Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council office-bearer meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 7pm
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
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(copied from emails from CEC and the trams team)
Just a quick update to let you know that the bin relocations necessary during the upcoming roadworks (and along the detour route) are going to schedule; we’ve already positioned the new, wheeled bins and will be removing the large, side-loading bins next week. Most of the new bins are next to the existing bins to make life easier for residents, as the old bins are removed we will reposition the new ones slightly to minimise obstruction wherever possible.
We’ve already started running the night shift route to get the crews used to the new route. If they identify any potential over/under-provision due to the increased collection frequency, we will adjust where necessary. A couple of the existing paper bins (blue lids) will be replaced with packaging bins (green lids) to improve recycling opportunities for residents.
We will continue to monitor the locations to see if any need to be adjusted.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
Peter Jones, Project Officer, Waste and Cleansing Services, The City of Edinburgh Council,
Seafield Depot, 1 Fillyside Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6RD
Tel: 07889 645979
Construction work ceasing soon (temporarily)
Formal instruction has been issued to Sacyr, Farrans Neopul (SFN) and Morrison Utility Services (MUS) to shut down the Trams to Newhaven construction site. This is in accordance with advice given by the Scottish Government over the last 48 hours.
The complexity of this project means that it will take a few days to action and there may be works that need to be completed in order to make the site safe and secure. Any further work that is undertaken will be done in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines around proximity working. Current traffic management arrangements will remain in place.
Work will continue off-site, again operating to strict social distancing guidelines, including design, planning and scheduling, as well as drawing up a remobilisation strategy for returning to the site once restrictions are lifted. We will also be closely liaising with MUS and SFN to look at ways of mitigating the impact of work stopping on the wider project.
The project contact centre will continue to be operational for any queries.
Trams to Newhaven
In light of the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Local Review Body scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th March has now been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for a later date as soon as practically possible.
If you have any queries regarding the Local Review Body, please email email@example.com
We will continue to review our position and keep you up to date as our service adapts. More information on our working practices will follow.
(copied from an email from Edinburgh Council. This CC would not normally be just a mouthpiece for CEC but clearly these are not normal times.)
23 Mar 2020
LATEST NEWS: Further measures to protect Edinburgh’s hardest hit residents
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- New Local Critical Resilience Centres rolled out as Locality Offices close
- Measures to support those financially affected by the outbreak
- Residents urged to go online, only phone in an emergency or critical need