Parks consultations: please have your say – thrice!

(adapted from a rather confusing email from Edinburgh Council) 

Survey of events in parks

This year’s survey about events held in parks across the city in 2018-19 has been published today: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/copy-of-copy-of-parks-events-review-2018-19.

This surveyfocuses on views and comments on a range of events which took place between October 2018 to September 2019. Events include the Beltane and Samhuinn Fire Festivals on Calton Hill, the Summer Sessions and the Virgin Festival Fireworks in West Princes Street Gardens, the Circus and Colour Bomb Carnival in Sighthill Park and many more.

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LHNCC **approved** September minutes

(The following has exactly the same content as the draft minutes at https://lhncc.org.uk/2019/10/06/lhncc-draft-september-minutes. However, this post records their formal adoption on at LHNCC’s October meeting.)

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7pm

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Bus Lane Operational Hours – Stakeholder Workshop Invitation

(adapted form an email from Edinburgh Council)

You may have heard of the City of Edinburgh Council’s public consultation on amending bus lane operational hours. Most bus lanes are currently closed to general traffic from Monday to Friday peak hours only (7.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6.30pm). To speed up bus journeys, we are considering changing the times they are closed to general traffic to 7am till 7pm seven days a week.

The consultation provides an opportunity for us to hear from and discuss the proposals with people and organisations potentially affected. Feedback from the consultation process will help to inform our decision.

In addition to an online consultation survey which will go live on the 31st October, we are inviting stakeholders to attend a workshop to hear about the proposals in further detail and to enable stakeholders to provide specific input on the proposals.

Please RSVP by emailing BusLane.HoursConsultation@edinburgh.gov.uk letting us know if you are able to attend by 18th November 2019. We ask that only up to two people from a single organisation attend and that you advise who you are representing when you RSVP.

If you are a representative organisation with members, we would be grateful if you could circulate this email to your members or colleagues that may be impacted by the proposals.

Controlled parking zones consultation

This consultation closes on 10 November 2019.

Here’s a map of some of the proposals:

Find out more

  • read CEC’s leafet: click the graphic to see the full PDF
  • from CEC’s website
  • at the following drop-in sessions:
    • St. Paul’s Church, 1b Pilrig St, EH6 5AH on Thursday 31 Oct 2019, 4-7pm
    • North Leith Parish Church, 1a Madeira Pl, EH6 4AW on Tuesday 5 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
    • Fort Community Centre, 25 N Fort St, EH6 4HF on Wednesday 6 Nov, 11am-2pm

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LHNCC agenda: October 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. CC Elections 2019 Election Results. Chair: Councillor Adam Mcvey
    1. Election of office-bearers
    2. Request to nominate Neil Tulloch as co-opted member
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s and MP’s reports
  8. Planning Update: see also LHNCC planning page
    1. S1 Skyliner (19/02778/FUL) and Forth Ports Western Harbour (19/00986/AMC & 19/01040/AMC) Applications approved 25 September 2019
  9. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    1. Meeting 26 September feedback – awaiting minutes
    2. Newsletter
  10. Local events & feedback: see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page
    1. Save Leith Walk, Community Buy Out progress meeting, Wednesday 9 October, 7.00pm.- 8.30pm. Feedback
    2. Leith Community Centre, Volunteer Fair: Thursday, 10 October, 4.00pm.–7.00pm. Feedback
    3. CAV Forth – Design Jam: Saturday 12 October, 10.00am.–4pm. Feedback
    4. Leith Community Centre, Free Stuff: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October, 11.00am.–4.00pm.
    5. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7
    6. SoSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm.–9.00pm. Leith Community Centre (Café)
    7. SEStran Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations: see also LHNCC events and consultations page
    1. The strategic plan for 2019-2022 agreed at the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board in August 2019 Strategic plan 2019-22
    2. Crown Estate Scotland draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan Consultation: https://consult.gov.scot/crown-estate-strategy-unit/2020-23 Closing Date 25/11/2019
    3. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    4. 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. Neighbourhood Networks update
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 26 November 2019,  7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

 

Cameron Toll to BioQuarter – Active Travel Route Consultation

for information of all bus-users in Edinburgh

LHNCC’s secretary attending this meeting, so presumably will report on it at the next LHNCC meeting (7pm, Tuesday 22 October, Leith Community Education Centre).

She emails

Very interesting with identified issues relating to buses, e.g. removal of bus stops/loss of services; two-way cycle paths on one side of carriageway only; little reference to needs/problems for pedestrians – mobility scooters/physical disabilities/crossing cycle path when alighting from buses. All very similar to issues that arose with Trams to Newhaven, particularly relating to drawings that do not identify all street names or current/proposed bus stops.

The route does look interesting though.

Full details and survey available: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ebq

LHNCC **draft** September minutes

These are draft because LHNCC has not yet met to adopt these minutes.

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7pm

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