A free taste of ways all age-groups can come together to learn, share and enjoy…
Saturday 17 August, 10am to 3pm, at Victoria Primary School
(adapted from an email from Heart of Newhaven)
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2020 becomes 2021. It was announced a couple of weeks ago that a delay in planning approval for the building of the new school means all timetables are put back – we hope by no more than 20 weeks – from August 2020 to January 2021. How does that affect our 2020 vision?
We circulated this definitive information immediately to those who are already members of The Heart of Newhaven so that instead of picking up a rumour they knew all the details of the revised timetable. Now for the implications:
As far as our funding applications are concerned we have to re-schedule timetables; but The Heart of Newhaven dedicated Steering Group is equal to the consequential issues, with the necessary short-term focus to adjust complicated negotiations, confident of timely delivery in due course. That is its job and its members remain dedicated to what is expected of them.
But the time slippage has produced an unexpected opportunity.
We now have 20 more weeks or so to demonstrate the vibrancy of the Newhaven Community. This must not be time wasted just waiting.
At the last update here I’d just got home from an exciting Stakeholder Event organised on our behalf by Planning Aid Scotland, an organisation working with communities to articulate their vision and develop community-led plans. Presented elsewhere on this website PAS identified from participants new ideas and priorities for a multi-generational centre, especially what is needed in terms of community facilities.
What is a Multi-generational centre?
It is important to get used to this way of thinking – opportunities for people of all ages from the youngest to the oldest to sense that they belong to a big but closely knit family where we learn from each other.
Gone are the days when children were expected to be seen but not heard. Who of the older generation has not learned something about technology from those to whom the very latest innovation is literally child’s play? That is why it is so exciting that our physical focus is upon acquiring Victoria Primary School so it can continue as a hub of learning and discovery, support and encouragement, not just a nostalgic look back to whatever might be considered was its heyday. Its heyday is always now and its future will be just as important as its past. Our present close-up focus task to ensure that happens means publicising as widely as possible all that is going on now demonstrating our sense of community.
Your chance to have your say, please take our survey and tell us what you think of the emerging ideas
Rodney Matthews (Vision Facilitator)
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
In the chair’s absence, the meeting was chaired by Elaine Dick.
|Stewart Auld||LHNCC||Douglas Tharby||LHNCC treasurer||PC Chris Smith||Police Scotland|
|Elaine Dick||LHNCC vicechair||Bruce Ryan||Minutes secretary||Duncan Bremner||Citizen Curator|
|Jennifer Marlborough||LHNCC secretary||Cllr Adam McVey||Leith ward||1 resident/visitor|
|Don Giles||LHNCC||Arthur Young||LHNCC||Cllr Gordon Munro||Leith ward|
|Rob Levick||LHNCC chair||Cllr Chas Booth||Leith ward||Deidre Brock MP||Edinburgh North & Leith|
Approved without changes (proposed D Tharby, seconded S Auld, nem con)
Item 11b (R Levick to contact Fort Ports about Rennie’s bridge closure) is held over due to his absence.
PC Smith reported
J Marlborough reported
See also LHNCC planning page.
JM noted that the block of affordable flats is to be built by Crudens & Heart: work starts in autumn 2019. Cala has finished the necessary utility work.
J Marlborough reported
J Marlborough reported
See also LHNCC ‘other work’ page.
J Crabb reported
J Marlborough reported
See also LHNCC events page
This is online at CEC’s consultation hub.It closes 3 June 2019.
See item 10.d above
There was no discussion of this topic.
D Bremner reported that this map is to help with local place plans (LPPs). LPPs may give opportunities for CCs to state how they would do development differently, and difficulties with development. It may also affect the City Plan.
D Bremner reported that the distillery hopes to receive planning permission by the end of May. This means the shed is likely to be cut up. Ocean Terminal is willing to store the parts for 12 months. The distillery is happy to gift the shed to the ‘people of Leith’. It has no architectural legal protection because it was moved illegally. DB has spoken to the Architectural Heritage Fund about getting funds for scoping new sites and/or reconstruction. Historic Environment Scotland supports this.
J Marlborough reported that a dead female has been floating in the Water of Leith for over a week. RSPCA, RSPB, Wildlife Scotland, Leith Conservation Trust, CEC and the police all denied responsibility. Eventually LCT tried to retrieve the carcass but it was stuck under a bridge. It was eventually retrieved, and attempts are being made to find out why it died. JM also noted that the carcass was put in a bin, but that this has not been uplifted.
AGM: Tuesday 25 June 2019
LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 6.30pm
(also available on LHNCC planning page)
Next meeting 29 May, Contractor to be in attendance
Updates available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page
Introducing Newhaven Walks: stand at Volunteering Event at Leith Community Centre and at other events to raise profile
Detail available on LHNCC events page
Starting to establish Neighbourhood Networks, Thursday 30 May, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Venue tbc.
· Closes 3 June 2019
Closes 17 June 2019
Closes 19 July 2019
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 6.30pm Continue reading
Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 27 November at 6.30pm
detail available on LHNCC planning pages
Public Consultation: McDonald Road Library, Monday 22 April 2019 and Tuesday 23 April 2019 (both 14:30 to 19:00)
Building to start June/July 2019
Public consultation: Ocean Terminal, Wednesday 27 February (12:00 to 19:00)
Building to commence April 2019
detail available on LHNCC ‘other work’ page
steering group meeting to decide way forward 19/2/2019
detail available on LHNCC events page
closes 13/5/19: https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/fireworks
Victoria Quay 8/2/19
Tuesday 26 March 2019