Community Councils Together on Trams: Minutes of meeting held on Thursday 28 May 2020

Leith Links Community Council is a member of ‘Community Councils Together on Trams’ alongside Leith Central Community CouncilLeith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council and New Town & Broughton Community Council. CCTT is the coalition of Community Councils who meet regularly to discuss, scrutinise and influence the intended continuation of the Edinburgh Tram system to Newhaven.

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 28 May 2020 are copied below for our communities information.

Actions and decisions are in italic.

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Leith Links Community Council revives a small grant each year from City of Edinburgh Council, less than £1,000. This grant is provided to fund our administrative costs. Every Community Council in Edinburgh receives such an annual grant however, the amount varies. This is because the grant is partly made up of an amount per head of population in the Community

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Duncan Place Resource Centre Community Asset Transfer takes another step forward

In late 2014 the council closed Duncan Place Resource Centre & subsequently proposed demolition.

The community came together to achieve the following:

  • Demolition prevented
  • Charity formed
  • Business plan developed
  • Building refurb & business start up funds secured.

On Thursday Dec 19th Jim Scanlon, Chair of Leith Links Community Council, represented the area on a panel to scrutinise the plans & finances for Duncan Places future.Image

Under the Community Empowerment Act, the panel unanimously agreed to recommend a Community Asset Transfer of building from the council to the charity. This recommendation will be put to the Council’s Finance & Resources Committee in March 2020.

This is an historic moment for Leith and so, the setting of the Historic Leith Town Hall was a befitting venue. The charity will reopen the building in early 2020 and plan to hold a community celebration in Sept, when the building itself will be 100 years old. There will be rooms available by the hour for groups & classes as well as rooms available for permanent let to charities, social enterprises & similar. A great achievement when compared to the potential demolition.

For further details please email: Info@duncanplace.org

 

 

 

 

Projekt 42 seeks community support for new Leith Links facility

Leith based charity Projekt 42 provides accessible, inclusive and affordable health & well being services in Leith.  Image result for projekt 42

The charity, led by Sara Hawkins, has requested a Community Asset Transfer from City of Edinburgh Council of the old pavilion at Leith Links with a view to using it to provide their services.

 

The building is currently not in use and has recently attracted graffiti & vandalism.

 

 

 


Re-post of message from Projekt 42 published on Facebook:

 

Projekt 42 needs a little help 🤗

Projekt 42 submitted a community asset transfer request in August 2019 to the Edinburgh Council for the Leith Links Pavilion, and the Edinburgh council has ignored our request.

The charity has plans to bring the area back to life. We want to rebuild the pavilion and create a space for family activities, yoga and meditation classes, and space to extend our mental health services. Our plans include partnering with the Judy Murray Foundation who will provide the support we need to launch family tennis activities and we hope to bring other activities to the space including volleyball, outdoor fitness and yoga.

We’re a great fit for the area. All the profit we make goes back into leith through providing training opportunities and funding towards qualifications, free and subsidised counselling, free activities for seniors, a youth fitness academy and support for people undergoing cancer treatment. Nobody personally profits from anything we do.

We’re under a really tight deadline. If we don’t receive the support of the Edinburgh Council by the 24th December, the charity loses the funding opportunities we need to renovate the space.

We need your help.

⭐️If you have Twitter, login and RT the @projekt42edi messages to the Edinburgh council.

⭐️If you can, email the local councillors and ask for their support for the community asset transfer (Chas Booth, Adam McVey and Gordon Munro).

⭐️Email the Edinburgh council and ask for an explanation to why they are not creating a safe space for families in this area, why they’re not processing our community asset transfer request and ask what their plans are.

We really need the communities support.


Photographs of the pavilion:

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Leith Links Residents Association lodge formal complaint against Scottish Environmental Protection Agency in relation to Seafield odour

Leith Links Residents Association recently undertook a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to pay for a solicitor to represent community complaints regarding odour from Seafield.Image result for seafield odour

Having raised sufficient funds they engaged Ian Cowan to write to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman on their behalf.

 

 

 

 

Parkour in the park at transformed Leith Links play area

The new Leith Links play area was officially opened on Friday 1 November 2019.

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A parkour unit, a Rolli trampoline for wheelchair users, a natural play area and oodles of great new play equipment chosen by the local community have allbeen installed in the north Edinburgh park.

