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

public exhibition: Western Harbour

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted from an email from Forth Ports)

Forth Ports are revising their proposals for the ongoing development of Western Harbour. The proposals will facilitate the development of new homes, the relocation of Victoria Primary School with associated games area and the creation of Western Harbour Park. The potential for a new medical centre will also be recognised. In order to facilitate the proposals Forth Ports are preparing a Revised Design Framework which will be submitted to the Council in late August 2018.

Forth Ports will be hosting a public exhibition at Ocean Terminal on 25th June 2018 between 2.30pm and 7.30pm (on the first floor between Ocean Bar and Superdry) setting out their proposals and this will provide the public with an opportunity to provide their feedback.

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poster about public exhibition

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Making Rights Real

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre)

Making Rights Real: What does a human rights-based approach mean for community development practice?

This free event will bring together community development practitioners, paid and unpaid, to discuss the importance of human right-based approaches in their work.

Save the date: Tuesday, 11th September, Glasgow

Human rights are at the core of community development. Communities who understand human rights can use that knowledge to hold duty bearers to account and make positive change.

To make sure this happens, community development practitioners need to be confident and skilled in a human right-based approaches, using them to analyse, understand and improve their practice.

Delivered jointly by the Scottish Human Rights CommissionEdinburgh Tenants Federation and the Scottish Community Development Centre, this one-day conference will:

  • Bring people together to share ideas and practice from Scotland and beyond.
  • Explore what skills, tools and resources are required to support this approach.
  • Start planning how we co-produce this support together as a community of practice.

We’ll be offering places for this event soon. In the meantime, save the date in your diary and join our conference mailing list to here the latest.

Sign up to the conference mailing list here >>

For more information please contact david.reilly@scdc.org.uk.