 2021 – Trams to Newhaven Project

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From the Trams to Newhaven team

In order to begin construction of the permanent segregated cycleway on the north side of Leith Walk, we have to close the temporary bi-directional cycleway in certain sections at a time.

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LCCC May 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 19 April 2021
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Trams to Newhaven
      1. to agree: LCCC’s objections to the tram TROs (TRO/20/24A and TRO/20/24B)
      2. to note: CCTT/TT minutes of 25 March 2021
      3. to note: issues that have been raised in Leopold Place, Windsor Street, London Road, Montgomery Street arising from temporary traffic management connected to tram works and SfP schemes
      4. to note: any issues that have arisen for local residents or businesses that have not been dealt with satisfactorily by the Tram Project Team
    2. to note: update on Communal Bin Enhancement scheme in LCCC area
    3. to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  5. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. to note: resignation of Amy Woodhouse, Engagement Officer, due to relocation outwith LCCC area
    2. to agree: vote of thanks for Amy Woodhouse’s work
    3. to agree: to appoint interim Engagement Officer
    4. to note: need for handover of Teams admin
    5. to note: update on LCCC’s emerging communications protocol
    6. to note: problems with reaching LCCC ex officio member and CEC ward councillor Lewis Ritchie by email
    7. to note: changes to LCCC’s ex officio membership following recent Scottish parliamentary elections
  6. Planning
    1. to note: LCCC objection to 21/00991/FUL and 21/00990/CON at 27 Arthur Street
    2. to note: LCCC comments on 20/05553/FUL at 106 – 162 Leith Walk
    3. to note: Housing & Student Housing in Leith & NE Edinburgh since 2016 (compiled by Andy Arthur and Gordon Carmichael)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: delays to Stage 1 of Powderhall NW-SE Green Corridor
  8. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  9. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  10. Bulletin[3]
    1. Former biscuit factory reborn as year-round food, drink, arts and festival destination in Leith (EN, 12-05-21)
    2. The Inverse Care Law in road safety (Essential Evidence No.38, published April 2021 by Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute)
  11. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to agree: AGM on 21 June 2021
    2. to note: future meetings (face to face as soon as possible) on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December)
    3. to note: future presentations and charrettes
      1. tbc: talk by CEC Archeology Officer and FCA on findings at 70, 72 Newhaven Road (17/01183/FUL)

[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

[3] Items of local interest that may be raised at a future LCCC meeting – not for discussion at this meeting)

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 March 2021

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LCCC March 2021 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, held via
MS Teams, on Monday 15 March 2021 at 7:00pm Continue reading

LCCC April 2021 meeting agenda

online only – local residents wishing to join, sign up via Eventbrite here: Continue reading

LCCC April **outline** 2021 meeting agenda

Sign up via Eventbrite for the meeting on 19 April: We will then send you a Teams link

The ‘statutory’ agenda is below – a detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Presentation by Thistle-Peat Limited and advisors on 21/00991/FUL (Demolition of existing buildings and structures; erection of apartments and associated development) @ 27 Arthur Street EH6 5DA
  6. Planning
  7. Transport & clean streets
  8. Parks & green spaces
  9. Licensing
  10. LCCC governance and office bearers’ reports
  11. Open Forum
  12. Bulletin
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings and planned meeting topics/presentations