LHNCC agenda: January 2020

  1. Introduction, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of November 2019 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Councillors’, MSP’s and MP’s reports
  7. Chair, secretary, treasurer and vice-chair reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Presentation from William Muir (Sundial Properties) and Q&A
        1-5 Baltic St and 7-27 Constitution St
        (See the monthly planning update for details.)
      2. Planning subgroup report
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
  9. Edinburgh City Plan 2030 and consultation
  10. Neighbourhood Environment Programme
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (7pm-9pm)

 

Night-shelter details

There is a free night shelter offering food and sleeping facilities to people who are homeless.

Evening meals will be provided by local churches from 9.30-10.30pm. Breakfast is available at 6.30am and people using the service must leave by 7am.

The shelter is at Diadem, 539 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3AR

Transport is provided to the shelter in the evenings from the first bus stop going out of town on the Western Approach Road at the Lothian Road end at

  • 9pm
  • 9.30pm
  • 11pm (please note: no food will be available at this time)

Click the graphic for more details:

The Scottish Civic Trust ‘My place’ awards 2020: nominations and submissions open

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Civic Trust)

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.

Winners of the My Place Awards are honoured at a reception at Glasgow’s The Lighthouse and have a short film commissioned about their project. Winners and finalists are also featured in an exhibition at The Lighthouse. 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. The short film about Bellsbank, the 2019 My Place Award winner, reached over 16,600 people on Facebook and the My Place exhibition at The Lighthouse hosted over 12,300 visitors and built environment stakeholders!

Community councils may have suitable projects themselves, or know of others in their area – please circulate this email.

HOW TO ENTER: This year we’ve revamped the nomination process to make it even simpler to apply. Local people can nominate any project they think is special by tagging us on social media @scotcivictrust or by answering a few questions here. Or you can give us a call at 0141 221 1466 for a brief chat. The SCT team will then follow up with the nominated projects. Community groups can also directly apply through our My Place website.

MORE INFORMATION: myplacescotland.org.uk.

ANY QUESTIONS: Erin.Burke@scottishcivictrust.org.uk

See further information are guidelines leaflet here.

Environment projects drop-in

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Network)

What: drop-in event to ask local people for their suggestions on projects which could be taken forward to help improve the local environment

Where: Leith Community Centre

When: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 3pm – 6pm

If you can’t attend: download the form, add your idea, and take it to the library or community centre.

In addition to the drop-in event, Officers from the Leith housing team are looking to deliver additional local walkabouts with tenants to identify potential projects, which will be promoted alongside the drop-in event. Once we’ve spoken to local people, we hope to have a refreshed list of potential projects for funding which we can revisit at the next Leith NN meeting (end of Feb time). We would also appreciate your support for the event by telling other people about it, or by coming along and talking to us about any ideas that you might have for an environmental improvement project. Officers from the Locality service teams (Housing, Transport & Environment and Lifelong Learning) are looking forward to the event and discussing any ideas you or other local residents may have.