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Outline Agenda LCCC 27 November 2017
- Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
- Approval of Minutes of 16 October 2017 meeting
- Matters Arising
- Community Police Officer’s Report
- Presentation and Q&A: Review of Leith Programme Phase 4 and progress of Phase 5 and 6 by Michael Motion & Steven Jackson
- Transport & Clean Streets
… minimising impact of tram plans on LCCC area; street lighting problems; impact of Leith Street closure on LCCC area; Parking Working Group update; consultation on Parking Permit Diesel Surcharge; consultation on decluttering streets …
- Parks & Green Spaces
… FoPP report including wall repairs at Pilrig Street; other park and friends groups; city trees; future use of Powderhall railway line …
… recent planning cases; brief presentation on planned research into population density and health by Dr Elaine Carnegie …
- LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
… remits for Parks & Green Spaces Committee and Communications Group …
- Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
- Open Forum
- Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
… TBC: Leith Creative findings, planning and enforcement issues in Cambridge Avenue; impact of AirBnB; role of North East Locality; impact of City Deal and Council Business Plan 2017-22 …
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Edinburgh Council says
Question Time event
7.15pm to 8.45pm, Monday 27 November
City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh
Thank you to everyone who has given us their views on our budget proposals and who has registered to come along to our Question Time event.
There is still plenty of time to register if you want to want to quiz our panel of senior councillors on changes to council services.
If you would like to put a question to the panel, or just come along and be part of the audience, please leave your details here by Wednesday 22 November.
You can give us your views on our budget proposals at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/playyourpart
(adapted from a post on Edinburgh Council’s website)
Public information events will take place
- on Tuesday, 21 November from 10am to 7pm at the City Art Centre, Market Street
- Wednesday, 22 November from 3pm to 7pm at Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church, Bellevue Crescent.
At these events, you can hear from the Council on how plans have evolved since their inception.
Participants will be shown refinements already made to proposals based on feedback from a series of public events held in September, including increased provision for pedestrians and cyclists.
Views will also be sought on the piece of land at the top of Leith Walk, where a roundabout currently sits. Feedback will be used to inform the final designs, which are expected to be discussed by the Transport and Environment Committee at the beginning of next year.
Following on from Edinburgh citizens simply being told how Picardy Place will change, without any opportunity for making their own input:
- It has been announced that consultation will happen.
- There have been lively discussions between CEC officials and community members and representatives. The officials stated that there has been already been consultation, but there were strong denials of this from community members and representatives.
- Alternative designs have been proposed.
The author of this post thanks the Spurtle for publishing this news so quickly!
(adapted from an email from Changeworks)
If you live in a flat in Edinburgh, Changeworks would like to ask your views of the shared waste and recycling bins on your street. The results of this survey will help the City of Edinburgh Council improve the service. The short online survey, which only takes 5-10 minutes to complete, is available to Edinburgh residents until 23 October 2017.
By taking part in the survey, you can enter a prize draw* with the chance to win several prizes including vouchers for Pizza Express and Cineworld, and family passes to the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh. You will also be offered the chance to attend a paid focus group, scheduled for November 2017, where feedback and ideas will be explored in more depth.
*Terms and conditions apply
(adapted from an email from Leith Creative)
Over the last six months, place-based research project Leith Creative has been engaging with Leithers, asking the simple question What would you do to make Leith better? Co-delivered by Morvern Cunningham (LeithLate) and Duncan Bremner (Citizen Curator), alongside creative partners Biomorphis, HERE+NOW and Lateral North, Leith Creative has appeared at and facilitated 18 public engagement events in a six month timeframe, reaching over 2000 people who live and/or work in the Leith area.
Now Leith Creative like you to join them, as they feed back on the information they have gathered. The reporting event will take place in Custom Lane, a collaborative centre for design and making in the heart of the Leith community on Thursday 19th October between 6-8pm. Please reserve a place via Eventbrite. Continue reading