These are draft because LHNCC has not yet met to adopt these minutes.
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item. Continue reading
Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at the Leith Community Education Centre on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 6:30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
Following on from this post, please note this meeting is on Wednesday 30 October, 6:30 pm to 8:30pm, at the Leith Community Centre Café.
Dear #SOSLeith supporters,
We wanted to announce the date, time, and location of the first #SOSLeith public meeting. This will be on Wednesday, October 31, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, at the Leith Community Centre Café. The main point of the meeting is to discuss where we are on cleaning detritus and trash from the basins, to seek updates on long-term planning, and agree on next steps.
Ben Macpherson MSP will be attending. This invitation has also gone out to our Councillors and Paul Lawrence, the City of Edinburgh Council’s Director of Place, who we hope will be able to attend, continuing to work with us in making our environment safe and clean. Also invited are representatives of basin owners, Water of Leith 2000, who we are very keen to hear from; as well as Forth Ports.
Part of the meeting will focus on different forms of legislation we can use to enforce maintenance of the basins, an issue we are discussing with Deidre Brock MP on October 4. On this topic we are grateful to the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council(LHNCC), which is supporting our initiative to invoke the Scottish Land Commission’s published protocols on Community Engagement.
Today, LHNCC wrote to Paul Lawrence, with cc to our elected representatives and the directors of Water of Leith 2000 noting ‘The group [SOSLeith] have unsuccessfully tried to meet with the directors of Water of Leith 2000 to discuss their responsibility regarding maintenance and waste management now and in the future and how they propose to address the current dire state of the Basins. This lack of involvement is very unprofessional and does not meet with the Scottish Land Commission’s published protocols on community engagement.’
Please come to the meeting and let’s discuss where we are and how we keep momentum going to clean The Shore.
SOSLeith is a community organisation responding to the ‘sea of crap’ that builds up in the Water of Leith basins.
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We’ve been asked by supporters about email updates for people who are not on Facebook and other social media. This is a good idea and also gives the opportunity to provide periodic overall updates on progress. So we’ve set up a dedicated email address at SOSLeith@gmail.com and this Mailchimp service. We have a summary of recent activity below and an important update we are trying to confirm with the Council.
Click here to read the full newsletter.