Making It Happen: Leith this Saturday

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!

Here is a link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/383159288874910/

Starting from The Village in South Fort Street from 10am – 5.30pm

volunteer for Leith Festival!

(adapted from an email from Leith Festival – click the thumbnail to see the full-size graphic and QR code)

Leith festival has a long tradition of community engagement and celebration. Dating back to 1907, the festival has provided over a hundred years of entertainment to the residents of Leith. The last few years have seen Leith Festival grow to encompass not just Gala day, but a week-long celebration of all things Leith with local businesses, community groups and organisations all joining in.

We couldn’t run this event without the help  of volunteers. We need stewards primarily to help on Gala day. Setting up, the pageant, and cleaning up after the event are all things which an extra few pairs of hands make a massive difference in. If you can spare a few hours any time from 8am through to around 7pm on the 9th June, or from around 5/6pm to 9.30/10pm on the 17th we would love to welcome you to the team.

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Public meeting: ‘The Betrayal of Community, Culture and Heritage’

(Adapted from an email from lettherebelightedinburgh.org. LCCC is aware that this is out of LCC’s area, but this may be of interest to LCCC residents.) 

The Betrayal of Community, Culture and Heritage

Invitation to a City-wide Public Meeting

7pm Tuesday 29 May 2018
Central Hall, Tollcross EH3 9BP

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Terry Levinthal
    Director of the Cockburn Association
  • James Simpson OBE
    Vice President of ICOMOS-UK (advisers to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee)
  • Andy Whiteman
    Writer, researcher and MSP

This meeting coincides with the publication of the World Heritage Management Plan and the Scottish Government’s ‘game changing’ Planning Bill, and in complimenting the recently established Community Empowerment legislation, supports the demand for a Community Right of Appeal, to establish a fair planning system that guards against development NOT in the public interest.

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Free lunch!

Leith residents aged 60 or more, and public, private and voluntary sector organisations, are invited to help identify shared priorities for creating an Age-Friendly Community.

24 April 12:00 pm, Leith Community Education Centre, 12a New Kirkgate Leith EH6 6AD

To book a place, contact Meiko on 07974 881186 or via m.makita@hw.ac.uk

Trams to Newhaven: Notification of First Round of Public Consultation

(The following is reproduced verbatim from an email from Edinburgh Council, via newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk, for information only. It does not represent LCCC’s policy in any way.)

Beginning 19 March, the City of Edinburgh Council will undertake six weeks of public consultation and engagement on taking Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven. This will provide the public, local business and stakeholders with general information on the project, specific details around traffic management during construction and the proposed permanent design. We will also outline our current proposals on how we aim to support local business during the construction period.

During consultation your views will be sought on traffic management and phasing. This includes proposals for the closure of Leith Walk to all northbound traffic, with a single city-bound lane remaining open and the phased closure and reopening of Constitution Street. Work in these areas is expected to last for up to 18 months. Continue reading