Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in odour emissions from Seafield. It’s disgusting and ruins local residents’ enjoyment of this good spell of weather. I’m disappointed to report that Veolia have been slow to react to public concerns and if SEPA and City of Edinburgh Council have taken any action they haven’t communicated that to the community council or local residents association who have been working hard on your behalf for many years. Rob Kirkwood from Leith Links Residents Association and I will be meeting with Ben MacPherson MSP on Monday evening to raise our concerns. I will then give you a full update on where we go from here.
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 28th May at 7pm in Leith Community Centre. The Agenda and other documents will be issued soon, so watch this space. We have two guest speakers from City Car Club and the developers of Salamander Place who will show us their plans for the next stage of the site which will include town houses and colony type homes. More importantly they will also be talking about the extension of green space and allotments plus plans for public art and historical interpretation which has to be included as part of the planning permission. Please join us because your input will be important. Thanks Jim
Lovely Leith Links is YOUR park! This is the final chance for you – and the kids, of course! – to have your say on the forthcoming upgrade of the play park on Leith Links. Please take time to consider the alternative proposed designs, and feed back your views, either in person at the local sessions next week (see poster below) or online. Click here to access the designs and to vote for your favourite
It’s not just ‘either/or’ – it may be possible to mix & match across the different designs, apparently, so get in there quick!
The next meeting of the Leith Links Community Council will be held on Monday 30th April
at 7pm, in the Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate.
Visiting Speakers on update of Leith Links Playpark
The next meeting of the Leith Links Community Council will be held on Monday 26 February
at 7pm, in the Shore Room, Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate
Our guest speaker is from Port of Leith HA to give an overview of their proposals for the Porthaven House site.
The Edinburgh Mela is back this year, and is up and running RIGHT NOW on Leith Links. Open from 12-9pm both Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd (FREE entry).
Check out the exciting programme of music and dance perfomances here, and there is also yummy food, stalls and lots of fun. All welcome!
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.
Greener Leith is having a pruning event at the Children’s Orchard on Sat 4th Feb from 10:30am to 12.30pm with Ben Dell from Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get some hands-on experience in pruning and learn from an expert, so please do come along if you are interested. There will be a general litter clean-up and mulching to be done as well, so activities for everyone even if you are not interested in pruning.
Greener Leith will provide all tools and equipment, but if you have your own secateurs, please do bring them along. We will be providing soup and sandwiches as a reward for braving the cold!