St James Quarter development’s affect on Leith Walk – hear all about it.

Leith Central CC is happy to announce that its AGM will be enhanced by a presentation by Martin Perry, Director of Development THRE (developers of the St James Quarter) on St James Quarter and associated works: impact on Leith Walk and mitigating measures.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 22nd May, at McDonald Rd Library. Other items include

  • reports from the Leith Community Police Team
  • a welcome to our new Edinburgh Councillors

Everyone is welcome.

Digital hustings: candidates’ mini-manifestos

Leith Central Community Council has asked all the candidates standing for the Leith Walk ward (an area that includes Leith Walk, Easter Road, Bonnington, Pilrig, Drummond and Elm Row, among others) in the City of Edinburgh Council elections why they’re standing. Here’s PDFs of the responses we’ve got so far. Be sure to check back for updates.

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Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 95: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, of the Leith Programme)

Footpath and public realm works are continuing on both sides of Leith Walk, south of the Pilrig Street junction.  Footpath reinstatements at the shop fronts on Crighton Place will continue over the next week, as well as completion of the footpath reinstatement between Middlefield and the new People for Places development in front of Sainsbury’s, Starbucks and Liberty Living.

The junction at Albert Street will close on Monday 10th April for a period of 3 weeks to accommodate road and footway works. The Contractor will also be commencing work at the McDonald Road junction, outside the Library, on Monday 10th April. This work will not initially require any footpath or roadway closures but is anticipated that both this junction and the Brunswick Road junction will then close on 24th April for a period of up to 10 weeks, with local diversions to be put in place. These works will include the installation of a two stage right hand turn for cyclist using this junction.

Works are progressing well and we are still programmed to complete summer 2017.

In addition to the above and, as communicated previously, the City of Edinburgh Council will be installing a number of planters and trees to Leith Walk at various locations North of Pilrig Street.  The planters will be on site the mornings of 10th and 11th April, with the trees to be planted on the 12th and 13th April.

Edinburgh Tram to Newhaven

Ground sampling will commence next week in the Ocean Drive area as part of the Tram enabling works with disruption expected to be minimal. This is the final stage of the site investigation works and is expected to last from Monday 10th  – Friday 14th April.

For any responses and/or any queries in regards to the above, please direct these to leith.programme@edinburgh.gov.uk

Michael Motion

Leith Programme

Make sure you’re registered to vote

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Whenever you move home, you need to register at your new address. It only takes a few minutes online and you need to do this by midnight on 17 April.

For the first time 16 and 17 year olds can vote in a Scottish local government election.  Please encourage any young adults you know to register and use their vote.

Once registered, there are a few ways you can vote:

  • in person at your polling place
  • by post
  • by proxy (someone can vote for you).

If you choose to vote in person, please be aware that some polling stations have changed.  So check your polling card when you get it in the post.  You can also check online by putting your address in to our handy search tool.

For this election you will vote using numbers – not a cross (X).  You number candidates in order of your choice using 1, 2, 3 and so on, choosing as few or as many as you like.

For more information about how to vote go to Edinburgh Council web pages.

Leith Programme stakeholder update: Pilrig St to McDonald Rd, St James, Trams to Newhaven

(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion of the Leith Programme at 15:58 on 2017_03_16)

 

Phase 4 update (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

The upgrade of the Pilrig Street junction is now complete, and the junction has been re-opened to traffic as of 16th March. Works will now continue on Leith Walk as part of the Pilrig Street to MacDonald Road phase of the Leith Programme. The footpath up to Middlefield and outside Sainsbury’s, and completion of outstanding Crighton Place works, which were previously delayed due to Scottish Water infrastructure works, will be the focus over the coming weeks. The Leith Programme Phase 4 end date remains summer 2017.

In addition to the above, and commencing as of Monday 27th March, CEC will be installing a number of planters and trees to Leith Walk at various locations north of Pilrig Street. Continue reading