154 McDonald Road (‘Kingsford Residence: McDonald Road | Luxury Apartments for Rent’)

In March 2018, Leith Central Community Council agreed to ask City of Edinburgh Council to answer concerns that have arisen from the sale, planning process and subsequent handling of the former Broughton High School building in McDonald Road. We wrote to the Chief Executive, seeing that the issues cut across several directorates – planning, transport, property, education.

Below, we reproduce the initial enquiry and the answers received to date – with more answers to come. The decision by the ‘Scottish Executive Inquiry Reporters Unit’ (better known as Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals) referred to below can be found here: Notice of Intention – dated 25 March 2014 and Decision Notice – dated 18 August 2014. Continue reading

LCCC approved minutes: March 2018

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 19 March 2018 at 7:00pm

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

New measures aimed at keeping cyclists safe on Leith Walk

(adapted from an email from Rory Garriock on behalf of Newhaven Tram. We apologise for not getting this out sooner, but we received the email only 2 days ago.)

Work is due to get under way this week to improve safety at various locations on Leith Walk, including what is believed to be the first installation in Scotland of a particular type of cycleway delineators.  They will be put in place at locations on the east and west side of Leith Walk at Pilrig Street and the east side of Leith Walk at Brunswick Road. This work is being carried out by MacKenzie Construction.

In addition to these new delineators, Leith Programme Phase 4 contractor Crummock will carry out a series of remedial works to road surfacing defects, road gullies/manholes and additional safety markings to the cycleway. The same traffic management sub-contractor will be used in order to coordinate the works and to minimise traffic disruption while these works are ongoing.

The programme of construction works will be as follows:

  • 18th April – 20th April: Crummock undertaking remedial works to road surfacing defect on the northbound lane at Pilrig Street junction
  • 23rd April – 4th May: MacKenzie Construction undertaking works to install cycleway delineators at the locations noted above
  • 23rd April – 4th May: (for a period of up to 2 weeks) Crummock undertaking further defect remedial works at various locations between Iona Street and Brunswick Street

Holyrood education events for spring

(adapted from an email from Sabena Blackhall, Events Producer: Education at Holyrood sabena@holyrood.com | 0131 285 1690)

Challenging Behaviour in Schools

22 May – A comprehensive view of the drivers behind challenging behaviour as well as the role and responsibility of schools in minimising exclusions. We will look at when exclusion is appropriate as a last resort and what more we can all do to get the best result for the child

The Learner Journey: Redesigning Education

13 June – An up-to-date brief on the Scottish Government’s 15-24 Learner Journey Review considering the latest developments as well  how to meet the skill demand required by Scotland’s fast-evolving economy.

Improving RSHP Education in Scottish Schools

19 June – Appropriate and comprehensive relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education can empower young people to make positive and informed decisions that define their future relationships. At this event we will examine the place, scope and delivery of education at all stages within Scottish schools.

LCCC April meeting: final agenda

Meeting of Leith Central Community Council

Monday, 16 April 2018 at 7pm McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

 

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LCCC DRAFT minutes: March 2018

Please note that these are draft minutes, and may not be take as authoritative unless approved at LCCC’s next meeting.

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

LCCC April meeting **outline** agenda

A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 19 March 2018 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Proposed tram extension York Place to Newhaven: Q&A with CEC tram team
  6. Transport & clean Streets
  7. Parks & green spaces
  8. Planning
  9. LCCC office-bearers’ reports
  10. Ward councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations