(Adapted from a a Facebook post by Zero Waste Leith)
Let’s give Leith a spring clean to celebrate Earth Day 2019. Last year almost 400 people took part in 11 litterpicks around Leith and collected more than
half a tonne of litter from our streets. Can we break this record in 2019?
Come along to an event:
|Mon 22 April
- Pilrig Park – Earth Week Litter Pick
- Plogging with Boda -Earth Week Spring Clean
|Fri 26 April
- Yardheads – Earth Week Spring Clean
|Sat 27 April
- Water of Leith – Earth Week Spring Clean
- Abbeyhill – Earth Week Spring Clean
|Sun 28 April
- Leith Links – Earth Week Litter Pick
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you’re going, so they can provide enough kit.
And join us for afternoon tea following the spring clean:
Mon 22 April – Earth Day Afterparty
Sat 27 April – Earth Week Afterparty
Also organised (for specific groups):
Mon 22 April – LS Productions, Constitution St
Wed 24 April – Leith Academy litter pick
Or get in touch with Zero Waste Leith and we’ll help you organise a Earth Week litter pick on your street or in the nearby area – we can provide the
equipment! Email: email@example.com
Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF:
click to download: 2019_03_18 draft V1
Please note these are draft, and so are for information only, and are not to be taken as a statement of LCCC’s position.
Approved minutes will be circulated after approval at LCCC’s April meeting
Petition to re-open the Leith Walk shops
Last month, Leith Central Community Council worked alongside numerous organisations and neighbouring community councils to oppose the development on the site of 106-154 Leith Walk (also known as Stead’s Place).
The City of Edinburgh Council subsequently rejected Drum Property Group’s application. One of the items that was raised included the closure of the shops on Leith Walk.
The Save Leith Walk campaign has set up a petition to re-open the shops, which can be signed at 38Degrees.
Between 2-4pm on the 24th March at the Leith Community Education Centre, Leith Creative will be hosting Matt Baker from the Stove.
For those who don’t know the Stove, they are an artist collective and community network who, amongst other things, are looking to buy back some of the local high street in the town for community use.
Matt has a wealth experience within the asset transfer process and can give an overview of the many forms of support that are available to communities, alongside sharing some personal insights as to how that happens on the ground.
Taking inspiration from some of the town hall debates happening nationally we are seeking to develop a new forum to address some of the pressing issues affect the area and are open to suggestions and recommendations for guests.
The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be be available but feel free to bring a dish for pot luck snacks.
More info available on the Facebook event at https://facebook.com/events/409518339851744/
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