Environmental and climate events

There are currently many opportunities to get involved in environmental and climate-change activities. Check out some or all of these posts on Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven and New Town & Broughton CCs’ websites

And while you’re doing that, why not check out what else CCs in central and north-east Edinburgh are doing for their communities?

Invitation to contribute to Scotland’s Climate Assembly

Scotland’s Climate Assembly will bring together over 100 people, representative of the population of Scotland, to tackle the question:

‘How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?’

<p “>Assembly members will gather over 6 weekends to hear evidence, deliberate on the challenges and come up with some recommendations for government. It all begins on the 7th November.

Before we get underway, the Assembly wants to hear from as much of the public as possible. How do you think Scotland should address climate change? How do we make sure solutions are both effective – working for the planet – and fair – working for everyone?

We therefore invite you to share your ideas and comments on our online platform, which will be open until the 26th October. Please share this information with your fellow council members.

Join the conversation online

How to participate:

  1. Go to our online platform and click on ‘register’ in the top right corner.
  2. Enter a username – this is how you will appear on the site.
  3. Enter your email address – this will remain hidden.
  4. Choose and then confirm a secure password.
  5. You can now log in any time. Add your own ideas by clicking on the button shown here, or you can rate and comment on the ideas that others have already added to the platform.

Start sharing your ideas

All contributions will be taken into consideration in the development of the Assembly.

To give as many people as possible the chance to engage, we would appreciate your sharing this information as widely as you can. We look forward to reading your ideas!

Yours,

The Secretariat
Scotland’s Climate Assembly
https://www.climateassembly.scot

adapted from an email forwarded by CEC

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, 28 May 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: June 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • 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.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of May 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc POLICE SCOTLAND: Reporting hate crime circulated 16/6/20
  6. Report from Councillors
  7. Chair, Secretary andTreasurer reports
  8. Standing reports:
    1. Planning
      1. Stead’s Place/106-162 Leith Walk – report on meeting with Developer
      2. 120 Ferry Road/Industry Lane
      3. Ocean Terminal proposal
      4. CEC updated information on planning changes relating to Coronavirus
      5. Development Construction restarts – Phased (5 phases)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – Meeting 28 May
        • Letter Trams to Newhaven project update on construction restart
        • Rare whale bones amongst historical discoveries made in tram project excavations
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
      3. TRAFFIC ORDERS – Find out what proposals there are for your area:
    4. Environment
      1. Cladding issues – appeal from FoWLB
    5. Heritage
      1. Buildings at Risk: Update on Victoria And Rennie’s Isle Bridges.
      2. Edinburgh World Heritage Events:
        • In conversation with…politicians – Thursday 4 June 2020
        • How can we build a better city? – Thursday 25 June
      3. Cockburn Association Civic Trust – Meeting 2 June 2020.
        • Doors Open Days 2020 – It is planned to host a virtual DOD event this year
        • What should a post Covid-19 Edinburgh look like?
    6. Community
      1. Leith Chooses – Projects adapt to Covid-19 crisis
  9. EACC – Online meeting Thursday 18 June 2020 – feedback
  10. Neighbourhood Networks
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 26 August

LHNCC agenda: May 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • 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.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

Agenda: Tuesday 26 May, 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Notes of April 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Reports from Councillors and elected representatives
  7. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. 106-162 Leith Walk/Stead’s Place (20/01447/PAN)
      2. 57 Tower Street/5 Bath Road (20/01313/FUL)
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – next Meeting 28 May
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group) – CEC traffic measures: Creating Safe space for walking and cycling
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
      1. Edinburgh World Heritage in Conservation (virtual) – discussion ‘Is Edinburgh’s architecture at the dawn of a ‘New Golden Age’? (7 May 2020). Tbc Next meeting with Politicians and CEC leader.
    6. Community
      1. Coronavirus
      2. Heart of Newhaven
    7. Communications
      1. Newsletter
  9. Neighbourhood Networks
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting/AGM: Tuesday 23 June tbc

Zoom meeting guide

  • Many of you will be familiar with Zoom – but if not I hope this will help. Any queries please do ask beforehand.
  • During the meeting your audio and video will be turned off. If you have any technical difficulties, please use the ‘chat’ function.
  • We shall answer questions at the end of each item and will have an AOB session at the end of the meeting.
  • To ask a question on an agenda item, please type your question into the ‘chat’ function. Questions will be selected by the chair and you will have your audio and video switched on by the host.
  • If you wish to add to a point made in the question and answer session at the end, please click ‘participants’ and raise your hand. If selected, we will activate your audio.

