Research participants (still) wanted!

Do you use social media?

Do you have an older friend or relative that uses social media?

Do you help or support another adult to use social media?

Does someone help or support you to use social media?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please consider taking 5 minutes to complete this short survey (https://survey.napier.ac.uk/n/smp.aspx) on how (and if) people help older adults to use social media.

This research is being undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University and is funded by the Carnegie Trust Foundation. (Estimated time commitment: 5 minutes.)

Also: Please do share on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, or anywhere else, if you can!

LHNCC agenda: April 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  6. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  7. Planning Team report/s and Updates
    1. Cruz
    2. 198 Great Junction St. (Art Deco Cinema): 2 Ocean Drive 18/09563/FUL & 18/09850/AMC
    3. Ocean Terminal Proposal: Rebranding and external alterations 19/01208/FUL
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
  9. Local events, news & feedback
    1. Save Leith Walk
    2. Newhaven Gala Day VPS
    3. Pedestrianisation of The Shore
    4. Edinburgh Bus Users Group (EBUG)
  10. CEC new Edinburgh Partnership – Discussion and feedback from EACC Meeting 18 April 2019
  11. AOCB
    1. Revive proposal regarding LRT route 21 via Western General Hospital – update
    2. Rennie’s Dock Bridge closure – Resident requesting information regarding above
    3. Leith Creative Making Places. Proposal to Leith Community Councils
  12. Date of next meeting

Research participants wanted!

Frances Ryan, a researcher at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Social Informatics, is looking for participants for a research project that investigates how people help or support older adults to use social media accounts.

If you assist an older adult or a person with dementia to use their own social media accounts, and would like to take part in this research, please contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk. Participants will be asked to keep a diary related to the activities they undertake on behalf of the other person for two weeks, followed by an interview which can be conducted in person or via phone or video call. (Participants do not need to be carers, but they should play a role in helping with social media accounts.)

You can read more about Frances’ research here (http://www.francesryanphd.com/2019/02/study-participants-wanted) or contact Frances at f.ryan@napier.ac.uk.

LHNCC minutes: February 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 6.30pm Continue reading

Parking on pavements, cycle-paths etc

The following information was provided by PC Weaver to Leith Central CC.

Parking on Pavements

Whilst it is currently not an offence to be parked on the pavement in Scotland, per se, legislation does exist to allow officers to deal with these type of incidents.

In most cases the offence of causing an obstruction will be most pertinent. There is no exact definition of obstruction, but a rule of thumb would be whether or not a pram or wheelchair could still navigate past, without having to going onto the roadway.

In most instances it will be necessary to examine the individual circumstances and determine what, if any, offences have been committed. Continue reading

Support for businesses during the tram-works

(adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven)

The Trams to Newhaven team have sent out a newsletter about the support they are offering to businesses during the construction of the tram extension to Newhaven.

Support will include

  • A business continuity fund to support local business who suffer from short-term cash flow issues during construction.
  • A discount scheme funded by the Council allowing your customers to buy goods at a reduced price and at no cost to your business.
  • Local delivery innovations, allowing your shop to make deliveries to customer using cargo bikes
  • An investment in the local area to maintain cleanliness and carry out improvements to shop fronts
  • A dedicated local business champion who will be able to advise you on a variety of ways to get your business ready for the works and who will host free digital skills improvement workshops
  • A significant open for business campaign across a variety of channels, including digital and traditional methods
  • The introduction of three local transport hubs that will provide temporary car parking, bicycle parking, bus stops and loading bays during construction.
  • Strategically located logistics hubs staffed with the appropriate number of logistics officers, based on specific demand in each local area. All officers will be trained in manual handling and lifting heavy loads and will assist with deliveries.

Contact the Trams to Newhaven team for further details!