LHNCC agenda: November 2020

Meeting date

24 November 2020

Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of September 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report
  6. Councillor’s, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Seafield Project – update
      2. Albert Dock perimeter fencing
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
        • OT updated landscape design
        • Sunday working in Constitution Street
        • Tram Stop and trees – Ocean Drive
      2. Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group
      3. Removal of bike racks at the Kirkgate
    4. Environment
      1. Update on Discovery Garden at Ocean Terminal
      2. Update on Crown Estate Scotland – sustainable communities fund
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – latest newsletter posted on website and circulated. Request for Volunteers has been made, details and application form on their website
    6. Community
      1. Leith Community Education Centre AGM (23 November 2020 at 6pm via Zoom)
      2. VPS – Christmas lights
      3. Leith Chooses update (DT & DG)
      4. 100 Days – Leith Forever Exhibition
      5. Resident issues
        • Rubbish/litter on ground North of Portland Gardens
        • Increase in graffiti in Leith Harbour
  9.  Neighbourhood
    • North East Community Planning Partnership update
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 26 January 2021

Secretary’s Report Links

Discovery Gardens saved!

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.

drawing of Ocean Terminal tram-plans, showing retention of Discovery Gardens

Click the image to see the full-size PDF in a new window.

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.

 

Heart of Newhaven: latest update

HoN says

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.

My Place Awards 2021 – open for entries

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.

How to enter

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.

More information

Please go to bit.ly/AboutMPA

Any questions?

Please email Erin.Burke@scottishcivictrust.org.uk.

All best,

Erin Burke

Communications and Events Officer
Scottish Civic Trust
Tobacco Merchant’s House
42 Miller Street
Glasgow
G1 1DT
0141 221 1466

www.myplacescotland.org.uk
www.doorsopendays.org.uk

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 01 October 2020

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

Bonfire night – advice from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has published a fire-safety leaflet for 5 November. Please read the full leaflet but here is the section on ‘bonfire safety’:

  • Never drink alcohol if you are tending a bonfire or setting off fireworks – remember it is an offence to consume alcohol in a public place.
  • To reduce the emission of harmful smoke and combustion products bonfires should comprise of untreated wood and paper based materials only.
  • There is a danger of explosion from pressurised containers or sealed vessels amongst bonfire material or irresponsibly thrown on burning bonfires.
  • Never throw fireworks on bonfires.
  • Never use flammable liquids to ignite bonfires – use proprietary fire lighters.
  • Smoke from bonfires must not pose a public nuisance, affect visibility on roads or otherwise inconvenience vehicular traffic.
  • Sparks, flying embers or burning debris must not endanger nearby property.
  • Never leave a burning/smouldering bonfire unsupervised – make sure it is completely extinguished.

And on disposal of fireworks

  • After your display used fireworks should be disposed of by soaking for a least a few hours in water before placing in a plastic bag then disposing of the soaked, bagged fireworks in your outdoor general refuse bin.
  • If you have any fireworks which did not work, do not return to them till after your display has finished. At the end of the display the faulty fireworks should also be soaked, bagged and binned.

‘Your health. Your care. Your future’ – help decide the future of health and social care in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board is responsible for the decision making and strategic planning of health and social care services for adults in the Capital. We deliver our services through the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and both Board and Partnership are committed to delivering an caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh.

The EIJB want to support and nurture the thriving communities in Edinburgh. And we also want to embrace the opportunity to create a different relationship with people and organisations across the city. Our first step is to listen and learn what health and social care means to you.

And it’s why we’re inviting you to join the conversation on the future of health and social care in the capital and help us shape Your health. Your care. Your future. at our digital events this November.

Find out more about the events, and register for your ticket now at www.bitly.com/yourhealthcarefuture Continue reading

Environmental and climate events

There are currently many opportunities to get involved in environmental and climate-change activities. Check out some or all of these posts on Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven and New Town & Broughton CCs’ websites

And while you’re doing that, why not check out what else CCs in central and north-east Edinburgh are doing for their communities?

Invitation to contribute to Scotland’s Climate Assembly

Scotland’s Climate Assembly will bring together over 100 people, representative of the population of Scotland, to tackle the question:

‘How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?’

<p “>Assembly members will gather over 6 weekends to hear evidence, deliberate on the challenges and come up with some recommendations for government. It all begins on the 7th November.

Before we get underway, the Assembly wants to hear from as much of the public as possible. How do you think Scotland should address climate change? How do we make sure solutions are both effective – working for the planet – and fair – working for everyone?

We therefore invite you to share your ideas and comments on our online platform, which will be open until the 26th October. Please share this information with your fellow council members.

Join the conversation online

How to participate:

  1. Go to our online platform and click on ‘register’ in the top right corner.
  2. Enter a username – this is how you will appear on the site.
  3. Enter your email address – this will remain hidden.
  4. Choose and then confirm a secure password.
  5. You can now log in any time. Add your own ideas by clicking on the button shown here, or you can rate and comment on the ideas that others have already added to the platform.

Start sharing your ideas

All contributions will be taken into consideration in the development of the Assembly.

To give as many people as possible the chance to engage, we would appreciate your sharing this information as widely as you can. We look forward to reading your ideas!

Yours,

The Secretariat
Scotland’s Climate Assembly
https://www.climateassembly.scot

adapted from an email forwarded by CEC