Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 1 November 2018

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Thursday 01 November at 5:30p Continue reading

LHNCC minutes: April 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 7.00pm

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LHNCC March 2018 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.00pm

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

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LHNCC April 2018 agenda

Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 24 April at 7.00pm

  1. Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  8. Newhaven Trams Update – current plans and open questions and answer session.
  9. Planning update
    1. 18/00846/FUL: Skyliner, Ocean Drive
    2. 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street
    3. 18/01154/PAN: Baltic Street
    4. 18/01015/PAN: Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DX (Stead’s Place)
  10. Events
    1. Visit to SS Explorer
    2. Request for support regarding Trinity High School
    3. Developing Employment Support 2018
    4. Celebrating Community Councils
  11. Police Scotland: Letter sent to Donald Wilson re CEC payment for additional policing
  12. LRT Transport to WGH
  13. LHNCC Newsletter
  14. AOCB
    1. Request for support re accommodation
    2. Review how LHNCC responds to Planning Applications
    3. Request from local resident regarding HMY Britannia firework displays
  15. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 May 2018

LHNCC February 2018 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 7.00pm

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Trams to Newhaven: Notification of First Round of Public Consultation

(The following is reproduced verbatim from an email from Edinburgh Council, via newhaven.tram@edinburgh.gov.uk. It does not represent LHNCC’s policy in any way.)

Beginning 19 March, the City of Edinburgh Council will undertake six weeks of public consultation and engagement on taking Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven. This will provide the public, local business and stakeholders with general information on the project, specific details around traffic management during construction and the proposed permanent design. We will also outline our current proposals on how we aim to support local business during the construction period.

During consultation your views will be sought on traffic management and phasing. This includes proposals for the closure of Leith Walk to all northbound traffic, with a single city-bound lane remaining open and the phased closure and reopening of Constitution Street. Work in these areas is expected to last for up to 18 months. Continue reading

Gretna Train Crash – Centenary Commemoration, Saturday 23 May

(based on a flyer posted on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association’s website – thank you!)

At 6:49 on 22 May 1915 a troop-train carrying 498 members of the 1st/7th (Leith) Battalion, The Royal Scots, en route to Liverpool to embark for Gallipoli crashed into a local train parked on the wrong line, at Quintinshill, just north of Gretna. A minute later a Glasgow-bound express ploughed into the wreckage. 216 men from the Battalion died and a further 220 were injured in the crash and ensuing fire. Nearly all came from Leith, Musselburgh and Portbello. It is still by far the worst accident for casualties in the history of railways in briatin. Most of those who died were buried in a communal grave in Rosebank Cemetery, Pilrig Street, where a memorial Cross and Plaques commemorate all 216 who died.  Continue reading