LCCC June meeting: final agenda

Monday, 18 June 2018 at 7pm, 
McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall
1. Welcome
a. introductions
b. attendance, apologies
c. declarations of interest

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LCCC June meeting: outline agenda

Below is the outline agenda for the next ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council on Monday, 18th June at 7pm in the Nelson Room of McDonald Road Library.

A detailed agenda will be available nearer the time.

  1. Welcome, introductions, attendance, apologies, declarations of interest
  2. Approval of Minutes of 21 May 2018 meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Community Police Officer’s Report
  5. Powderhall Stables: briefing by CEC officials on CEC plans for the site
  6. LCCC Office Bearers’ Reports
    … Community Councils Together on Trams … Edinburgh Bus Users Group …
  7. Transport & Clean Streets
    … tramline 1 completion York Place to Newhaven … Leith Programme Phase 4 …
  8. Planning
    Dryden Street listed buildings … Drum’s PAC summary … proposed student housing at 11 Hillside Crescent …
  9. Parks & Green Spaces
    … Water of Leith Walkway …
  10. Ward Councillors’ reports, MSPs’ reports, MP’s report
  11. Bulletin
  12. Open Forum
  13. AOCB
  14. Future Meetings (usually 3rd Monday of the month) and meeting topics/presentations

Meeting papers (from October 2014 onwards) are in the cloud at and on the Meeting papers webpage:

LCCC minutes: February 2018

The following minutes were approved at LCCC’s meeting on 19 March 2018.

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 19 February 2018 at 7:00pm

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LCCC February meeting: final agenda

Click to download: 2018_02_19 agenda final

Please note that this is an update on the draft agenda posted on 13 February.

Water of Leith Path clean up Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC website)

Friends of the Water of Leith Basin


I took a walk along the WoL path recently to look at the spring flowers we planted  and was very disappointed by the amount of rubbish that has accumulated around Coalie Park and along the paths.

A joint cleanup has been arranged with the WoL Conservation trust for Sunday 28th February 10.30am – 1pm.

As usual we are meeting in Coalie Park – this link shows where it is:

Hope to see you there.
Best wishes

Don Giles

closure of Water of Leith walkway between Newhaven Road and Anderson Place

(Information supplied by Caroline Paterson, Natural Heritage Officer, City of Edinburgh Council)

The Water of Leith Walkway is managed and maintained by the Coumcil’s Natural Heritage Service, Parks and Greenspace. The site in question is intricate and landownership and responsibilities had to be investigated to ensure that boundary issues are resolved.

The closure of the Walkway was triggered following a routine inspection and it was closed on the 20th May 2015.  The works required will include the removal of the metal railings to allow repairs to be made to the wall, once these are completed the railings will be re-instated. The repairs to the wall will be carried out by the landowner as the wall itself is not the responsibility of the City of Edinburgh Council. However the railings were installed by the Council as part of the Millennium Project when the walkway was established in this location and therefore fall to us to manage.

Since November the City of Edinburgh Council Natural Heritage Service has continued to work closely with the land owner.  We agreed a specification for the railings which will be re-instated after the land owner has made the necessary repairs to the wall.  The Council has appointed a contractor who has already cleared the vegetation from the site.  The contractor is due to remove the railings after which the land owner will be in a better position to assess the wall and commission the required repairs.  Given the nature of this work and the possible delays due to weather, the Council cannot give a timescale as to when the works will be completed and the path re-opened.