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Here’s all the pedestrian crossing points on Leith Walk

The Trams to Newhaven project have supplied the following map to highlight the crossings on Leith Walk as of November 12th.

The distances listed highlight the length between crossings.

Leith Walk tram works temporary pedestrian crossings 12 November 2021
Supplied from Turner and Townsend o.b.o. Trams to Newhaven

We have also listed them below from north to south;

  1. Tesco car park entrance
  2. Canderson’s/Lovella’s (just south of Jane Street)
  3. Stead’s Place
  4. Woodland’s Creatures (just north of Jameson Place)
  5. Laundrette/La Favorita’s (just south of Dalmeny Street)
  6. Iona Street/Pilrig St. Paul’s Church
  7. Albert Street
  8. McDonald Road Library/Brunswick Road
  9. Elm Row/Annandale Street
  10. The Playhouse

Please note these may be subject to change. LCCC advises residents and local businesses to keep track of the Trams to Newhaven project newsletter found at edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven.

In the meantime, LCCC will keep liaising with residents, Edinburgh Council and the Trams to Newhaven team alongside neighbouring Communtity Councils.

Compost recycling for gardens and backgreens: registration opens soon

On December 1st, Edinburgh Council will be re-opening registration for the green waste recycling service (brown bins!) in 2022.

edinburgh.gov.uk/gardenwaste

If you sign up on their website in December and pay £35, they will give you a sticker to go on a brown bin for uplift every two weeks.

Although dubbed “garden waste service”, Leith Central residents in tenements and newer developments can also consider it for any green waste from shared gardens/drying greens.

Bin hubs coming to Leith Walk, Pilrig and Abbeyhill: your views wanted

An example of the proposed bin hubs around Dalmeny Street
(c) The City of Edinburgh Council

Alongside the Parking Review, Edinburgh Council, who are currently rolling out ‘bin hubs’ across Bonnington and Easter Road, are proposing bin hubs across Leith Walk, Pilrig and Abbeyhill, which includes streets such as Lorne Street, Pilrig Street and Iona Street.

Bin hubs will typically consist of black bins and green recycling bins on wheels as well as food waste bins unified into ‘hubs’ at kerbside in tenemented areas.

The proposals can view viewed at Edinburgh.gov.uk where Edinburgh Council are also gathering feedback.

The bin hubs will also be rolled out in North Leith, Gorgie and Shandon at the same time.

Bin & recycling hubs rolling out around Easter Road from today

An example of the new bin hub locations around Albion Road
(c) The City of Edinburgh Council

After the initial announcement and resident consultation back in August, Edinburgh Council are rolling out new ‘bin hubs’ across the Easter Road area.

Streets such as Easter Road, Albion Road and St Clair Road will now see communal bins (typically black bins on wheels and for use by tenement residents) unified into ‘hubs’ at kerbside.

You can view the Council’s map at Edinburgh.gov.uk to see where your bin will be located.

There may be disruption to resident parking while these new hubs are installed.

The bin hubs will feature metal railings to keep the bins in place and include a static ‘food recycling’ bin alongside the green-lidded recycling and black-lidded waste bin. You can see examples of them in Albert Street and across Hillside.

Bin & recycling hubs rolling out in Bonnington from today

An example of the bin hub locations around Godford Place.
(c) The City of Edinburgh Council

After the initial announcement and resident consultation back in August, Edinburgh Council are rolling out new ‘bin hubs’ across the Bonnington area.

Streets such as Newhaven Road, Pitt Street and Redbraes Place will now see communal bins (typically black bins on wheels and for use by tenement residents) unified into ‘hubs’ at kerbside.

You can view the Council’s map at Edinburgh.gov.uk to see where your bin will be located.

There may be disruption to resident parking while these new hubs are installed.

The bin hubs will feature metal railings to keep the bins in place and and include a static ‘food recycling’ bin alongside the green-lidded recycling and black-lidded waste bin. You can see examples of them in Albert Street and across Hillside.