Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release

Leith Central Community Council

Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT): joint statement and press release (PDF)

Introduction

  1. As a coalition of the Community Councils (CCs) affected directly by the proposed extension of the Edinburgh tram through Leith to Newhaven, we approve the project in principle, and view it, if done well, as an important opportunity for the broader social and economic development of the Leith area and beyond. However, we currently have strong concerns that are outlined in this statement.
  2. We are committed to ensure that, whatever the final decision of City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), the communities along the extended tram route are not adversely affected by that decision more than is absolutely necessary.
  3. We have agreed to work together as CCTT to promote and safeguard community interests during this next phase of the project and to ensure that, as the work proceeds, if it does, our respective communities’ interests and views are…

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LHNCC minutes: May 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 7.00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem conmeans that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

LHNCC June 2018 agenda

Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 June at 7.00pm

This meeting will comprise the ordinary meeting (7pm to 8:15), followed immediately by the AGM. Continue reading

Free Collection by Edinburgh Council of garden waste to end in October 2018

(adapted from a post on New Town and Broughton CC’s website)

Edinburgh Council is introducing an annual £25 fee (per bin) to collect brown garden waste bins. Coincident with this – the new service will be fortnightly throughout the year, instead of once every three weeks.

The current free garden waste service will continue until 5 October 2018 BUT if you want to continue receiving garden waste collections after that date, action is required before 22 July to register and pay to receive this service after October 2018.

The council states that its reasons for introducing a charge for garden waste collections are :

  • Garden waste collection is not a statutory service, and with reducing budgets and increasing costs, the council can no longer afford to provide the service for free.
  • Over 40% of councils in the UK charge for a garden waste collection and some have stopped the service altogether.
  • The £25 per year charge was agreed by the council at a meeting in February and it is estimated it will save £1.3 million each year and allow provision of a more frequent service.

You do not need to sign up for this service, but if you choose not to sign up you will stop receiving garden waste collections when the free service stops. Further communication from the council is planned later in the summer.

More details can be found on the council website http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/gardenwasteincluding exemptions to the charge for those who qualify.

The website also has more details on the new policy, how the scheme is intended to work and legitimate options for those who do not sign up for the new scheme.

Leith Book Group

(adapted from an email from the Book Group.)

Do you like reading? Do you like talking about books or anything else? Do you like meeting new people?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then come along to our new Daytime Book Group for fun, laughter and chat.

This is at Leith Library every fortnight (1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 2pm (starting 4th July).

Books will be provided by Leith Library. Free tea, coffee and biscuits.

For more information contact Denise Young on 07787 272 860 or denise.young@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk