Young Persons Free Bus Travel scheme – communication from the Edinburgh Bus Users Group

Adapted from an email sent to several community councils by the Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG) highlighting the recently-introduced Young Persons’ (under 22’s) Free Bus Travel passes. Although the scheme experienced some initial problems, steps have now been taken to make the application process easier and more widely available. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: May 2022

In view of previous hybrid meetings not working, this will be online only, via MS Teams. Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-may-2022-meeting-tickets-335968188897. We will then send you the Teams link.

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of April 2022 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. 124 Salamander Street and 1-3 Salamander Yards.
      2. 139 Leith Walk (Old Tram Depot)
      3. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3.  Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group: Scottish Bus Week
    4. Environment
      1. FOWLB
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group
      2. Cockburn Civic Trust
    6.  Community
      1. Northeast Community Planning Partnership
      2. Quintinshill – Memorial Service, Rosebank Cemetery 21/5/22 at 11.00am
      3. Lothian Buses – Bus 22
      4. HoNC – The Picnic in the Park Victoria Park. 12.30pm-3.30pm, Sunday 19 June 2022
      5. Lord Provost’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party Fund 2022
      6. The availability of allotments – survey
  9. Resident Issues
    1. Rennie’s Isle – traffic
    2. Leith Victoria Swim Centre – CEC
    3. Traffic Lights sequencing – Lindsay Pl./Sandpiper Dr.
  10. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (EACC)
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting  AGM/Ordinary – Tuesday 28 June 2022

The Picnic in Victoria Park, Sunday 19 June

The Heart of Newhaven Community, Friends of Victoria Park and The VP Allotment Holders invite you to The Picnic in the Park, at Victoria Park
12.30pm-3.30pm, Sunday 19th June 2022

Bring a picnic and enjoy meeting your neighbours in the park

  • Children’s Races (including the world-famous 3-legged!) Fun Dog Parade
  • Plant Swap Table
  • Kids’ Books Swap Table
  • Live Music
  • Optional Fancy Dress for People and Pets!
  • Prizes for taking part for Children and Dogs!

Check the ‘Friends of Victoria Park’ and ‘Heart of Newhaven’ Facebook pages for updates

(https://www.facebook.com/fovpedinburgh and https://www.facebook.com/TheHeartofNewhaven)

Inspired by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 10 February 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) on Thursday 10 February 2022 at 5:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ‘TT’ means ‘Trams Team’. Names are sometimes abbreviated to initials. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: February 2022

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-january-2022-meeting-tickets-238282157347

Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of January 2022 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. Crosslane: Residential Serviced Living. Ocean Point 2 – Public Consultation
      2. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3.  Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coalie Park – update
      2. FOWLB
      3. Sewage Related Debris and the Water of Leith – response from Scottish Water update.
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Culture & Heritage Group
    6.  Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership (DT)
      2. Leith Chooses – Results Tuesday 15/2/22 (online via Teams) will also be posted online. Link http://www.leithchooses.net
      3. Leith Community Centre re-opening
      4. Heart of Newhaven
    7. Resident issues
      1. Portland Gardens/Melrose Drive derelict building
    8. EACC
      1. Extraordinary General Meeting 17/2/22(DT) – Approval of revised Constitution
    9. ACOB
    10. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 March 2022

Links for further information and related areas of interest on Agenda item (9) Standing Reports

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LHNCC November 2021 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Continue reading

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: January 2022

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-january-2022-meeting-tickets-238282157347

Agenda

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LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: October 2021

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  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of September 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. Ocean Terminal – Pan Application Online consultation. 
      2. Maritime St. Application consultation. 
      3. Hemmingway’s – LRB decision: refused
      4. Salamander St./Bath Rd. PPP Application notification 
      5. Crosslane: Residential Servised Living. Ocean Point 2 
      6. Mill Lane Clinic, 5 Mill Lane 
      7. Seafield Project update
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT)
      2. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Water of Leith Conservation Trust: Coalie Park
      2. FOWLB
    5. Heritage  
    6. Community
      1. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Concerns about Mill Lane proposal for Sheltered housing
  10.  EACC
    1. EACC meeting – 21/10/21
  11. ACOB
  12. Date of next meeting
    1. Tuesday 23 November 2021

LeithChooses – more funds available!

Happy news –  £eith Chooses funds are growing, so more than 11 projects will get funded! The fund started with £46,106 from the Council’s Community Grant Fund, and then that was supplemented by a donation of £5,000 from the Port of Leith Housing Association (POLHA). And now we have had confirmation of a further donation of £5,000 to come from the Trams to Newhaven project. A huge thank you to both of these organisations for their generosity!

http://www.leithchooses.net/eith-chooses-fund-is-growing

So £56,106 is available to fund projects in Leith, with allocation to be decided by participatory budgeting. That is, the people of Leith choose which projects are funded. (This will be via online voting in January 2022.) Check out http://www.leithchooses.net for all the news!