Democracy Matters regional events

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

Scottish Government is inviting communities to have their say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Free informal workshop style events will be taking place across Scotland and will be an opportunity to find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss views and ideas about how Scottish Government can bring decision making to a community level. Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30pm

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Unconventional oil and gas consultation

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government, vis the Improvement Service. If there any questions about the consultation, please contact UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot)

The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue. Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 27 September 2018

(LCCC apologises for slightly delayed publication of these minutes. This was caused by waiting for a response from the trams teams to some queries about the content. If you have any queries about these minutes, please contact LCCC, preferably via the comments feature at the end of this post)

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 27 September at 6:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic.

Abbreviations

CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams TfE = transport for Edinburgh
CEC = City of Edinburgh Council TN = Trams to Newhaven project
CPZ = controlled parking zone TRO = traffic regulation order
SPC = swept-path contract, TT = trams team
TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group

1 Welcome and introductions

1.a Attendance

Charlotte Encombe CCTT/Leith Central CC Andrew Mackenzie CCTT/Leith Links CC
Angus Hardie CCTT/Leith Links CC Bruce Ryan CCTT minutes secretary
Rob Leech TT/TN project director (Anturas Consulting) Harald Tobermann CCTT/Leith Central CC
Jennifer Marlborough CCTT/Leith Harbour & Newhaven CC Darren Wraight TT/CEC

1.b Apologies

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LCCC October meeting: outline agenda

Outline Agenda for 17 October 2018

A detailed agenda will be published nearer the meeting.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 17 September 2018 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Presentation and Q&A: briefing by CEC and Collective Architecture on plans for the defunct Powderhall site
  6. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. update on progress of Powderhall (unused railway line) green corridor
    2. further delay to re-opening of Water of Leith Walkway between Anderson and Newhaven
    3. investment in local parks and green spaces
    4. etc
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. 2nd design consultation on tram extension
    2. consultation on business support during 2 year tram construction
    3. tram: supplementary projects
    4. strategic parking review
    5. Dalmeny Street capital project …
    6. etc
  8. Planning
    1. update on Drum/Stead’s Place
    2. Easter Road Lidl application resubmitted
    3. planning department: errors and complaints or resource issues?
    4. etc
  9. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
  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 https://goo.gl/jrARbc.

The meeting papers will also be on LCCC’s website in due course on the meetings page: https://leithcentralcc.co.uk/reports.

Licensing application and consultations

Licensing application

Please click the thumbnail see attached Civic new licence notice for a second hand dealer at 150 Easter Road.

application for second-hand dealer at 150 Easter Road

City of Edinburgh Licensing Board – Consultations

Edinburgh’s Licensing Board is consulting on the terms of a new draft statement of Licensing Policy, and its Assessment of Overprovision in the Board’s area.  Details of the consultations are available on the Consultation Hub on the Council’s website at the following locations:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/cg/licensingstatement

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/cg/overprovision

Responses to the consultations should be sent to licensing.consultation@edinburgh.gov.uk

The consultations remain open until 5 October 2018.

 

Planning for change, delivering services: 2019 – 2023

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. NB this is an Edinburgh Council exercise, but LCCC is happy to disseminate information that will affect its citizens.)

Edinburgh Council is asking for feedback on its initial ideas for meeting the continuing pressures on Council services and budgets.

Since 2012 Edinburgh Council has saved £240 million, but it expects it will need to save at least £106 million more between now and 2022/23.

No decisions have been taken yet and feedback will shape the long-term plans as well as the more detailed proposals for balancing the budget in February for 2019/20.

Please complete the online survey or try your hand at prioritising services and balancing our budgets by 7 December. You can also read Edinburgh Council’s ideas Planning for change and delivering services and fill in a print survey which will be available in libraries and Council offices from 15 October.

Please share this information far and wide.

Thank you.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Insight Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel  0131 469 3870 | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk