Leith Lives and other Leith projects

(adapted from an email from Leith Lives)

Find out more about how you can participate in Leith Lives, and how it can be used to promote the work of organisations based in Leith or working in Leith.

Hear more about some of the projects currently in progress in Leith.

Talk about your own project. If you have a project or proposed project you’d like to talk about, please let everybody know via Meetup, Twitter (@LeithLives), or Facebook (LeithLives.

Publication of Proposed Strategic Development Plan

(Adapted from an email from SESplan)

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SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for South East Scotland, has prepared a new Proposed Strategic Development Plan. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan sets out a vision, broad development patterns and levels of growth for the city region over a 20 year period from 2018.

It is intended that the plan will replace the current Strategic Development Plan in 2018 and will inform the next set of Local Development Plans in the future. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan is based on the options in, and responses to, the 2015 Main Issues Report.

The Proposed Strategic Development Plan, the Environmental Report and other supporting documents are available to view on the SESplan website: www.sesplan.gov.uk

The formal period of representations on the Proposed Strategic Development Plan will start on 13 October and run until 5pm on Thursday 24 November 2016. During this period anyone will be able to submit representations using the SESplan Consultation Portal:  Continue reading

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Autumn 2016

(adapted from an email from Loraine Duckworth, Partnership Development Officer)

£eith Decides

The 7th £eith decides is almost here and, for the first time, local people will be able to score projects online. More information is available online at £eith decides. Continue reading

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting: ‘Young Leithers’

The next Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting will be at 6.30 pm on 29 August 2016 at the Fort Youth and Community Centre.

The theme is Young Leithers and there will be lots of information about services for young people in the area, so young people are particularly welcome. Also, as the City of Edinburgh Council moves into four Locality Areas, there is an opportunity to meet the newly appointed Housing and Regeneration Manager and Community Safety Manager for the North East Locality. Continue reading

Volunteer Recruitment Fair – 21st September 2016

(adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association‘s website)

Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!

Volunteer Edinburgh and over 50 voluntary organisations will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St George’s Church on York Place to host Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair. Continue reading

Leith Decides – apply soon!

Applications for £eith decides need to be submitted soon. The 7th £eith decides programme has been brought forward in the financial year.

Among the benefits to making an application are that it can help to promote your organisation and provide networking opportunities, as well as the possibility of getting a community grant. Continue reading

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Summer 2016

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Highlighting the Healthy Leith Action Group

This is a sub-group of Leith Neighbourhood Partnership (NP), which brings together service providers with an interest in health to work on the Healthy Leith priority, identified by local people in the 2014-17 Local Community Plan.  This priority is important for everyone with those affected by poverty, social isolation, disability or addiction particularly in need of local services. Continue reading

Election hustings: 14 April

The Spurtle will host hustings for the Scottish Parliamentary election from 7.30pm–9.00pm on 14 April in Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church (Bellevue Crescent).

Representatives have been invited from all 10 parties/independents standing in the Edinburgh Northern & Leith constituency. Full details are on the Spurtle website.

You can submit questions in advance to spurtle@hotmail.co.uk.