Next LHNCC meeting

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

  •  This will be a public meeting, and LHNCC’s AGM.
    • Members of the public should register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/119405875187
      • LHNCC’s voting and ex-officio members should not register. They will be sent the Zoom link otherwise.
      • Access will be open from 6:45pm, so that connection etc is sorted for the 7pm start.
    • 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 7pm to 9pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

LHNCC quarterly newsletter: Summer 2020

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Community Consultation Website & Digital Exhibition: Salamander Street/Bath Road

Community Consultation Website & Digital Exhibition: Salamander Street/Bath Road

illustration from event flyer, presumably showing site location/context

illustration from event flyer, presumably showing site location/context

Text from the advertising flyer sent to LHNCC:

Land at Salamander Street/Bath Road, Leith Community Consultation Website & Digital Exhibition

Due to ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus and social-distancing measures, the Scottish Government has issued guidance encouraging developers to use online or digital methods of engagement whilst public gatherings are prohibited.

Where?

  • At our dedicated website – www.salamanderstreet.scot.
  • An unmanned wall mounted exhibition will be available to view at Precision Removals and Storage, 67 Salamander Street, Leith Edinburgh EH6 7JZ
  • Copies of the exhibition materials can be obtained by contacting hello@salamanderstreet.scot or by phone at this number (0131) 202 3259

When?

  • The website goes live from 1st October 2020.
  • Exhibition proposals will be available from 8th October 2020.

Why?

  • To provide you with information on the emerging redevelopment proposals and seek your input and ideas for the site, informing the basis of our future planning application for the land at Salamander Street/Bath Road, Leith EH6 6JZ.

LHNCC August 2020 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting with Drum Properties, held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7:30pm

Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: September 2020 (AGM and ordinary meeting)

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

This is a public meeting.

Please register using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-september-meeting-tickets-119405875187

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.

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.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

AGM – 7.00pm

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Chairman : Annual Report
  3. Secretary: Annual Report
  4. Treasurer: report: accounts for FY19/20
  5. Office-bearer elections
  6. Date of next AGM: Tuesday 22 June 2021

Reminder

  • AGM was not held in June due to coronavirus.
  • Following city-wide CC elections in October 2019, LHNCC elected the following office-bearers from its refreshed membership. (From the Edinburgh CC scheme, item 6.28: ‘All office-bearers shall be elected for one year but shall be eligible for re-election without limitation of time.’)
    • Chair: Douglas Tharby
    • Vice-chair: Elaine Dick
    • Secretary: Jennifer Marlborough
    • Treasurer: Douglas Tharby
    • Engagement Officer: No election (Cllr McVey advised that this role is not mandatory.)
    • Bruce Ryan was reappointed as non-voting minutes secretary and webmaster (nem con).
  • This should not be read as LHNCC having pre-decided this meeting’s decisions.

 

Ordinary Meeting 7.30pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of August 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report (tbc)
  6. Report from Elected Councillors
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application
      2. Seafield Project – update (NT).
      3. Western Harbour – Update (JM)
    2. Licensing
      1. Update (DT)
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) (JM)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group).(JM)
    4.  Environment
      1. OT Discovery Garden update (JM and ED)
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Heritage Group Meeting – Update on Victoria And Rennie’s Isle Bridges. (JM)
      2. Rennie’s Isle Bridge – Proposal for John Rennie Commemorative plaque (JM)
      3. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – update (JM)
      4. Cockburn Association – Our Unique City.    http://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/uploads/Our%20Unique%20City%20FINAL%201%20May%202019.pdf
    6. Community
      1. LHNCC – Crown Estate Scotland – Sustainable Communities Fund update (ED)
      2. Edinburgh World Heritage – Edinburgh ‘s Climate Emergency 16/9/20 (JM)
      3. Generations working together (JM)
        https://generationsworkingtogether.org/events/how-can-we-build-an-intergenerational-nation-17-09-2020
      4. Leith Chooses (DG)
  1. Neighbourhood Networks (DT)
  2. AOCB
  3. Date if next meeting – Tuesday 27 October 2020

Discovery Gardens: call to action!

There are plans to remove the mature trees and gardens at Ocean Terminal’s Discovery Gardens and replace them with paving and ‘specimen’ trees (drawings available on the Trams to Newhaven website*).

More information is available on

*LHNCC has been told that such plans come from Ocean Terminal’s owners, the Ambassador Group, and that the Trams project is obliged to implement them.

Free money advice!

Click the image to access the full-size PDF. 

Unfortunately, the links in the PDF aren’t clickable, so here is the full text:

Free money advice is available for anyone!

  • benefits issues
  • income maximisation
  • debts & arrears
  • budgeting
  • housing problems
  • help with food and bills

Citizens Advice Scotland

contact@caed.org.uk
www.citizensadviceedinburgh.org.uk
0131 510 5510

Edinburgh Council

advice.shop@edinburgh.gov.uk
www.edinburgh.gov.uk
0131 200 2360

GiC

info@gic.org.uk
www.gic.org.uk
0131 551 2459

CHAI

chai@chaiedinburgh.org.uk
www.chaiedinburgh.org.uk
0131 442 2100

Discover Gardens blogged!

LHNCC residents, businesses and visitors might want to check out this blog about the Discovery Gardens at Ocean Terminal:

https://galleryofgardens.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/discovery-garden-ocean-terminal.

It starts

Located adjacent to Ocean Terminal Mall, where the HMY Britannia is currently moored, is a small contemporary oasis that features an educational collection of plants.

Representing the discoveries of the founding fathers of Scottish botany, large groupings of individual species are planted to showcase their discoveries.

See also LHNCC’s secretary’s photos in this post. Maybe it will pique your interest too!

LHNCC June 2020 minutes

Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only regular meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7:30pm Continue reading

Tram works TROs

Leith Harbour & Newhaven residents, visitors and businesses might want to be aware of the TRO proposals to do with the tram-works. LHNCC understands that formal consultations are likely to start in early September (lasting 28 days).

TRO drawings for the full route are available on the Trams Project website, but for convenience here are the ones covering LHNCC’s area. Click any thumbnail to access the full-size PDF.


Lindsay Road

Melrose Drive

Ocean Terminal

Ocean Drive

Tower Place Bridge

Ocean Drive to Baltic Street

LHNCC agenda: August 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.

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.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond. Continue reading