Preparatory works for Trams to Newhaven continue with vibration testing

(adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven: view the original at https://mailchi.mp/7f4d38afd7a4/trams-to-newhaven-update-february-2019-final-business-case-233657)

Ground and Site Investigation Works update

Ground and site investigation works along the route are now in the final stages, with the last of the scheduled works due to complete in week commencing 22 July 2019.
The essential pre-enabling works, being carried out by the tram project’s Systems and Infrastructure contractor Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul (SFN), involves SFN carrying out detailed ground investigation surveys at 25 sites on the route. The work is being carried out in sections of approximately 100 metres at a time and under localised lane closures.
The purpose of ground investigation works is to determine the ground conditions along the route so that the project’s final design can be confirmed. SFN have been checking, among other things, the depth of the bedrock. This will allow us to better understand how deep tram infrastructure foundations need to be, as well as the dimensions of the ‘track slab’, which will be laid beneath the tram tracks.

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LHNCC minutes: October 2018

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council ordinary meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 6.30pm

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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 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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LHNCC February 2018 agenda

(with apologies for posting this so late)

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 27 February at 7.00pm

  1. Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Presentation (7.30 approx.): Rory Garriock, CEC Community Engagement Manager, Tram Pre-consultation update.
  7. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  8. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  9. Planning update
    1. Planning Information, with direct access to relevant CEC Planning Applications, now available on LHNCC website
  10. Events:
    1. Leith Chooses – Voting Saturday 3 March 2018
    2. ELDP Community Briefing Spring 2018 sessions
      Venue: NE Locality Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, EH16 4DS
      Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018
      Time: 5pm – 6.30pm
      light refreshments will be served from 4.45pm.
      Contact: Judith Fordham, Development Plan Support Officer:
      Tel. No: 0131 529 4692
  11. LHNCC Newsletter
  12. AOCB
    1. Request from Fiona Marks re Bollards in Melrose Drive
    2. Request from Noel Spencer who is in the process of setting up a non-profit community Art/Print hub in Leith called Bare Branding, an open access hub based on sharing similar to Leith Tool Library. Looking for premises and investment.
    3. Request from Denise Young, a Community and Engagement Development Worker for the RVS who is helping volunteers within the Leith area to set up a new book group for older people.
    4. d)  Visit to SS Explorer-tbc
  13. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 27 March 2018