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) enlisted the help of pupils From Leith Primary and City of Edinburgh Council’s Vice Convener for Culture and Communities to help officially open the new play park today following its £290,000 revamp.

The previous play park equipment was built in 1992 and fell below the play value score of good due to its age and condition.
ELGT held a number of consultation events to identify what types of new play equipment would make an immediate and very visible improvement to the play park. These will aim to serve as a catalyst for subsequent activities in the park.

A variety of equipment to cater for all ages has been installed in Leith Links, including a wide range of exciting new pieces of equipment – all selected by the local community.

Highlights include:

  • A zipwire, a swing basket, a climbing unit, a seated springer and a 3m cone net climber for junior ages
  • A toddle zone, with a swing with seat and cradle; a sand-play area with slide, a springer, a make-it-rain play piece, a wooden snail seat, a 2m orbit roundabout and a springer water lily
  • A Rolli Trampoline for wheelchairs users
  • An area for natural play, which includes a stilt walk and log stack to encourage natural play
  • A parkour unit to cater for teenagers, with a woodchip and rubber safer surface

Councillor Amy Mcneese-Mechan, Vice Convener of Culture and Communities, said: “This wonderful new facility is a fantastic addition to Leith Links, making it one of Edinburgh’s largest and most exciting play spaces. Play facilities for local children were arguably lacking and out of date before but with all these new additions the park’s now a great space for all the family to play and have fun. I’m particularly thrilled that we’ll have play equipment specifically designed for wheelchair users, so that families with disabled children can join in the fun.

“We have a first-class range of parks across the Capital, and we want to help communities make the most of these excellent open spaces. I’m sure these new facilities will draw visitors to Leith Links from all over the city.”

Charlie Cumming, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, Chief Executive, said:“I am delighted that we have delivered an upgraded play area at Leith Links Park thanks to funding from FCC Communities Fund and the City of Edinburgh Council. The play equipment will help meet the needs of the local children now and for future generations and will encourage greater use of the park for local families”

Leith Links Community Council’s Sally Millar said: “Leith Links Community Council reported that all the users of the new Leith Links Play Park are absolutely delighted with the new design and facilities. It’s buzzing! The old play park was very limited and definitely past its sell-by-date. The newly upgraded play park, thanks to City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, is so much more interesting, with lots of exciting new activities to explore and enjoy. The large wooden Pirate Ship is an especial favourite, for ‘clamberers’, also the new Zipwire is very popular. Safe, soft surfaces underfoot are reassuring for parents, who also like the seating facilities within the enclosure. A separate space for the smallest/ youngest children is much appreciated, as are the wheelchair friendly and all-age adapted activities that allow children with disabilities to be included in the fun. Thank you, CEC and Greenspace Trust!”

Sophie Cade, FCC Communities Fund Grants Manager said: “We are delighted to have supported this project. As well as providing a modern and safe area for children to play, the new play park will make a lasting and positive impact on the local community, a key objective of the Foundation.”

The new play park was funded by the FCC Communities Fund, which is from the Landfill Communities Fund, and by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Neighbourhood Environment Grant.

Community Councils Together on Trams: Minutes of meeting held on Thursday 26 September 2019

Leith Links Community Council is a member of ‘Community Councils Together on Trams’ alongside Leith Central Community CouncilLeith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council and New Town & Broughton Community Council. CCTT is the coalition of Community Councils who meet regularly to discuss, scrutinise and influence the intended continuation of the Edinburgh Tram system to Newhaven.

Actions and decisions are in italic.

Abbreviations

BAFO = best and final offer
CCTT = Community Councils Together on Trams NTBCC = New Town & Broughton Community Council
CEC = City of Edinburgh Council OBC = outline business case
CPZ = controlled parking zone POLHA = Port of Leith Housing Association
CS = Constitution St SRWR = Scottish Roadworks Register
ECI = early contractor involvement SPC = swept-path contract
EIA = environmental impact assessment TAPOG = CEC’s tram all-party oversight group
FBC = full business case TEC = CEC’s transport and environment committee
ISC = infrastructure and systems contract TfE = Transport for Edinburgh
LB = Lothian Buses TM = Traffic management
LCCC = Leith Central Community Council TMRP = traffic management review panel
LHNCC = Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council TN = Trams to Newhaven project
LLCC = Leith Links Community Council TRO = traffic regulation order
LW = Leith Walk TT = trams team

