Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
From tomorrow, Saturday 20th June 2020, Lothian Buses will be diverting the services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49 (going towards the Kirkgate) up London Road and Easter Road as the Trams To Newhaven project resumes.
Additionally, several bus stops in Easter Road, including the one at the top, will be closed.
Leith Central Community Councillors have been engaging with The City of Edinburgh Council and neighbouring community councils about the project and the impact on our area for the past few years. You can read some of the enquries the CCTT task force have been pressing.
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 17 February 2020 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
Lothian Buses has published the following summary of bus diversions. This is broadly what was expected and probably was unavoidable, once the decision to go ahead with the trams was made a year go by CEC. However, the devil is in the detail.
Please check the Lothian Buses web-page for details of changes.
If you spot detailed changes (i.e. extended timetabled running times, unrealistic journey times, or longer anticipated individual door-to-door journeys because of rerouting), please comment below.
(with thanks to the Trams to Newhaven team for supplying the map. Constitution St is not in LCCC’s area, but this information may be relevant to LCCC residents and businesses.)
Further to the post about forthcoming tram-work on Constitution St, Lothian Buses has issued this map of bus-stop and bus-route changes in the area. Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.
(adapted form an email from Edinburgh Council)
You may have heard of the City of Edinburgh Council’s public consultation on amending bus lane operational hours. Most bus lanes are currently closed to general traffic from Monday to Friday peak hours only (7.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6.30pm). To speed up bus journeys, we are considering changing the times they are closed to general traffic to 7am till 7pm seven days a week.
The consultation provides an opportunity for us to hear from and discuss the proposals with people and organisations potentially affected. Feedback from the consultation process will help to inform our decision.
In addition to an online consultation survey which will go live on the 31st October, we are inviting stakeholders to attend a workshop to hear about the proposals in further detail and to enable stakeholders to provide specific input on the proposals.
- When: Thursday 21th November, 10am-12pm
- Where: The City Chambers Dunedin Room, Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High Street Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ
Please RSVP by emailing BusLane.HoursConsultation@edinburgh.gov.uk letting us know if you are able to attend by 18th November 2019. We ask that only up to two people from a single organisation attend and that you advise who you are representing when you RSVP.
If you are a representative organisation with members, we would be grateful if you could circulate this email to your members or colleagues that may be impacted by the proposals.
As you may be aware, London Road has several stops for East Coast Buses number 113 to Pencaitland and number 124 to North Berwick, connecting the Leith Central area in Edinburgh to East Lothian.
East Lothian Council are consulting on the viability of these routes and seek feedback from anyone that is uses them, to see if they’re worth continuing.
You can take part at eastlothianconsultations.co.uk
Consultation opens 9th September and closes 20th October 2019
Minutes of the AGM of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.
The AGM was chaired Cllr Rob Munn. Continue reading
Actions and decisions are red italic.
|BAFO = best and final offer||LLCC = Leith Links Community Council|
|CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams||LW = Leith Walk|
|CEC = City of Edinburgh Council||NTBCC = New Town & Broughton Community Council|
|CPZ = controlled parking zone||OBC = outline business case|
|CS = Constitution St||POLHA = Port of Leith Housing Association|
|ECI = early contractor involvement||SPC = swept-path contract|
|EIA = environmental impact assessment||TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group|
|FBC = full business case||TfE = Transport for Edinburgh|
|ISC = infrastructure and systems contract||TN = Trams to Newhaven project|
|LCCC = Leith Central Community Council||TRO = traffic regulation order|
|LHNCC = Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council||TT = trams team|
TAPOG is CEC’s leader and vice-leader, CEC’s transport convenor and vice-convenor, and transport spokespersons from each party Continue reading