We wish you a very peaceful Christmas and New Year. We know that this year has been very difficult for so many, but we hope that 2021 brings more certain times for everybody.
Sending all our good wishes for better days ahead.
MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 7:00pm
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
24 November 2020
Thanks to strong campaigning, in part by LHNCC members, it has been agreed that Discovery Gardens (at Ocean Terminal) will be retained. To quote the latest drawing LHNCC has received:
Existing ‘Discovery Garden’ shall be retained as far as possible and integrated into the design proposals. It shall incorporate new entrance signage … into the curved south boundary of the garden. The removal/modification of existing garden elements shall be minimised whilst ensuring a coherent public realm proposal.
As LHNCC’s secretary, Jennifer Marlborough, said
Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council is very pleased and relieved to hear that Discovery Garden is to be retained. We have worked hard, alongside local residents and users of the Garden, to ensure that the cultural and environmental value of this small park is not lost in the midst of development. This is particularly important in an area already largely devoid of green and community spaces. We thank Trees of Edinburgh, #SOS Leith and the local community for their help with our campaign. We now look forward to continuing to work with the Trams to Newhaven team and Ambassador Group, the new owners of Ocean Terminal, to properly secure the Garden’s future.
Other quotes are available on the Trams to Newhaven website.
HoNC continues to work towards acquisition of the Victoria Primary School site and despite the impact of Covid 19, our timetable for completion remains the same: as soon as the children move to their new school, we will move in, hopefully in the autumn of next year, 2021.
To acquire the building, which we have permission from City of Edinburgh Council to purchase, we need to find £700,000. To this end, an application to the Scottish Land Fund has already been submitted. With the current SLF funds geared towards applications with more immediate needs, particularly those who have Covid-related issues, we have decided to pause our application until the next round of grants which will bring it more in line with our expected purchase date.
Read more in HoN’s emailing at https://mailchi.mp/heartofnewhaven.co.uk/november-newsletter-12898031.
The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. The Awards honour projects that have excelled in terms of design and community involvement/impact. The are coordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust.
The My Place Awards are a great opportunity to showcase a project’s success to the community, stakeholders and funders by receiving much-deserved exposure and media attention. Shortlisted entries will feature in a My Place exhibition – the 2019 My Place exhibition hosted over 12.3k visitors and built environment stakeholders.
Community groups responsible for a transformative, regenerative built environment project can enter through the My Place Awards entry form.
Members of the public are encouraged to get in touch with Scottish Civic Trust on social media (@scotcivictrust), email or by filling out this short form to suggest built environment projects that have made a difference in their town. Please note that public suggestions do not count as entries to the Awards; the My Place Awards team will contact suggested projects about submitting an entry.
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Please email Erin.Burke@scottishcivictrust.org.uk.
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Scottish Civic Trust
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Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 1 October 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading