LHNCC minutes: March 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

Research participants (still) wanted!

Do you use social media?

Do you have an older friend or relative that uses social media?

Do you help or support another adult to use social media?

Does someone help or support you to use social media?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please consider taking 5 minutes to complete this short survey (https://survey.napier.ac.uk/n/smp.aspx) on how (and if) people help older adults to use social media.

This research is being undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University and is funded by the Carnegie Trust Foundation. (Estimated time commitment: 5 minutes.)

Also: Please do share on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, or anywhere else, if you can!

LHNCC agenda: April 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  6. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  7. Planning Team report/s and Updates
    1. Cruz
    2. 198 Great Junction St. (Art Deco Cinema): 2 Ocean Drive 18/09563/FUL & 18/09850/AMC
    3. Ocean Terminal Proposal: Rebranding and external alterations 19/01208/FUL
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
  9. Local events, news & feedback
    1. Save Leith Walk
    2. Newhaven Gala Day VPS
    3. Pedestrianisation of The Shore
    4. Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG)
  10. CEC new Edinburgh Partnership – Discussion and feedback from EACC Meeting 18 April 2019
  11. AOCB
    1. Revive proposal regarding LRT route 21 via Western General Hospital – update
    2. Rennie’s Dock Bridge closure – Resident requesting information regarding above
    3. Leith Creative Making Places. Proposal to Leith Community Councils
  12. Date of next meeting

Research participants wanted!

Frances Ryan, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics, is looking for participants for a research project that investigates how people help or support older adults to use social media accounts.

If you assist an older adult or a person with dementia to use their own social media accounts, and would like to take part in this research, please contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk. Participants will be asked to keep a diary related to the activities they undertake on behalf of the other person for two weeks, followed by an interview which can be conducted in person or via phone or video call. (Participants do not need to be carers, but they should play a role in helping with social media accounts.)

You can read more about Frances’ research here (http://www.francesryanphd.com/2019/02/study-participants-wanted) or contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk.

LHNCC agenda: March 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

1 Introductions, apologies

2 Minutes of previous meeting

3 Matters arising

4 Police report

5 Reports

5.a secretary

(Western Harbour Development Report brought forward from 8.a)

5.b Treasurer

6 Forth Ports representatives: Western Harbour Development, to address issues identified in Planning Team Report (7.00pm-7.20pm)

7 Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports

8 Planning Team report/s and Updates

detail of all Applications available on LHNCC planning web-page

8.a Western Harbour Development: 19/00986/AMC& 19/01040/AMC

Planning Team Report attached

8.b Sandpiper Drive (new): 19/00915/AMC

Date for Comment extended to 2/4/19

8.c S1: Skyliner: Application for Variation of Consent 16/03684/FUL& 16/03684/VARY

  1. Public consultation: Ocean Terminal, Wednesday 27 February (12:00 to 19:00)
  2. Permission granted 6/3/19

8.d 198 Great Junction St. (Art Deco Cinema): 2 Ocean Drive 18/09563/FUL& 18/09850/AMC

  1. Permission granted as application as determination does not carry with it any necessary consent or approval for the proposed development under other statutory enactments.
  2. Concerns related to demolition work (Douglas)

9 CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)

  1. CEC Transport and Environment Committee Meeting: Final Business Case (FBC) approved at Hearing 28/2/19. Presentations were provided by CCTT representatives.
  2. CEC Full Council Meeting 14/3/19: FBC approved (36 for; 26 against)

iii. CCTT will continue to meet with Tram Team in the following months to monitor progress.

10 Local events & feedback

detail available on LHNCC ‘other work’ web-page

10.a Leith Community Centre 50th. Anniversary Party 10/3/19 feedback

10.b CEC Edinburgh Connecting our City – Engagement Workshop 11/3/19 feedback

10.c LeithChooses:

Results Event and Feedback & Review 12/3/19

10.d Save Leith Walk

  1. Public Meeting 13/3/19: Presentation and a hustings for Leith Walk by-election with presentations from candidates.
  2. Campaign – start of online petition to reopen boarded up shops

11 CEC and Scottish Government Consultations

detail available on LHNCC events web-page

11.a CEC community council scheme

Closes 22/4/19: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/ce/edinburgh-community-council-scheme-review

Community. Councils – Discussion Event (20/3/19) feedback

12 AOCB

12.a Revive proposal regarding LRT route 21 via Western General Hospital – update

13 Date of next meeting

Tuesday 23 April 2019