TAPOG is CEC’s leader and vice-leader, CEC’s transport convenor and vice-convenor, and transport spokespersons from each party

1 Welcome, introductions

1.a Attendance

Charlotte Encombe CCTT/LCCC Andrew Mackenzie CCTT/LLCC Harald Tobermann CCTT/LCCC
Rob Levick CCTT/LHNCC Sally Millar CCTT/LL CC Chris Wilson TT/CEC
Jennifer Marlborough CCTT/LHNCC Bruce Ryan CCTT minutes secretary Darren Wraight TT/CEC

1.b Apologies

None

2 General update by TT team

This follows, as much as possible, the headings on TT’s slides, rather than the agenda published by CCTT.

D Wraight reported as follows:

2.a ECI period is now concluding

  • Work is on schedule as it nears the end of the ECI period:
  • ECI has been very successful.
    • The contractor had 13 key deliverables for the ECI period. These deliverables will provide more certainty on cost and programme.
    • The contractors ECI submissions are on programme
  • The next stage of ECI is to go through the governance system, i.e. reporting to Boards in week beginning 30 September.
  • TT is carrying out due diligence on information supplied by the contractor.
    • For example, the [construction] programme is not yet locked down.
  • If all goes to plan, which is expected, CEC will notify the contractor to proceed on 4 or 5 October.

2.b Traffic management plans for construction commencement finalised

  • TM is a key ECI deliverable.
  • TM for the construction phases commencing first has been prioritised .

2.c TM for other sections continues to be developed.

  • This differs from the original ECI deliverable. It was agreed by the TMRP that as some phases will not commence for up to 2 years, that it would be more appropriate to sign off closer to construction to allow an informed decision to be made.
  • It was agreed that TM must be approved by TMRP 12 weeks before the start of any piece of construction.
  • 12 weeks gives time for notification to LB (so they can notify and register changes to routes) and to SRWR.
  • There is no consultation on TM with communities. However, TT will ensure CCTT is informed, and that there is overall a ‘stringent’ communications policy providing full detail.
    • CCTT stated that there had been no notification about the works on the roundabout at the end of Easter Rd.
    • TT responded that this work was not part of the TN project.
    • TM was part of the initial consultation; relevant information has been in the public domain for 18 months.
    • LB does not have to reregister everything. It depends on the size of change. (TT did not have details of thresholds.)
    • SRWR requires a maximum of 12 weeks’ notice for registrations.
  • The public will get a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice before construction starts anywhere.
    • If public notification is possible earlier, TT will do so.
    • LB is yet to confirm proposed notification timelines.
      • TT meets with LB fortnightly. LB experience is that if people are notified too far in advance, this causes confusion. The optimum time for strong public notification is 2 weeks.
      • CCTT strongly contested this, noting that train timetables are published 12 weeks or more in advance.
      • Action: TT to ask LB to send a representative to one of these meetings to talk about notification processes.
    • This does not mean that TT can’t do other communications prior to 4 weeks before construction starts.
    • CCTT called for information that would affect people’s regular schedules (commuting etc) to be published much sooner.
      • TT responded that the communications plan is an ECI deliverables, and has yet to be approved by the board.
      • The TMRP will continue to convene throughout the course of the project to monitor TM and approve any additional measures..

2.d TRO proposed to commence end of November

This is the permanent legal order that manages movement on the ground.

  • TT anticipates this starting in November.
  • A statutory process must be followed, including
    • consulting with CCTT/community councils, emergency services, taxis
    • 28-day public advertising period. Within this, TT will hold at least 2 drop-in sessions covering the whole route.
    • Under the tram Act, no objections covering matters within the ‘limit of deviation’ (~20m along each side-street) need go to the reporter. That is, TEC can decide on all such matters.
    • Other matters outwith the limit of deviation will be done as necessary, but using other appropriate processes.
  • TT has been in discussion with the CEC parking team, to ensure suitable information-exchange.
    • CCTT expressed concern that the public would complain about facets of the TRO.
    • TT responded that the Restrictions in the TRO have been in the public domain for quite some time. However, the TRO process gives people opportunities to formally object.
      • Objections will be given appropriate consideration, following due processes.
      • There was discussion of when, where and how many drop-ins are needed to ensure effective communication.
  • CCTT asked whether there is guidance on what are material objections for TRO matters.
    • TT is open to hearing, and acting on, practical objections. These are likely to be based on detailed local knowledge.
    • Action: TT to check into relevant guidance.

