Drum Property Group is offering further public consultation events:
- Former Barnardo’s shop, 144-148 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5DT
- on Tuesday 1st May 4pm-7pm
- Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
- on Friday 4th May 12pm-8pm and
- on Saturday 5th May 12pm-5pm
Click the graphic for maps and contact details:
As part of Leith Chooses Leith Central Community Council and Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council have a funding application running for a Feasibility Study and Masterplan for Leith’s unloved green spaces.
You need to request a code and password online by emailing your full name, address AND postcode to email@example.com. If you belong to a group, mention the name, address and postcode of that group. Once you have the information, all you need to do is go to the LeithChooses website and click on the Vote Here button, cast 4 votes in each of the three categories and don’t forget to vote for our project in the Large Grant category. You must cast all 12 votes to complete the process.
You can also pick up cards with the necessary information at the Leith and McDonald Road libraries as well as the Kirkgate Community Centre. Once you have the information, all you need to do is go to the LeithChooses website and click on the Vote Here button.
Look for the ‘Vote Here’ image
You can then cast 4 votes in each of the three categories. Our project is in the Large Grant category. You must cast all 12 votes to complete the process.
Recently we started a petition www.edinburgh.gov.uk/petition to make Edinburgh Council aware that many people are not happy with the way parking is organised in our area, which to date has attracted 300 signatures. The petition is open until 14 April 2018 and more information about our reasons for starting this petition can be found here.
We have, however, had some feedback from people who DON’T want to see any changes in the parking and they have commented that the petition doesn’t allow them to express their preference and they feel that that is unfair.
To be clear, the petition is not about asking for controlled parking to be introduced. Rather, it asks the Council to look at the parking issues that we have in the area. If there are enough signatures to the petition, then the Council will be obliged to do this. And once that process is set in motion, everyone will then have their chance to say whether they would be in favour of controlled parking, or not.
LCCC and is aware that controlled parking may not be a definitive answer to the parking issues. As was said in our Leaflet:
“in an area as densely populated as Leith, there is no system that can guarantee a parking space for every resident at or near their door. However, there are ways which could improve car parking for residents, reduce congestion and pollution and manage access more safely and effectively.”
Here is also more information on parking controls should that be of interest:
if you wish to make further comments Leith Central Community Council also has a Facebook page
and is on Twitter.