Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 16 December 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading
Elected, coopted and local-interest-group representative members
At the meeting of LCCC on 21 October, the following were declared elected or *co-opted as members of Leith Central Community Council:
- *Alan Dudley
- Jack Caldwell
- Charlotte Encombe
- Pierre Forissier
- Nick Gardner
- Fee Gerlach
- Sheila Kennedy
- Ian Mowat
- Harald Tobermann
- John Tibbitt
- John Wilkinson
- Amy Woodgate
Hence LCCC has space for 4 co-opted members.
No local interest groups (LIGs) were registered as wishing to be represented on LCCC.
It also has space for 8 members representing local interest groups operating in its area.
Appointment of office-bearers
|Chair||Charlotte Encombe||Nick Gardner||Ian Mowat||Elected nem con|
|Vicechair||Harald Tobermann||Ian Mowat||Pierre Forissier||Elected nem con|
|Secretary||Sheila Kennedy||Nick Gardner||Harald Tobermann||Elected nem con|
|Treasurer||Ian Mowat||Harald Tobermann||John Tibbitt||Elected nem con|
|Engagement Officer||Amy Woodgate||This election was held over due to A Woodgate’s and J Caldwell’s absence.|
(adapted from a communication from Save Leith Walk)
Save Leith Walk would like to invite you to a Community Assembly to discuss how you would like Leith run. This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Leithers and share what you value in your community and what you would like to improve. Together we can build momentum to take action in shaping our neighbourhood and take ownership.
Please book your place via Eventbrite.
The Electoral Reform Society will facilitate the event and help with bringing aspirations together. The information gathered on the day will be used to create an Action Plan for the local community, enabling the people of Leith to take a pro-active role in the development of their community. There will be plenty of time for discussion, networking and sharing of ideas.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Edinburgh Council says
Question Time event
7.15pm to 8.45pm, Monday 27 November
City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh
Thank you to everyone who has given us their views on our budget proposals and who has registered to come along to our Question Time event.
There is still plenty of time to register if you want to want to quiz our panel of senior councillors on changes to council services.
If you would like to put a question to the panel, or just come along and be part of the audience, please leave your details here by Wednesday 22 November.
You can give us your views on our budget proposals at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/playyourpart
(adapted from an email from Citizen Participation Network.)
New: Community Choices Fund announced for 2017/18
The Scottish Government has announced the £1.5 million fund will be open for applications until 21st July 2017.
First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund has supported participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.
For 2017/18, £1.5 million of the Community Choices Fund is available in two categories of £750,000 each:
- Category one for Public Authorities which includes Local Authorities and other Public Bodies.
- Category two for Community Organisations and Community Councils.
The fund aims to support PB activity which will significantly expand opportunities for more local people to make decisions on local spending priorities and contribute to local participatory democracy.
Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship.
The closing date for applications is midnight 21 July 2017.
(Adapted from an email from Dr Ryan Woolrych)
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A study has commenced exploring how neighourhood can better support older adults to live at home and in their communities.
Give the rapid growth of ageing populations in many cities, the importance of developing appropriate design interventions to enable active and healthy lifestyles for older residents is more urgent than ever.
Place-making with older adults: Towards age-friendly communities is a three year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will be exploring how older adults experience the communities they live in.
We will be working closely with older adults, local government, service providers, community organisations and pracitioners to deliver policy and practice recommendations to support the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities.
As part of the work we are looking to speak to anybody over the age of 60 who currently lives in Leith. Please contact Dr Ryan Woolrych on email@example.com or by telephone on 0131 451 3899 or 07957 406677 to hear more about the project or to participate in the research.
Please also visit our website on http://placeage.org/en or join us on Twitter @placeage.