Review of Community Council Scheme – Questionnaire

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council is currently considering carrying out a statutory consultation on a revised Scheme for Community Councils. The Scheme_for_Community_Councils is the key document establishing governance, relationship with the Council and procedural rules for community councils in Edinburgh.

The current Scheme for Community Councils was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2013. A number of areas have been identified where the current Scheme does not provide sufficient clarity or guidance. A formal review is therefore proposed in order to strengthen the community council governance and decision making framework by building upon the existing document. A final decision on whether to proceed to statutory consultation will be taken by Councillors in February 2019.

Key stakeholders are asked to complete the questionnaire (linked below) to help formulate proposals:

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/ce/d19b4e28

If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or require a hard copy please contact Ross Murray on community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

Tourist Tax consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is running a formal consultation concerning the best possible arrangements for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) / Tourist tax in the city.

If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you could take the time to complete the online Edinburgh TVL consultation survey.

In addition to the online survey the council is planning to host three further consultation events for residents. These will be held at Waverley Court on:

  • Monday 3 December 2018:- 6pm 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018:- 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 5 December 2018:- 2pm to 3:30pm

Edinburgh Council has also been conducting round table events with its industry partners. These took place throughout November.

Democracy Matters regional events

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

Scottish Government is inviting communities to have their say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Free informal workshop style events will be taking place across Scotland and will be an opportunity to find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss views and ideas about how Scottish Government can bring decision making to a community level. Continue reading

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

Unconventional oil and gas consultation

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government, vis the Improvement Service. If there any questions about the consultation, please contact UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot)

The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue.

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LHNCC agenda: 23 October 2018

Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate, Tuesday 23 October at 6.30pm

  1. Introductions, Apologies
  2. Minutes of previous meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Police Report
  5. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer – LHNCC membership update
  6. Councillors/MSP/MP Report/s
  7. Planning Update: Details available: LHNCC website planning page
    1. 17/03194/FUL: MV Fingal: Licensing Board Members site visit update
    2. 18/07468/PAN: 5 Baltic Street. Public Consultation – Wed. 31 October, 3.00pm. – 9.00pm (extended from 7.00pm), Malmaison Hotel. Feedback from meeting on 4/10/18 with William Muir from Sundial Properties
    3. 18/08206/FUL: Bath Road (Salamander Street) – Discuss Application circulated 7/20/18
    4. 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street – Application approved. Feedback following invitation to visit Architect’s on Thursday 18/10/18 to view changes made.
  8. CCTT (Community Councils Together on Trams): Update
  9. Events & feedback: Detail available: LHNCC website events page
    1. Newhaven Tram: Feedback following Public Events relating to Revised Designs (Out of The Blue 2/10/18; Ocean Terminal 13/10/18) Final Event McDonal Road Library, 2.00pm – 7.00pm 22/10/18, last chance to view. Public Consultation ends 28/2018 (query extension?).
    2. Open Meeting Thur. 4th Oct. 2018 Victoria Primary School 7pm – 9pm – feedback
    3. Victoria Primary School Christmas Lights
  10. Other work: Detail available LHNCC other work page
    1. WW1 Commemoration 10/11/18: Wreath ordered for this.
    2. Licensing Consultation – Response on behalf of LHNCC submitted 5/10/18
    3. Leith Neighbourhood Partnership meeting 27/9/18 Feedback
    4. Autumn Newsletter: Reminder visit our website and sign up for our Newsletter
  11. AOCB
  12. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 27 November 2018