(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
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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.
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The Friends of Montgomery Street Park (the official ‘Friends’ group) are hosting their annual Summer Fair tomorrow from 12pm – 4pm. Pop along for music, a bouncy castle, a fire engine, five-a-side football, music and local food stalls.
Re!Create Scotland and Leith Community Education Centre are hosting a “help yourself” event on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to come along for essential household items, including adult/young adult clothing needing a new home.
11am – 4pm at the Community Centre.
After the success of the first Volunteer Fair in June, where organisations such as Leither’s Don’t Litter, the YMCA and our Community Council took part in, Leith Community Education Centre are hosting a second one on Thursday 10th October 2019 from 4pm to 7pm.
The volunteer fair is an excellent way to get involved the local community and learn what people and organisations are up to across greater Leith.