Parks

Members:

Charlotte Encombe, Nick Gardner

Remit

  • To monitor the quality of the green spaces and parks in Leith and engage with relevant bodies in Edinburgh Council
  • To draw the attention of the Community Council to issues concerning local parks that may require a decision or intervention by the full body
  • To advise the Community Council of the activities of Friends’ Groups and suggest how the full body might offer support
  • Where planning applications have an impact on green spaces and/or parks, to liaise with the Planning Committee and provide guidance
  • To work towards fit-for-purpose green spaces and parks throughout Leith, reflecting the area’s population density.

Current Activities:  Leith Masterplan Application

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The Parks sub-group has put together a £6,000 bid for funding from Leith Chooses  to pay for a feasibility study and masterplan for the renovation of Leith’s greenspaces.  The study will build on the findings of Leith Creative who did a study in which 3000 people from Leith took part. Around one third made comments about the need to improve greenspace in Leith.  Here are some of the suggestions to be taken forward in this proposal:

  • Form a green network in Leith connecting clean green spaces and waterways.
  • Improve the maintenance of the cycle path network. More green space management, more    bins.
  • Invest in smaller green spaces in Leith.
  • Designated ‘dog areas’ in larger parks, separate from children’s play areas.
  • Form a green network in Leith connecting clean green spaces and 
waterways.
  • Improve the maintenance of the cycle path network.

Here are the full details of the application:  Leith Masterplan Application

It will be possible to vote for this project between 3-10 March via the Leith Chooses website.  Reminders to vote will be sent out via this website.