Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 16 December 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading
(adapted from an article in the Edinburgh Evening News)
As the site in question is outside LCCC’s area, it is unlikely that LCCC will comment if and when the proposal described below proceeds to a formal planning stage. LCCC also notes how a similar application for the same site was handled in 2018.
J D Wetherspoon is hoping to transform a redundant piece of land on Duke Street into an outdoor drinking space for the Foot of the Walk, which runs behind the frontage of the site.
What: A drop-in event where the project team will be on hand to provide more information about the proposals and answer any questions.
Where: Foot Of The Walk pub
When: Thursday 16 January, 3pm until 8pm
For more detail, check out the Evening News article – or go to the drop-in session!
(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Network)
What: drop-in event to ask local people for their suggestions on projects which could be taken forward to help improve the local environment
Where: Leith Community Centre
When: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 3pm – 6pm
If you can’t attend: download the form, add your idea, and take it to the library or community centre.
In addition to the drop-in event, Officers from the Leith housing team are looking to deliver additional local walkabouts with tenants to identify potential projects, which will be promoted alongside the drop-in event. Once we’ve spoken to local people, we hope to have a refreshed list of potential projects for funding which we can revisit at the next Leith NN meeting (end of Feb time). We would also appreciate your support for the event by telling other people about it, or by coming along and talking to us about any ideas that you might have for an environmental improvement project. Officers from the Locality service teams (Housing, Transport & Environment and Lifelong Learning) are looking forward to the event and discussing any ideas you or other local residents may have.
Glencairn Properties have acquired the brownfield site at 11-23 Montrose Terrace (former filling station) with a view of erecting purpose-built student accommodation (up to 145 beds). Their plans will be on view on 19 December (see flyer below), inviting feedback. Following the submission of a formal planning application, a presentation to the February 2020 LCCC meeting is likely.
Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.
(adapted from an email from EU Citizens Rights Project: www.citizensrightsproject.org)
EU Citizens Rights Project has partnered with COSLA and the International Office for Migration (IOM) in Scotland to offer a series of briefing events about Brexit, citizens’ rights and the EU settlement scheme for local authorities, including community councils.
The first session is in Edinburgh on Monday 11 of November from 09:30 – 12:30 in Augustine United Church (Studio Room), 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL.
You can register your interest here.
Attendees will be signposted to any relevant materials and support tools, such as Home Office toolkits, and specific advice services for citizens who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
These free briefing sessions will:
- Give attendees a clear understanding of the EU Settlement Scheme (the new immigration status that EU citizens will need to apply for after Brexit)
- Explain the changes to EU citizens’ status, and when these will come into effect
- Explain possible changes to EU citizens’ rights to work, study, access public services, and to vote.
- Signpost sources of further information and support from COSLA, Citizens Advice Scotland, IOM and others.
- Give practical information on the steps EU citizens, and the organisations that work with them, can take to resolve any problems.
If you have any questions, please contact the project team at email@example.com
EU Citizens Rights Project
(The following map and ‘meet the team’ information is provided for the information of LCCC residents, visitors and businesses. It is neither an endorsement or a criticism of the tram-works.)
Tram-Construction phase map
Click the image to see the full-size PDF. Trammap2 (small)
Meet the team and find out more about the project
On Thursday 7 November 2019 we will be hosting the first in a series of events in the coming months, giving residents and businesses the opportunity to meet the team and discuss our plans for taking trams to Newhaven.
A range of team members from Sacyr Farrans Neopul JV (infrastructure contractors), Morrison Utility Services (utility diversion and archaeology), the City of Edinburgh Council and Turner and Townsend (project managers on behalf of the Council), will be on hand to talk you through our plans and explain our construction programme and approach, Support for Business package and project archaeology.
The event will take place in South Leith Parish Church, Constitution Street from noon until 7:30pm. The church is fully accessible. You can find out more information on how to get to the venue by clicking here.