Kerbside glass recycling: reintroduction

(copied from a members briefing forwarded to LHNCC by Cllr Gordon Munro)

We will be reintroducing kerbside glass recycling collections from Tuesday, 28 April, when they will return to usual fortnightly collection schedules.

The service was suspended in March to help prioritise resources for other essential bin collections while enabling waste collection crews to observe social distancing guidelines.

Following the return of several team members from absence, as well as the bedding in of new collection arrangements, we will be able to reintroduce the collection of blue boxes for glass recycling.

We’re encouraging residents to put out only one blue box on their collection date, filled to the brim and not over-filled, and to store any excess glass for the next collection. This is to protect the safety of crews, as boxes may become too heavy to lift if overflowing.

Garden waste collections and special uplifts are currently suspended while Household Waste and Recycling Centres remain closed, though we’re working hard to reintroduce these services as soon as it is safe to do so.

Further information on changes to bin collections and other services can be found on the Council website.

For further information contact:

Andy Williams
Waste and Cleansing Service Manager
Email: andy.williams@edinburgh.gov.uk
Tel: 0131 469 5660

 

LHNCC agenda: April 2020

Given the unusual nature of the circumstances we are in, we are doing our best for the Community Council and also the best in our responsibility to deliver upon our commitment to the community which we serve.

Because LHNCC is currently learning how to conduct meetings online, this will be a members-only ‘discussion’ meeting.

  • LHNCC welcomes public input in advance via the website contact-form at https://lhncc.org.uk/contact-us/.
  • 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.

We would also like to thank all the valiant people who are providing essential services across all sectors in our community and beyond.

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of February 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report tbc
  6. Report from Councillors
  7. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and tbc Vice Chair reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. 20/01447/PAN (SCHEME): 106 – 162 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DX
      2. 20/01313/FUL: 57 Tower Street – 1 Bath Road, Edinburgh EH6 8BB
      3. Letter in response to CEC circular reporting on changes relating to Coronavirus
      4. Feedback from Cockburn Society Civic Trust meeting
      5. Scottish Government letter from Chief Planner – circulated to members
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – tbc Meeting 30 April
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group) – Tbc Meeting with Lothian Buses 30th April
    4. Environment
    5.  Heritage
      1. Update on Steel Shed
    6.  Community
      1. Coronavirus
      2. Leith Festival Gala Day – Saturday 30 May 2020 tbc
  9. Choices for City Plan 2030 and City Mobilty Plan consultations – closing date extended to 30 April 2020
  10. Neighbourhood Networks
  11. AOCB

LHNCC agenda: January 2020

  1. Introduction, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of November 2019 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Councillors’, MSP’s and MP’s reports
  7. Chair, secretary, treasurer and vice-chair reports
  8. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Presentation from William Muir (Sundial Properties) and Q&A
        1-5 Baltic St and 7-27 Constitution St
        (See the monthly planning update for details.)
      2. Planning subgroup report
    2. Licensing
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
    4. Environment
    5. Heritage
    6. Community
  9. Edinburgh City Plan 2030 and consultation
  10. Neighbourhood Environment Programme
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (7pm-9pm)

 

LATEST NEWS: Working together to protect Water of Leith basin

(adapted from a communication from Edinburgh Council.)

CEC says:

A new agreement on the day-to-day management of the Water of Leith basin is to be established amongst key partners.

Plans for the agreement, which will involve the City of Edinburgh Council, Water of Leith Conservation Trust, Water of Leith 2000, Forth Ports, and Friends of the Water of Leith Basin, build on the Water of Leith Management Plan 2010-20, approved in 2010.

Read the rest here: https://edinburghcoun-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/latest-news-working-together-to-protect-water-of-leith-basin