LHNCC agenda: October 2020

Agenda

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. Declaration of interests
  3. Minutes of August 2020 meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Report (tbc)
  6. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer reports
  7. Standing reports
    1. Planning
      1. Tram Stop Ocean Terminal  – letter of objection regarding Discovery Garden (link in Secretary’s Report below)
      2. Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application – feedback form closing date 29/10/20 (link in Secretary’s report below)
      3. Seafield Project – update.
    2. Licensing
      1. Update
    3. Transport
      1. Trams/CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
      2. EBUG (Edinburgh Bus Users’ Group)
    4. Environment
      1. OT Discovery Garden update
    5. Heritage
      1. Leith Heritage Group Meeting 19/10/20 – Update
      2. Rennie’s Isle Bridge
      3. Heart of Newhaven Community Project – update (link in Secretary’s Report)
    6. Community
      1. LHNCC – Crown Estate Scotland – Sustainable Communities Grant update
      2. VPS – Christmas lights
      3. Leith Chooses – request for CC’s support vote (circulated to members 20/10/20)
      4. Response to resident regarding parking issues in Hawthornvale
  1. North East Community Planning Partnership update
    Checkpoint Group (DT)
  1. AOCB
  2. Date of next meeting – Tuesday 24 November 2020

Secretary’s report and links

Ocean Terminal Tram Stop Planning application – letter of objection re Discovery Garden: https://lhncc.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/lhncc-letter-of-objection-tram-stop-application-ot-oct-2020-jm-final.pdf

Bath Road/Salamander St. PAN Application download and complete consultation form: https://salamanderstreet.scot

Heart of Newhaven Project Update: https://lhncc.org.uk/2020/10/18/heart-of-newhaven-latest-update

Free repairs for bikes: https://www.cyclinguk.org/ScotCycleRepair

Leith100 Autumn Programme of Events: https://mailchi.mp/a0a0e71434d7/announcing-a-new-series-of-leith100-events-9438398?e=a59819d631

How to get the Flu vaccine in your area: https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu

Kick Start Scheme for Youth in Scotland – UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-launches-kickstart-scheme-for-youth-in-scotland

The City of Edinburgh Council – Public Space Management Plan – Stakeholder Engagement
The City of Edinburgh Council would like your involvement, input and advice in developing and refining the new Public Space Management Plan (PSMP). Closes on 23 November 2020: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/b24acf90/

 

 

 

National helpline numbers for coronavirus

0800 111 4000 is a national helpline to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. Those with health problems are re-directed to phone NHS 111 (dial 111) or the NHS Inform website. More information is on the Scottish Government Website.

0800 028 2816 was the original helpline. It remains live for general advice and guidance on COVID-19. It is non-clinical.

GP practices remain available during usual hours.

Emergency services are unchanged on 999.

Minor injuries assessment – via video-link

(from a tweet by NHS Lothian)

We have launched our groundbreaking new minor injuries service, Call MIA, where you are assessed in your own home by video call. There’s no need to wait in a queue – you get an appointment and experts will assess your injury, provide advice or treatment in a matter of minutes.

Video from tweet is available here: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1245617013860364294/pu/vid/1280×720/8ylzu3AhdFzc90Qi.mp4?tag=10

LHNCC agenda: Tuesday 23 January

Where: Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
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Care and Repair Edinburgh – Better At Home

Care and Repair Edinburgh (C&RE) is a registered charity supporting older (60+) and disabled people to live safely at home through providing a range of practical services.

C&RE is contracted by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to provide the following core services:

  • small repairs
  • adaptations
  • FREE handyperson/volunteer
  • keysafe fitting (police approved)
  • trade referrals.

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Mental Health Information Station

(based on an email from the Scottish Public Health Network)

When: 11am-3pm, every Thursday

Where: St Mary’s Cathedral, Walpole Hall, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW

Are you affected with mental health issues? Or do you care for someone who is? Come along to this FREE weekly, friendly drop-in. Click the graphics for more information, or email mentalhealthinformation@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 537 8650
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Look Around – See Me (Rozejrzyj Się – Zobacz Mnie)

(adapted from an email circulated by Edinburgh Council on behalf of NHS Lothian and FENIKS)

The suicide rate among Polish people living in Scotland is higher than the Scottish and Police averages, we are told.

FENIKS, a mental health support organisation for Polish people in Edinburgh, has published (in partnership with See Me) a booklet to try to reduce suicide rates. To obtain copies, contact FENIKS via their communications officer, Barbara Wesolowska:
Mobile: 074 1312 1012
Email: barbara.wesolowska@feniks.org.uk

 

Edinburgh Fit for Walking Event 1st June

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

You are warmly invited to the launch event of the Living Street Edinburgh supporters group who plan to work with the Cockburn Association on joint campaigns to improve the public realm.

The Edinburgh – fit for walking? event will take place on Monday 1st of June 2015 at the Friends Meeting House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Doors open 17·45.

More info here: http://livingstreets.org.uk/edinburgh-fit-for-walking
Or contact David Spaven
Tel: 0131 447 7764
Email: david@deltix.co.uk