Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Winter 2016

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Alcohol in Leith

In 2014, local people said that alcohol was a factor in some of the issues which needed to be prioritised.  Those views are supported by statistical information which tells us that alcohol impacts on the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area in a number of ways.

The City of Edinburgh’s Licensing Board regularly produce a statement on how they will carry out licensing in the city and the Partnership is asked to say how it would like this done in Leith.  The Partnership would like to be sure that what it says is the correct view of local people.  So it would like to know more about local people’s experience and views on alcohol.

Please help by taking a few minutes to answer the questions in this online survey.

Results of the survey will be presented at the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership meeting at 6.30 pm on 24 May 2016 at Lorne Primary School (venue to be confirmed).  Next steps will be discussed at that meeting.

Young Leithers wanted to research alcohol and social media in Leith

Following up from the consultation on alcohol in Leith, young Leithers are being asked to take part in an 8 week programme to look into the following:

  • The role and impact of advertising, in particular social media.
  • How and why the industry targets young people through social media.

Findings will be used to inform the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership’s submission to the Licensing Board for the next Licensing Policy Statement.  Support and guidance will be provided by Alcohol Focus Scotland. This opportunity may be of particular interest to young people with an interest in citizenship, or looking for opportunities to add to their CV to help with job-search or college applications. Meetings will take place at the Business Hub, McDonald Road Library on Friday afternoons from 2 September 2016. (No meeting during school break)

For further information and to note interest contact Jane Wilson by telephone to 0141 572 6598 or e-mail jane.wilson@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk.

£eith decides

Voting for the 6th £eith decides closed yesterday. A big thank you to everyone that took part – the 36 organisations that applied for funding, over 1,300 people who voted, and the many volunteers who helped make it happen. Counting will continue over the rest of the week, and everyone is welcome to join us when the results are announced on Monday 22 February 2016 at 5.30pm in McDonald Road Library. Award results will be made available on the website soon afterwards.

Active Citizen Course

An 18 week accredited course for local people who wish to make a difference in their community started on Tuesday, 9 February 2016.  The evening went well with delegates engaging in lively discussion and finding out about what future weeks will involve.  The second session is on 23 February – not too late to join in from that date.  Contact jackie.mearns@ea.edin.sch.uk for further information.

Dates for your diary

£eith decides results announcement – 5.30 pm, Monday, 22 February 2016, McDonald Road Library.

Active Citizen Course Information –  Next session 23 February.  Don’t delay if you would like to join. Contact jackie.mearns@ea.edin.sch.uk.

Leith Economy Action Group – 10.30 am, Thursday, 25 February 2016 at Braidwood Centre.

International Women’s Day Event – 10.00 am, Monday, 7 March 2016 at the Citadel Youth Centre.  All women welcome.

Healthy Leith Action Group – 10.00 am, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at McDonald Road Library.

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Meetings:  Meetings start at 6.30 pm

  • Thursday, 17 March 2016 at Leith Community Education Centre (business meeting)
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at Lorne Primary School – venue to be confirmed. (theme: Alcohol in Leith)

Online information

Local Contacts

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Place | City Centre Leith Team | 329 High Street | Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437
email: loraine.duckworth@edinburgh.gov.uk

Leith Services at Leith Library: phone numbers

Registrars: 0131 554 8425

Library: 0131 529 5517

Housing: 0131 529 6170 / 6171 / 6173

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