**Update as of 22:25 on 8/2/20 – Robert has been found.**
Police are appealing for assistance in tracing 83-year-old Robert Low who has been missing from Albert Street, Leith, since earlier this afternoon Saturday, 8 February 2020.
Robert is described as white, 5ft4 in height, of slim build and when last seen was wearing a blue checked jumper and tracksuit bottoms. No further details at this time.
Inspector Grant McCulloch, Craigmiller Police Station, is asking people to keep a look out for Mr Low. he said:
“We have officers carrying out a search of the area around Albert Street at the moment but would ask members of the public, especially taxi and bus drivers who may be in the area, to keep a look out for Robert.
“He doesn’t, as far as we know, have any money with nor a mobile phone with him. He may have gone into one of the local licensed premises so if you have seen him, then please contact Leith Police Station via 101 and quote reference number 2477 of 8 February, 2020”.
The Leith community croft at the north-western edge of the Links has submitted a planning application 19/06154/FUL – to carry out repair, refurbishment and extension to vacant dilapidated former tennis pavilion for community use, at 1 John’s Place, EH6 7EL.
You can view the application here and comment directly via the city council’s planning portal by the deadline of 14/02/20.
Leith Links Community Council (LLCC) has been granted an extension of one week, at our request, until 21/02/20, to give us more time to consult with the community. As well as, or instead of, commenting directly on the portal you can comment by email to LLCC or below on this LLCC website, whether your view is positive, neutral, or negative. And we would respect any wish to remain anonymous, should it be requested.
Earlier today City of Edinburgh Council made us aware that they are considering a new application for an event to be held on Leith Links this summer.
Great Russian Circus Limited wish to bring their Circus Extreme show to the links. Their plan seeks to allow up to 1400 per performance with up to thirty vehicles on the site.
Unfortunately, the Council provides a very short window to consider & respond to applications, with the Community Council response to be submitted by 13 February 2020.
Leith Links Community Council would ask our community to submit their views, concerns and / or suggestions in relation to this current application to us by noon on 10 February 2020, this will allow us to take them into account & include them in our formal response to the application.
To submit your views, concerns and / or suggestions please use the form at the end of this post.
Following the United Kingdoms departure from the European Union at 23:00 on Friday 31 January 2020 the membership of Leith Links Community Council has decreased by six.
As per section 5.4 of the City of Edinburgh Council Scheme of Administration for Community Councils the six Members of the European Parliament representing the Scotland constituency are ex-officio members of our Community Council.
However, following Brexit the six MEPS elected by Scotland in May 2019 no longer hold office, and therefore are no longer members of our Community Council.
City of Edinburgh Council have made us aware that they are processing a license variation application relating 142 Duke Street.
- Reference: 424444
- Applicant: Admiral Taverns Picadilly Limited
- Agent: MacGregor Thomson Solicitors
- Premises: 142 Duke Street
- License type: On & off sale
- Last date for objections: 6 February 2020
- Requested variation: Amend terminal hour to 01:00 hrs daily; add bar meals; allow certain activities to take place out with core hours.
- Link to view licensing register entry: Click here
Owing to the lack of detail, City of Edinburgh Council were asked to provide further information, to which the following response was received:
The variation below is to amend the terminal hour on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from midnight to 1am; to add bar meals, receptions, club meetings, recorded music, live performances and televised sport as activities listed In operating plan.
If you wish to lodge an objection, submit comments or ask questions about the application you should email firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 6 February 2020, you may also wish to copy us in by emailing email@example.com.
On 27 September 2019 we made you aware that City of Edinburgh Council were considering an application to allow the Lady Boys of Bangkok to use Leith Links as an event site in 2020.
Our original post can be found here.
We have today been informed by City of Edinburgh Council that they have secured an alternative location, no further information has been provided to us.
On 23 August 2019 we let our community know that an application had been received & was being considered by City of Edinburgh Council for Tom Kerridge Presents Pub In The Park Leith Links 2020 to be held in Leith Links in June & July 2020.
Earlier today we were advised by City of Edinburgh Council that the event will not take place in Leith Links as the application has been writhdrawn. No further information was provided.
On 30 October 2019 we let our community know that an application had been received & was being considered by City of Edinburgh Council for Gung Ho 2020 to be held in Leith Links over three days in May 2020.
Earlier today we were advised by City of Edinburgh Council that the event will not take place in Leith Links, instead it will be held in Holyrood Park. No further information was provided.
On 22nd October 2019 the Businesses on Constitution Street came together and formed a business collective to help and support each other through the Tram Project.
Our street will be closed for 3 years in total while the Tram works are carried out – I am sure you will agree a very long time for not just the local residents but also for the small independent businesses.
Constitution Street is a very historical street, this was no doubt one of the reasons why its been incorporated into the Tram route.
We don’t want to see the closure of any business due to the Tram Project, so the business collective decided we would put on events during the Tram Project to highlight that all businesses are still open and would love your support.
As our prominent Statue of Robert Burns has been removed for cleaning during the Tram work it was decided we would host Window Wonderland on Saturday, 25th January (Rabbie’s birthday).
Please come along and enjoy. Look forward to seeing you.
On 16 December 2019 Leith Links Community Council submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council our response, as a statutory consultee, to the following planning application:
19/05184/FUL | Proposed Change of Use and Redevelopment of 111 Constitution Street and the existing derelict warehouse at 18-25 John’s Lane to create an overall development comprising of 39 residential units. Additionally, two commercial units are proposed fronting Constitution Street. | 111 – 115 Constitution Street Edinburgh EH6 7AE
The planning application can be viewed by clicking here.
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