Election results and office-bearers

Cllr Adam McVey confirmed this evening that the following people were elected at the end of September to serve on LHNCC for the next 4 years:

  • Stewart Auld
  • Colin Brown
  • Elaine Dick
  • Rob Levick
  • Jennifer Marlborough
  • Douglas Tharby
  • Arthur Young
  • Don Giles (representing Friends of the Water of Leith basins)

The following office-bearers were then elected.

Role nominee(s) proposer(s) seconder(s) result
Chair Douglas Tharby Arthur Young Jennifer Marlborough Elected nem con
Vicechair Elaine Dick Douglas Tharby Stuart Auld Elected nem con
Secretary Jennifer Marlborough Elaine Dick Douglas Tharby Elected nem con
Treasurer DouglasT Don Giles Stewart Auld Elected nem con

Bruce Ryan was reappointed as non-voting minutes secretary and webmaster (nem con).

LHNCC minutes June 2019

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 6:30pm Continue reading

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