MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 7:30pm
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- Public input is equally welcome at any time after the meeting.
LHNCC is aware that online meetings exclude those who cannot access them, whatever the reason. However, this is the best it can offer under the current circumstances.
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AGM – 7.00pm
- Welcome, introductions and apologies
- Chairman : Annual Report
- Secretary: Annual Report
- Treasurer: report: accounts for FY19/20
- Office-bearer elections
- Date of next AGM: Tuesday 22 June 2021
- AGM was not held in June due to coronavirus.
- Following city-wide CC elections in October 2019, LHNCC elected the following office-bearers from its refreshed membership. (From the Edinburgh CC scheme, item 6.28: ‘All office-bearers shall be elected for one year but shall be eligible for re-election without limitation of time.’)
- Chair: Douglas Tharby
- Vice-chair: Elaine Dick
- Secretary: Jennifer Marlborough
- Treasurer: Douglas Tharby
- Engagement Officer: No election (Cllr McVey advised that this role is not mandatory.)
- Bruce Ryan was reappointed as non-voting minutes secretary and webmaster (nem con).
- This should not be read as LHNCC having pre-decided this meeting’s decisions.
Ordinary Meeting 7.30pm
- Introductions, apologies
- Declaration of interests
- Minutes of August 2020 meeting
- Matters arising
- Police Report (tbc)
- Report from Elected Councillors
- Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
- Standing reports:
- Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application
- Seafield Project – update (NT).
- Western Harbour – Update (JM)
- Update (DT)
- Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) (JM)
- EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group).(JM)
- OT Discovery Garden update (JM and ED)
- Leith Heritage Group Meeting – Update on Victoria And Rennie’s Isle Bridges. (JM)
- Rennie’s Isle Bridge – Proposal for John Rennie Commemorative plaque (JM)
- Heart of Newhaven Community Project – update (JM)
- Cockburn Association – Our Unique City. http://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/uploads/Our%20Unique%20City%20FINAL%201%20May%202019.pdf
- LHNCC – Crown Estate Scotland – Sustainable Communities Fund update (ED)
- Edinburgh World Heritage – Edinburgh ‘s Climate Emergency 16/9/20 (JM)
- Generations working together (JM)
- Leith Chooses (DG)
- Neighbourhood Networks (DT)
- Date if next meeting – Tuesday 27 October 2020
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 7pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 6.30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate, Tuesday 23 October at 6.30pm
- Introductions, Apologies
- Minutes of previous meeting
- Matters arising
- Police Report
- Reports: Secretary and Treasurer – LHNCC membership update
- Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
- Planning Update: Details available: LHNCC website planning page
- 17/03194/FUL: MV Fingal: Licensing Board Members site visit update
- 18/07468/PAN: 5 Baltic Street. Public Consultation – Wed. 31 October, 3.00pm. – 9.00pm (extended from 7.00pm), Malmaison Hotel. Feedback from meeting on 4/10/18 with William Muir from Sundial Properties
- 18/08206/FUL: Bath Road (Salamander Street) – Discuss Application circulated 7/20/18
- 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street – Application approved. Feedback following invitation to visit Architect’s on Thursday 18/10/18 to view changes made.
- CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams): Update
- Events & feedback: Detail available: LHNCC website events page
- Newhaven Tram: Feedback following Public Events relating to Revised Designs (Out of The Blue 2/10/18; Ocean Terminal 13/10/18) Final Event McDonal Road Library, 2.00pm – 7.00pm 22/10/18, last chance to view. Public Consultation ends 28/2018 (query extension?).
- Open Meeting Thur. 4th Oct. 2018 Victoria Primary School 7pm – 9pm – feedback
- Victoria Primary School Christmas Lights
- Other work: Detail available LHNCC other work page
- WW1 Commemoration 10/11/18: Wreath ordered for this.
- Licensing Consultation – Response on behalf of LHNCC submitted 5/10/18
- Leith Neighbourhood Partnership meeting 27/9/18 Feedback
- Autumn Newsletter: Reminder visit our website and sign up for our Newsletter
- Date of next meeting: Tuesday 27 November 2018
(Please see this previous post for the background to the following.)
- welcomes the opportunity to comment on Edinburgh Licensing Board’s Statement
of Licensing Policy
- strongly supports the suggestion that the Licensing Board should open a specific
review and consultation on Amplified Music policy
- agrees that the Board should strengthen its policy on over-provision, including ‘intermediate zones’ to help to
prevent alcohol-related harm from spreading more widely.
- points out there are parts of its area that have previously been uninhabited, but that are now being developed into large new housing areas
- would like to see a significant improvement in the Edinburgh Licensing Board’s commitment to accessibility of information, to transparency, and to communication
- believes that overprovision of alcohol sales in Leith is directly linked to unacceptably high levels of alcohol-related antisocial behaviour, violence and crime, hospitalisation rates, death rates, fires and poor health and well-being.
- commends the NE Action on Alcohol Group on an excellent piece of research that provides the evidence to support this view
- reiterates and endorses certain general points made in the Scottish Green Party’s policy on alcohol statement:
- Recognising the valuable role that pubs can play in the life of a community. We believe that this is particularly important in the case of smaller communities, and that it is best provided for by independent pubs rather than those controlled by large chains. We recognise the positive benefit to a community which well-run pubs and other licensed venues can provide.
- Supporting the right of communities to be consulted before existing pubs are subject to a change of use, closure or demolition. We would seek to ensure that communities are able to exercise the option to take over a pub and operate it as a community owned enterprise rather than see it closed.
- Supporting reform for tied pubs to ensure that licensees have a fair deal from
- Asserting the belief that the dominance of a small number of multinationals over the alcohol industry, both in production and in sales, has exacerbated the harmful effects of alcohol. We celebrate the resurgence of small independent brewers in Scotland. We wish to encourage businesses that are based on quality rather than volume sales.
Edinburgh’s Licensing Board is consulting on the terms of a new draft statement of Licensing Policy, and its Assessment of Overprovision in the Board’s area. Details of the consultations are available on the Consultation Hub on the Council’s website at the following locations:
Responses to the consultations should be sent to email@example.com
The consultations remain open until 5 October 2018.