I hope you all had a good summer break. The next meeting of the community council is on Monday, 27th August at 7pm. We meet in Duncan Place Community Centre, Duncan Place off Duke Street. If you live in the Leith Links CC area and have an interest in local issues we would be pleased to see you.
Leith Links welcomes the gala with the usual mix of stalls,food and live music. The Leith Community Councils have a stall with thanks to the local neighbourhood partnership. The theme this year is a vision for Leith Walk. We’ll be asking locals what they would like to see to make it a safer,cleaner and more attractive place to visit for locals residents and tourists. All we need is great weather but be sure to pack a brolly,thermals,jumper,hat………
The event for parents and carers of young children returns to the Links from 1st to 3rd June. Admission is free with stalls and tents supplying advice and entertainment for parents
The next meeting of the community council will also be our AGM. We meet in Duncan Place Community Centre at 7pm.The election of office bearers has been delayed until next year due to the local council elections this year. If you live in the Leith Links area and have an interest in the many issues which impact on local residents we would be happy to see you. Our councillors for the Leith Ward will all be there to listen to any concerns you would like to raise.
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council takes place in Room 1, Duncan Place Community Centre at 7pm on 30th April 2012. If you live in the area and are intersted in local issues we would be pleased to see you.
Scottish Parliament, Thursday 19th April at 1230
The Scottish Government has been vocal in its criticism of large-scale biomass power stations, and last year called on the UK Government to scale down its ambition for biomass expansion.
But despite this rhetoric, Scottish Government has recently published draft proposals for biomass subsidies that would see companies like Forth Energy earn windfalls of over £170millions every year for biomass power stations at Dundee, Rosyth, and Grangemouth – and maybe Leith, again, if they come back with another proposal in future. Ayrshire Power, which proposes a coal, and biomass power station at Hunterston in Ayrshire, would gain over £91milion a year from public subsidies, for co-firing biomass with coal, if their project is approved.
Please come along to support this demo, if you can. An hour spent NOW on persuading MSPs not to vote through subsidies for industrial biomass could save us all years of protesting against individual horrors like the proposed Leith biomass plant, in future.
With local City Council elections in May the Community Council have organised an event at Leith Community Centre to give local residents in the Leith Ward and opportunity to meet the candidates ,hear their views and ask a few questions. Questions can be submitted on paper when you arrive. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and we hope for a reasonable turn out.Leith%20Hustings%20Poster
The next community council meeting will take place at Room 1, Duncan Place Resource Centre starting at 7pm on Mondayy, 26 March. If you live in the area of the community council and have an interest in local issues we would be happy to see you.agenda 260312
Saturday afternoon at Ocean Terminal gave local community groups in the Leith time to explain to the local population why they needed their support. There was £17660 available to be shared between a possible 22 groups and local Leithers turned out to vote. When ballot papers were counted there were 702 valid returns. If you want to find out who received funding go to http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/neighbourhood-partnerships/leith/about/%C2%A3eith-decides/