Traffic delays at Bonnington Toll

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council time-stamped 12:21 on 30 May [today].)

I write to provide an update with regards the traffic delays this week due to the work taking place at Bonnington Toll (as detailed below).

Over the past 2 days, a number of private vehicles parked close to the work area have made it difficult for large vehicles to pass the traffic management and as such this has extended journey times for commuters quite significantly at times.

However, as of this morning it has been managed to move all vehicles which were causing an obstruction and as a result  journey times are significantly better this morning.

In addition, there have been some adjustments to the temporary traffic signal timings, to reflect the dynamic flows at the junction throughout the day. It is hoped that for the remainder of the work traffic queues and delays can remain as short as possible.

If you need to discuss this in any more detail or would like a further update, or have any concerns from residents, please do not hesitate to contact Steven Blacklaw. Please also CC secretary.lccc@leithcentralcc.co.uk

Steven Blacklaw ¦ Engineer – Transport Design & Delivery

Place ¦ Planning & Transport ¦ The City of Edinburgh Council

G4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG

Tel 0131 529 3252  steven.blacklaw@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

More detail on carriageway resurfacing works – Summer 2019/20

Following on from this post, Edinburgh Council has just sent the following detail about the road resurfacing planned for this summer.

Location Planned Start Date Estimated Duration Work Detail
Broughton Street 28-May + 22 Aug 4 weeks + 2 weeks Pedestrian crossing upgrade + carriageway resurfacing
Albany Street 03-Jun 1 week Carriageway resurfacing
Hopetoun Street 07-Jun 2 days Carriageway resurfacing
Academy Street 11-Jun 1 week Overlay setts
Dalmeny Street 17-Jun 10 days Carriageway resurfacing, overlay setts and minor footway works
East Hermitage Place 26-Jun 3 days Carriageway resurfacing
Portland Place 28-Jun 1 week Carriageway resurfacing
McDonald Road 01-Jul 10 days Footway widening and carriageway patching
Easter Road/Duke Street 01-Jul 8 weeks Junction redesign
East London Street 02-Jul 7 weeks Pedestrian crossing upgrade and carriageway resurfacing
Duncan Place 10-Jul 2 weeks Carriageway resurfacing and minor footway works
Great Junction Street 10-Jul 1 week Carriageway resurfacing
Gordon Street 02-Aug 1 week Carriageway resurfacing
Bonnington Road 08-Aug 3 weeks Carriageway resurfacing
Ocean Drive 08-Aug 3 days Carriageway resurfacing
North Leith Sands 13-Aug 1 week Carriageway resurfacing and minor footway works
Newhaven Road 26-Aug 2 weeks Carriageway resurfacing
Annandale Street 29-Aug 7 weeks New pedestrian crossings and carriageway resurfacing
Broughton Road 05-Sep 2 weeks Carriageway resurfacing
Easter Road 11-Sep 3 weeks Carriageway resurfacing and minor footway works
Links Place 23-Sep 4 weeks Carriageway resurfacing, new traffic island and footway works
Pilrig Street 29-Sep 4 weeks Carriageway resurfacing, new traffic island and footway works

Community Assembly to discuss what you care about in Leith

(adapted from a communication from Save Leith Walk)

Save Leith Walk would like to invite you to a Community Assembly to discuss how you would like Leith run. This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Leithers and share what you value in your community and what you would like to improve. Together we can build momentum to take action in shaping our neighbourhood and take ownership.

Please book your place via Eventbrite.

The Electoral Reform Society will facilitate the event and help with bringing aspirations together. The information gathered on the day will be used to create an Action Plan for the local community, enabling the people of Leith to take a pro-active role in the development of their community. There will be plenty of time for discussion, networking and sharing of ideas.

They will also be joined by speakers from Living Rent and Planning Democracy.

Community council election ‘countdown’

If there are more than 16 candidates for LCCC in September, the following election ‘countdown’ will apply

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

The countdown doesn’t yet have dates because we do not know whether there will be an actual election. (If there are 16 or fewer candidates, they will all be deemed elected unopposed.)

LCCC April 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 15 April 2019 at 7:00pm

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

LCCC May 2019 meeting agenda

Monday, 20 May 2019, immediately following on from AGM
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall

 AGENDA

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VE DAY 75

(adapted from a communication circulated by Edinburgh Council on behalf of the ‘Pageantmaster VE Day 75′. This is provided for information only. To the best of LCCC’s webmaster’s knowledge, LCCC does not have a position on these anniversary events or the original event.)

See also longer letter. (Click to see the original PDF.)

One year from today, we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day (8th May 2020), marking 75 years since the end of WW2, so have great pleasure in outlining plans for VE Day 75, being organised to celebrate and commemorate this important anniversary next year.

The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary on 8th May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history.  I am sure you will agree that we cannot let this day pass without reflecting on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period. Our celebration, VE Day 75, will cover the weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, and will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.

This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives, and those who returned home injured in body and mind; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others who put their lives on hold to safeguard the home front.

The official, exclusive charity for VE Day 75 is SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, which also supports the Merchant Navy.

The planned activities over the weekend are as follows:

  • The Playing of Battle’s O’er & VE 75 Years
  • The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2
  • The Cry for Peace, around the World
  • Churches & cathedrals Ringing out for Peace
  • Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc
  • Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post

Registration for all participants will be solely through www.veday75.org as soon as possible over the next few months, or by no later than 1st MAY 2020. As well as adding your details you will also be able to download important documents, including a commemorative certificate, and view messages of support from individuals and organisations.