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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
Actions and decisions are red italic.
|BAFO = best and final offer
||LLCC = Leith Links Community Council
|CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams
||LW = Leith Walk
|CEC = City of Edinburgh Council
||NTBCC = New Town & Broughton Community Council
|CPZ = controlled parking zone
||OBC = outline business case
|CS = Constitution St
||POLHA = Port of Leith Housing Association
|ECI = early contractor involvement
||SPC = swept-path contract
|EIA = environmental impact assessment
||TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group
|FBC = full business case
||TfE = Transport for Edinburgh
|ISC = infrastructure and systems contract
||TN = Trams to Newhaven project
|LCCC = Leith Central Community Council
||TRO = traffic regulation order
|LHNCC = Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council
||TT = trams team
TAPOG is CEC’s leader and vice-leader, CEC’s transport convenor and vice-convenor, and transport spokespersons from each party Continue reading
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 15 April 2019 at 7:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italics. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. 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
(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government, vis the Improvement Service. If there any questions about the consultation, please contact UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot)
The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.
As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.
These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue. Continue reading
The following update was issued this morning by ‘Trams to Newhaven Project Team’ (email email@example.com)
Leith Central Community Council is pleased to note that the Tram Design 2 Consultation has been extended to 11 November, following requests made by CCTT, the coalition of community councils along the proposed tram route. We urge everyone who lives on or within 1/2 mile of Leith Walk to respond to the consultation.
We also welcome that the final decision to go ahead has been put back to March next year (originally: 13 December 2018). This will allow for much-needed time to sort out the many detailed questions that remain, most importantly the detailed arrangements during the 2 year construction period. LCCC is also still looking for answers to the other big question: how is our area going to benefit environmentally after tram construction?
Update – 23 October 2018
Councillors will make the decision on whether or not to proceed with the Trams to Newhaven project in March 2019.
Tenders for the project were received in early September and evaluations are ongoing.
The final stage in this process is to seek best and final offers from the bidders which will then be used to complete the Final Business Case for consideration by elected members.
It is important for the Council to have sufficient time to undertake due diligence and comprehensive evaluation of the final submissions and the Council has therefore decided to take extra time to allow this process to take place.
The Council has undertaken extensive consultation with residents and businesses in Leith and Newhaven to inform the final design of the proposed route and has proposed a £2.4m Support for Business package during the construction period.
You can view the Trams to Newhaven project designs and plans, which have been updated thanks to public feedback from consultation earlier in the summer, until Sunday 11 November on the Council’s Consultation Hub.