Making It Happen: Leith is an event is organised in collaboration with the Danish urban life organisation GivRum and Leith Creative. It will be a one day event focused on placemaking where local citizens can make small projects together to improve their local area. The event will be Challenge Anneka style, where participants have just one day to come up with an idea and make it happen! You can see a video of a previous event in Copenhagen.
The event is funded by the Scottish Government, and will use the Place Standard Tool as a way to analyse the area on the day, setting the foundation for the projects.
We would like to invite local members of the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership to participate at the event, to get a diverse representation from the public, private and civil sectors on the day which will offer many different perspectives to the challenge. If you would be interested in taking part it would be great to have you along. The event is open to all ages so you are welcome to bring any family members along as well!
(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)
Alcohol in Leith
In 2014, local people said that alcohol was a factor in some of the issues which needed to be prioritised. Those views are supported by statistical information which tells us that alcohol impacts on the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area in a number of ways.
The City of Edinburgh’s Licensing Board regularly produce a statement on how they will carry out licensing in the city and the Partnership is asked to say how it would like this done in Leith. The Partnership would like to be sure that what it says is the correct view of local people. So it would like to know more about local people’s experience and views on alcohol. Continue reading →