Free Collection by Edinburgh Council of garden waste to end in October 2018

(adapted from a post on New Town and Broughton CC’s website)

Edinburgh Council is introducing an annual £25 fee (per bin) to collect brown garden waste bins. Coincident with this – the new service will be fortnightly throughout the year, instead of once every three weeks.

The current free garden waste service will continue until 5 October 2018 BUT if you want to continue receiving garden waste collections after that date, action is required before 22 July to register and pay to receive this service after October 2018.

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LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Please note that section 5 below (on Stead’s Place) has not been adopted, and so remains in draft status. This is due to need to check Drum Property Group’s record against ours. All other sections below have been adopted. Continue reading

Edinburgh’s Summer Summit: 21st and 22nd June 2018

(adapted from an email from Cllr Lesley Macinnes of Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is delighted to invite you (or a colleague) to join it in a range of events across two days to help shape a collective vision and aspirations for Edinburgh’s future.

Edinburgh’s Summer Summit is a two-day initiative that will take place on the 21st and 22nd June 2018. The first day of the Summit is the National Clean Air Day, which is a UK-wide initiative to promote the messaging around making the air cleaner and healthier for everyone, focusing on the reduction of congestion and pollution caused by traffic. The second day of the summit is to inspire and position Edinburgh as leader in city place-making, in line with the aspirations of the Edinburgh’s 2050 Vision.

Edinburgh Council values your input into our emerging city centre and city-wide strategies and hopes to see you on both days. If you cannot join us please feel free to forward this invitation to a colleague. Edinburgh Council will close off a few city centre roads as part of the event on the 21st of June and will be organising a range of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy through the day. Continue reading

LCCC June meeting: final agenda

Monday, 18 June 2018 at 7pm, 
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall
1. Welcome
a. introductions
b. attendance, apologies
c. declarations of interest

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public exhibition: Western Harbour

(adapted from an email from Forth Ports)

Forth Ports are revising their proposals for the ongoing development of Western Harbour. The proposals will facilitate the development of new homes, the relocation of Victoria Primary School with associated games area and the creation of Western Harbour Park. The potential for a new medical centre will also be recognised. In order to facilitate the proposals Forth Ports are preparing a Revised Design Framework which will be submitted to the Council in late August 2018.

Forth Ports will be hosting a public exhibition at Ocean Terminal on 25th June 2018 between 2.30pm and 7.30pm (on the first floor between Ocean Bar and Superdry) setting out their proposals and this will provide the public with an opportunity to provide their feedback.

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poster about public exhibition