Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
Please click to see the PDF of these draft minutes: 2020_06_15 draft V1
Please note that these are draft – while LCCC’s minutes secretary has tried to ensure they are accurate, they are provided for information only and do not represent LCCC’s decision until ratified (possibly with changes) at a subsequent meeting.
Dear Councillor Macinnes
We acknowledge receipt of the email below and the attached map indicating that there are proposed Covid-19 Emergency Road Measures for Easter Road and Great Junction Street. However, we await a further Council email explaining exactly what is proposed, as all we have received is a map with a few red lines, no legend and no site-specific details. We don’t really understand how we are supposed to respond this, as it adds nothing to what was in the outline proposals approved on 14 May. Has no further detailed planning been done in the intervening five weeks?
We are being told that there is no time for normal expectations associated with consultations and are asked if we want to raise any issues.
The main issue we have is with the absence of a credible process: I am sure everyone on the extensive (GDPR-compliant?) mailing list below is a very busy person and may not be able to respond within the given timescale to potentially very complex proposals (let alone understand them in the absence of concrete details) with all their knock-on effects into neighbouring streets and on a wide variety of legitimate (and sometimes vulnerable) users. Where do the proposals go, if the physical distancing guidance is reduced to 1m in early July, as flagged up by the First Minister last week? Will a rushed implementation of measures which – if well-planned and consulted upon may well have merit – not undermine wider public support for a more pedestrian-friendly environment in the longer term?
With this qualification, we make the following observations. Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Graham Hall (CEC Senior Transport Team Leader) to Leith ward and Leith Walk ward councillors; with thanks to the councillor that forwarded it to community councils. Unfortunately, this only reached LCCC’s webmaster today [19 July].)
As you will be no doubt aware, The City of Edinburgh Council is carrying out significant pre-tram surfacing works in wards 12 and 13 at the current time via our Transport Design and Delivery section who have McLay’s Ltd carrying out numerous projects in preparation for the Tram extension works which are due to commence later this year.
In addition to these works City Fibre have started their programme to install fibre to the home in the area as well as the other utility providers continuing their business as usual.
It has been agreed with the CEC project manager (Steven Blacklaw) that the locality will coordinate these works around his significant programme to avoid conflict with different sets of work. As McLays Ltd are based in Airdrie and traditionally close down for the Glasgow Fayre fortnight commencing on the 12th of July I have delayed various utility works commencing until McLay’s have closed their sites down and to prevent additional pressure on the road network. The works below have been approved for the period 14th July 2019 to 30 July 2019 to avoid any conflict with the CEC programme.
Whilst there will no doubt be some form of delay caused by the various works, please be assured that every effort has been made to minimise disruption utilising the quieter school holiday period whilst still ensuring these works are completed before CEC’s contractor returns to recommence his programme. Please also note that where required, any works which may present significant disruption have been discussed and approved at the City Wide Traffic Management Group to ensure the most effective traffic management is employed.
Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call on the number below.
|Utility||Location||Nature of works||Works Start||Finish||Traffic Management|
|City Fibre||Salamander Street||Installing new fibre optic cable||TBC||TBC||Two way temporary traffic signals|
|City Fibre||East Hermitage Place||Installing new fibre optic cable||14/07/2019||17/07/2019||Three way temporary traffic signals|
|Scottish Power||Albert Street||Main Cable repair||15/07/2019||19/07/2019||Parking Restriction only|
|Scottish Power||Constitution Street||Install new service||19/07/2019||23/07/2019||Parking Restriction only|
|Scottish Power||Pilrig Street at Dryden Street||Excavate footway to replace joint||TBC||TBC||Parking Restriction only|
|Scottish Gas Networks||Newhaven Road at Graham Street||Install new connection to gas main||14/07/2019||30/07/2019||Three way temporary traffic signals|
|Scottish Gas Networks||North Junction Street at Ferry Road||Replace existing gas main||14/07/2019||30/07/2019||Three way temporary traffic signals|
|Virgin Media||Lindsay Road at Sandpiper Drive||Install new service||15/07/2019||19/07/2019||Lane restrictions and local diversion|
Graham Hall – FIHE – Senior Transport Team Leader – Place – City of Edinburgh Council – North East Locality, 101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS – Tel: 0131 469 3926 – Northeast.email@example.com
Please note: all correspondence should be sent to Northeast.firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 18 February 2019 at 7:00pm
Below is the outline agenda for the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council on Monday, 18th June at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library.
A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.
- Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
- Approval of Minutes of 21 May 2018 meeting
- Matters Arising
- Community Police Officer’s Report
- Powderhall Stables: briefing by CEC officials on CEC plans for the site
- LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
… Community Councils Together on Trams … Edinburgh Bus Users Group …
- Transport & Clean Streets
… tramline 1 completion York Place to Newhaven … Leith Programme Phase 4 …
… Dryden Street listed buildings … Drum’s PAC summary … proposed student housing at 11 Hillside Crescent …
- Parks & Green Spaces
… Water of Leith Walkway …
- Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
- Open Forum
- Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
Please note that these are draft minutes, and may not be take as authoritative unless approved at LCCC’s next meeting.
Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Allenbuild, received 6 March 2018)
If you have any concerns about the following, please contact Donald McLean of Allenbuild directly. Please also CC your concerns to email@example.com.
The final piling ‘visit’ to the Shrubhill site, which stretches from Leith Walk to Dryden St is going ahead. Piling equipment will mobilise to site on Monday 12 March. The duration of the piling should be no more than 3 weeks.
- The first week’s work will be taking place alongside the railway track beside the old chimney.
- The middle week will be the works to the two buildings nearest the old gable walls on the boundary.
- The final week back into the middle of the site.
Allenbuild will position vibration-monitoring equipment along the old gables and at the rail bridge and chimney.
No piling will commence before 08:00 am. Piling will cease by 18:30. It is likely that piling will also occur on Saturday 17 March and Saturday 24 March, from 08:00 to 14:30 at the latest.
Donald McLean, Project Manager, Allenbuild Ltd
The Engine Yard, 28 Dryden Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4PW
Site Office: 0131 478 1246 ext 202. Mobile: 07484 039 677
Click to download: 2017_10_16 agenda