Petition: better bus services for Leith!

LHNCC’s neighbours, Leith Links Community Council have created this petition calling for better bus services for Leith: https://www.change.org/p/better-bus-services-for-leith. To quote the petition,

We have NO buses at all on the north side of Leith Links, although 1000s of new residents are moving into large new housing developments there. Having to walk across the Links (especially in the dark) is a safety (especially for women) issue as well as a transport issue.

We have lost the 22 bus (that we were promised would stay, at least until the tram is running).

There is no direct bus to the Western General although Leithers are generally referred there by NHS services, rather than to the RIE.

Bus stops are being removed or spaced out too far apart, all around the city, which makes it difficult for older people to use the bus system.

Bus lanes now seem to be threatened, which will slow down bus travel and make it less attractive – thus encouraging more car use.

Read more in the Edinburgh Evening News: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-buses-petition-to-reinstate-iconic-22-bus-service-generates-more-than-one-thousand-signatures-3758293

Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 23 August, at 6:30pm.

  •  This will is likely to be an online public meeting, via Microsoft Teams.
    • If the meeting is online, registration will be via Eventbrite.
    • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us, or by email to secretary@lhncc.org.uk.
    • Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.
  • An agenda will be circulated in due course, both by email and via a post on this website.

LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.

Further meeting dates, coronavirus permitting, are 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

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)

Continue reading

LHNCC May 2022 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Tuesday 25 May 2022 at 6:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.

Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: June 2022

This meeting will be online only. Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-june-2022-meeting-tickets-367091770367

AGM (6.30pm)

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
  3. Annual Report, Chairman: brief review of year
  4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for 2021/2022 (to be ratified)
  5. Annual Report, Secretary: brief review of year
  6. Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers
    1. Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    2. Treasurer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    3. Secretary: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    4. Vice Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    5. Engagement Officer (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required)
  7. Date of next AGM: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Ordinary meeting (straight after AGM)

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of May 2022 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Hemmingway’s (Commercial St.)
      2. Forth Ports, Harbour 31
      3. Salamander St.
      4. Tram Depot, 139 Leith Walk
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT) – Fencing Rennie’s Isle/Ocean Drive
      2. Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG)
      3. Leith Connections – CPZ
    4. Environment
      1. FOWLB
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group – Custom House – Feasibility study
      2. Cockburn Civic Trust
    6. Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership
      2. Lothian Buses – Petition
  9. Resident Issues
  10. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (EACC)
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 August 2022

LHNCC April 2022 minutes 

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via MS Teams, on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 6:30pm

Continue reading

Young Persons Free Bus Travel scheme – communication from the Edinburgh Bus Users Group

Adapted from an email sent to several community councils by the Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG) highlighting the recently-introduced Young Persons’ (under 22’s) Free Bus Travel passes. Although the scheme experienced some initial problems, steps have now been taken to make the application process easier and more widely available. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: May 2022

In view of previous hybrid meetings not working, this will be online only, via MS Teams. Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-may-2022-meeting-tickets-335968188897. We will then send you the Teams link.

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of April 2022 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. 124 Salamander Street and 1-3 Salamander Yards.
      2. 139 Leith Walk (Old Tram Depot)
      3. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3.  Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group: Scottish Bus Week
    4. Environment
      1. FOWLB
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group
      2. Cockburn Civic Trust
    6.  Community
      1. Northeast Community Planning Partnership
      2. Quintinshill – Memorial Service, Rosebank Cemetery 21/5/22 at 11.00am
      3. Lothian Buses – Bus 22
      4. HoNC – The Picnic in the Park Victoria Park. 12.30pm-3.30pm, Sunday 19 June 2022
      5. Lord Provost’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party Fund 2022
      6. The availability of allotments – survey
  9. Resident Issues
    1. Rennie’s Isle – traffic
    2. Leith Victoria Swim Centre – CEC
    3. Traffic Lights sequencing – Lindsay Pl./Sandpiper Dr.
  10. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (EACC)
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting  AGM/Ordinary – Tuesday 28 June 2022