Text and photos are from a PDF issued by Edinburgh Council.
Please could local residents feedback on the success or otherwise of the following scheme to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A concept testing for the communal bin review project has been implemented in Albert Street to test the project aims:
- Increase and improve recycling services to residents in multi-occupancy and flatted properties providing fully integrated waste and recycling service (each location aiming to have residual waste, recycling, food waste and glass)
- Review the existing bin locations to develop more formalised collection hubs to improve the perception of the service and enhance the streetscape
- Improve overall recycling performance, customer satisfaction and service reliability
(LCCC’s minutes secretary apologises for the late publication of these approved minutes. He was unable to attend the April meeting, and so his normal cycle was interrupted. However, there is no difference in content (apart from correcting a few punctuation errors) between the record below and the draft March minutes published here: https://leithccc.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019_03_18-draft-v1.pdf.)
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 18 March 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading
(Adapted from a a Facebook post by Zero Waste Leith)
Let’s give Leith a spring clean to celebrate Earth Day 2019. Last year almost 400 people took part in 11 litterpicks around Leith and collected more than
half a tonne of litter from our streets. Can we break this record in 2019?
Come along to an event:
|Mon 22 April
- Pilrig Park – Earth Week Litter Pick
- Plogging with Boda -Earth Week Spring Clean
|Fri 26 April
- Yardheads – Earth Week Spring Clean
|Sat 27 April
- Water of Leith – Earth Week Spring Clean
- Abbeyhill – Earth Week Spring Clean
|Sun 28 April
- Leith Links – Earth Week Litter Pick
Please contact email@example.com to let them know you’re going, so they can provide enough kit.
And join us for afternoon tea following the spring clean:
Mon 22 April – Earth Day Afterparty
Sat 27 April – Earth Week Afterparty
Also organised (for specific groups):
Mon 22 April – LS Productions, Constitution St
Wed 24 April – Leith Academy litter pick
Or get in touch with Zero Waste Leith and we’ll help you organise a Earth Week litter pick on your street or in the nearby area – we can provide the
equipment! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Pilrig Park group (FoPP) are having their Annual General Meeting next Monday 4th March 2019 at McDonald Road Library (6pm – 7.30pm). All welcome.
3 Spring Clean Up
4 Summer Fun Day
5 YLT Records
6 Lady Boys-La Clique
Our 2019 AGM will take place on Monday March 4th, 6.00 to 7.30 pm at Mcdonald Rd Library.
New members very welcome.
FoPP had a very unexpected hard drive loss which meant FoPP lost the up to date emailing list. Nick has rebuilt and updated the unsubscribes to best knowledge.
If you are still on and wish to unsubscribe please accept our apologies and let us know.
3 Spring Clean Up
Saturday March 30th 10.30 am
4 Summer Fun Day
Saturday June 22nd: volunteers welcome.
5 YLT Records (Community Record Label)
We were very pleased to support this project aiming to provide music tuition & work experience for local young people, and to raise funds to improve disabled access to Pilrig Park
6 Lady Boys-La Clique
Many of you will have seen that CEC proposed siting the event in Pilrig Park this year. This large site with up to 500 odd daily visitors would have disrupted the life of the park severely.
A team effort between Caroline Pretty & Nick Gardner of FoPP, with Charlotte Encombe of Leith Central Community Council and Bryan Maughan of Redpath Albion saw this off, with great support and leadership from Susan Rae, Leith Walk’s Green Councillor and Amy McNeese-Mechan, Leith Walk SNP Councillor.
Notice provided by
Chair of the Friends of Pilrig Park
Following on from the previous post, there is a survey on Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub.
This covers the three components of the ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places‘ project ‘will help achieve the Edinburgh 2050 vision; a fairer, thriving, connected and inspired city’. These components are:
- Edinburgh City Centre Transformation – an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life, working to the following vision. ‘An exceptional city centre that is for all, a place for people to live, work, visit and play. A place that is for the future, enriched by the legacy of the past.’
- The City Mobility Plan – setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.
- Low Emission Zones – the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.
As with the previous post, this is an Edinburgh Council exercise.
A reminder that later this month (20th), a public consultation including an architectural model will be shown regarding the former Powerdhall waste site between Bonnington Road and St Mark’s Park. More info can be found at consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/powderhall
St john’s Place (near Leith Links)
(adapted from an email from the City of Edinburgh Council)
A crossing assessment was recently undertaken on Links Place at the junction of Johns Place and Elbe Street. Our intention is to tighten up the radius of the left turn into Johns Place to slow traffic and to construct a pedestrian refuge island at this point.
We wish to gather both your and local opinions on the location and type of crossing proposed at this site. To achieve this we have created an online consultation which can be found at: consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/johns-pl-elbe-st-ped-crossing-improvements
Leith Central Community Council’s next public meeting will be held on Monday the 20th August, with an agenda to be published ASAP. Please visit our Meeting Papers page for more info.