(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)
The Scottish Government Community Land Team are holding a free event at Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh, 7th April 2020. The event will give an overview of the various types of community rights to buy that communities can use, practical advice on how to become a compliant body and the application processes. If you would like more information or are interested in coming along please follow this link to our Events page and book your place.
If you have any queries then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Land Team (Community Right to Buy)
Tel: 0300 244 9822
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
The Scottish Government has published a range of resources to assist communities to engage with the development of National Planning Framework 4.
- dates of Scotland2050 Roadshow events across the country;
- materials for communities to help them develop their own responses to the Call for Ideas;
- details of a Community Grant Fund to support and enable communities to come together to host their own NPF4 events .
Details can be found on the Get Involved and Resources pages of the National Planning Framework 4 webpage:
On www.transformingplanning.scot you can keep up-to-date with events and progress towards the development of NPF4. You can also follow @ScotGovPlanning on twitter.
(adapted from a communication from Police Scotland)
There are still spaces remaining on the free Police Scotland ‘Keep it 100’ Youth Initiative. The project is open to local young people aged 12-18years from Leith or Craigmillar/Portobello. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only support young people to improve their health and fitness, but positively promote diversionary sports activities and assist with lifelong learning and future employment.
Places are limited so please get nominations in without delay!
The project starts on Monday 24th February and will run for 6 weeks, Mondays in Leith (venue to be confirmed) 7-8pm and Wednesdays in Castlebrae High School 7-8pm. The 6 fun ‘boot camp type’ sessions will be run by Links Fitness. Transport from home to the venue will be provided.
The aim of the fitness and well-being programme is to adopt a joint approach with Police and partners to support young people to make better choices resulting in a more positive destination and improved wellbeing. The project would be suitable for any young person who could benefit from a bit of extra support e.g. who may be struggling to engage with school or learning, looked after or accommodated, becoming involved in anti-social or criminal behaviour, experiencing family conflict, etc.
If you know of a young person who would benefit from participating please consider how they could be supported to atten- perhaps you could accompany them to the initial sessions, perhaps they could attend with a friend or they could be introduced to the fitness instructor beforehand? Contact Kirsty to discuss.
Young people who attend all 6 sessions will be awarded a high street shopping voucher, a discounted Edinburgh Leisure pass and certificate. Access to further support on employment, learning and wellbeing will be available to young people at the final presentation ceremony.
Please send all nominations or requests for more information to Kirsty McArthur-Kerr, North East Community Police team Sergeant email email@example.com Tel: 07736938531
(adapted from a post on CEC’s Planning blog)
CEC wants Edinburgh to be carbon-neutral by 2030. To achieve this, CEC says
we need to make changes to how we manage and develop our city. This will be challenging.
Amongst other things, CEC is developing two long-term strategies:
Choices for City Plan 2030 sets out options for how we could develop our city sustainably over the next ten years
City Mobility Plan proposes radical changes as to how people and goods move around our city.
You can find out more about both projects at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/futureedinburgh
Consultations on both strategies are now live and will run until Friday 27th March 2020.
There are also some engagement events.
(adapted from a document from the Scottish Government)
There are many ways for people to contribute. The programme includes
- Call for Ideas: Between January and March 2020, the Scottish Government (SG) will have an open call for ideas. SG will be particularly interested in responses to a series of questions we have developed to help frame discussions.
- NPF4 Scotplan 2050 Roadshow: SG is organising a programme of events across the country to give people the opportunity to consider key questions on the NPF. The events will be informal and participative. The programme will be set out on www.transformingplanning.scot.
- Meetings, seminars and conferences: SG will look to respond positively to requests for attendance at events to inform and involve stakeholders in developing the scope and content of NPF4
- Community Grant Scheme: SG will support communities to engage locally through a small grants scheme to assist them in considering the scope and format of NPF4.
- Resource pack: To help facilitate discussion, SG will provide materials pitched at a range of audiences to help people engage.
You can read the full document (PDF) by clicking here: programme-for-engagement-final-for-web-jan-2020
What: FREE Fun family drop-in
When: Friday 31 January (12 noon to 2pm)
Where: Leith Community Centre
Click the graphic for more details!
(adapted from an article in the Edinburgh Evening News)
J D Wetherspoon is hoping to transform a redundant piece of land on Duke Street into an outdoor drinking space for the Foot of the Walk, which runs behind the frontage of the site.
What: A drop-in event where the project team will be on hand to provide more information about the proposals and answer any questions.
Where: Foot Of The Walk pub
When: Thursday 16 January, 3pm until 8pm
For more detail, check out the Evening News article – or go to the drop-in session!
Click the graphic to see the full PDF:
(This is about the Drylaw and Telford area, but may be on interest to LHNCC residents and businesses.)
(adapted from an email from EU Citizens Rights Project: www.citizensrightsproject.org)
EU Citizens Rights Project has partnered with COSLA and the International Office for Migration (IOM) in Scotland to offer a series of briefing events about Brexit, citizens’ rights and the EU settlement scheme for local authorities, including community councils.
The first session is in Edinburgh on Monday 11 of November from 09:30 – 12:30 in Augustine United Church (Studio Room), 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL.
You can register your interest here.
Attendees will be signposted to any relevant materials and support tools, such as Home Office toolkits, and specific advice services for citizens who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
These free briefing sessions will:
- Give attendees a clear understanding of the EU Settlement Scheme (the new immigration status that EU citizens will need to apply for after Brexit)
- Explain the changes to EU citizens’ status, and when these will come into effect
- Explain possible changes to EU citizens’ rights to work, study, access public services, and to vote.
- Signpost sources of further information and support from COSLA, Citizens Advice Scotland, IOM and others.
- Give practical information on the steps EU citizens, and the organisations that work with them, can take to resolve any problems.
If you have any questions, please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org
EU Citizens Rights Project