LCCC April 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 15 April 2019 at 7pm
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
      1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
      2. to agree: order of business
      3. to agree: co-option of new Community Council member Ian Mowat
  2. Approval of Minutes of 18 March 2019 meeting
  3. Matters Arising from previous minutes (and not on agenda below)
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Planning
    1. City Plan 2030
      1. to note: LCCC’s submission Local Development Plan Process: City Plan 2030 impact on LCCC area – “expanded statement of our thinking”
      2. to agree:to progress this through a local plan charette in August/September facilitated Duncan Bremner, Citizen Curator (proposal)
    2. to note: status of current planning applications (to 13-04-19)
    3. 19/00415/PAN (rear of 139 Leith Walk)
      1. to note: PAC events on 22 and 23 April at McDonald Road Library have been postponed for 3-4 weeks (Ross Manson 10-04-19) and that the formal submission of a detailed planning application is programmed for Autumn this year. (Ross Manson 22-03-19)
      2. to agree: pre-application consultation with LCCC in June in the preferred format (charrette) and date (as part of 17 June CC meeting)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  6. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: Friends of Pilrig Park report
    2. to note: update on Water of Leith walkway
    3. to note: update on Powderhall Green Corridor
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Tram Extension to Newhaven
      1. to note: CEC decision to go ahead with tram extension and key dates
      2. to agree: during the Early Contractor Involvement period (to October 2019) to continue to pursue LCCC interests through the coalition of CCs (CCTT)
    2. to note: CEC’s agreement to close Leith Street for 20 days in May as reported in Broughton Spurtle
    3. to note: any other Transport & Clean Street matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. LCCC Governance and Office Bearers’ Reports
    1. to agree: to nominate a new Treasurer (to be appointed formally at the AGM) to allow handover preparations to get underway
    2. to note: Comms Group Report
    3. to note:Treasurer’s Report
    4. Licensing Report
      1. to note: Consultation on Draft Revised Guidance for Licensing Boards (closes 11-06-19)
    5. to note: reports from other Office Bearers
      1. organisation of Leith Gala 8 June
    6. to note: forthcoming CC elections (in October)
Event Day
Notice of Election (start of nomination period) -52
Close of Nominations (forms to Returning Officer) -31 4pm
Withdrawal of Nominations -31 4pm
Candidates’ personal statements -21
Notice of Poll (if required) -21
Polling Day 0
    1. to agree: practicalities of promoting CC elections through Comms Group (posters, leaflets) and potential collaborative promotion with neighbouring community councils
    2. to agree: AGM (20 May 2019) – speaker (TBC), agenda, practicalities
    3. to note: review of membership of LCCC committees and working groups
(1) Communication Group: Jack Caldwell, Sheila Kennedy, Bruce Ryan
(2) Licensing: Sheila Kennedy
(3) Parking working group: Charlotte Encombe, Sheila Kennedy, Julian Siann
(4) Parks & Green Spaces Committee: Charlotte Encombe, Nick Gardner
(5) Planning Committee: Clara Boeker, Nick Gardner, Lorraine Moore, Damien Sefton, Julian Siann, Harald Tobermann
(6) Transport and clean streets Committee: Harald Tobermann, Sheila Kennedy, Clara Boeker
(7) Clean streets subcommittee: Sheila Kennedy, John Wilkinson
    1. to note: draft protocol for LCCC agendas for adoption at AGM
  1. Bulletin
    1. Waverley Station Masterplan consultation to 26 April 2019 (Network Rail)
    2. Place-Age: Leith Neighbourhood Exhibition 22-26 April 2019
  2. Open Forum
  3. AOCB
  4. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. Dates 2019: 20 May (AGM), 17 June
    2. to note: potential future presentations
    3. Briefing by Euan Leitch, BEFS on upcoming Tenement Maintenance legislation and related matters – date TBC

Research participants wanted!

Frances Ryan, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics, is looking for participants for a research project that investigates how people help or support older adults to use social media accounts.

If you assist an older adult or a person with dementia to use their own social media accounts, and would like to take part in this research, please contact Frances at Participants will be asked to keep a diary related to the activities they undertake on behalf of the other person for two weeks, followed by an interview which can be conducted in person or via phone or video call. (Participants do not need to be carers, but they should play a role in helping with social media accounts.)

You can read more about Frances’ research here ( or contact Frances at

Parking on pavements, cycle-paths etc

The following information was provided by Sergeant Weaver to Leith Central CC.

Parking on Pavements

Whilst it is currently not an offence to be parked on the pavement in Scotland, per se, legislation does exist to allow officers to deal with these type of incidents.

In most cases the offence of causing an obstruction will be most pertinent. There is no exact definition of obstruction, but a rule of thumb would be whether or not a pram or wheelchair could still navigate past, without having to going onto the roadway.

In most instances it will be necessary to examine the individual circumstances and determine what, if any, offences have been committed. Continue reading

LCCC February 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 18 February 2019 at 7:00pm

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