(adapted from an email from the Scottish Community Development Centre)
Last year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set up an independent Advisory Group to develop a series of recommendations and actions around human rights in Scotland – and you can have your say with this online survey.
Human rights are a vital part of a just and equal society. They give you a set of rights and freedoms regardless of where you are from, how old you are, what you believe, or how you choose to live your life.
How your human rights are affected by governments and other bodies is becoming increasingly important, with the Advisory Group making recommendations on how we can protect our existing rights and examine how Scotland can go further in demonstrating human rights leadership.
The Advisory Group want to hear your views and feedback on their developing recommendations and how they can be made as effective as possible in improving the lives of people and communities.
Share your views
The survey will be open until 11th October. The survey has also been translated into BSL.
You can also join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter using #HumanRightsLeadership, You can follow the @HRLeadershipSco Twitter account, Like them on Facebook and visit the website www.humanrightsleadership.scot for more.
The medical practices at 31 Eyre Crescent (postcode EH3 5EU) and 73 East trinity Street (postcode EH5 3EL) are proposing to reduce the areas they cover. This is basically because they believe they are over-subscribed. The details are in the PDFs below. (Click the graphics to see the full-size PDFs.)
Please let us know if you have any concerns about these proposed changes, via our contact-us page.
Click to download: 2018_09_25 agenda
What: launch of Remembering the fifties – a book of living memories
When: Thursday 27th September, 1:30
Where: Gordon Court, 31 Gordon Street, EH6 8TB
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(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. LHNCC’s web-master apologises for the late notice but only received the information on Monday 17 September. We have also been told that ‘This meeting is also on at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street on Saturday 22 Sept. at 10:30.‘)
You are invited to join the City Plan team for a community engagement workshop. At the workshop we will be asking you for your thoughts on planning policy and the potential for new development in your community up to 2030. Your suggestions and comments will be used to help us prepare the next local development plan for Edinburgh.
Date: Monday 24 September 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.15pm.
Venue: Northfield and Willowbrae Community Centre, 10 Northfield Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7PP (Map of venue)
Deadline for booking a place: Wednesday 19 September 2018
If you would like to participate, please book your place by contacting the City Plan team by
If you need an induction loop, a translator or other form of support, please let us know by Wednesday 19 September 2018.
Please note that the City Plan team are unable to comment on any live or individual planning applications during the workshop.
What: an open meeting about the future use of the Victoria Primary School building.
When: Thursday 4 October, 7pm to 9pm
Where: Victoria Primary School
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(adapted from an email from GivRum)
Got an idea for how to help improve an area in Leith? Leith Creative and GivRum can help Make It Happen! We’re calling on local people who care about their community to take part in a day of action and adventure in Leith.
Make It Happen is an event where participants have just one day to take a simple project from idea to reality – Challenge Anneka style! Together we will brainstorm on what’s needed where and make small changes to improve some of the areas around Leith Theatre and Leith Library. A public vote in the morning will decide the best ideas to hand, ideas which will then have access to a materials bank and limited cash fund in order to complete the projects within the day time limit. There will also be some tools available, plus team facilitators to help groups realise their projects.
This event has previously taken place in Denmark and Brazil, with a diverse range of ideas coming out of the process including street furniture building, urban gardening, and music workshops for the community. You can see previous events here: https://vimeo.com/254636500 and https://vimeo.com/240972554, or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/383159288874910 Continue reading