LHNCC agenda: November 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
    1. Neil Tulloch – co-opted member nomination
  4. Police report
  5. Reports: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  6. Councillors’/MSPs’/MP’s Reports
  7. Planning Update (see also LHNCC planning page)
    1. 16/01771/FUL (Appeal ref: 16/00126/REF & 16/00127/REF) Aldi Store, Commercial Street. Update
    2. 19/04966/PAN: 1 – 5 Baltic Street And 7-27 Constitution Street. Public Consultation: Thursday 29 November, Custom House, 3.00pm — 7.00pm. Feedback and planned action from Planning Team to be circulated in Planning Update in early December as no meeting that month.
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – update in Autumn Newsletter
  9. Events feedback
    1. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7 — Full report in Autumn newsletter. Feedback email from Leith Creative available at http://www.leithcreative.org/leith-conference-2
    2. SOSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm–9.00pm. Update presentation
  10. Future events (see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page)
    1. Public Meeting: ‘Bothered about buses?’ Drylaw Parish Church, Wednesday 27 November, 7.00pm-8.00pm. lan Bieniowski
      Lothian Buses Performance Manager. May have relevance for Transport to WGH
    2. SEStran, Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
    3. EBUG meeting with Lothian Buses, 19 December 2019, venue and time to be tbc
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations (see also LHNCC events and consultations page)
    1. CEC: Bus lane operation hours — Workshop, City Chamber, Thursday 21 November 2019
    2. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    3. CEC: City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2020 Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
  12. CEC Edinburgh Partnership
    1. CEC training session for new Community Councillors – feedback
    2. EACC: AGM, Thursday 21 November 2019, City Chambers
    3. Neighbourhood Networks meeting: Wednesday 27 November 2019, McDonald Road Library
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting:
    Tuesday 27 January 2020, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Cleaning and varnishing the 3 benches opposite the Truva Cafe

(Circulated on behalf of the Friends of the Water of Leith Basins)

FOWLb, working with the Edinburgh Tool Library is going to clean and varnish the three benches opposite the Truva Cafe.

They are going to start on Thursday 7th November so if you want to be involved then come along at 11am to the Tool Library. That’s in Custom Lane at the opposite end to the cafe. (Custom Lane is behind the Custom House, in Commercial St.)

The first job will be to move the benches round to Custom Lane. It is expected the the work will take several Thursdays to do all three benches so if you can’t manage on the 7th please email Fowlb. They’ll tell you how work is progressing so you can get involved later.

Don Giles
Secretary, Friends of Water of Leith Basins

Constitution Street tram-construction start

(adapted from an email from the Trams to Newhaven project.)

The Tram to Newhaven project team is hosting a drop-in event on Thursday 7 November from 12pm – 7.30pm at South Leith Parish Church where residents and businesses can come and meet the team who can answer any queries they might have about the planned works.

The first phase of work to take trams to Newhaven will start on Constitution Street on 18 November 2019. Continue reading

Bus lane enforcement camera: Commercial St

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

As you may know, the Council is introducing three new bus lane enforcement cameras around Edinburgh. One of these locations is on Commercial Street which is within the boundary of your Community Council area.

The camera has now gone live and we will be issuing warning notices for two weeks to motorists who incorrectly drive within the bus lane during operational hours. An extra week will allow additional time for notices to be delivered, before charge notices start being issued from 17 June 2019.

There are no changes to the layout or operational times of the bus lanes as a result of this project. However, additional yellow warning notices are in place on approach to the camera to inform motorists. A press release has also been issued with further social media promotion planned.

Gavin Sherriff | Acting Senior Transport Team Leader – Parking | Place | Planning and Transport | The City of Edinburgh Council, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 469 3616 (23616) | gavin.sherriff@edinburgh.gov.uk | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

LHNCC minutes: October 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 6.30pm

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

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30p Continue reading