Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 24 August 2021, at 7pm.

  •  This will be a public 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 7pm to 9pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Next LHNCC meeting

The next LHNCC meeting will be on Tuesday 27 April 2021, at 7pm, via Zoom.

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 7pm to 9pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

LHNCC quarterly newsletter: Summer 2020

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to keep up with the most recent and relevant news about Leith Harbour and Newhaven. All previous editions are available in our newsletter archive.

LHNCC response to Low Traffic Neighbourhood consultation

LHNCC submitted the following response to the Low Traffic Neighbourhood consultation.

A PDF of this response is here: PDF of submission

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Low Emission Zone: CEC consultation

Edinburgh Council is consulting on a low emission zone: consultation is at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-emission-zone

CEC seek views on the following proposed aspects of the Edinburgh LEZ:

  • city centre zone boundary
  • 2 -year grace period
  • local exemptions and considerations for impacted groups

CEC also seeks to understand knowledge of LEZs and LEZ related support funds and those available for other sustainable transport options. The consultation period is running for 12 weeks, from the 28th June 2021 and closing on 20th September 2021.

Responses, comments or feedback can also be emailed to low.emission.zone@edinburgh.gov.uk,

or posted to: Low Emission Zone, Waverley Court G3, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Depending on the volume of feedback received, it is hoped that a final LEZ scheme can be formally published towards the end of 2021 and agreed by the Council and Scottish Ministers early in 2022 before it is implemented in May 2022.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Proposals for Communities – consultation extended

The consultation on the low-traffic neighbourhood proposals has been extended to 11 July.

This consultation is available online at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-traffic-neighbourhoods.

That link also gives access to ‘all project information including proposed concept designs, an online survey and an engagement report for the last stage’, according to Anna McRobbie of AECOM.

LHNCC May 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 7:00pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: June 2021

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/158253130373

AGM (7pm)

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting
  3. Annual Report, Chairman: brief review of year
  4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY 2020/21 (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 28 June 2022

Ordinary meeting (straight after AGM)

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of May 2021 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. Albert Dock update
      2. Hemmingway’s (Commercial St.)
      3. Seafield Project update
      4. Commercial Quay Update
      5. Victor Hugo, The Shore
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
      1. Low Traffic Neighbourhood (Leith Connections) – survey (link: Secretary’s report)
      2. Spaces for People – Report (link: Secretary’s report)
      3. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 August 2021

Links for further information on Agenda item (8) Standing Reports

Clean Air Day – today

Planning Edinburgh blogged yesterday

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  Poor air quality causes heart and lung disease and is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development.

Thursday 17 June is Clean Air Day – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign that aims to bring people together to build awareness of the actions we can all do to tackle it.

Read more on the Planning Edinburgh blog.

Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultations (CEC’s actual consultation)

Hot on the heels of the last post, CEC is running a consultation as well as AECOM. LHNCC’s web-weaver guesses (but cannot promise) that Edinburgh Council will be more interested in responses to its own consultation.

Follow this link (https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/low-traffic-neighbourhoods/) to access CEC’s Leith LTN consultation.

There are also workshops – register via Eventbrite as follows.

Leith low-traffic neighbourhood consultation

Message from LHNCC’s secretary

The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) Team (Leith Connections) announced that Leith LTN consultation/survey will go live on the Hub on Friday 4th July.

The Team will be running 2 public meetings for Leith LTN – one in week beginning 14th June and one in week beginning 28th June – details to be confirmed so not included in information leaflets.

I would recommend reading this and completing survey, especially as it only considers a limited area omitting section North of Commercial Street. This means that leaflets that have been distributed may not have included a large section of our CC. 

Link to information and survey: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162192819351

Coronavirus testing: McDonald Rd, 14 to 20 June

Edinburgh Council says…

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.

We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results. 

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.  

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along.

Thank you for your help.