Royal Voluntary Service is looking for new volunteers

(adapted from an email from RVS)

The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest providers of volunteers in Great Britain, all doing fantastic volunteering work. It aims to inspire, encourage and empower people to volunteer and share their skills and talents in order to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people. Activities will be supported by funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new Book Group in the Leith area.  The role will involve helping with the basic organisation of the group and recruiting and welcoming new members.  Full training will be provided.

Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community!

To find out more, email or call 07787 272860

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