(copied from LeithChooses’ website)
£eith Chooses is holding an open discussion session to review and evaluate all aspects of the 2019 £eith Chooses process, and to share ideas for future events. Please do come along if you can – 6:30pm, Leith Community Centre cafe, Tuesday 12 March. All Leithers welcome.
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 JANUARY 2019 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)
A public consultation on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland is now live, running until Monday 13th May.
The Scottish Government seeks views on how people use and enjoy fireworks, the impact they have on people and communities across Scotland, as well as their impact on animals. It also seeks views on the sale of fireworks to the general public, and ideas on what action can be taken to ensure fireworks continue to be enjoyed safely and responsibly.
While much of the current legislation on the sale of fireworks is reserved to Westminster the consultation will help to identify gaps, issues or unintended consequences with the current regulatory framework.
Alongside the consultation, there will be a series of engagement events to create opportunities for members of the public, alongside local partners, to deliberate on the key issues and discuss with others what could be done going forward. Details of events alongside access to the consultation on Citizen Space can be found via the following link https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/fireworks/
The consultation events that have been organised so far:
- Wednesday 13thFebruary, 6- 8 pm at Craigroyston Community High School, Edinburgh
- Monday 18thFebruary, 5 – 7 pm at Pollokshields Community Centre, Glasgow
- Thursday 28thFebruary, 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm at The Attic, Tolbooth, Stirling
- Tuesday 5thMarch, 2-4 pm at New Register House, Edinburgh
- Tuesday 19thMarch, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Perth Leisure Pool, Perth
- Thursday 21stMarch, 2-4 pm at Spectrum Community Centre, Inverness
- Thursday 21stMarch, 6-8 pm at Jurys Inn, Inverness
- Monday 29thApril, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Civic Rooms, Town Hall, Aberdeen
Events are also being planned in Elgin, Paisley, Dumfries and Galloway and the Islands.
(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
I am writing to update you on the consultation process currently underway with regard to the Review of the Scheme. Following the preliminary period of consultation a draft Scheme has been produced. A summary of the consultation process and key findings are included in the attached report which was approved at today’s Council meeting (7 February 2019). This will be available to watch on the Council’s webcast site once archived (usually within 24 hours of conclusion of meeting).
The first statutory consultation period begins on 11 February 2019 and a public notice will be placed in the Evening News advertising this. Community councils and the public are invited to comment on the draft Scheme and complaints procedure which are attached as appendices to the report.
A copy of the proposed Scheme will be available for inspection by the public and community councillors at locality offices, libraries and https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk.
Any community council or member of public wishing to make comments on the draft proposals are invited to send these via the consultation hub link above, in writing to me at the address below or by email to email@example.com to arrive not later than 22 April 2019. Please forward details of the consultation to any groups or individuals in your area who may be interested in submitting comments. Community councils are also encouraged to add the consultation web links to their website.
The following drop-in sessions have been arranged, I will be in attendance on these dates to answer questions on the draft scheme:
- 21 February 2019, 1 – 2 pm, Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive.
- 21 February 2019, 3 – 4 pm, Wester Hailes Library, 1 Westside Plaza.
- 28 February 2019, 2- 3 pm, South East Office, 40 Captain’s Road.
- 28 February 2019, 4 – 5 pm, East Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road.
- 6 March 2019, 5.30 – 6.30 pm, City Chambers, High Street.
Comments and feedback from this consultation will help to inform the revised Community Council Scheme.
If you have any further questions relating to the Review, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ross A Murray | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1 | 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel 0131 469 3870 | email Ross.firstname.lastname@example.org
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
The City of Edinburgh Council is currently considering carrying out a statutory consultation on a revised Scheme for Community Councils. The Scheme_for_Community_Councils is the key document establishing governance, relationship with the Council and procedural rules for community councils in Edinburgh.
The current Scheme for Community Councils was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2013. A number of areas have been identified where the current Scheme does not provide sufficient clarity or guidance. A formal review is therefore proposed in order to strengthen the community council governance and decision making framework by building upon the existing document. A final decision on whether to proceed to statutory consultation will be taken by Councillors in February 2019.
Key stakeholders are asked to complete the questionnaire (linked below) to help formulate proposals:
If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or require a hard copy please contact Ross Murray on email@example.com.
Ross A Murray | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1 | 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | email Ross.firstname.lastname@example.org
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Edinburgh Council is running a formal consultation concerning the best possible arrangements for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) / Tourist tax in the city.
If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the online Edinburgh TVL consultation survey.
In addition to the online survey the council is planning to host three further consultation events for residents. These will be held at Waverley Court on:
- Monday 3 December 2018:- 6pm 7:30pm
- Tuesday 4 December 2018:- 6pm to 7:30pm
- Wednesday 5 December 2018:- 2pm to 3:30pm
Edinburgh Council has also been conducting round table events with its industry partners. These took place throughout November.