LCCC April 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 15 April 2019 at 7:00pm

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LCCC May 2019 meeting agendas

This is the notice of the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council and the Annual General Meeting, both on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library. The Annual General Meeting will be chaired by Cllr Rob Munn; this will be a relatively short meeting with the following agenda:

Agenda of the Annual General Meeting 20 May 2019

  1. Approval of the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting;
  2. Annual Report: brief review of year
  3. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY17/18
  4. Demit of current office bearers and election of new office bearers

The outline agenda of the ordinary meeting is below. A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

Outline Agenda of the Ordinary Meeting 20 May 2019

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of minutes of 15 April 2019 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s report
  5. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … CC elections/leaflets …future meeting dates/hours/venue … committees and agenda procedure … Leith Gala …final review of Scheme for CCs 2019 … NE CCs joint working ..
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    … CCTT/Tram works update … Leith Street closure … Carriageway Resurfacing Works – Summer 2019 … Easter Road / Duke Street Proposed Junction Improvements … shared use parking …
  7. Planning
    … appeal 106-162 Leith Walk … Tourism and Communities Working Group … Local Plan …
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    … catering van St Mark’s Park ….
  9. Licensing
  10. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

Meeting papers (from October 2014 onwards) are in the cloud at  The meeting papers will also be on LCCC’s website in due course on the meetings page:

Community Council elections: forms and posters

Nominations for CC elections open tomorrow, Monday 5 September.

Anyone on the voters register living in the LCCC area can be nominated as an ‘Elected Representative’; using the relevant form. Registered Community Groups put themselves forward as potential ‘Nominated Representative’ on LCCC.

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Diversity in Community Councils’ work

(Adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association‘s website)

Community Council elections start on Monday, 5th September. Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) has organised a workshop on Wednesday, 7th September (6pm to 8:30pm) followed by drop-sessions to encourage members of Edinburgh’s ethnic population to become involved with their local community councils. Community Councils are for everyone and Leith Central CC would welcome new applications to become a CC for our area. Nominations open on Monday, 5th September and forms can be obtained from the returning officer, Cllr Lewis Richie (email  or downloaded from Edinburgh Council’s website from next week.


Get involved! Community Council elections in Autumn 2016

This could be your opportunity to join a thriving group of local representatives and have a direct influence on local matters.

There are elections for all Edinburgh community councils this autumn. All current members will stand down – they are of course eligible for re-election.

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