Community Asset Transfer event

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/

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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City Plan 2030 – NE of Edinburgh Community Spring Briefing – Monday 4 March 2019

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council, with apologies for delay in posting) 

We invite you to join the City Plan team to find out more about the latest progress of City Plan 2030.   We will be updating you on the timetable for City Plan 2030, in particular the forthcoming consultation stage.  That will be when you can let us know your thoughts and views about the choices for the new plan.

We are keen to connect with other community and amenity groups e.g. Residents Associations, Friends of groups, youth groups etc.  It would be great if you would invite and bring along representatives of other community and amenity groups to this session.  We would ask you or they get in touch with us directly to book a place, so we can know in advance if we have enough space.

  • Date: Monday 4 March 2019
  • Time: 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.
  • Venue: Piershill Library, 30 Piersfield Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 7BQ

Map of Venue

If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team either by email to cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone 0131 529 4692.

Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the session.

Judith Fordham
Development Plan Support Officer

City Plan team| Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 4692 | email:cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

Tourist Tax consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is running a formal consultation concerning the best possible arrangements for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) / Tourist tax in the city.

If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the online Edinburgh TVL consultation survey.

In addition to the online survey the council is planning to host three further consultation events for residents. These will be held at Waverley Court on:

  • Monday 3 December 2018:- 6pm 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018:- 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 5 December 2018:- 2pm to 3:30pm

Edinburgh Council has also been conducting round table events with its industry partners. These took place throughout November.

Local events fund – apply now!

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

£20,000 has been allocated to the North East Locality for the promotion of local cultural and artistic events to take place in 2019. The North East Locality covers the Craigentinny/Duddingston, Portobello/Craigmillar, and Leith Neighbourhood Partnership areas, so if you are interested in hosting events or activities in, for example, Lochend, Restalrig, Joppa, Niddrie – or anywhere in between – have a look at the:

  • guidelines
  • additional information
  • application form

on the NE pages of the NP website.

Deadline date: Friday 21 December 2018, 12 noon

Please read the guidelines and additional information carefully and also refer to the Locality Improvement Plan  and / or its summary document (see landing page of the Neighbourhood Partnerships).

If you would like to talk to someone regarding a potential idea please contact Birgit Harris on 0131 469 5489 or at birgit.harris@ea.edin.sch.uk

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City Plan 2030 newsletter

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from the City Plan 2030 team.

In this issue: What is City Plan 2030?, Engaging with children & young People, An update on recent community workshops and A look ahead to the choices for City Plan 2030.

  1. What is City Plan 2030?

City Plan 2030 will be Edinburgh’s next local development plan. It will set out a strategy to guide Edinburgh’s growth and the policies which we use to guide new development. The City Plan 2030 project was launched in September 2018, via our Development Plan Scheme. The Development Plan Scheme explains how City Plan 2030 will be prepared, a timetable and further information on how you can get involved. You can download the Development Plan Scheme from our website.

  1. Engaging children & young people

As we start to prepare City Plan 2030, we have been visiting secondary schools across Edinburgh, coinciding with the 2018 Year of Young People. We have been asking young people about what they think about their area, and what issues are facing the city.  You can see the findings from the workshops on our blog and we will be using their thoughts as we start to prepare the plan. 

  1. An update on recent community workshops

We have put together a short video on how we have been engaging local communities to date. You can view the video on our blog.  If you have any ideas for future engagement, get in touch with the City Plan Team. We are holding an additional community workshop on Monday 3 December at Currie Library from 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.

  1. A look ahead to the choices for City Plan 2030

The main consultation for City Plan 2030 is due to take place over 8 weeks in February and March 2019. The consultation will set out the main choices that we need to make as we prepare the next plan and we are keen for people to get involved. You can keep up to date with the project by:

City Plan team| Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 4692 | email: cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

Influence the shape of local democracy!

((adapted from an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre. Please note that this is an SCDC exercise, linked to the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters exercise, but LCCC is very happy to publish anything that might help improve Scotland’s local democracy.) 

SCDC newsletter

CHEX is inviting you to an informal conversation about ‘Democracy Matters’ and the future of local decision-making in Scotland.

This will be a chance to come together to learn about the ongoing Local Governance Review and discuss how communities, of place or identity, could have more control of decisions important to them.

Once you have registered your attendance we will send you through a programme.

If you cannot make this conversation but still want to host your own, please let us know the details and someone from CHEX will aim to attend.

Hope to hear from you soon.

The CHEX team