Tag Archives: Community Safety

Your local policing priorities

(adapted from Police Scotland’s website)

Police Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their community. This year the consultation process is widening, becoming more flexible, and moving online to a digital format that will be open all year.

Everyone’s views across Scotland will be taken on board at a national and local level. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to local policing and all the needs and wants of individual communities will be considered.

It’s a very simple process that should only take a few moments of your time but will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community.

Police Scotland will keep you updated on our  quarterly  results. The consultation will be a completely transparent process as it’s all about your priorities.

Take the survey here

Click here for a Polish version

North East Locality Improvement Plan

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

Work is now well underway in shaping the new 2017 – 2022 Locality Improvement Plan for North East Edinburgh and it’s important that you can tell us what you think needs to happen in the next 5 years. We are focussing on the themes of place; health & wellbeing; community safety; children, young people and families; and employment. Some of you might have been involved already but you might have something else you wish to add to the process.

Locality Improvement Plans are to be established in each locality across the city which will help identify where key partners need to prioritise service and invest in joint resources to make a positive difference to communities. With the new North East Locality encompassing Craigentinny & Duddingston, Leith and Portobello & Craigmillar, it is clear that service needs will be very different and the Locality Improvement Plans should reflect this.

Please use this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V6P39DM –  to consider which themes are important to you and rank your top three priorities within that theme. If you feel we have missed something let us know in the comments box. The survey will be open until 16th December 2016.

We will gather in all of the comments and look to see where there are similarities and the ranked statements will help identify the future priorities for the North East Locality.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

Leith Walk patching update – Week 4

The following information has been provided via Cllr Nick Gardner (t. 0131 529 3282; e. Nick.Gardner@edinburgh.gov.uk) by CEC’s Transport Design and Delivery section within Traffic & Engineering Services. At this point it is not clear whether the contract will complete for both north- and south-bound carriageways between Brunswick and Picardy by 7 December, as stated in CEC’s stakeholder communication 90 of 21 October 2016

This is the fourth update on the patching works for Leith Walk which started on Sunday 23rd October 2016.

Works have progressed well again this week with the contractor safely negotiating the difficult works at the London Road Roundabout which has inevitably slowed progress down due to the requirement to reset various pieces of ironwork and carry out trial holes and plane the carriageway in two layers to ensure they avoided coming into contact with the London Road Air Raid shelter located on the west side of Antigua Street and under the roundabout itself.

The programme is still ahead of schedule and has now completed sections 6, 7, 5 and 4 (London Road to Annandale Street) and will commence section 3 tomorrow night (Thursday 10/11).

As part of the ongoing management process of patching contracts such as this we are currently assessing the remainder of the works to ensure best value is achieved and whether alternative methods would be better suited to complete the works. I will be in a better position to provide an update on this by next week’s update.

Next week, and in line with previous week’s timings, operations will start at 7.00pm on the evening of Sunday 13th November on the south bound carriageway from Montgomery Street to London Road and continue through to Thursday 17th November including a newly identified section on Leopold Place.

Again, all noisy operations (jackhammers, planers etc.) will be completed by 10.00 o’clock and all operations concluding by 2.00am at the latest.

As ever, please be assured that every effort is continuing to be made complete these works as soon as practicable.

Care and Repair Edinburgh – Better At Home

Care and Repair Edinburgh (C&RE) is a registered charity supporting older (60+) and disabled people to live safely at home through providing a range of practical services.

C&RE is contracted by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to provide the following core services:

  • small repairs
  • adaptations
  • FREE handyperson/volunteer
  • keysafe fitting (police approved)
  • trade referrals.

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OneCity Trust Grant fund open for applications

The OneCity Trust is now open for funding applications. The deadline is 29 April 2016. Click the graphic for more information.

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Registered charities and constituted groups based in Edinburgh and focussing their work in the city with an annual income of less than £200,000 are invited to apply for funding for social inclusion projects.

Susan Shippey | Policy Consultant | Department of Health and Social Care | City of Edinburgh Council  |  Business Centre 1/8, 4 East Market Street | Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 469 3874  |  Fax 0131 529 6217
email: susan.shippey@edinburgh.gov.uk

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Winter 2016

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Alcohol in Leith

In 2014, local people said that alcohol was a factor in some of the issues which needed to be prioritised.  Those views are supported by statistical information which tells us that alcohol impacts on the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area in a number of ways.

The City of Edinburgh’s Licensing Board regularly produce a statement on how they will carry out licensing in the city and the Partnership is asked to say how it would like this done in Leith.  The Partnership would like to be sure that what it says is the correct view of local people.  So it would like to know more about local people’s experience and views on alcohol. Continue reading

British Heart Foundation CPR training (Tollcross and Liberton Fire Stations)

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is offering training on CPR. Sessions last approximately an hour with one session available at Tollcross (Sundays 11am) and one available at Liberton (Weds 4pm) each month.

Requests to attend should be emailed directly to Jonathon Miller, Station Manager, Response and Resilience, Edinburgh South Central, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, via jonathon.miller@firescotland.gov.uk

Community Activist course – Starts FEB 2016

A couple of last minute places have become available on this free training course that starts on 9 Feb.

Anyone that lives or is active in the Old Town (inc Dumbiedykes) or Leith is eligible to take part.

This lively and enjoyable course will have lots of opportunities to share experiences and learn from each other. Click  the thumbnail for more information. Community Activist Training poster

To sign up for the information session, or to ask any questions, please call Jackie Mearns, CLD Worker, on 0131 554 4750 or email jackiemearns@ea.edin.sch.uk