Review of Community Council Scheme – Questionnaire

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council is currently considering carrying out a statutory consultation on a revised Scheme for Community Councils. The Scheme_for_Community_Councils is the key document establishing governance, relationship with the Council and procedural rules for community councils in Edinburgh.

The current Scheme for Community Councils was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2013. A number of areas have been identified where the current Scheme does not provide sufficient clarity or guidance. A formal review is therefore proposed in order to strengthen the community council governance and decision making framework by building upon the existing document. A final decision on whether to proceed to statutory consultation will be taken by Councillors in February 2019.

Key stakeholders are asked to complete the questionnaire (linked below) to help formulate proposals:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/ce/d19b4e28

If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or require a hard copy please contact Ross Murray on community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

Leith Central Community Council

(adapted from an email from Meal Makers)

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

If you know an elderly person (55+ years) who could benefit from a home cooked meal and some company once a week then please complete this short referral form.

Press here to refer someone now.

We’re particularly looking for Diners in the following areas:

Leith EH6 4–, EH6 5–, EH6 6–
EH6 7–, EH6 8–
Inner city Leith to Edinburgh EH7 4–, EH7 5–
Edinburgh’s old town EH1 2–, EH1 3–
Haymarket
Edinburgh Napier
University of Edinburgh
EH3 5–, EH3 7–, EH3 8–, EH3 9–,
EH4 1–,
EH8 9–,
EH9 1–,
EH10 4–, EH10 5–,
EH11 1–, EH11 2—

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the meal share work?
    • Our Cooks would arrange a date and time with the Diner to arrange their weekly meal share. Then they would plate up…

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Queen Street resurfacing, late October 2018

(NTBCC has just received the information below. While it is not in LHNCC’s area, we recognise that LHNCC residents may well use Queen St.)

Edinburgh Council advises that the carriageway on Queen Street (between Albyn Place and Hanover Street) will be resurfaced later this month as part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and footways for 2018/2019. This carriageway has been prioritised because of its current condition. The work is scheduled to start on the 22nd Octoberand should take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

The resurfacing work (which will not start until the week of 29 October 2018) will be carried out Monday to Friday between the hours of 19:00 – 03:00due to the traffic sensitivity of Queen Street. However the noisiest operations will cease by 23:00 each night and an officer from the Council will be on site until this time to monitor noise levels and address any questions from the public.

In addition, works to upgrade the pedestrian crossing at Albyn Place and some preparatory works for the resurfacing will take place during the day (09:30 – 15:30) starting the week of 22 October 2018.

Please click the thumbnail to access the PDF with full details:

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting 27 Sept 18 papers

Leith Central Community Council

Please click the thumbnails to see the full documents (as PDFs). Please note that some text and data have been redacted from the Licensing Board’s overprovision consultation, at the request of the Fire & Rescue Service. Updated versions of this text and data may become available after 1 November.

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership EP Review Locality Committee Summary contains a summary of the relationship between Localities and Neighbourhood Partnerships.

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership transport update, 27 September 2018 Leith Neighbourhood Partnership EP Review Locality Committee Summary
NE Action on Alcohol Group over-provision response, 04 October 2018 Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Summary Update, September 2018 (v1)

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Foodbanks in north Edinburgh

Leith Central Community Council

In north Edinburgh, food-bank donation points are

  • Northwest (from https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food)
    • ASDA at The Jewel
    • Tesco Corstorphine
    • Tesco South Queensferry
    • Morrisons, Granton
    • Morrisons, Ferry Road
    • Morrisons, Gyle Centre
    • Morrisons, Hunters Tryst
    • Waitrose, Comely Bank
    • Waitrose, Morningside
    • Marks & Spencer, Princes Street
    • Marks & Spencer, Gyle Retail Park
    • Marks & Spencer, Kinnaird Retail Park
    • Marks & Spencer, Morningside
    • Marks & Spencer, Craigleith Retail Park
    • Sainsbury’s, Cameron Toll
    • Sainsbury’s, Lothian Road
    • Sainsbury’s Marchmont
    • Sainsbury’s Waverley Steps
    • Scotmid, South Queensferry
    • Scotmid, Duddingston
    • Scotmid, Kirkliston

(This data is from the Trussell Trust’s website. Please visit that if you wish to donate food elsewhere – or if you need food anywhere!)

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