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LCCC March 2022 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, at Hillside Bowling Club, on Monday 21 March 2022 at 7:00pm Continue reading

LCCC April 2022 full agenda

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


  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

Come along to our BIN HUB discussion this Monday

This month’s regular meeting takes place with a special feature on the new bin hubs being rolled out. We’ve previously written about them. Come along and learn more about the rollout. All welcome! The full agenda is listed below;

The meeting starts at 7pm at the Hillside Bowling Club, 138 Montgomery Street.

Agenda for the LCCC Meeting 25 April 2022

1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
2. Approval of Minutes of previous meeting
3. Matters Arising
4. Policing Matters
5. Presentation and Q&A: communal bin hub roll-out in LCCC area – update on progress and issues encountered
6. Transport & Clean Streets
7. Planning
8. Parks & Green Spaces
9. Licensing
10. LCCC Governance
11. Open Forum
12. Bulletin
13. AOCB
14. Future Meetings and planned meeting topics/presentations

LCCC February 2022 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, at Hillside Bowling Club, on Monday 21 February 2022 at 7:00pm

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Bin changes: how’s it working?

As you may be aware, Edinburgh Council have been installing ‘Bin Hubs’ (aka those new metal barriers surrounding communal bins) across Leith, Pilrig, Bonnington, Easter Road and Abbeyhill. Sections of Hillside will also be installed this Summer.

Leith Central Community Council understands from correspondance that the new bin hubs will be emptied “every other day”, however this may take a while to get into the flow.

For up to 50 / 55 properties we are planning where possible to use the following bins per hub:
– 2 x 1280 or 1100 litre non-recyclable bin
– 2 x 1280 or 1100 litre mixed recycling bins
– 1 x 500 or 660 litre glass bin  
-1 x 240 litre bin food waste bin in housing

For new developments which include smaller housing developments those will progress through the normal planning process of ensuring that off-street arrangements is developed. […] I can confirm that all on-street bins including non-recyclable waste, mixed recycling, paper and food waste bins will undergo an assessment for either being fully refurbished or replaced as part of the communal bin review project.

The City of Edinburgh Council

As with any major change in our area, we want to ensure it’s done to the highest standrad. We want to invite residents to send us photos of locations/bins that don’t match the Council’s plans or haven’t yet been refurbished or replaced. You can find the plans of your local area by clicking on the map on this webpage and selecting ‘Drawings’.

You can get in touch either uring the Comments section below, our usual social media channels or emailing a community councillor listed on the ‘About’ page.