Leith Community Centre (Where Leith Links Community Council holds its regular monthly meetings) is extending its opening hours from Monday 2 September 2019.
Leith Creative recently described Leith Community Centre as the town hall for Leith.
The Community Centre is managed through a partnership between Leith Community Centre Association SCIO and City of Edinburgh Council. For fifty years the Community Centre in the Newkirkgate has been supporting the Leith community to access opportunities to learn and be active. The centre provides eight rooms & halls for community activities such as adult education classes, sports, exercise & dance classes & activities, local community & interest groups and even hosts the annual Leith Chooses voting event.
From Monday 2 September 2019 the new opening hours will be:
- Monday to Friday: 9am – 9pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm
In order to support new community groups & activities to take advantage of the new Sunday opening there is a special Sunday offer for new regular bookings, entitling them to up to two hours per Sunday free for the first four weeks providing their booking starts in September.
The centre still has availability through the week, and on weekends.
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A Leith Volunteer Fair will be held in Leith Community Centre on Friday 7 June 2019 from 1pm until 3pm.
This will be a chance for our community to find out about volunteering opportunities from a number of local organisations including Leithers Don’t Litter, Bethany Christian Trust and Leith Festival.
Pop along on the day to find out more.
Later this year the ParkLife project (a collaboration between City of Edinburgh Council and University of Edinburgh) is coming to Leith Links!
Everyone who uses or has an interest in Leith Links is welcome to attend this community workshop to find out more about the project & what it means for Leith Links. This is also an opportunity to feed into the work of the project moving forward.
The workshop is being held on Monday 1 April 2019 from 6pm in Leith Community Centre – follow this link to book your seat.
The ParkLife project is looking at how new uses of data and technology can help us understand how people use and value parks. The aim is to support the city and park partners to work together to improve parks to benefit everyone. The project includes the installation of a wifi enabled model which park users can engage with, should they wish to do so.
The workshop will give you an opportunity to share and develop your ideas about ways Leith Links can be improved and how technology might be able to help. During the workshop we will design several ‘prototypes’ that could be built and installed in Leith Links. These can be anything from a digital notice board that provides information about park activities to a system for timing yourself running a mile.
You don’t need to have prior understanding of technology in order to be able to join. You just need to be a person who cares about parks! Your views are important and will directly contribute to the project. Parks are diverse spaces and we would like to hear from as many people as possible.
Leith Neighbourhood Partnership will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 6pm in Leith Community Centre.
City of Edinburgh Council recently took the decision to abolish Neighbourhood Partnerships so this may well be the final meeting of Leith Neighbourhood Partnership.
This meeting will consider updates on matters such as Leith Chooses and the Leith Links Play Park upgrade works.
Members of the community are welcome to attend.
On Sunday 10 March 2019 Leith Community Centre (which can be found at the Newkirkgate Shopping Centre) celebrates fifty years since it was officially opened on Monday 10 March 1969.
Leith Links Community Council holds its regular monthly meetings, and many of its occasional meetings in the Centre as does Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council and many other local groups.
A day of celebration is being held to mark the occasion and members of the Leith community are encouraged to attend.
The afternoon begins with a number of free taster sessions, followed by two parties (tickets are free but should be booked).
For more information, or to book a ticket you can pop into the Community Centre office or visit their website.