The next meeting takes place on Monday, 27th January at Duncan Place Resource Centre, Duncan Place. The meeting starts at 7pm prompt. If you live in the Leith Links area and have concerns over a local issue we would be happy to see you. AGENDA 270114LEITH LINKS CC NOV 2013 MINS

Feeling Safe Community Forum

The next public meeting of the Feeling Safe Community Forum has been arranged for Tuesday 4 March 2014, at 18:30 in McDonald Road Library.  I have attached a copy of the agenda for your information.  As per previous meetings we will have an community safety staff, including an Environmental Warden present as well as a Police Officer to ask any questions or take on board on concerns.

 Anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Leith is welcome to attend.

 We are also looking for suggestions from the public for suitable safer neighbourhood priorities, the public will elect up to six priorities which will be in place for three months and will be addressed by the Council & Police Scotland as well as any other required partners such as the fire service.

 To tell us your suggestion please get in touch as soon as possible;Please complete the survey monkey as your comments do count.

·         By online survey:

·         By telephone: 0131 529 7208

·         By email:

·         By post: Feeling Safe community Forum c/o Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 7AE



Happy New Year from Leith Links CC. I hope 2014 is good to you,friends and relations. The next meeting of the CC is on Monday, 27th January at 7pm in Duncan Place Resource Centre. Agenda and minutes of last meeting to follow

2013 review of LLCC website

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Bin collection for the festive season

Members briefing 432: Bin collection arrangements for the festive season

 This briefing is to provide you with information on the changes to bin days over the festive season from Wednesday 25 December 2013 to Tuesday 7 January 2014.

 We want to ensure that we get this information about the arrangements out to every affected resident. We have a communications campaign running from this week throughout the festive period.

 However, any additional support that you can give to help let residents in your ward know about the arrangements would be appreciated. Please direct them to our website  or our contact centre on 0131 529 3030 for further information.

Green, brown and food waste bins and red and blue box collections

Bins will not be collected on 25 December and 1 January but will instead be picked up on Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 January respectively.

 If we don’t pick up the bin on the day listed above, we are asking residents to leave it out until we collect it.

 Please note that unlike previous years collections that fall on Boxing Day 26 December and Thursday 2 January will happen as normal. Residents should ensure that there bins are out by 6am on the collection day.

 Christmas tree recycling

Christmas trees can be recycled at any of our three Community Recycling Centres which will be open throughout the festive period (except for 25 & 26 Dec and 1 & 2 January)

We will also be providing a kerbside Christmas Tree recycling collection. If residents have a brown bin or live in a brown bin area, they are being asked to place their tree at the kerbside, next to the brown bin, by 6am on the next garden waste day.

To enable trees to be recycled residents are reminded to:

·         Remove all decorations from the Christmas tree

·         If the tree is 6ft tall or more, please cut it in half

·         Do not place trees in plastic bags, as this means we cannot recycle it

·         Remove any tree stands

.We will also be collecting trees from communal bin areas during January. Residents can go for more details.

 2014 collection calendars

There are no changes to collection days for 2014. Residents can download their collection calendars or call 0131 529 3030 for a copy.

Special uplifts


There will be no special uplift service between Tuesday 24 December and 7 January. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 7 January.






THE LEITH PROGRAMME – Update 21.11.13

Draft phasing plan

As the Constitution Street junction improvements are now completed, early next year the Leith Programme work will progress into Leith Walk. A draft phasing plan showing the estimated phasing of the works and start times is now on our website for your information. We will regularly review this plan and update it should there be any significant changes to take into account.



Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc PGDip I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Services for Communities I City Centre Neighbourhood Management Team I 1 Cockburn Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1BJ

Constitution Street/Bernard Street junction

The Constitution Street, Bernard Street and Baltic Street junction, the final phase of the northerly section of the Leith Programme, is now open and work on the adjacent pavements has been completed. A number of planters containing trees are still to be put in place in two separate locations in Constitution Street and, following the delivery of the trees, installation should happen in late November or in early December. You may still see a minimal  presence from the contractors in the area over the next couple of days as there are small areas of lining to be carried out but this will be carried out with little or no disruption.

 We would like to thank you for their patience during these works and hope that the new road surface, pavements and pedestrian crossings improve the area for everyone who lives, works or visits. We appreciate that some of you have been in touch to let us know about specific concerns; your input has helped us to manage the programme and strive to minimise disruption for all as far as possible.

Early next year The Leith Programme work will progress into Leith Walk and, again, we will work with the community and traders immediately affected to endeavour to minimise disruption.  



 Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc PGDip I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Services for Communities I City Centre Neighbourhood Management Team I 1 Cockburn Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1BJ

Tel: 0131 529 7519



Creative Leith: Public Meeting

Creative Leith – public meeting
Celebrating the significant contributions of creative initiatives and enterprise in Leith, and explore what can be done to help promote creative endeavour in Leith.

 7.00pm, Wednesday 27 November 2013, in Thomas Morton Hall. All are welcome.  If you have ideas to share, please come along as there will be plenty of opportunity for open discussion and questions.

Key speakers include:

Morvern Cunningham, Leith Late – Leith’s rising cultural status in the city

Iyke Ikegwuonu, Creative Exchange – supporting local creative industries now and in the future
If you are able to attend, it would be helpful to let us know so we can cater in sensible proportions.

Doors open, and refreshments from 6.45pm

Further information can be obtained from Loraine Duckworth, 0131 529

Leith Links CC meeting Monday,25th November

The next meeting takes place on Monday, 25th November in Duncan Place Resource Centre, Duncan Place. The meeting starts at 7pm prompt. If you live in the Leith Links area and have concerns over a local issue we would be happy to see you. A251113 , LLCC OCTOBER 2013 MINS

Consultation on Review of Polling Places, 1-22 November

The Council has a statutory duty to review polling districts, polling places and stations in Edinburgh every five years.  We have reviewed our polling stations and propose some changes to ensure that:
·         they are as easy to use and reach for people as possible, including those with a disability
·         we follow the guidance from the Electoral Commission
We are now seeking feedback on these proposals between 1 and 22 November 2013 and would appreciate your support in encouraging people to give us their feedback.  Full details of the proposals, including maps and a feedback form are available from 1 November on the Council website at or from the City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh.
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