More consultations and communications

Bus-stop consultation

This one is from Sustrans, about ‘Temporary Bus Stop Design Guidance’. It’s on SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/busdg.

Planning Edinburgh: water in the city of Edinburgh

Planning Edinburgh says

Climate change is going to impact on our lives in more ways than we can even imagine. In response to this, new developments and existing buildings in Edinburgh will have to change in order to support the needs of people. We will also need to consider how public realm, open space, infrastructure and streets are designed, agreed, constructed and maintained.

One of the ways we are preparing Edinburgh for these changes is through our Vision for Management of Water in the City of Edinburgh.

Bus diversions and changes

Leith Walk bus diversions

Detail here: https://www.lothianbuses.com/news/2020/06/network-changes-announced-for-next-stage-of-trams-to-newhaven-project

Lothian has announced changes to its network as work is set to begin on Leith Walk for the next stage of the Trams to Newhaven project.

The Leith Walk corridor will see significant traffic management put in place from Saturday 20 June 2020, resulting in diversions to all bus services in this area. The main daytime services affected include the 7, 11, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49, which will follow different routes on journeys towards Leith.

Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49 towards Leith will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route up Leith Walk.

Service 11 towards Ocean Terminal will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, McDonald Road and Broughton Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route on Pilrig Street and Leith Walk.

Service changes from 21 June

Detail here: https://www.lothianbuses.com/news/2020/06/service-changes-from-21-june

Lothian Buses will introduce an update to its critical services network from Sunday 21 June to help keep key workers across Edinburgh and the Lothians moving during this time.

Tram construction works in Leith will also start on 20th June, meaning that our services will be unable to serve Leith Walk northbound. Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49 will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road, heading north only and Service 11 will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, Mcdonald Road and Broughton Road on journeys to Ocean Terminal.

LHNCC agenda and Eventbrite link: February 2021

Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leith-harbour-newhaven-community-council-tuesday-2021-meeting-tickets-141556099103

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of January 2021 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report
  6. Councillor/MSP/MP reports
  7. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Albert Dock update
      2. Seafield Project update
      3. Commercial Quay update
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/Community Councils Together on Trams
      2. Leith Connections consultation
      3. Edinburgh Bus User’s Group
    4. Environment
      1. Coallie Park Conversations consultation
      2. Tree felling and replanting – Ocean Way
      3. PAS Sustainability event
    5. Heritage
      1. Heart of Newhaven Community Project
      2. Leith Heritage group
      3. Leith Civic Trust (Vision)
    6. Community
      1. £eith Chooses – results
      2. North East Community Planning Partnership
  9. Resident issues
    1. Continued about tram work vibration levels and temporary road works on Constitution St
    2. Lack of attention to streetscaping and peacemaking: The Shore, Coallie Park and Henderson Street schemes
    3. Continued concern about graffiti/dog waste
  10. Ocean Terminal – meetings, notices and community engagement
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 23 March 2021

LHNCC September 2020 minutes: ordinary meeting

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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LHNCC August 2020 minutes

MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting with Drum Properties, held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7:30pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 30 July 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 June 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC May 2020 minutes

Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

LHNCC February 2020 minutes

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

Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group: Members’ Bulletin February 2020

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Bus Users Group)

  • The City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on bus lane operating hours is complete. The outcome is awaited.
  • Bus stop ‘rationalisation’ (i.e. reducing the number of stops): at the time of writing, we hear that on 27 February the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on an initial ‘pilot’ on a routes from east to south west Edinburgh. We’re planning to send a deputation to that meeting.
  • The Council’s Transport and Environment Committee considered a report on bus priority measures on the A90 in June, and instructed officials to return with something better within two committee cycles. However, this has still not happened.
  • ‘Superbus’ design and access: Lothian Buses has received feedback from users on problems with the interior layout of these. It is hoped there will be more definite news in the near future.
  • Members of the EBUG Committee met Lothian Buses’ management in December to discuss subjects of mutual interest, and agreed to continue meeting on a regular basis.
  • In February, the Council began a two-month consultation on its ‘City Mobility Plan’ (Local Transport Strategy) for the next ten years. You can send in your own comments here. The EBUG Committee will be involved in the consultation. We’d be interested to hear members’ thoughts, via edinburghbususersgroup@btinternet.com
  • ‘The Scotsman’ revealed that car journeys across the Forth had increased since the new bridge opened. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee had a session with Transport Scotland officials and others to hear about the Forth Crossing Public Transport Strategy (PTS). The PTS was supposed to progress in parallel with the new bridge, to ensure that it did not just result in extra car journeys. Disappointingly, it was quite clear from the evidence given that progress with the PTS has slow to non-existent.
  • Lothian Buses fares went up by 10p per journey in February.
  • We will be holding our first AGM in late May, so keep an eye out for more details!