LCCC January 2019 approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 21 JANUARY 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Friends of Pilrig Park 2019 AGM

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.

Brief agenda

1 AGM

2 GDPR

3 Spring Clean Up

4 Summer Fun Day

5 YLT Records

6 Lady Boys-La Clique

 

Detailed agenda

1 AGM

Our 2019 AGM will take place on Monday March 4th, 6.00 to 7.30 pm at Mcdonald Rd Library.

New members very welcome.

2 GDPR

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
Nick Gardner
Chair of the Friends of Pilrig Park

Friends of Pilrig Park speaks out against ‘Ladyboys in the park’

Nick Gardner, chair of Friends of Pilrig Park, expressed concerns over the popular Ladyboys of Bangkok show taking up residence in August, after Greens councillor Susan Rae spoke out last week.

Read more at: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/entertainment/pilrig-community-group-blast-plan-for-ladyboys-of-bangkok-in-edinburgh-park-1-4863239

This follows on from Councillor Susan Rae‘s criticisms, also reported in the Edinburgh Evening News.

LCCC November meeting agenda

  1. Welcome
    1. introductions
    2. attendance, apologies
    3. declarations of interest
  2. Approval of ​​Minutes of 15 October 2018​​ meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes and not included in agenda below
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
    1. to note: ​update on recent relevant incidents, crimes and police activities in LCCC area (October 2018)
  5. LCCC office-bearers’ reports
    1. to note: Treasurer’s report
    2. to note: ​other office bearers’ reports
    3. to note: ​report of LCCC Communications Group
    4. to note: ​current meeting and business arrangements of LCCC
    5. to agree:​ ​the revised remit of T&CS committee and the new remit of the Clean Streets subcommittee
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Proposed tram extension – Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      1. to ​note:​ revised tram decision making and project ​timeline
      2. to ratify: ​CCTT submission ​to 2nd design consultation on tram extension and business support package on behalf of LCCC (and the other CCs along the route)
    2. to note:​ progress of public realm reinstatement at Shrub Place/Places for People
    3. to note: ​update from LCCC Parking Working Group (strategic parking review)
    4. to note: ​Leith Street future traffic management – potential options
      1. Does LCCC agree that Leith Street should be open only for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport:
        a) while the current work on Picardy Place is taking place or
        b) permanently?
      2. If so, what steps should we take to progress this?
  7. Planning
    1. to note:​ ​status of current planning applications November 2018
    2. to note: ​LCCC’s response​ to CEC’s plans for the defunct Powderhall Waste Transfer Station
    3. to note: ​recent planning portal upgrade – initial feedback
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note:​ continued closure Water of Leith Walkway (between Anderson and Newhaven) since 20 May 2015 and further delay of re-opening to December 2018 or January 2019
    2. to note: ​Friends of Pilrig Park report
    3. to note: ​update on other Friends groups
  9. Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  10. Open Forum (for residents of LCCC area only)
  11. Bulletin (for information only; LCCC members may request discussion of related items at a future meeting)
    1. George Street, First New Town Design Concept (​Online Questionnaire to 25 January 2019​)
    2. Scottish Government consultation on onshore unconventional oil and gas development and Shieldhill & California CC’s campaign (Scottish Community Alliance, October 2018​)
  12. AOCB (for LCCC members only)
  13. Future meetings (usually 3​​ Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: ​future LCCC meetings to June 2019
      21 January; 18 February; 18 March; 15 April; 20 May; 17 June
    2. to note:​ proposed future presentations/discussions: ESJ impact and progress; Leith Viaduct Project; planning and enforcement issues in Cambridge Avenue; North East Locality Manager; impact of City Deal and ​Council Business Plan 2017-22​ on LCCC area

LCCC October meeting agenda

Agenda for Meeting of Leith Central Community Council

Monday, 15 October 2018 at 7pm McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall Continue reading

Friends of Pilrig park: survey and news

CEC survey about relaxed grass cutting

The local parks team want help making the right decisions about the amount of the park that is given over to more wild-looking grass with wildflower areas, and where to place it.

Please take a look at the survey (Word document) and forward on your answers and any thoughts to friendsofpilrigpark@gmail.com.

Any changes would be started in the winter, so that we would see the effects next summer. 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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