Play your part!

Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council

(adapted from an email from North East locality)

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Edinburgh Council has received many responses about services, including:

  • 101 dialogue ideas
  • 784 online surveys responses
  • 66 print questionnaires returned
  • 443 social media comments.

This year Edinburgh Council asked for ideas on how to deliver some services more effectively whilst staying customer focused. There was support for more shared facilities for services such as the Drumbrae Hub, using more volunteers (but not to replace paid staff) and improving our online services.

Read the results in full

You can now read the full play your part report.

Watch the decisions being made

The play your part report will go to Edinburgh Council’s Finance and Resources Committee on 19 January. The Council will then consider this feedback when it sets the 2017/18 revenue budget on 9 February. You can watch these meetings live on the Council’s website or view a recording afterwards.

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Consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System

The Scottish Government is consulting  on proposals to change the planning system. NTBCC encourages residents with concerns about the current system to read the proposals and tell the government what you think. Responses to this consultation are invited by 4th April 2017. To read the proposals and to make a response go to https://beta.gov.scot/publications/places-people-planning-consultation-future-scottish-planning-system.

Action on Islamophobia

(adapted from a communication from Police Scotland)

Shared Vision – Your Decision is an Edinburgh based project, which enables members of the public who live, work, study and volunteer within Edinburgh to decide how public money is spent in eradicating Islamophobia and associated prejudiced behaviour. We understand that Islamophobic behaviour also affects other faith communities.

Police Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government have contributed £40,000 for allocation through a Participatory Budgeting process.

Organisations across Edinburgh have submitted project proposals as to how they feel they can contribute towards this, and this is your chance to decide which projects you feel will be most effective and should be funded.

From 1330 on Saturday voting will be available at our event which takes place at the Methodist Church, 25 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX, as well as online www.scotland.police.uk/shared-vision-your-decision and in local libraries across the city www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries. Voting is open until 13th February.

Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: A Consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting its Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, ‘a set of principles with an overarching vision that will guide the development of public policy on the nature and character of land rights and responsibilities in Scotland.’

To tell the Scottish Government what you think, go to https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/land-reform-and-tenancy-unit/land-rights-and-responsibilities-statement.

Stakeholder Update 93: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) and Phase 5 Traffic Regulation Order (Brunswick Street to Montgomery Street)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, of Turner & Townsend Limited, sent on 17 January 2017 at 12:55) This post is not written by Leith Central Community Council, does not necessarily reflect LCCC’s opinions and policies, and is for information only. 

The contractor commenced back on site on 5th January, carrying out site set-up on Iona Street as before and stakeholder communication, following which the works to the Pilrig Street junction commenced with a closure of Pilrig Street as of the 9th January for a period of around 8 weeks (early March completion).  These works will also include works to the Iona Street junction and the surfacing of Leith Walk at these junctions.  This will be the main focus of our Contractors’ work at this time as we seek to minimise disruption to pedestrians and traffic by opening a number of work sites concurrently.  Work sites will then progress south on Leith Walk from Pilrig Street to McDonald Road as originally envisaged, with any additional work sites being opened only where it is felt there is a benefit to the Project without adversely affecting the use of the street.

Progress towards the end of last year was disrupted by 3rd party utility operations, and we will again be required to accommodate their works during the course of the Phase 4 Contract, while trying at all times to minimise the impact on the Programme.

A report detailing the responses from the statutory consultation on the Leith Programme Phase 5 will be considered at the Transport and Environment Committee on 17 January.  Continue reading