2.e Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal cycle link

  • It will not be possible to cycle on Constitution St.
    • The Active Travel community first raised this issue during the initial consultations.
  • Initially TT applied for Sustrans funding, and has been going through options appraisals.
  • The stakeholder group (including reps from community councils) had not met for several months, but TT convened it to consider the top three proposed routes.
    • These will be made public in due course and so are not minuted here.
    • However, a preferred route was chosen by the stakeholder group.
  • AECOM now needs to create more detailed design, probably covering 2 variants.
    • These will then go out to consultation. Consultation will allow other proposals to be made.
  • TT’s aim is for Leith to gain an asset, rather than design solely for cyclists.
    • CCTT very much supported the idea of a local asset.
  • The focus is on the spinal route, but local connections (including pedestrian use) that feed in will not be ignored.
  • CEC’s Active Travel team will be involved in this, and a phased approach will be used.
    • That is, TT will deliver part of a Leith masterplan, and AT will deliver other parts over time, using other budgets.

3 TM Discussions

TT showed a draft, indicative high-level drawing of the construction phasing.

3.a General points

  • Once notice to proceed has been issued, TT will publish the construction phasing plan – including dates.
    • The completion date is still expected to be Q1 2023. This is when trams would start taking passengers.
  • Enabling works from London Rd to Manderson St will be to enable TM, e.g. creating a city-bound running lane for buses.
    • Some of this work will change footpaths, move associated lighting, phone boxes etc. Other parts include more digs to explore how utilities can be diverted.
    • But there will be traffic flowing in both directions along LW at all times. All signalised crossings will remain.
  • Final drawings are due soon. They can then be discussed with CCTT.
    • Dates will be provided once notice to proceed has been issued.
  • TM on LW for enabling works will be continuous. However, it will be organised in 4 parts.
    • Only 2 non-contiguous parts (i.e. 1 and 3, 1 and 4, 2 and 4) can be worked on simultaneously.
  • TT needs to consider what will happen between the end of enabling works and the start of construction works.
    • TT can only finalise and publish this once all such plans have been finalised.
    • However, the intention is that parts will be opened as soon as their enabling works are finished.

3.b Constitution St TM

  • This is being considered in several sections:
    • Foot of the Walk to Laurie St, to enable access to Kirkgate House at all times.
    • Laurie St to Coatfield Lane
    • Coatfield Lane to Queen Charlotte St (This is in phase 2, to enable access to Coatfield Lane at all times.)
    • Queen Charlotte St to Constitution Place, with subsections:
      • Queen Charlotte St to Baltic St
      • Baltic St to Constitution Place.
  • All relevant TM will start around 15 November, but junctions will not be blocked.
  • Drawings are being checked by TT, SFM, the emergency services, LB and other CEC functions before they go to TMRP.
    • CCTT is welcome to examine hard copy of the drawings once notice to proceed has been issued.

3.b.i Foot of the Walk to Coatfield Lane

Timeline: This work will occur from November 2019 to April 2021.

  • This section will be closed except to construction traffic and emergency services.
    • Access to Kirkgate House will be maintained.
  • There are no marked disabled parking spaces in this section.
  • A footpath must be closed due to work on South Leith Parish Church’s wall.
    • Hence there will be suitable crossing points that comply with needs of disabled people etc.
    • Access to the church will be maintained by various means/routes.
  • Bus routes 16 and 12 will be diverted. (Details will be provided asap.)
  • TT aims not to divert the main flow of traffic along side-streets.
  • There will be relevant signage and communications via the website etc.
  • CCTT asked whether TT could supply diversion details to GoogleMaps and satellite-navigation suppliers.
    • TT responded that there is a relevant process.
    • Action: TT to look into this
  • Coatfield Lane will be controlled using traffic-lights.
  • Work will also cross many private accesses.
    • SFN has been offering owners alternative parking provision, by getting use of other nearby land.
    • The Council as Roads Authority has powers to close all accesses however there is a contract obligation on the contractor to provide alternatives
  • One of the communication tasks is to deter parking in ways that would block diversions or otherwise cause problems.
    • This will include using variable signage out with the area, so cars are less likely to be in the area.
  • Domestic waste bins will be either moved to the end of the works, or side streets.
    • Bins will be placed in a location where refuse lorries can collect. If required these will be moved by the operatives..
  • Traffic flow into Great Junction St at the Foot of the Walk will not be impeded.
    • Detailed traffic modelling is in progress to understand how this will be achieved through further phases

