Want to catch up and join in with what’s happening in and around our local community? You may be interested to attend one or more of the following events, all happening this week:
- Monday 26 June – Leith Links Community Council Meeting – 7 pm Leith Community Centre.
- Wednesday 28 June – Project team, former Tram Depot (165 Leith Walk) news about demolition and new plans for the site – drop in event, 4:30 – 7pm, McDonald Road Library.
- Thursday 29 June – Make Leith Better pitching event. Leith Creative offering £500 awards for the best ideas – 6 pm – 8pm, Bakers Arms, 87-91 Henderson Street.
- Saturday 1 July – Restalrig Road + Railway Path Clean Up event – 11am – meet at bus stop on bridge above the railway path, Restalrig Road.
- Sunday 2 July – Farmers Market on the Croft – 10am – 5 pm – Leith Community Croft, at the Johns Road end of Leith Links.
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council takes place in Leith Community Centre on Monday, 26th June at 7pm. This will be our last meeting before the summer break. There’s no meeting in July but we will continue to work for you when required. Keep updated through Facebook, website and twitter.
Monday 26 June 2017,Monday 24 April 2017
Since being elected in October 2016 Leith Links Community Council (LLCC) has worked hard for the local community and our AGM was an opportunity to recognise that work by publishing our annual report. Click here to download a copy: LLCC Annual Report 2016 2017.
The LLCC AGM was also an opportunity to elect our office bearers, who for the next year will be;
We hope you enjoy reading our annual report and welcome your feedback.
The AGM of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 29th May at 7pm.
The meeting takes place in Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate and all are welcome to attend.
A petition is currently being circulated calling for the owners of 15 Duke Street to make improvements to the now derelict building & land, which is considered by the petitioners to be having a negative impact upon the local area.
To sign the petition follow this link.
The details of this petition are being circulated as it relates to an emerging community issues within our area however, we have not taken any decision as to whether to endorse the petition, or not. Whilst the petition has been started by an elected member of LLCC, the petition has been created in a private capacity.
Many residents within our area have reported that they have been adversely affected by nuisance foul odours from the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works operated by Scottish Water and Veolia Water UK.
Leith Links Community Council is aware of these concerns and we are members of the Seafield Stakeholders Group which meets regularly to discuss matters relating to the works.
We would encourage any residents who are adversely affected by nuisance foul odours from the works to ensure that this is reported, at the time, on each and every occasion. We cannot underestimate the importance of this.
We have previously distributed leaflets (pictured) to households in our area encouraging people to report any foul odours.
Please report sewage type smells to the City of Edinburgh Council using these details:
Please report burning rubber type smells to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency:
- 0800 80 70 60 (24 hours, 7 days)
A general election has been called for Thursday 8 June 2017, this is a United Kingdom wide election where voters will elect one MP per constituency to sit in the House of Commons.
The Leith Links Community Council area encompasses parts of two constituencies.
In this election you select one candidate and mark an X in the box next to their name.
You can only vote if you are on the register of electors, to check you are listed, or to be added, follow this link for further information.
The candidates standing in each constituency are as follows;
Edinburgh North and Leith
- Deidre Leanne Brock – Scottish National Party
- Iain McGill – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Gordon John Munro – Scottish Labour and Co-operative Party
- Lorna Jane Slater – Scottish Green Party
- Martin Veart – Scottish Liberal Democrats Party
- Tristan Philip Pierre Gray – Scottish Liberal Democrats Party
- Patsy King – Scottish Labour Party
- Katie Crichton Mackie – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Tommy Sheppard – Scottish National Party
If you are not sure which constituency you live in, follow this link to find our by entering your post code.
NB: Leith Links Community Council is a non political organisation and is not affiliated with any candidate, political party or cause.
The results of the City of Edinburgh Council elections have been announced.
There are two City of Edinburgh Council electoral wards which encompass the Leith Links Community Council area, Leith Ward 13 and Craigentinny / Duddingston Ward 14.
All seven elected City of Edinburgh Councillors automatically become ex officio members of Leith Links Community Council.
Leith Ward 13
- Electorate: 17,432
- Votes cast: 7675
- Turnout: 44.0%
- Councillor Chas Booth (Scottish Green Party) (Re-elected)
- Councillor Adam McVey (Scottish National Party) (Re-elected)
- Councillor Gordon Munro (Scottish Labour Party) (Re-elected)
Craigentinny / Duddingston Ward 14
- Electorate: 22,793
- Votes cast: 10,892
- Turnout: 47.8%
- Councillor Ian Campbell (Scottish National Party)
- Councillor Joan Griffiths (Scottish Labour Party) (Re-elected)
- Councillor John McLellan (Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)
- Councillor Alex Staniforth (Scottish Green Party)
We look forward to meeting all the City Councillors for the Leith Links Community Council area at our next public meeting, which is our Annual General Meeting being held on Monday 29 Mary 2017, from 7pm, in Leith Community Education Centre (Newkirkgate).
Our long awaited hustings event for candidates standing in the Leith Ward (Ward 13) was held yesterday evening in Leith Community Education Centre.
Four of the five candidates standing attended and answered twelve questions from the assembled audience of 35 members of our community.
Throughout the night we published various Twitter and Facebook postings using #LeithHustings view collated Tweets by us & others by clicking here.
Candidates who took part were;
- Chas Booth (Scottish Green Party)
- Adam McVey (Scottish National Party)
- Gordon Munro (Scottish Labour Party)
- Paul Penman (Scottish Conservative Party)
The twelve questions were diverse;
- Trams – if they come to Leith do you support additional business rates relief for affected local businesses.
- Poverty – what battles will candidates fight to lift families out of poverty.
- Rape & womans rights – will candidates condemn rape clause and what is their position on the tendering of domestic abuse services.
- Leith Links – what will they do to improve the Leith Links area, specific mention of refuse related issues on Leith Links and HMO properties surrounding the Links.
- Rape – what will candidates do to ensure there is help for rape victims to come report such crimes, and quickly. Also, how will they ensure that the third sector doesn’t become politicised.
- Planning – what will candidates do to ensure that people are brought to Leith / kept in Leith.
- Environment – what will candidates do to tidy up Leith, including getting bins emptied.
- Seafield smell – how do candidates see this being resolved.
- Libraries – what will candidates do to ensure services maintained.
- Housing – rent controls for Edinburgh, yes or no.
- Democracy – candidates thoughts on ensuring more power for local democracy.
- Environment – will candidates be taking part in the next Leithers Don’t Litter community clean up. Also, are they against bottled water being used on City of Edinburgh Council premises.
Who are the candidates? Follow this link to find a list of candidates.
Where to vote? Follow this link to find details of polling places.
Register to vote? Follow this link to find out how to register to vote.
How to vote? Follow this link to find details on how to vote.
If you live within the red line – you live in Leith Ward.
NB: Leith Links Community Council is a non political organisation and is not affiliated with any political party or cause. This event has been organised on a neutral non aligned basis.
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will be held on Monday 24 April 2017, from 7pm, in Leith Community Education Centre.
All members of our community are welcome to attend.