Electoral reform consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on electoral reform. They say

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring access to democratic participation for all citizens. The way we vote in elections has remained unchanged for over 100 years. Modernisation takes place across all aspects of society and now is a good time to think about the kinds of innovation people in Scotland would like to see in elections.

Have your say on how the nuts and bolts of Scotland’s democracy should work at https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform. If you are unable to respond online, please complete a Respondent Information Form and send it to:
Electoral Reform Consultation Elections Team
Area 2 West
St Andrew’s House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

This consultation closes on 12 March 2018.

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Newhaven Community Project update, January 2018

(adapted from an email from NCP)

New Website

https://newhavencommunityproject.wordpress.com

We hope this gives us more visibility. Please visit and share for regular news. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: Tuesday 23 January

Where: Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
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Big Animal Pub Quiz

(adapted from Edinburgh Cats and Dogs Home website)

When: Friday 2nd March 2018, doors open at 6pm, quiz starts at 7pm.

Where: The Jam House, 5 Queen St, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE

Do you think of yourself as a bit of a general knowledge whizz?

Taking place in The Jam House, join us for our first ever pub quiz in March. Hosted by Forth 1 Radio’s drive time presenter and the Home’s Animal Champion Micky Gavin, we really are in for a fun night!

It costs £60 for a team of six which includes pizza and a drink included in the ticket price. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free pizza will be available.

We will have various fundraising competitions on the night and 1st and 2nd place prizes for the winning teams.

Great Junction Street carriage renewal

(adapted from a notice from Edinburgh Council)

Click to download the full notice: GJS Residents Notification Letter.

This work is scheduled to commence on Monday 8th January 2018 and will last approximately 4 weeks depending on weather and other circumstances.

Traffic on Great Junction Street will be restricted to northbound only in order for the works to be carried out safely.

To facilitate this the following closures will be in place:

  • Great Junction Street from the Bonnington Road junction to North Junction Street/Ferry Road Junction to all vehicular traffic travelling south towards the foot of Leith Walk. North bound traffic towards North Junction Street will be maintained for the duration of the construction phase.
  • Cables Wynd from Yardheads to Great Junction Street will also be closed for the duration of the construction phase.

    The diversion route for south bound traffic that would normally travel along Great Junction Street is via Coburg Street, Sandport Place and Henderson Street, to arrive back at Great Junction Street.
    Traffic will be managed in and out of Mill Lane, Taylor Gardens and Ballantyne Road by the contractor. There will be left turn only policy for traffic exiting Bonnington Road, Bangor Road and Ballantyne Road for the duration of the works. There will be a right-turn only policy for traffic exiting Taylor Gardens and Mill Lane for the duration of the works.

    Parking suspensions will be in place to suspend waiting, loading and unloading on both sides of Great Junction Street from Bonnington Road junction to North Junction Street, Cables Wynd from Yardheads to Great Junction Street, King Street in its entirety, 25m west along Bonnington Road from GJS, and Coburgh Street in its entirety.