3.b.ii Queen Charlotte St to Constitution Place

Timeline: This work will occur from November 2019 to October 2020.

  • This is to enable access to Coatfield Lane at all times.
  • Traffic management will go on this area around 15 November.
  • In this section, CS will be fully closed to traffic, but the footpath will remain open.
  • Bernard St/Baltic St junction will have two running lanes and pedestrian crossings at all times.
    • The enabling works will include moving Rabbie Burns (who will get cleaned), and moving the running lanes (and associated TM) as needed to complete utility-work and tram-work north and south of the centre of the junction.

3.b.iii Queen Charlotte St to Maritime Lane

  • This subsection of CS will also have full closure, but Maritime Lane will be kept in operation throughout.
    • A series of drawings of bin-locations will be published, along with a pamphlet and on-street signage (also about loading, logistics etc).
      • There will be a logistics hub on Mitchell St.

3.b.iv Baltic St to Constitution Place

  • As at other junctions, running lanes will move north and south as needed to enable work north and south of the centre of the junction. There will be a signal at Constitution Place.
  • Parking may be changed if it causes problems with deliveries or for residents.
  • Training of construction workers will include them being eyes and ears to understand and report what is not working.
    • Construction workers are contractually forbidden from parking in side-streets.
      • There will be a large yard (including parking spaces for construction workers) within the area.
      • CCTT asked whether construction works could be bussed into work, thus reducing problems with parking.
      • TT replied that this is used frequently by constructors on other projects. However, there is no legal sanction preventing construction workers from parking where it is legal to do so. While contractors can use disciplinary procedures to deter unwelcome parking by their staff, it is better to make such parking unattractive.
      • Also, TT will react quickly to unwelcome parking, and is aware that such problems will arise occasionally.
  • CCTT suggested that people like helpful diagrams.
    • The phasing plan will show how construction areas will overlap.
  • CCTT asked for publication of progress GANTT charts to enable (public) understanding of planned progress, especially when work-phases are due to overlap.

4 Other construction discussions

TT showed a draft pictorial cross-section of how LW work will appear. A similar drawing is being prepared for CS.

  • CCTT asked for these to be published.

5 Communications

TT has a very detailed communications plan. Communications methods will include

  • face to face/logistics hubs/on street
  • ‘meet the team’ events
  • tram information points
  • direct mail
  • contact centre (handling phone and social media conversations)
  • email newsletter
  • website
  • hoardings and advertisements
  • press/media handling

There will be messaging about mitigations during enabling works on CS, and (probably) LW. This should start around 7-8 October, including both generic messaging and specific messaging about CS, e.g. about buses, bins.

  • Messaging will be targeted to relevant people and businesses.
  • Residents can tell logistics hubs ‘I have a delivery from X on date/time Y/Z’’ and logistics staff will facilitate it.
  • TT is keen to be digital-first. All relevant information will be on the website, which will be monitored to keep it useful.
    • There are ~1500 residents and 400 businesses signed up for mailing.
      • TT may be able to section the emailing list by area, so residents and businesses receive only relevant info.
      • There will be sections of the website with information for different areas.
  • TT will advise CCTT about details of the the comms plan once notice to proceed has been issued.

6 Other discussions

  • Final design: there has been little change in terms of public look and feel. However, there are engineering changes:
    • For example, track-slab depth and drainage levels are changing from indicative versions to actualities.
    • Hence detailed design is not yet finished.
    • The TICZ is complete, so Morrisons can do their work.
    • There are three stages to the design process: outline, developed, detailed.
      • The latter includes presence/absence and types of gullies.
  • CCTT advised that TT not only communicates work in progress, diversions etc, but also the asset that Leith/Edinburgh will gain, so that people have some hope.
  • There was discussion of the types of drawings that are ready and are in progress.
    • For example, some TM drawings are not yet at TMRP-approved detailed stage.

