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LCCC June 2022 AGM and ordinary meeting agendas

AGENDA: annual general meeting

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance and apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
  3. Annual Report: brief review of year
  4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY21/22
  5. Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers
  6. Treasurer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  7. Secretary: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  8. Engagement Officer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  9. Vice Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  10. Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  11. Dates, times and venue of future ordinary meetings and the next annual general meeting

 AGENDA: ordinary meeting

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
    1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree: order of business below
  2. Approval of minutes of the ordinary LCCC meeting on 16 May 2022 meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
    1. Cllr Caldwell/Cllr Rae – item 3, point 1
    2. Cllr Caldwell – item 6.a (final point)
    3. C Encombe – item 3 (second action)
    4. C Encombe/H Tobermann – item 6.a (1st action), item 6.d, item 10
    5. P Forrisier – item 5.a, item 7.a, item 7.b, item 7.e
    6. S Kennedy –  item 7.d, item 8.b
    7. J Wilkinson – item 9
  4. Policing Matters
    1. to note: Police Report April/May/June 2022
  5. Presentation: pre-application consultation on residential development at Powderhall site by Smith Scott Mullan (architects), City of Edinburgh Council (developer) and Cruden Building (design & construct) – papers here
  6. Planning
    1. to note: update on Bingo Hall (former Capitol Cinema in Manderston Street) and joint deputation to Planning Committee led by LCCC
    2. to agree: the need to develop LCCC’s policy on Short Term Lets in our area
    3. to note: Status of current planning applications in LCCC area (June 22)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. LCCC Governance
    1. to note: potential costs and fire safety arrangements for future LCCC meetings in Nelson Hall
    2. to note: IT governance arrangements (admin access, fallback and costs)
    3. to note: interim IT and editorial arrangements (email, website and twitter)
    4. to note: LCCC noticeboard and monthly meeting arrangements
    5. to note: report (verbal) from joint CC stall at Leith Gala Day 11 June 2022
  8. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Update on Trams to Newhaven construction works and final design (verbal)
      1. to note: issues for residents
      2. to note: issues for businesses
    2. to note: update on communal bin arrangements along the tram route
    3. to note: update on Pilrig Cable Wheels
    4. to note: some progress on Powderhall Green Corridor (?): consultation closes 17 July 2022
    5. to note: communal bin review rollout to Pilrig, Leith Easter Road
    6. to note: update on complaints about complete and partial road closures at West Norton Place and Iona Street
    7. to note: lack of transparency regarding roll-out of public electric vehicle charging points on already busy and often poorly maintained pavements and roads
    8. to note: proposal to ‘stop up’ public roadway around Bonnington Road
    9. to note: Dryden Street building site cement discharge into public street and gullies
    10. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: permission for Milan’s Multicultural Event in Pilrig Park on 21 August 2022 (instead of Leith Links) has not been granted by CEC
    2. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  10. Licensing
    1. to note: any Licensing matters relevant to LCCC area
  11. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  12. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  13. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: future meetings on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December):
      2022: 15 August, 19 September. 17 October, 21 November
      2023: 16 January, 20 February, 20 March, 17 April, 15 May (AGM), 19 June

[1] This agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand.

[2] This agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda.

LCCC April 2022 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, at Hillside Bowling Club, on Monday 25 April 2022 at 7:00pm

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LCCC April 2022 full agenda

Monday, 25 April 2022 at 7pm – 9pm
at Hillside Bowling Club (access from 138 Montgomery Street)

