There is £116,000 available for community projects in Leith.
Applications for £EITH CHOOSES are being accepted NOW – and there is not much time to get them in – deadline is 31 January 2018.
Download Guidance and Application Forms here.
Voting will be in March 2018.
Support Sessions are offered 12-2, and 5-7 Monday -Thursday between now and 31st January – check details of time and place here. Please come along and talk to us, and get your application in order.
Keep up to date via the £EITH CHOOSES own website, Facebook and Twitter.
Just to start the Leith year with a bang – Great Junction Street is being (partially) closed for resurfacing work. Please see details of closures and bus re-routings etc. in the attached letter to local residents. This work is scheduled to last approximately 4 weeks depending on weather and other circumstances.
This is a chance for local people and community groups to have a say in determining the environmental priorities for the North East Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plan, which includes the Leith area.
To have your say, attend their Craigmillar event, the full details can be found by following this link.
The Scottish Government are seeking the views of the people of Scotland on proposed changes to the planning system here in Scotland.
The consultation is open to anyone in Scotland to provide comment on, with a deadline of 4 April 2017.
To download the document and to respond to the consultation please follow this link.
Leith Links Community Council are aware of the consultation and will be working to submit its response in due course.
Leith Links Community Council has organised an election hustings so that local people can ask candidates standing in the City of Edinburgh Council elections what their opinion is on local important issues.
We don’t know who will be taking part yet as not all parties have selected their candidates but there is an open invitation to all parties & any independents who stand.
- Wednesday 19 April 2017
- Leith Community Education Centre (Kirkgate)
Please do share our Facebook event, and watch out for posters & leaflets around the community promoting the event.
PS – Don’t worry, we know it’s a few months away so we will remind you all again nearer the time.
Later this year the people of Scotland will go to the polls to elect the Councillors who will form Scotlands 32 local authorities.
The Leith Links Community Council area is encompassed by two distinct City of Edinburgh Council Wards. Leith Ward 13 for those on the Links side of the Restalrig Cycle Path, and Craigentinny / Duddingston Ward 14 for those on the other side.
However, regardless of which Ward you are in you must be on the Register of Electors to be able to vote, either in person, by post or by proxy.
To register to vote, or to check you are on the Register of Electors click here.
To find our more about elections in Edinburgh, visit the City of Edinburgh Councils web page by clicking here.
Leith Sea Cadets are recruiting! They will be opening their doors on Saturday 4 February 2017 between 10am and 2pm at Prince of Wales Dock, so if you are interested in learning more about the fantastic opportunities they offer please come along!
They will have boats rigged, knots to tie and ration packs to sample amongst other things!
Click here to view their event on Facebook.
Police Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government have been working together to make £40,000 available in the City of Edinburgh for projects aimed at addressing Islamophobia.
34 projects are in the running to receive grants of up to £5000, with the people of Edinburgh deciding which projects get funding.
If you would like to take part in the decision making process, you can vote online here from today until 12noon on Monday 13 February 2017 or you can visit your nearest City of Edinburgh Council Library.
For more information, click here.
Following on from our Community Councils success in being the only Edinburgh area Community Council to generate enough interest to require an election in Autumn 2016, the Improvement Service has featured our efforts in a new online showcase.
A video featuring Community Councilors Abu, Chrissie, John and Michael has went online along with a written case study.
It is excellent news that our efforts have been recognised and our experiences shared with other Community Councils.
To view the showcase follow this link.
Do you remember Leith Theatre? A new memory project has been set up jointly delivered by Leith Theatre Trust and Citadel Arts Group. They’re collecting memories of Leith Theatre to create a display and to put into a book of memories. The project is supported by £eith Decides and the Robertson Trust.
The first meeting will be in the Thomas Morton Hall (behind Leith Library, 28 Ferry Road) on Thursday 16th Feb 2-4pm. Katharine Taylor of Leith Theatre Trust will make a short presentation and then we’ll start to share stories and memories of the theatre and the varied events held there. Refreshments will be served.
Please come along just to listen or share your own stories and memories. If you can’t make the meeting on 16th Feb but have stories to share, please let us know and we can arrange to meet you at another time and place if that’s easier for you.
All the best