Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only regular meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 23 June 2020 at 7:30pm Continue reading
(copied from a post on Edinburgh Council’s website. That post also links to information on (1) ; (2) ; (3) ; (4) ; (5) ; (6) .)
Collections of bulky waste items
Service suspended from 24 March – If you have large items please keep them at home and only use communal and wheelie bins for your day to day waste and recycling.
Any uplifts booked in for this week will be collected as scheduled, and we’ll contact you if you have any booked in for next week to arrange a refund.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
Recycling centres are closed from 24 March until further notice. This is to ensure we are following government guidance on restricting non-essential travel and contact. If you have large items please keep them at home until our recycling centres reopen and only use communal and wheelie bins for your day to day waste and recycling
Kerbside glass collections (blue box)
Service suspended from 23 March to allow our crews to focus on other collections.
There are no public health risks associated with storing clean glass containers. Please rinse bottles and jars and store these at home. Don’t use on street or local recycling points to dispose of your glass. We don’t have the staff resources to empty these or collect fly-tipped material.
Bin delivery and repair
Bin deliveries are suspended as from 24 March. Uplifts of any unwanted waste containers are also suspended.
We might experience disruption to some of our bin collections today due to staff shortages. Remember to check our delays information to see if your area may have been affected.
Please ensure all waste/recycling containers are presented for collection for 6am as there may be changes to your collection time. Please look out for your neighbours and check they are able to put their bins out.
(copied from emails from CEC and the trams team)
Just a quick update to let you know that the bin relocations necessary during the upcoming roadworks (and along the detour route) are going to schedule; we’ve already positioned the new, wheeled bins and will be removing the large, side-loading bins next week. Most of the new bins are next to the existing bins to make life easier for residents, as the old bins are removed we will reposition the new ones slightly to minimise obstruction wherever possible.
We’ve already started running the night shift route to get the crews used to the new route. If they identify any potential over/under-provision due to the increased collection frequency, we will adjust where necessary. A couple of the existing paper bins (blue lids) will be replaced with packaging bins (green lids) to improve recycling opportunities for residents.
We will continue to monitor the locations to see if any need to be adjusted.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
Peter Jones, Project Officer, Waste and Cleansing Services, The City of Edinburgh Council,
Seafield Depot, 1 Fillyside Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6RD
Tel: 07889 645979
Construction work ceasing soon (temporarily)
Formal instruction has been issued to Sacyr, Farrans Neopul (SFN) and Morrison Utility Services (MUS) to shut down the Trams to Newhaven construction site. This is in accordance with advice given by the Scottish Government over the last 48 hours.
The complexity of this project means that it will take a few days to action and there may be works that need to be completed in order to make the site safe and secure. Any further work that is undertaken will be done in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines around proximity working. Current traffic management arrangements will remain in place.
Work will continue off-site, again operating to strict social distancing guidelines, including design, planning and scheduling, as well as drawing up a remobilisation strategy for returning to the site once restrictions are lifted. We will also be closely liaising with MUS and SFN to look at ways of mitigating the impact of work stopping on the wider project.
The project contact centre will continue to be operational for any queries.
Trams to Newhaven
(adapted from an email from the Trams to Newhaven project.)
The Tram to Newhaven project team is hosting a drop-in event on Thursday 7 November from 12pm – 7.30pm at South Leith Parish Church where residents and businesses can come and meet the team who can answer any queries they might have about the planned works.
The first phase of work to take trams to Newhaven will start on Constitution Street on 18 November 2019. Continue reading
Actions and decisions are red italic.
|BAFO = best and final offer||LLCC = Leith Links Community Council|
|CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams||LW = Leith Walk|
|CEC = City of Edinburgh Council||NTBCC = New Town & Broughton Community Council|
|CPZ = controlled parking zone||OBC = outline business case|
|CS = Constitution St||POLHA = Port of Leith Housing Association|
|ECI = early contractor involvement||SPC = swept-path contract|
|EIA = environmental impact assessment||TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group|
|FBC = full business case||TfE = Transport for Edinburgh|
|ISC = infrastructure and systems contract||TN = Trams to Newhaven project|
|LCCC = Leith Central Community Council||TRO = traffic regulation order|
|LHNCC = Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council||TT = trams team|
TAPOG is CEC’s leader and vice-leader, CEC’s transport convenor and vice-convenor, and transport spokespersons from each party Continue reading