Coronavirus and Leith Central

There’s not much we can add to government advice and rulings, but we want to reiterate;

  1. Stay at home. Protect the NHS.
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Ensure your news is from a trusted source.

Leith, Bonnington, Broughton and Hillside are very densely built up areas which means we need to take particular care and heed the advice. If you’re confused about the fast moving rules, please check out either of these definitive websites (and only them!);

We applaud the dozens of community groups popping up in the area in response to COVID-19, from street-wide WhatsApps to larger community networks.

Here are a few which are working in our area;

Please remain safe and vigilant when helping, particularly of people’s information and personal safety. Leith Central Community Council are not in a position to formally endorse any one group, and encourage individuals to protect themselves and each other

Leith Central area-specific

North East Edinburgh area-specific

Edinburgh-wide

We’ll post more groups as we get them.

Last updated by J. Caldwell, 18:45 24th March 2020 on behalf of the LCCC communications group. Information may change.

Do NHS boards adhere to good corporate governance?

(adapted from a press-release from the Scottish Parliament)

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the effectiveness of corporate governance in NHS Boards. This is the third and final stage of its wider inquiry into NHS Governance which has also been looking at staff and clinical governance.

In this next stage, the Committee will assess if NHS boards follow the key principles of good corporate governance it will draw upon Audit Scotland’s ‘Role of Boards Report’ and the Scottish Government’s ‘On Board’ Guidance. The Committee will look at the structures and processes for decision making, accountability, control and behaviour at senior levels of NHS Scotland. Continue reading

Outline Agenda LCCC 27 November 2017

Outline Agenda LCCC 27 November 2017

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 16 October 2017 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Presentation and Q&A: Review of Leith Programme Phase 4 and progress of Phase 5 and 6 by Michael Motion & Steven Jackson
  6. 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 …
  7. Parks & Green Spaces
    … FoPP report including wall repairs at Pilrig Street; other park and friends groups; city trees; future use of Powderhall railway line …
  8. Planning
    … recent planning cases; brief presentation on planned research into population density and health by Dr Elaine Carnegie …
  9. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … remits for Parks & Green Spaces Committee and Communications Group …
  10. Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. 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 …

Manifesto for walking

(adapted from an email form Living Streets Edinburgh)

With Council elections taking place on 4 May 2017, Living Streets Edinburgh is asking all political parties to include measures in their manifestos that will make walking in Edinburgh safer, easier and more enjoyable. Edinburgh is a naturally ‘walkable’ city but conditions for pedestrians are often wholly inadequate. Yet despite barriers to walking almost every one walks. We want City of Edinburgh Council to build on this and to support our aim to make Edinburgh a truly world class city for people walking.

Here are our four ‘big ideas’

  1. Transform Street Management
  2. Invest Much More in Walking
  3. Make a Comprehensive Traffic Plan for the City Centre
  4. Pedestrianise George Street

The full manifesto delivered to all councillors can be seen at http://www.livingstreetsedinburgh.org.uk/Living-Streets-Edinburgh-Manifesto.pdf

David Spaven
Convenor, Living Streets Edinburgh Group

Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership

(adapted from an email from NHS Lothian)

NHS Lothian would like to invite you to  join us  to ‘Talk, Share, Plan, Repeat’ at one/or more coproduction events to support the development of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership (PSP).

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) agreed to build a PSP to ensure that services are shaped around people and their communities, in line with the principles of the Christie Commission. The Public Social Partnership for Wellbeing Services will build on good practice and established relationships and develop and test innovative approaches to redesign services, improve collaboration across statutory and third sector and maximise resources and assets. For more detail please find briefing attached. The session will provide you with an update and opportunity for open dialogue on all aspects of the PSP going forward. This will be supported by an independent facilitator.

There will be two city wide events, the first to capture the main themes and the second to capture work across the city and to begin to make these links. The locality events will be focused more around understanding the needs of that particular community,  opening up local dialogue, and building relationships for future partnership working. Please find invite and briefing attached.

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NHS Lothian’s Annual Review – rescheduled

NHS Lothian’s Annual Review has been rescheduled (it was to take place on 31 August) and will now take place on Monday 10 October 2016.  The Public Session will be held at 2pm at NHS Lothian, Waverley Gate, Meeting Rooms 7 and 8, 2nd Floor, 4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

The Annual Review is the formal process through which the Scottish Government assesses NHS Lothian’s performance in 2015-2016. The meeting will be chaired by Ms Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. British Sign Language Interpreters will be available during the meeting. Questions in advance of the meeting are welcomed. Please email your questions to Strategic.Planning@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

During the main Annual Review meeting there will be a 30 minute public Question and Answer session, at which members of the public will have the opportunity to ask about health services in Lothian. It will not be possible to answer questions about an individual patient’s care or treatment at this session.