AGENDA

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies
    1. to note: declarations of interest in any items on the agenda
    2. to agree: order of business below
  2. Approval of minutes of the ordinary LCCC meeting on 21 March 2022 
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
  4. Policing matters
    1. to note: Police report March/April 2022
  5. Communal bin hub roll-out in LCCC area – update on progress and issues encountered Presentation by Erica Manfroi, Project Delivery Manager – Communal Bin Review and Andres Lices, Engineer, Waste – Communal Bin Review Project Team; followed by Q&A
    1. to note: advance questions for CEC officers
  6. Transport & Clean Streets
    1. Update on Trams to Newhaven construction works and final design (verbal)
      1. to note: issues for residents
      2. to note: issues for businesses
    2. to note: update on Pilrig Cable Wheels (and example for similar display in Bo’ness)
    3. to note: update on Scottish Water roadworks in Albert St/Murano Place
    4. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. Planning
    1. to note: application by CW Properties, Cambay and CA Ventures for the Demolition of existing warehouse building and construction of sui generis flatted dwellings including mainstream, affordable and student accommodation with a ground floor commercial unit and associated infrastructure, landscaping, and a reconfiguration of the existing car park @ Land To East Of 139 Leith Walk Edinburgh (22/01563/FUL)
      1. to agree: LCCC to comment after May meeting (public deadline for comments is 20 May 2022)
    2. to note: update on Portacabins situation on Iona Street
    3. to note: update on Bingo Hall (former Capitol Cinema in Manderston Street) and possible deputation to Planning Committee
    4. to note: consultation to ascertain public views on the contents of a future licensing policy for Short Term Lets (deadline 10 June 2022)
    5. to note: Status of current planning applications in LCCC area (APR22)
      1. to note: historical status notes are archived here
    6. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  8. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: update on Water of Leith walkway (partial closure between Newhaven and Anderson)
    2. to note: update on Rosebank cemetery graffitti
    3. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. LCCC Governance
    1. to note: May and June 2022 meetings will be held again at the Nelson Hall at McDonald Road Library
    2. to note: organisational details of the June AGM to be finalised at the May 2022 meeting
    3. to note: joint CC stall at Leith Gala Day 11 June 2022 – volunteers needed
  10. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  11. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  12. Bulletin: Edinburgh’s Abbey’s Cafe under threat after road closures for student flats development see takings plummet (EN 22-04-22)
  13. Future Ordinary Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations
    1. to note: future meetings on 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm (except July and December): 16 May; 20 June (AGM)

[1] this agenda point allows members of the public to raise issues of public interest; during online meetings, please raise your virtual hand

[2] this agenda point allows LCCC members to raise issues not covered by the agenda

Covid19 facilities in the area

Community Covid Testing Continues at McDonald Road Library

McDonald Road Library will host another community testing hub for people without Covid19 symptoms from Monday 11 October to Saturday 30 October (closed Sundays), 9am to 6pm. This is to aid research into the effects of Covid19.

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways the Government can all help keep people safe and stop the spread new variants in Edinburgh. Infection rates are high across Edinburgh, so the Scottish Government are urging people to keep testing, even if they’ve been vaccinated. More info can be found on Edinburgh.gov.uk.

Actual library services will be unaffected by this.

Getting a Covid-19 test (for people with symptoms)

For regular Covid testing in the area, Leith Library on Ferry Road are one of the many locations in Edinburgh that will perform a PCR test upon booking through Gov.UK/get-coronavirus-test. The library itself remains closed while the test centre is open.

Vaccines

As for vaccinations, the Leith Comunity Treatment Centre on Junction Place will remain open Monday – Friday, 08:30-12:00 / 13:00-18:00 with Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines for ages 12+. Please visit NHSLothian.Scot for up-to-date information and a full list of locations.

Please note the information on this page has been sourced directly from various public health bodies. Please visit the linked websites for the most up-to-date information as it may be subject to change.

More Covid community testing at McDonald Road Library this week

On top of the permenant test centre (for people with symptoms) at Leith Library, as well as the drop-in vaccine clinics at St James Quarter, the EICC and Leith Community Health Centre (details), authorities have set up another testing hub at McDonald Road Library. Here is the latest alert from them with all the details;

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread new variants in Edinburgh. Infection rates are high across Edinburgh, so we’re urging people to keep testing, even if they’ve been vaccinated.  People with no COVID-19 symptoms can come along for a test at:

  • Wester Hailes Library from Monday 23 August to Saturday 11 September (closed Sundays)
  • McDonald Road Library from Monday 9 August to Saturday 28 August (closed Sundays)
  • Blackhall Library, Monday 30 August to Saturday 11 September (closed Sundays)
  • Blackhall Mosque,1 House O’Hill Road, EH4 2AJ from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 August 9.30am to 4pm. 
  • Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, EH2 2LR from Saturday 21 August to Saturday 28 August (closed Sunday) 9.30am to 5pm
  • Tumbles/Power League car park, 20 Westbank Street, Portobello EH15 1DR from Friday 20 August to Sunday 29 August 9.30am to 5pm
  • Craigmillar Medical Practice, 106 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DT, from Monday 23 August to Saturday 28 August, 10.00am to 5.30pm and Sunday 29 August, 9.30am to 5pm
  • South East locality office, 40 Captain’s Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8QF, from Monday 23 August to Saturday 29 August, 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday 29 August, 9.30am to 5pm

We’re open from 9am to 6pm unless stated above and there’s no need to book. You can also pick up home testing kits from our centres at libraries. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results.  If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits onlineor by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.   Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus. 

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting