The next meeting of Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council will be
- In the Shore room of Leith Community Centre
- On Tuesday 26 March 2019
- at 6.30pm
The following information was provided by Sergeant Weaver to Leith Central CC.
Whilst it is currently not an offence to be parked on the pavement in Scotland, per se, legislation does exist to allow officers to deal with these type of incidents.
In most cases the offence of causing an obstruction will be most pertinent. There is no exact definition of obstruction, but a rule of thumb would be whether or not a pram or wheelchair could still navigate past, without having to going onto the roadway.
In most instances it will be necessary to examine the individual circumstances and determine what, if any, offences have been committed. Continue reading
(adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven)
The Trams to Newhaven team have sent out a newsletter about the support they are offering to businesses during the construction of the tram extension to Newhaven.
Support will include
Contact the Trams to Newhaven team for further details!
Can you spare a few hours each month of your time, knowledge, skills & enthusiasm to help us?
Would you like to learn new skills?
Leith Community Centre is managed by Leith Community Centre Association SCIO, which is a charitable body of volunteers, in partnership with Edinburgh Council.
We currently have vacancies for four new Trustees to join us. The role of a Trustee is to run the charity and assist in the running of the Community Centre.
No experience is needed as training & support will be provided.
Need some support to volunteer such as child care, travel assistance etc? We can work with you to help you fully participate.
Interested? Visit the Community Centre office, call us on 0131 554 4750 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Edinburgh Council, as the planning authority for Edinburgh, is looking to reform its pre-application advice service, including the introduction of service charges. Pre-application advice is considered to be an important part of the planning service to ensure the submissions of quality applications and to reduce the time spent on processing them. However, to meet the ongoing budget challenges, the way the pre-application advice service operates needs to change.
A consultation paper on the reform of the pre-application advice service has been published and we are seeking your views on the scope to improve and enhance the pre-application service.
The consultation will run from 6 March to 3 of April 2019 and the feedback received will inform a report to be considered by the Planning Committee in May 2019. The consultation paper can be accessed via this link and takes only 5 minutes to complete.
David R Leslie
Chief Planning Officer
Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)
The Scottish Government Community Land Team is holding a free event at the Scottish Borders Campus, Galashiels on 2 April 2019. The event will give an overview of the various types of community rights to buy that communities can use, practical advice on how to become a compliant body and the application processes. If you are interested in coming along please follow this link to our Events and book your place. You will be able to sign up to attend a presentation, which will be held in the morning, and one to one sessions which are planned for the afternoon, for those who wish to discuss specific ideas or require more detailed guidance. This is on a first come first served basis.
If you require further guidance or have any queries please get in touch at email@example.com
Community Land Team (Community Right to Buy)
Tel: 0300 244 9822
(copied from LeithChooses’ website)
£eith Chooses is holding an open discussion session to review and evaluate all aspects of the 2019 £eith Chooses process, and to share ideas for future events. Please do come along if you can – 6:30pm, Leith Community Centre cafe, Tuesday 12 March. All Leithers welcome.