Trams to Newhaven – Construction work to pause for Christmas and New Year period

adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven. For more information, please see their latest Project Newsletter.

Please note that construction work on the Trams to Newhaven project will pause for Christmas and New Year from 5.00pm on 20 December 2019 until 7.00am on Monday 6 January 2020.

All open excavations on Constitution Street have been backfilled with sand to protect the ground conditions. Footways have been reinstated where possible and the majority of traffic management on Leith Walk will be removed, with barriers remaining around street lighting columns and build-outs.

During the festive period, we will secure all construction site entry and exit gates using a coded padlock.  All emergency services have been given the code should they need to gain access and the site will be inspected twice a day.

The scaffolding at the South Leith Parish Church wall will remain in place over the festive period and will be inspected regularly.

Our contact centre opening hours over the period are:

  • Saturday 21st December 2019 – Monday 23rd December 2019 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 24th December 2019 & Tuesday 31st December 2019 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday 27th December 2019 – Monday 30th December 2019 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday 3rd January 2020 – Sunday 5th January 2020 8:00am to 8:00pm

How to contact the project

Telephone: 0131 322 1122
Email: Newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk
Live chat: www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk

The contact centre will be closed on the following days although calls will be auto-forwarded to the on-call team:

  • Wednesday 25th December 2019
  • Thursday 26th December 2019
  • Wednesday 1st January 2020
  • Thursday 2nd January 2020

The operating times for the Mitchell St logistics hub over the period are:

  • 21st, 22nd, 23rd =  8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 24th December =  8.00am – 3.00pm
  • 25th and 26th December = CLOSED
  • 27th, 28th = 8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 29th = Sunday closure
  • 30th December =  8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 31st December =  8.00am – 3.00pm
  • 1st, 2nd January =  CLOSED
  • 3rd January =  8.00am – 6.00pm
  • 4th January =  8.00am – 3.00pm
  • 5th January – Sunday closure

Traffic management maintenance crews will be operational 24/7 over the Christmas period.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

Newhaven Tram project update

(adapted form an email from ‘Trams to Newhaven’)

Leith Walk Planters

In order to facilitate construction of Trams to Newhaven project, the 14 planters that are currently situated on Leith Walk will be moved to the Leith Links / Duke Street / Lochend Road / Easter Road junction. This will be a permanent move in order to accommodate dedicated cycling lanes post construction. The planters will be moved as part of the enabling works commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.

We are aware that some businesses / residents have been looking after the planters and where this is known we have made contact to explain. An example of this is the Kadampa Meditation Centre who we visited to explain what is happening and to thank them for the work they have done. We will be attaching posters to the planters this week to highlight the planters being moved.

Trimming of trees at South Leith Parish Church Wall

In order to begin works on the South Leith Parish Church wall later in December 2019, TD Tree and Land Services Limited, a specialist in tree maintenance, will trim back overhanging branches in order to gain access to the wall. The works will take place over two days (Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November) and will not damage the trees in any way.

Wherever possible all work will be carried out from the ground.  If required, trees will be climbed by trained personnel and will only take place once an assessment has been made that is safe to do so.

An eco-check for bats and nesting birds was undertaken recently which identified the trees had not been used by either species.

We will be highlighting both of above on the project website and in the electronic newsletter this week.

Constitution Street tram-construction start

(adapted from an email from the Trams to Newhaven project.)

The Tram to Newhaven project team is hosting a drop-in event on Thursday 7 November from 12pm – 7.30pm at South Leith Parish Church where residents and businesses can come and meet the team who can answer any queries they might have about the planned works.

The first phase of work to take trams to Newhaven will start on Constitution Street on 18 November 2019. Continue reading

LHNCC **approved** September minutes

(The following has exactly the same content as the draft minutes at https://lhncc.org.uk/2019/10/06/lhncc-draft-september-minutes. However, this post records their formal adoption on at LHNCC’s October meeting.)

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading

LHNCC agenda: October 2019

LHNCC Meeting, Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 7pm

  1. Introductions, apologies
  2. CC Elections 2019 Election Results. Chair: Councillor Adam Mcvey
    1. Election of office-bearers
    2. Request to nominate Neil Tulloch as co-opted member
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: secretary and treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s and MP’s reports
  8. Planning Update: see also LHNCC planning page
    1. S1 Skyliner (19/02778/FUL) and Forth Ports Western Harbour (19/00986/AMC & 19/01040/AMC) Applications approved 25 September 2019
  9. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams)
    1. Meeting 26 September feedback – awaiting minutes
    2. Newsletter
  10. Local events & feedback: see also LHNCC ‘other work’ page
    1. Save Leith Walk, Community Buy Out progress meeting, Wednesday 9 October, 7.00pm.- 8.30pm. Feedback
    2. Leith Community Centre, Volunteer Fair: Thursday, 10 October, 4.00pm.–7.00pm. Feedback
    3. CAV Forth – Design Jam: Saturday 12 October, 10.00am.–4pm. Feedback
    4. Leith Community Centre, Free Stuff: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October, 11.00am.–4.00pm.
    5. Leith Conference 26 & 27 October 11-4pm, Norton Park, Norton Park Conference Centre, Leith, Edinburgh EH7
    6. SoSLeith Public Meeting,Wednesday, 30 October, 6.30pm.–9.00pm. Leith Community Centre (Café)
    7. SEStran Bus Quarterly Meeting, Thursday 28 November, 10.00am-1.00pm, Victoria Quay
  11. CEC and Scottish Government Information and consultations: see also LHNCC events and consultations page
    1. The strategic plan for 2019-2022 agreed at the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board in August 2019 Strategic plan 2019-22
    2. Crown Estate Scotland draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan Consultation: https://consult.gov.scot/crown-estate-strategy-unit/2020-23 Closing Date 25/11/2019
    3. CEC: 2020/21 Budget Consultation Closes 30 Nov 2019
    4. CEC: City Plan 2030: Choices for City Plan consultation runs 9 December 2019 to 28 February 2020. Public promotion: Saturday 18 January 2020 Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, 11am to 3pm
  12. CEC Edinburgh Partnership
    1. Neighbourhood Networks update
  13. AOCB
  14. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 26 November 2019,  7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

 

LHNCC **draft** September minutes

These are draft because LHNCC has not yet met to adopt these minutes.

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading