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
- Introductions, apologies
- Declaration of interests
- Notes of April 2020 meeting
- Matters arising
- Police Report tbc
- Reports from Councillors and elected representatives
- Chair, Secretary, Treasurer reports
- Standing reports
- 106-162 Leith Walk/Stead’s Place (20/01447/PAN)
- 57 Tower Street/5 Bath Road (20/01313/FUL)
- Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams) – next Meeting 28 May
- EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group) – CEC traffic measures: Creating Safe space for walking and cycling
- 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.
- Heart of Newhaven
- Neighbourhood Networks
- 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.
(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:
Waste and Cleansing Service Manager
Tel: 0131 469 5660
(adapted from an email from the Friends of Water of Leith Basins)
Sunday 16th Feb. Clean-up Leith. 10.30am – 1pm. Meet at Coburg Street Car park.
The weather at the moment is snowy and wet, however the weather forecast for Sunday is dryer and cold. I hope you can join us and meet others who also care above our environment.
If the work continues on at Great Junction Street Bridge it will not be possible to park here still so I recommend public transport if you can’t walk to join us.
Here is a map link to the where we meet. You may need to use the steps because the entrance to the car park was closed off;
In case you missed it on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/179715673346646/
Friends of Water of Leith Basins
Our mailing address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
(adapted from a post on CEC’s Planning blog)
CEC wants Edinburgh to be carbon-neutral by 2030. To achieve this, CEC says
we need to make changes to how we manage and develop our city. This will be challenging.
Amongst other things, CEC is developing two long-term strategies:
Choices for City Plan 2030 sets out options for how we could develop our city sustainably over the next ten years
City Mobility Plan proposes radical changes as to how people and goods move around our city.
You can find out more about both projects at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/futureedinburgh
Consultations on both strategies are now live and will run until Friday 27th March 2020.
There are also some engagement events.
(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Network)
What: drop-in event to ask local people for their suggestions on projects which could be taken forward to help improve the local environment
Where: Leith Community Centre
When: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 3pm – 6pm
If you can’t attend: download the form, add your idea, and take it to the library or community centre.
In addition to the drop-in event, Officers from the Leith housing team are looking to deliver additional local walkabouts with tenants to identify potential projects, which will be promoted alongside the drop-in event. Once we’ve spoken to local people, we hope to have a refreshed list of potential projects for funding which we can revisit at the next Leith NN meeting (end of Feb time). We would also appreciate your support for the event by telling other people about it, or by coming along and talking to us about any ideas that you might have for an environmental improvement project. Officers from the Locality service teams (Housing, Transport & Environment and Lifelong Learning) are looking forward to the event and discussing any ideas you or other local residents may have.
adapted from an email from Edinburgh airport
Edinburgh Airport is currently developing a new Sustainability Strategy for the airport, and it wants to hear your views. Your feedback will form part of the materiality review which helps us understand which issues are most important to the business and its stakeholders.
Materiality is a concept that is central to a credible Sustainability Strategy. It is how Edinburgh Airport understands what topics have an impact on its ability to create, preserve or erode economic, environmental and social value for Edinburgh Airport, its stakeholders, and society at large. These topics then form the basis of what the airport will focus its sustainability efforts on and consequently what we will report on.
Achieving this cannot be done overnight, and Edinburgh Airport is working closely with BeSustainable who have already provided training sessions in October and hosted workshops and interviews last week with a variety of stakeholders. Edinburgh Airport wants you to have your say on sustainability at the airport. it understand that different issues matter to different stakeholders. To do this, Edinburgh Airport invites you to take part in a survey which asks for your views on sustainability issues for society and for Edinburgh Airport. The survey will be open until 6 January 2020.
You can complete the survey here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVDQM8T Continue reading
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
(adapted from a communication from Edinburgh Council.)
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
As you may already know, the rubbish on the Water of Leith is now being cleared. Here is the BBC News report.
Photos are © 2019 Jennifer Marlborough. Click any thumbnail to see the full-size photo in a new window or tab.
22/7/19 – 11.25am: clearing the rubbish
22/7/19 – 11.25am: clearing the rubbish
22/7/19 – 14.34pm
23/7/19 – 13.44pm
The swans seem happy with progress.