6.a Material changes to project timeline, if any

Constitution Street: detailed overview

  • FOTW to Coatfield Nov 19 to April 2021
  • Queen Charlotte St to Constitution Place Nov 2019 to Oct to 2020
    • This is to allow access to Coatfield at all times
    • TM goes on around 15 Nov

7 Future meetings (post ECI): dates, topics and attendance

  • CCTT recommended not meeting in October, because CCs will be going through elections.
    • Hence some CCTT members may no longer be CC members, and some CCs may cease to exist.
    • Also, ECI ends 15 October 15.
  • TT responded that it wants to widen these meetings to become a community engagement forum.
    • However TT’s gut feeling is that these meetings work well, so it wants to keep them going as-is until Christmas.
    • It doesn’t want to separate them into meetings for individual CCs, because there will be common issues and (hopefully) positive aspects that should be used throughout.
    • Hence it would prefer to meet in October, given that go-live will be around 2 weeks before the October meeting.
    • This would enable CCTT to give timely feedback on comms etc.
    • An interim meeting on or around 15 October was suggested.
    • This (or the end-of-October meeting) could also examine effectiveness of comms about enabling works
  • CCTT acknowledged the advantages of CCs working together. It favoured monthly meetings, as happen now.
    • TT acknowledged the trust that now existed between TT and current CCTT members.
    • TT wants to keep being open and honest with CCTT via these ‘useful’ meetings.
    • TT thanked CCTT members for their helpful input.
  • Action: CCTT members to discuss how it will work after the CC elections.

Leith Links Residents Association launch crowdfunding campaign

Leith Links Residents Association have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a solicitor to act on their behalf in relation to the ongoing Seafield odour issue.

Further information can be found on their Facebook page.

 

Nota bene:  Leith Links Community Council is featuring this crowdfunding campaign as local news, it has as not as yet given its formal backing to the campaign.

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What being a Community Councillor means to me: Michael Traill

Later this year Leith Links Community Council (LLCC) will be holding its next election.

The last LLCC election was held in 2016 when seventeen candidates stood for election (with twelve positions available). 586 members of our community voted which represented a turnout of 6.9%.


I joined Leith Links Community Council (LLCC) when it held an interim election in early 2016 and was pleased to be elected to the Community Council for a three year term in the city wide Community Council elections of 2016.

 

For me, being a Community Councillor means being an active member of my community. It is a special way to volunteer my time & skills. And it’s a privilege.

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of LLC since 2016 but it has had its fair share of…

 

  • Hard work.  Reading planning applications, delivering leaflets door to door, organising public meetings and writing funding applications.  Not easy tasks for the mind or the body but being able to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into something new (in a supportive environment) is all part of being a Community Councillor.  We all bring existing knowledge & skills but we do not know everything individually but as a team we are able to share and learn from each other.  You are not alone as a Community Councillor as we all support each other.  Some of us ‘specialise’ in specific areas like planning, transport, nuisance odours or community engagement but there is always a chance to try something new.

 

  • Achievement.  It might be hard work working on the Community Councils stall on gala day, or facilitating a workshop for fellow Community Councillors or spending a two hour meeting scrutinising the work of the local authority & the Police etc but, it does come with a sense of satisfaction. Being able to directly influence how services are delivered or being able to deliver an improvement in our community brings a great deal of reward (as well as community benefit).  These moments and celebrations make the hard work worth it.

 

  • Frustration.  Sometimes there are issues which will take many years to resolve but it is only by working on them month in month out, year on year that change can be achieved.  A prime example is the ongoing issue of nuisance odour from Seafield.  It might sometimes feel like nothing is changing but actually we have been working away in the background on achieving a long term solution as well as tackling the authorities on day to day issues.  An example of this is our new online reporting form which we use to notify several bodies of issues in one web form, and then which we use as evidence to hold the authorities to account.

 

  • Fun.  There is always some time for some humour at our meetings & events and it is essential to keep our spirits up.

 

I plan to stand again for election this year, and I would encourage other people to seriously think about doing the same.  I am always happy to chat to you if think you’d like to stand but have some questions.


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