Free Collection by Edinburgh Council of garden waste to end in October 2018

(adapted from a post on New Town and Broughton CC’s website)

Edinburgh Council is introducing an annual £25 fee (per bin) to collect brown garden waste bins. Coincident with this – the new service will be fortnightly throughout the year, instead of once every three weeks.

The current free garden waste service will continue until 5 October 2018 BUT if you want to continue receiving garden waste collections after that date, action is required before 22 July to register and pay to receive this service after October 2018.

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LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Please note that section 5 below (on Stead’s Place) has not been adopted, and so remains in draft status. This is due to need to check Drum Property Group’s record against ours. All other sections below have been adopted. Continue reading

Edinburgh’s Summer Summit: 21st and 22nd June 2018

(adapted from an email from Cllr Lesley Macinnes of Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is delighted to invite you (or a colleague) to join it in a range of events across two days to help shape a collective vision and aspirations for Edinburgh’s future.

Edinburgh’s Summer Summit is a two-day initiative that will take place on the 21st and 22nd June 2018. The first day of the Summit is the National Clean Air Day, which is a UK-wide initiative to promote the messaging around making the air cleaner and healthier for everyone, focusing on the reduction of congestion and pollution caused by traffic. The second day of the summit is to inspire and position Edinburgh as leader in city place-making, in line with the aspirations of the Edinburgh’s 2050 Vision.

Edinburgh Council values your input into our emerging city centre and city-wide strategies and hopes to see you on both days. If you cannot join us please feel free to forward this invitation to a colleague. Edinburgh Council will close off a few city centre roads as part of the event on the 21st of June and will be organising a range of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy through the day. Continue reading

LCCC June meeting: final agenda

Monday, 18 June 2018 at 7pm, 
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall
1. Welcome
a. introductions
b. attendance, apologies
c. declarations of interest

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LCCC minutes: May 2018 ordinary meeting draft minutes

Draft minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 May at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

Stead’s Place – drawings from developers

At Leith Central’s meeting on 21 May, Drum Properties provided hard copy of drawings of the proposed Stead’s Place development. Scans of these drawings are below.

Digital versions are not currently available by searching for the planning number (18/01015/PAN) on CEC’s planning portal. The only drawing available on the portal at the time of writing this post (2 pm on Thursday 31 May 2018) is a location drawing.

Update: this is perfectly normal – drawings such as the ones below are ‘consultation drawings’ and their only purpose is to support and stimulate discussion. There is no rule that forces developers to provide any drawings. The author of this post apologises for any ill effects caused by the former version of this post.

Click the thumbnails to see the fill-size PDFs.