For further information contact: Mizan Rahman, Project Coordinator, Equalities engagement, ELREC, 14 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH, Tel: 0131 5560441 | Email: email@example.com | www.elrec.org.uk
The City of Edinburgh Council have now published the nomination papers for this years Leith Links Community Council elections.
Individuals seeking election to a community council must be nominated by a proposer and seconder, both of whom must be on the electoral register for the community council area. Each elector may only propose one nominee and second one nominee. Nominations require to be submitted with the candidate’s consent. Self-nomination is not permitted.
The nomination form must be completed and a scan returned by email to Gordon.Munro@edinburgh.gov.uk. Alternatively a hard copy can be returned to Cllr Gordon Munro, City Chambers, High Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 1YJ by 4pm Monday 30 September 2019.
The timetable for the election process for elected members is as follows:
- Monday 9 September – publication of Notice of Election (start of nomination period)
- Monday 30 September 4pm – deadline for nominations (forms to Returning Officer)
- Monday 30 September 4pm – deadline for withdrawal of nominations
- Thursday 10 October – publication of Notice of Poll (if a poll is required)
- Thursday 31 October – polling day (if a poll is required)
Nominated members (local interest groups)
Registration forms for local interest groups should be returned to the Council’s Elections Team who will ensure that qualifying organisations are appropriately registered by the close of nominations (30 September 2019). The Elections Team will inform the Returning Officer of the number of valid application forms received. Where the number of nominations does not exceed the maximum number of nominated members those nominees will be declared duly elected.
Should the number of nominees registered exceed the maximum number of nominated members, the Returning Officer will convene a meeting of representatives from all registered local interest groups and the elected members of the community council. Participants at this meeting will vote by ballot to determine which local interest groups will become members.
The timetable for the election of representatives of local interest groups is as follows:
- Monday 9 September – Notice of Election
- Monday 30 September – Close of Registration
Questions or advice
If you have any questions about the election process please contact the Elections Team
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email: Community.Councils@edinburgh.gov.uk
- Telephone: 0131 469 3126
City of Edinburgh Council have this week released some promotional materials relating to the upcoming Community Council elections.
The materials are copied below for your information.
The Returning Officer for Leith Links Community Council is Councillor Gordon Munro.
Please ignore the reference to Neighbourhood Partnerships in the leaflet. Neighbourhood Partnerships have been disbanded but the Council still had several thousand of the leaflets to use. Please also note that £eith Decides is now known as £eith Chooses.
Leith Conference is an opportunity for local people, community organisations and businesses to explore, identify and prioritise key issues affecting life for better or worse in our community.
As a partnership of Leith Trust and Leith Creative, the conference builds on a wide body of research about the area gathered over the last five years. Not just another discussion event, the weekend is instead an opportunity to move forward and agree joint actions for a plan, shaped by the people of Leith.
Join us to share experiences and have your say at this FREE event being held in North Park Conference Centre.
Click on the image below to book your ticket’s.
Leith Community Centre has a massive amount of good quality essential household items and adult / young adult clothing looking for a new home on 19th & 20th October 2019.
Anyone can come & help themselves to anything they need, free of charge, regardless of their income or circumstances.
City of Edinburgh Council, who have oversight of Leith Links, are considering a proposal to host an event at Leith Links, and you are invited to submit your views and questions.
The event – ‘Tom Kerridge Presents Pub In The Park’, is proposed to take place at Leith Links from 22 June 2020 to 1 July 2020. We have also been informed that a Council officer has suggested the event be held in the same area of the Links used by the Mela.
You can view the proposal below (there is very little information provided to us by City of Edinburgh Council) then submit your views or questions.
Your views should be submitted to email@example.com by 4th September 2019.
You may wish to copy in one or more of the City of Edinburgh Councillors who represent Leith Ward 13;
You may also wish to copy in Councillor Lesley McInnes (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is the Convenor of the City of Edinburgh Councils Transport & Environment Committee.
This is what is happening –
Footway widening outside former Leith Academy building from Duncan Place is progressing with new slabs being laid this week. It will stop at the existing pedestrian crossing for now until the roundabout is removed in around 3-4 weeks.
The contractor is also widening the footway outside the shops on Duke Street and they are currently laying the new slabs – will probably be completed later this week.
The contractor will then remove some of the existing islands at Lochend Road / Vanburgh place and will widen the footpath at that location. At the same time they will also start laying new ducts for traffic signals outside St. Andrews Church on Easter Road (so there may be some temporary pedestrian walkways created to facilitate this).
The new bus shelter for Vanburgh place will be installed early September, however the existing bus stop will be kept in operation until all works are complete.
The deadline has now passed with regards the plants in the roundabout and transportation of these to new owners will be arranged.
If any local residents living near the junction would be prepared to commit to watering them regularly, some trees in giant pots could potentially be relocated to the newly widened walkway, from Leith Walk. Let us know! Quickly!
City of Edinburgh Council is currently exploring the possibility of a mural on the footway as you enter the Links from Vanburgh Place, and also discussing the option of planting additional trees at that same location. In addition, Transport for Edinburgh are exploring the possibility of utilising the widened footway outside the former Leith Academy building to reintroduce a cycle hire station on the basis that this location is more open and may be less susceptible to vandalism.
If you have any further queries, please directly contact:
Steven Blacklaw ¦ Engineer – Transport Design & Delivery
Place ¦ Planning & Transport ¦ The City of Edinburgh Council
G4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG
Tel 0131 529 3252 email@example.com
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.
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.
Leith Community Centre Association SCIO, which manages Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate is hosting the second Leith Volunteer Fair. Following on from the success of Leith Volunteer Fair #1 in June this year, the event will now be held twice each year.
There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone. Come along to the second Leith Volunteer Fair to explore volunteering opportunities in Leith & beyond.
There will be number of organisations seeking one off, occasional & regular volunteers and they are looking forward to meeting you.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people & make new friends, build your confidence, try something new, get hands on practical experience, develop your CV and give something back to your community.
The next meeting of the Leith Links Community Council will be on Monday 26th August , at 6:30pm in the Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate.
If you live in the area, you are warmly welcomed to attend.