LHNCC June 2021 ordinary meeting minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 7:30pm

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LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: June 2021

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/158253130373

AGM (7pm)

  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting
  3. Annual Report, Chairman: brief review of year
  4. Treasurer’s report: accounts for FY 2020/21 (to be ratified)
  5. Annual Report, Secretary: brief review of year
  6. Demit of current office bearers and election of office bearers
    1. Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    2. Treasurer: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    3. Secretary: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    4. Vice Chair: Nomination/s (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required
    5. Engagement Officer (Proposer/Seconder), vote if required)
  7. Date of next AGM: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Ordinary meeting (straight after AGM)

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of May 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Albert Dock update
      2. Hemmingway’s (Commercial St.)
      3. Seafield Project update
      4. Commercial Quay Update
      5. Victor Hugo, The Shore
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
      1. Low Traffic Neighbourhood (Leith Connections) – survey (link: Secretary’s report)
      2. Spaces for People – Report (link: Secretary’s report)
      3. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 August 2021

Links for further information on Agenda item (8) Standing Reports

Clean Air Day – today

Planning Edinburgh blogged yesterday

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  Poor air quality causes heart and lung disease and is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development.

Thursday 17 June is Clean Air Day – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign that aims to bring people together to build awareness of the actions we can all do to tackle it.

Read more on the Planning Edinburgh blog.

Edinburgh Council consultations

Edinburgh Council has promoted the following consultations:

Granton Station – New Public Square Naming Closes 8 June 2021

Leith Links Arboretum Closes 18 June 2021

Granton Waterfront – Granton D1 Closes 20 June 2021

Community Payback Consultation 2021 Closes 30 June 2021

Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues 2021 Closes 2 July 2021 

For more details, contact
Strategy and Communications
The City of Edinburgh Council
strategyandinsight@edinburgh.gov.uk               

LHNCC February 2021 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Tuesday 23 February 2021at 7:00pm

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Heart of Newhaven March newsletter

Heart of Newhaven’s online newsletter is now out. It’s at https://mailchi.mp/3e0c909c5fd5/funding-success-as-birdhaven-takes-off-13382791.

Topics covered include

  • crowdfunding campaign – initial target almost achieved
  • membership drive
  • Little Birdhaven at Western Harbour, a collaboration with The Shoreline Project and a mini orchard for Victoria Park in collaboration with Friends of Victoria Park

You can check out HoN’s website at https://heartofnewhaven.co.uk.

LeithChooses 2021: 2021 Feedback Night (9 March) and questionnaire

LeithChooses is holding a feedback night on Tuesday 9 March (6pm) and running an online questionnaire. Details follow:

LeithChooses 2021 Feedback Night, 9 March 6pm.

The LeithChooses Steering Group is always looking for feedback from the community, after each participatory budgeting event.

You are warmly invited  to attend a ‘Feedback Night’ meeting, online. This will be on Tuesday 9th March at 6pm.

Each year, LeithChooses has found that although not many people can make it to the Feedback night, those that DO come always provide a tremendously valuable input. As this year has been so different, LeithChooses would especially like to hear from you about what you feel went well – and what didn’t – at LeithChooses 2021.

Sadly, there can be no cups of tea or Tunnocks tea cakes, but LeithChooses hope we can have an informal discussion and listen to your views. Do join!

Join via Eventbrite  by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eithchooses-2021-feedback-night-tickets-144028373743

Questionnaire

LeithChooses would like to glean your individual thoughts on the £eith Chooses 2021 experience through a questionnaire.

LeithChooses would appreciate if you would complete this questionnaire, and share it with anyone who has a view on the process.

Please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/leithch2021. It will be live for one month. LeithChooses is keen to refine and improve what it does so your thoughts are most welcome; LeithChooses does listen carefully!

Please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Lamond (Caroline.Lamond@edinburgh.gov.uk) if you have any questions about the feedback night or the survey; Caroline is happy to help.

More consultations and communications

Bus-stop consultation

This one is from Sustrans, about ‘Temporary Bus Stop Design Guidance’. It’s on SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/busdg.

Planning Edinburgh: water in the city of Edinburgh

Planning Edinburgh says

Climate change is going to impact on our lives in more ways than we can even imagine. In response to this, new developments and existing buildings in Edinburgh will have to change in order to support the needs of people. We will also need to consider how public realm, open space, infrastructure and streets are designed, agreed, constructed and maintained.

One of the ways we are preparing Edinburgh for these changes is through our Vision for Management of Water in the City of Edinburgh.

Consultations and communications

There are a few announcements likely to interest to LHNCC residents:

Scottish Government: Transforming Planning

Planning in Scotland is changing. From new ways to get involved in shaping great places, to the creation of the next national plan for Scotland, learn about our work to date and the next steps.
https://www.transformingplanning.scot/

Edinburgh Council: parking controls survey

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear your views on the proposed introduction of parking controls in your area.  Please fill in the survey to share your views. The survey closes on 14 March 2021 at midnight.
https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph2

Edinburgh Council: retaining ‘Spaces for People’ consultation