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Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Wednesday 19 May 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Wednesday 19 May 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

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Leith Walk area: July changes to traffic management; effects on parking, buses and logistics hubs

The Trams to Newhaven project has told LCCC

There will be further changes to traffic management arrangements on Leith Walk  during July to carry out finishing and tram infrastructure works, including  the temporary closure of junctions.

From Monday 4 July 2022, Brunswick Road will close for five days. This will enable permanent surfacing works to be undertaken and it will reopen once completed.

From Monday 11 July 2022, Albert Street will close for five days. This will enable permanent surfacing works to be undertaken and it will reopen once completed.

There will also be a series of overnight road closures over a three-week period between the 4 July and 19 July 2022, Monday to Friday between 19:30 and 05:00. This is to allow the completion of lining, surfacing and system infrastructure works. 

From Monday 4 July 2022 for five nights between Foot of The Walk and McDonald Road, the city bound running lane will be closed. Localised access will be in place between Foot of The Walk and Jameson Place, as well as access being maintained to the Shrubhill development. In addition, from Monday 4 July 2022 for two nights the north-bound running lane between Broughton Street and London Road is scheduled to close to carry out system infrastructure works. Local access will be maintained with vehicles diverted via Bonnington Road and Easter Road.  

From Monday 11 July 2022 for five nights between Foot of The Walk and Pilrig Street, the city bound running lane will be closed. Localised access will be in place between Foot of The Walk and Jameson Place.

Additionally, from Monday 11 July 2022 for two nights the north-bound running lane between Broughton Street and London Road is scheduled to close to carry out further system infrastructure works. Local access will be maintained with vehicles diverted via Bonnington Road and Easter Road. 

From Monday 18 July 2022 for two nights between Foot of The Walk and Pilrig Street the city bound running lane will be closed. Localised access will be in place between Foot of The Walk and Jameson Place. This is to carry out surfacing works on the carriageway. 

The city bound running lane will re-open and be accessible between 0500hrs and 1930 during all of these works.

Advanced warning signs will be in place, with traffic management teams ensuring localised access is maintained.

Parking

All on-street parking will be suspended during these works.

Lothian Buses

The project has consulted with Lothian Buses on the proposed traffic management to allow the development of their bus diversion routes.  You can find further information of bus diversions and timetables at www.lothianbuses.com.

Logistic Hubs

Logistics hubs to support businesses will remain operational, to help with deliveries and dispatches. Help will also be at hand for residents expecting large deliveries such as appliances or furniture.

Proactive communications highlighting these changes will take place during the week, including visits to businesses on the route to explain the programme of works.

LCCC June 2022 AGM and ordinary meeting agendas

AGENDA: annual general meeting

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance and apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
  3. Annual Report: brief review of year
  4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY21/22
  5. Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers
  6. Treasurer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  7. Secretary: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  8. Engagement Officer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  9. Vice Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  10. Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
  11. Dates, times and venue of future ordinary meetings and the next annual general meeting

 AGENDA: ordinary meeting

  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 16 May 2022 meeting
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below)
    1. Cllr Caldwell/Cllr Rae – item 3, point 1
    2. Cllr Caldwell – item 6.a (final point)
    3. C Encombe – item 3 (second action)
    4. C Encombe/H Tobermann – item 6.a (1st action), item 6.d, item 10
    5. P Forrisier – item 5.a, item 7.a, item 7.b, item 7.e
    6. S Kennedy –  item 7.d, item 8.b
    7. J Wilkinson – item 9
  4. Policing Matters
    1. to note: Police Report April/May/June 2022
  5. Presentation: pre-application consultation on residential development at Powderhall site by Smith Scott Mullan (architects), City of Edinburgh Council (developer) and Cruden Building (design & construct) – papers here
  6. Planning
    1. to note: update on Bingo Hall (former Capitol Cinema in Manderston Street) and joint deputation to Planning Committee led by LCCC
    2. to agree: the need to develop LCCC’s policy on Short Term Lets in our area
    3. to note: Status of current planning applications in LCCC area (June 22)
    4. to note: any other Planning matters relevant to LCCC area
  7. LCCC Governance
    1. to note: potential costs and fire safety arrangements for future LCCC meetings in Nelson Hall
    2. to note: IT governance arrangements (admin access, fallback and costs)
    3. to note: interim IT and editorial arrangements (email, website and twitter)
    4. to note: LCCC noticeboard and monthly meeting arrangements
    5. to note: report (verbal) from joint CC stall at Leith Gala Day 11 June 2022
  8. 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 communal bin arrangements along the tram route
    3. to note: update on Pilrig Cable Wheels
    4. to note: some progress on Powderhall Green Corridor (?): consultation closes 17 July 2022
    5. to note: communal bin review rollout to Pilrig, Leith Easter Road
    6. to note: update on complaints about complete and partial road closures at West Norton Place and Iona Street
    7. to note: lack of transparency regarding roll-out of public electric vehicle charging points on already busy and often poorly maintained pavements and roads
    8. to note: proposal to ‘stop up’ public roadway around Bonnington Road
    9. to note: Dryden Street building site cement discharge into public street and gullies
    10. to note: any other Transport & Clean Streets matters relevant to LCCC area
  9. Parks & Green Spaces
    1. to note: permission for Milan’s Multicultural Event in Pilrig Park on 21 August 2022 (instead of Leith Links) has not been granted by CEC
    2. to note: any Parks & Green Spaces matters relevant to LCCC area
  10. Licensing
    1. to note: any Licensing matters relevant to LCCC area
  11. Open Forum (local residents)[1]
  12. AOCB (LCCC members)[2]
  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):
      2022: 15 August, 19 September. 17 October, 21 November
      2023: 16 January, 20 February, 20 March, 17 April, 15 May (AGM), 19 June

[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.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 14 April 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Wednesday 14 April 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

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LCCC April 2022 minutes

Minutes of Leith Central Community Council ordinary meeting, at Hillside Bowling Club, on Monday 25 April 2022 at 7:00pm

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