LCCC draft November minutes

Click to download: 2017_11_27 draft

Please note that these are draft, and cannot be taken as accurate until approved (possibly after amendment) at LCCC’s January 2018 meeting. (LCCC will not meet in December.)

If you have any comments on these minutes, please lets us know. See our contacts page.

 

London Road church community buy-out setback

The Scottish Government has decided not to register this scheme (Facebook) in the Register of Community Interests in Land. SG’s reasoning includes:

  • lack of steps with a view to transferring the land
  • lack of satisfaction that it is in the public interest to register this interest in the Register.

Click to see the full SG response.

Save London Road Church campaign

LCCC unanimously supports Save London Rd Church campaign‘s aim of a community buy-out to provide amenities for the local area. Details of the campaign are on its Facebook page, but in brief, they aim to repurpose the building as a hub for the local community. Suggested uses include:

  • a meeting space
  • personal fitness (exercise classes, yoga, etc)
  • dance and sport
  • community groups (scouts, guides, brownies, knitting, cards, model railway, dolls houses
  • a home for local welfare services
  • community cinema
  • theatre, music
  • exhibiting art and crafts
  • an overnight shelter during some of the winter period for homeless people
  • a polling station for local elections

These activities all fall well within LCCC’s aims to represent and support its community, so LCCC is very happy to support this campaign.

Leith Programme and CEC Project Update Nr 108: TRAMS!

(adapted from an email sent at 07:53:07 on 29 August 2017 from Leith.Programme@edinburgh.gov.uk)

LCCC says:
The following is not just a standard ‘Leith Programme’ announcement: the message below outlines a cluster of major projects, each of which will have a major (negative, at least during the prolonged construction period) impact on Leith Walk and its hinterland, even if well-managed.
Particularly noteworthy: no word about how any of this impacts on the completion of the existing ‘Leith Programme’, i.e. fixing Leith Walk along its whole length. Is this just absence of contingency planning – in case the tram outline business case is deemed to be not robust or the tram project start is delayed? Or has the idea to completely repair Leith Walk repairs already been abandoned?

Dear Stakeholder

Tram to Newhaven Update

The Outline Business Case (OBC) for taking Edinburgh’s tram service down to Leith and Newhaven will be published on the Council’s website on Tuesday 29 August at 7.00am.

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Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 106: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion of Turner & Townsend at 18:00 on 8 August. We apologise for the late posting of this news: our web-weaver was on holiday.)

Dear Stakeholder,

Leith Programme Phase 4 is currently observing the Edinburgh Festival embargo on road works within the city and, as such, has now demobilised fully from Leith Walk and Iona Street.  The Contractor will return to site to re-mobilise and commence the remaining works as of Monday 28thAugust.  Continue reading

Campaign to save London Road church

(This is provided for information only – LCCC does not have a position on this campaign.)

There is a campaign to save London Road church. This church is no longer used for worship, and the campaigners suggest it could be repurposed as a community centre. If you’re interested in this campaign, there is a meeting at Abbeyhill Baptist Church Halls at 7.00pm for 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

The campaign is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Save-London-Road-Church-819859801504744/