Safer Leith Forum, next meeting 14th September

The Feeling Safe Community Forum is looking for your suggestions for safer neighbourhood priorities for the Leith & Leith Walk areas.
If you have an issue of concern which you feel should be addressed over a three month period from 14 September 2013 then please let us know by completing our brief online survey.  We will select up to 6 priorities which will benefit from Police Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council resources [including manpower] for the duration of the priority.
Suggestions will be considered and could go forward to the public vote at our next public meeting on 14 September 2013.
If you have made a suggestion previously which hasn’t been voted as a priority, please think about submitting it again for further consideration.
You can complete the survey by following this link:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind Regards
Michael Traill | Community Safety Officer | City Centre / Leith Neighbourhood Office | Services for Communities | The City of Edinburgh Council | 1 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BJ | Tel 0131 529 7208 |  Fax: 0131 529 7542 |  |

Autumn Education Programme

Do Something Different this Autumn

Learn something new!

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Adult Edcuation Programme for this autumn has now been published.

A wide range of subjects is offered that includes art, languages, computing, cookery, dance and music.

Course are offered during the day, the evening and at weekends. Some last for 1 day and some continue until next Easter. There is something fdor everyone.

Browse the programme online at  Details of course descriptions, fees and enrolment methods can be found there.

Classes are held in around 40 venues across the city, they are generally informal, you will make new friends as well as learn something new.

For further information email or telephone 0131 556 7978 during office hours.

Learning Opportunities for All

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Community Council Elections September 2013

Interested in your Community?

Health, Safety, Transport, Planning, Green space, Cleansing and much much more?

If you think you can give up some of your free time and be committed to improving your community over a range of issues then this could be for you. If you would like to find out more about the role of Community Councillors please contact me or

The nomination period and entry forms  for this years Community Council elections will be available from Monday, 2 September. Completed applications should be with the returning officer nominated for each community council by 23th September.

The returning officer for Leith Links Community Council will be Cllr.Chas Booth. 2013 elections, cc election poster

Leith Links Community Council meeting ,Monday, 26th August

After our summer break the next meeting of Leith Links Community Council takes place on Monday,26th August.
The meeting starts at 7pm in Duncan Place Community Centre, Duncan  Place.
 Monday, 2nd September is the start of the Community Council elections and I hope that those already involved will stand again and that new attendees will also consider coming on board.
Leith Links Residents Association are represented at meetings but I would like to see more interested groups in the CC area come to meetings or be be added to our distribution list to be kept updated.
If you know of any other residents groups please let me.
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Leith Programme Constitution Street progress update

Please see information from Alan Dean below

The Leith Programme –email update 28 – Constitution Street open to traffic – 1 August

 Following the road resurfacing work, Constitution Street fully reopened to two-way traffic again on 1 August. The squads on site will now be focusing on completing the laying of the Caithness slabs on both east and west side footways in order to endeavour to meet the 16 August completion schedule.

 The west side footway, from Maritime Lane northwards, has been widened and a significant amount of resurfacing has already been completed there. For people who haven’t seen this part of Constitution Street recently, it’s well worth a visit to see the changes that are being made. These changes, it is hoped, will result in the area getting a real lift that benefits residents, businesses and visitors and increase the street’s attractiveness as a destination point.       

 New photos, showing the most recent work, have been uploaded onto our image gallery.

 If you require any further information then please don’t hesitate to contact me.



 Alan Dean II Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) II City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team II 1 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BJ II 0131-529-7519 II


 £eith decides 2013-14

Applications are invited to be submitted, no later than 8 November 2013.  Click on the links below to download an application form and other information.  £22,092 is available to be allocated in community grant awards of up to £1,000.

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Map of Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Area

The City of Edinburgh Council Funding Conditions

The £eith decides Steering Group meet on 25 November 2013 to assess applications against Community Grants Criteria.  It is expected that invitations to take part in the Libraries Poster Exhibition and decision-making event will be sent to all applicants whose projects meet community grants criteria by 6 December 2013.

 A poster exhibition of projects will take place in McDonald Road and Leith Libraries from 13 January to 7 February 2014.  You may score projects in the library or submit scores by post up to 5.00 pm on 7 February 2013.  Please Note:  If you score projects in the library or by post you cannot score projects again at the event.  Library and/or postal scoring sheets will not be accepted after 7 February 2013.

The decision-making event is on 15 February 2014 at the Leith Community Education Centre at New Kirkgate.  Previous participating Local Community Groups have found that the events provide a valuable opportunity to promote themselves, recruit new volunteers and/or participants, network with other groups as well as the possibility of being made a community grant award.  Local People have said that the events are fun and that they enjoy learning about Leith through the applicant groups. 

There are lots of reasons for taking part, either as an applicant or in scoring projects to make the decision on which projects are given a community grant.

Support through the application process is available for Community Groups who wish to apply.  Contact:  Jackie Mearns, Community Learning and Development, Duncan Place Resource Centre, Duncan Place, Edinburgh.  Telephone 0131 554 9951 or e-mail

The people of Leith are asked to give every project a score out of 5.  Everyone 8 yrs or older, who lives, works, volunteers or studies in the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area can score projects.  Come along to the event if you can.  But if you can’t postal scoring sheets are available from 13 January by e-mailing or from the library.

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Please find details for Temporary Traffic Regulation Order and route plan for this years Moonwalk which starts at Leith Links.
 Residents living in Vanburgh Place, Hermitage Place,East Hermitage Place,Gladstone Place, Claremont Park and Easter Road may find they may be moved even though the order suggests 2230pm to 1am is when restrictions apply.

Please pass this information on to anyone you think this may apply to.


The Community Council AGM takes place on Monday, 27th May in Duncan Place Resource Centre. The meeting will commence at 7pm and if you live in the Leith Links CC area we would be pleased to see you. The boundary area of LLCC is shown on the map linked to the web site. Later in the year Community Council elections will take place by 24th October 2013 and the election process starts from 2nd September. Margaret Moffett, our secretary has informed us she will not be continuing in her role and I would like to thank her for the many years she has worked on behalf of the community.


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