Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate, Tuesday 23 October at 6.30pm
- Introductions, Apologies
- Minutes of previous meeting
- Matters arising
- Police Report
- Reports: Secretary and Treasurer – LHNCC membership update
- Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
- Planning Update: Details available: LHNCC website planning page
- 17/03194/FUL: MV Fingal: Licensing Board Members site visit update
- 18/07468/PAN: 5 Baltic Street. Public Consultation – Wed. 31 October, 3.00pm. – 9.00pm (extended from 7.00pm), Malmaison Hotel. Feedback from meeting on 4/10/18 with William Muir from Sundial Properties
- 18/08206/FUL: Bath Road (Salamander Street) – Discuss Application circulated 7/20/18
- 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street – Application approved. Feedback following invitation to visit Architect’s on Thursday 18/10/18 to view changes made.
- CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams): Update
- Events & feedback: Detail available: LHNCC website events page
- Newhaven Tram: Feedback following Public Events relating to Revised Designs (Out of The Blue 2/10/18; Ocean Terminal 13/10/18) Final Event McDonal Road Library, 2.00pm – 7.00pm 22/10/18, last chance to view. Public Consultation ends 28/2018 (query extension?).
- Open Meeting Thur. 4th Oct. 2018 Victoria Primary School 7pm – 9pm – feedback
- Victoria Primary School Christmas Lights
- Other work: Detail available LHNCC other work page
- WW1 Commemoration 10/11/18: Wreath ordered for this.
- Licensing Consultation – Response on behalf of LHNCC submitted 5/10/18
- Leith Neighbourhood Partnership meeting 27/9/18 Feedback
- Autumn Newsletter: Reminder visit our website and sign up for our Newsletter
- Date of next meeting: Tuesday 27 November 2018
(LHNCC apologises for slightly delayed publication of these minutes. This was caused by waiting for a response from the trams teams to some queries about the content. If you have any queries about these minutes, please contact LHNCC, preferably via our contact-us page.)
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 27 September at 6:00pm
Actions and decisions are red italic.
|CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams
||TfE = transport for Edinburgh
|CEC = City of Edinburgh Council
||TN = Trams to Newhaven project
|CPZ = controlled parking zone
||TRO = traffic regulation order
|SPC = swept-path contract,
||TT = trams team
|TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group
1 Welcome and introductions
||CCTT/Leith Central CC
||CCTT/Leith Links CC
||CCTT/Leith Links CC
||CCTT minutes secretary
||TT/TN project director (Anturas Consulting)
||CCTT/Leith Central CC
||CCTT/Leith Harbour & Newhaven CC
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(NTBCC has just received the information below. While it is not in LHNCC’s area, we recognise that LHNCC residents may well use Queen St.)
Edinburgh Council advises that the carriageway on Queen Street (between Albyn Place and Hanover Street) will be resurfaced later this month as part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and footways for 2018/2019. This carriageway has been prioritised because of its current condition. The work is scheduled to start on the 22nd Octoberand should take approximately 4 weeks to complete.
The resurfacing work (which will not start until the week of 29 October 2018) will be carried out Monday to Friday between the hours of 19:00 – 03:00due to the traffic sensitivity of Queen Street. However the noisiest operations will cease by 23:00 each night and an officer from the Council will be on site until this time to monitor noise levels and address any questions from the public.
In addition, works to upgrade the pedestrian crossing at Albyn Place and some preparatory works for the resurfacing will take place during the day (09:30 – 15:30) starting the week of 22 October 2018.
Please click the thumbnail to access the PDF with full details:
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
In late September Edinburgh Council wrote to all residents who use its kerbside bin service to update them on changes to their bin collection days and garden waste collections. In the letters, Edinburgh Council also included new bin collection calendars and, for residents who had signed up to Edinburgh Council’s new garden waste service, new garden waste bin permits were included.
The new collection dates and garden waste service started this week, so Edinburgh Council would be grateful if you can check your new bin calendars to ensure you are putting your bins out on the correct day. Garden waste bins may also be collected on a different day of the week to other bins. Residents can check their new bin calendars on Edinburgh Council’s website.
The changes to bin collection days is part of this year’s budget savings and will help the Council to save £500,000.
Thank you for your support.
Karen Reeves | Technical Manager | Waste and Street Cleaning|Place | The City of Edinburgh Council| Seafield Depot| 1 Fillyside Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6RD | Tel: 0131 469 5196 | Email: email@example.com
((adapted form an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre. Please note that this is an SCDC exercise, linked to the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters exercise, but LHNCC is very happy to publish anything that might help improve Scotland’s local democracy.)
CHEX is inviting you to an informal conversation about ‘Democracy Matters’ and the future of local decision-making in Scotland.
This will be a chance to come together to learn about the ongoing Local Governance Review and discuss how communities, of place or identity, could have more control of decisions important to them.
Once you have registered your attendance we will send you through a programme.
If you cannot make this conversation but still want to host your own, please let us know the details and someone from CHEX will aim to attend.
Hope to hear from you soon.
The CHEX team
(Please see this previous post for the background to the following.)
LHNCC has made a detailed submission to the current licensing consultation. In brief, LHNCC
- welcomes the opportunity to comment on Edinburgh Licensing Board’s Statement
of Licensing Policy
- strongly supports the suggestion that the Licensing Board should open a specific
review and consultation on Amplified Music policy
- agrees that the Board should strengthen its policy on over-provision, including ‘intermediate zones’ to help to
prevent alcohol-related harm from spreading more widely.
- points out there are parts of its area that have previously been uninhabited, but that are now being developed into large new housing areas
- would like to see a significant improvement in the Edinburgh Licensing Board’s commitment to accessibility of information, to transparency, and to communication
- believes that overprovision of alcohol sales in Leith is directly linked to unacceptably high levels of alcohol-related antisocial behaviour, violence and crime, hospitalisation rates, death rates, fires and poor health and well-being.
- commends the NE Action on Alcohol Group on an excellent piece of research that provides the evidence to support this view
- reiterates and endorses certain general points made in the Scottish Green Party’s policy on alcohol statement:
- Recognising the valuable role that pubs can play in the life of a community. We believe that this is particularly important in the case of smaller communities, and that it is best provided for by independent pubs rather than those controlled by large chains. We recognise the positive benefit to a community which well-run pubs and other licensed venues can provide.
- Supporting the right of communities to be consulted before existing pubs are subject to a change of use, closure or demolition. We would seek to ensure that communities are able to exercise the option to take over a pub and operate it as a community owned enterprise rather than see it closed.
- Supporting reform for tied pubs to ensure that licensees have a fair deal from
- Asserting the belief that the dominance of a small number of multinationals over the alcohol industry, both in production and in sales, has exacerbated the harmful effects of alcohol. We celebrate the resurgence of small independent brewers in Scotland. We wish to encourage businesses that are based on quality rather than volume sales.