Calling all potential (and current) community councillors!

(adapted from a communication from Edinburgh Council)

Community council elections 2019 – briefing note for community councillors

1          Background

This briefing note gives an outline of the process and rules by which councillors are elected to the City of Edinburgh’s Community Councils. Community councillors are elected on a four-year cycle. Elections will next take place in September to October 2019. Each election is managed by a separate independent returning officer – generally a local ward councillor. Continue reading

LHNCC minutes: April 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 6:30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

Pre-Application Advice Service – Consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council, as the planning authority for Edinburgh, is looking to reform its pre-application advice service, including the introduction of service charges.  Pre-application advice is considered to be an important part of the planning service to ensure the submissions of quality applications and to reduce the time spent on processing them.  However, to meet the ongoing budget challenges, the way the pre-application advice service operates needs to change.

A consultation paper on the reform of the pre-application advice service has been published and we are seeking your views on the scope to improve and enhance the pre-application service.

The consultation will run from 6 March to 3 of April 2019 and the feedback received will inform a report to be considered by the Planning Committee in May 2019.  The consultation paper can be accessed via this link and takes only 5 minutes to complete.

David R Leslie
Chief Planning Officer

Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Review of community council scheme

(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

I am writing to update you on the consultation process currently underway with regard to the Review of the Scheme. Following the preliminary period of consultation a draft Scheme has been produced. A summary of the consultation process and key findings are included in the attached report which was approved at today’s Council meeting (7 February 2019). This will be available to watch on the Council’s webcast site once archived (usually within 24 hours of conclusion of meeting).

The first statutory consultation period begins on 11 February 2019 and a public notice will be placed in the Evening News advertising this. Community councils and the public are invited to comment on the draft Scheme and complaints procedure which are attached as appendices to the report.

A copy of the proposed Scheme will be available for inspection by the public and community councillors at locality offices, libraries and https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk.

Any community council or member of public wishing to make comments on the draft proposals are invited to send these via the consultation hub link above, in writing to me at the address below or by email to community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk to arrive not later than 22 April 2019. Please forward details of the consultation to any groups or individuals in your area who may be interested in submitting comments. Community councils are also encouraged to add the consultation web links to their website.

The following drop-in sessions have been arranged, I will be in attendance on these dates to answer questions on the draft scheme:

  • 21 February 2019, 1 – 2 pm, Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive.
  • 21 February 2019, 3 – 4 pm, Wester Hailes Library, 1 Westside Plaza.
  • 28 February 2019, 2- 3 pm, South East Office, 40 Captain’s Road.
  • 28 February 2019, 4 – 5 pm, East Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road.
  • 6 March 2019, 5.30 – 6.30 pm, City Chambers, High Street.

Comments and feedback from this consultation will help to inform the revised Community Council Scheme.

If you have any further questions relating to the Review, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel  0131 469 3870 | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

LHNCC June 2018 agenda

Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 June at 7.00pm

This meeting will comprise the ordinary meeting (7pm to 8:15), followed immediately by the AGM. Continue reading

LHNCC March 2018 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.

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LHNCC’s recent months #CelebrateCCs

  1. Quarterly Newsletter launched – April 2018
  2. Support and volunteering for £eith Chooses – resulting in grants for 67 applicants
  3. Hosted Newhaven Tram Consultation presentation at Committee meeting, ongoing involvement and collaboration with other CCs
  4. Hosted various Planning Application presentations and responded as appropriate to requests for help from local residents
  5. Supported Newhaven Community Project
  6. Provided support for several local residents with their various queries
  7. Ongoing participation and support for Leith Festival
  8. Involved in campaign for Leith Museum 
  9. Provided financial and volunteer support or Victoria Primary School Christmas Lighting and Gala Day events
  10. Participated in Age Friendly Community Event
  11. Represented at Remembrance Day Service – November 2017
  12. Represented at Commemoration Service for Quintinshill (Gretna) Rail disaster – May 2017