Seafield smells | Don’t give up, please always complain

There continues to be cause for complaint by local residents due to ongoing nuisance odours from the Seafield Sewage Works.

Whilst Leith Links Residents Association and Leith Links Community Council continue to fight for a resolution it is vitally important that those affected by any nuisance odour report such instances, at the time, every time.

The more reports made the better.  Even if a neighbour or someone nearby phones & complains, you should still complain too.

Burning type smells should be reported to;

Sewage type smells should be reported to;

 

 

Quiz the candidates | Leith Ward 13 election hustings

Leith Links Community Council has organised an election hustings so that local people can ask candidates standing in the City of Edinburgh Council elections what their opinion is on local important issues.

We don’t know who will be taking part yet as not all parties have selected their candidates but there is an open invitation to all parties & any independents who stand.

  • Wednesday 19 April 2017
  • 18:30
  • Leith Community Education Centre (Kirkgate)

Please do share our Facebook event, and watch out for posters & leaflets around the community promoting the event.

PS – Don’t worry, we know it’s a few months away so we will remind you all again nearer the time.

Make sure you are on the Register of Electors

Later this year the people of Scotland will go to the polls to elect the Councillors who will form Scotlands 32 local authorities.

 

The Leith Links Community Council area is encompassed by two distinct City of Edinburgh Council Wards.  Leith Ward 13 for those on the Links side of the Restalrig Cycle Path, and Craigentinny / Duddingston Ward 14 for those on the other side.

 

However, regardless of which Ward you are in you must be on the Register of Electors to be able to vote, either in person, by post or by proxy.

To register to vote, or to check you are on the Register of Electors click here.

To find our more about elections in Edinburgh, visit the City of Edinburgh Councils web page by clicking here.

Leith Sea Cadets open day | Saturday 4 February 2017

Leith Sea Cadets are recruiting! They will be opening their doors on Saturday 4 February 2017 between 10am and 2pm at Prince of Wales Dock, so if you are interested in learning more about the fantastic opportunities they offer please come along!

They will have boats rigged, knots to tie and ration packs to sample amongst other things!

All welcome

Click here to view their event on Facebook.

A city free from Islamophobia

Police Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government have been working together to make £40,000 available in the City of Edinburgh for projects aimed at addressing Islamophobia.

 

34 projects are in the running to receive grants of up to £5000, with the people of Edinburgh deciding which projects get funding.

 

If you would like to take part in the decision making process, you can vote online here from today until 12noon on Monday 13 February 2017 or you can visit your nearest City of Edinburgh Council Library.

For more information, click here.

 

Leith Links Community Council in new national showcase & case study

Following on from our Community Councils success in being the only Edinburgh area Community Council to generate enough interest to require an election in Autumn 2016, the Improvement Service has featured our efforts in a new online showcase.

 

A video featuring Community Councilors Abu, Chrissie, John and Michael has went online along with a written case study.

 

It is excellent news that our efforts have been recognised and our experiences shared with other Community Councils.

To view the showcase follow this link.

 

 

 

Remembering Leith Theatre, Thursday 16th February 2-4pm, Thomas Morton Hall

Do you remember Leith Theatre? A new memory project has been set up jointly delivered by Leith Theatre Trust and Citadel Arts Group. They’re collecting memories of Leith Theatre to create a display and to put into a book of memories. The project is supported by £eith Decides and the Robertson Trust.

 

The first meeting will be in the Thomas Morton Hall (behind Leith Library, 28 Ferry Road) on Thursday 16th Feb 2-4pm. Katharine Taylor of Leith Theatre Trust will make a short presentation and then we’ll start to share stories and memories of the theatre and the varied events held there. Refreshments will be served.

 

Please come along just to listen or share your own stories and memories. If you can’t make the meeting on 16th Feb but have stories to share, please let us know and we can arrange to meet you at another time and place if that’s easier for you.

All the best
Liz
www.citadelartsgroup.co.uk

Greener Leith – Children’s Orchard pruning event

Greener Leith is having a pruning event at the Children’s Orchard on Sat 4th Feb from 10:30am to 12.30pm with Ben Dell from Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get some hands-on experience in pruning and learn from an expert, so please do come along if you are interested. There will be a general litter clean-up and mulching to be done as well, so activities for everyone even if you are not interested in pruning.

Greener Leith will provide all tools and equipment, but if you have your own secateurs, please do bring them along. We will be providing soup and sandwiches as a reward for braving the cold!

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