Last chance to vote in the Leith Links Community Council elections. In you prefer to vote in person the ballot box will be open from 2pm until 8pm in Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday 31st October at 7pm
The meeting will be opened by Councillor Chas Booth as returning officer for the elections for community councillors.
There are 12 places on Leith Links CC and 17 nominations have been received.
The election process is taking place until 27th October so we will have newly elected members attending for the first time.
During the next few days you should receive information from City of Edinburgh Council on how to vote in this years community council elections.
Work is underway to deliver the election including a polling letter which will be sent to all eligible voters around 19 October.
You can vote on line through the city council website which will be live from 19 October.
Polling day is Thursday 27 October and the polling place will be open 2pm till 8pm in Leith Community Centre if you prefer a paper vote
The results will be declared on Friday 28 October
I have been involved with the community council and this is the first time full elections have been required so please take this opportunity to
use your vote.
The voting website for Leith Links Community Council opens from 19th October . There will also be a polling day held in Leith Community Centre on 27th October where you can vote in person . You can find out more about the candidates below.
Come along on Saturday, 8th October to meet and speak to the organisations who’ll be looking for your vote.
Groups will be there to tell you more about their projects before you take part in voting.
This year if you have access to the internet you can vote online from 1230 on 8th until Saturday, 22 October.
If you live, work, volunteer or study in Leith you can take part and you can now visit the site on line to register to vote. Leith Decides online voting
Once you’ve registered come on Saturday, see the projects then go back online to vote. If I can do it anybody can.
Speak to me or one of the other volunteers on the day if you want to know more.
Hope to see you there!
After a successful leafleting campaign 17 nominations have been received for Leith Links Community Council for 12 places as community councillors. The City Council have to organise an election which will run from 19th to 27th October. To find out more about the people who will be looking for your vote the current members of the community council have organised an event on Monday,10th October in Leith Community Centre. If you come along between 6pm and 8pm we hope you can meet all the nominees. I’m looking forward to it as I’ve not met them all. Hope to see you there.
Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 88 – Pilrig Street junction upgrade and temporary traffic management arrangements
Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 88 – Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade and Temporary Traffic Management
Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade
Work is due to start on the upgrade to the Pilrig Street junction on 10 October 2016. The upgrade reflects the principles of the Scottish Government’s ‘Designing Streets’ guidance and the design principles for the Leith Programme as a whole that has promoted simplified road layouts which are more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists. The new design will include widened footways and a single stage crossing that will stop all traffic on all legs allowing pedestrians to cross more safely and more simply. It is anticipated that the upgrade works will take around 7 weeks to complete. To remind you, if you are interested, the designs showing the new junction can be viewed here.
Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements
In order to install the newly designed junction as quickly as possible it will be necessary to put in place traffic management arrangements involving the temporary closure of Pilrig Street at the junction with Leith Walk for the duration of the upgrade works. The contractor will be carrying out a letter drop to inform local Pilrig Street residents of the closure and advance notification signs have been put in place to inform local residents of the closure and alert motorists to plan ahead for their journey through the area. Clearly signed diversions will be in place to indicate appropriate alternative routes for vehicle drivers. Local access to Pilrig Street and adjacent side streets is available from Broughton Road.
We apologise for any temporary inconvenience this closure may cause during the progress of the works but please be assured that we will endeavour to get the junction upgrade completed as quickly as we can.
Please give us your views on what your priorities are for where you live and how we should change Council services.
The Council has agreed draft spending and saving plans for the next three years. Based on this we now need to make decisions on how to change services.
Like other cities, Edinburgh is changing:
· our population is growing and changing
· demand for our services is increasing all the time
· local government budget cuts are continuing
· technology is improving.
So we need to change how we deliver our services. We have already made some changes. We’re making better use of technology and working closer with our communities and partners, but we need to do more.
Edinburgh residents have already given us valuable feedback on what’s important to them through our budget consultation and through ongoing involvement with local Neighbourhood Partnerships. You told us to protect education, care for older people, culture, and services for vulnerable children and adults. These continue to be our priorities. You also have told us you want to be involved in reshaping your services.
It’s easy for you to get involved.