Happy New Year from LLCC
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will be on Monday, 28th January, in Leith Community Centre (Shore Room). Please remember the new start time is 6.30pm.
If you live in the Leith Links area, and have questions or concerns to discuss, we would be pleased to welcome you.
Minutes of our last meetng and the Agenda for 28th will be posted soon
The next meeting of Leith Neighbourhood Partnership will be held on Monday 3 December 2018 at 6pm in McDonald Road Library.
The meeting is open to members of the public and will include an update on £eith Chooses (which is currently open for applications).
The papers for the meeting can be downloaded here in three parts:
Leith Links Community Council is an active member of the partnership, this month we will be represented on the partnership board by Community Councillor John Tibbitt.
The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council takes plave in Leith Community Centre on Monday , 29th October. Please remember the new start time is 6.30pm.
Agenda and minutes will follow soon but if you live in the Leith Links area and have concerns we would be pleased to see you.
Following a series of racist incidents in our city over the last few months, Stand up to Racism Edinburgh is organising a “Leith Stands Up To Racism” march and rally on October 27 to say refugees and migrants are welcome here and no to racist attacks in our multicultural community.
The march and rally will be followed by a music event in Leith Dockers Club.
Please see attached flyer for more information.
The AGM and next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 28th May at 7pm in Shore Room, Leith Community Centre.
AGM Agenda May 2018
All welcome, interesting visiting speakers
May 2017 AGM Minutes (draft until adopted)
Please, find attached this month’s Newsletter from the Leith Community Education Centre Management Committee with very important information. Please, make sure to circulate this Newsletter among your group members to make sure that everyone is aware of the changes to come. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Also, please note that there is a special meeting set up by the Management Committee on the 26th of April, Thursday 7:00pm in the café to discuss the possible changes to our community centre and how they will affect the groups.
The Chairperson and Treasurer of our Management Committee are stepping down in September this year and if we won’t find volunteer to take their place we might have to shut down the centre, as it cannot run without a Management Committee.
News Letter-April 2018
The three Leith Community Councils are teaming up with City of Edinburgh Council to create a pot of cash for the community in Leith, based on Scottish Government ‘Community Choices’funding.
Applications for £EITH CHOOSES will be invited very soon, and voting will be in March 2018. Many things will be similar to previous £eith Decides but there are a few exciting changes too.
The project Launch & first Funding Workshop will be held on 22nd November in Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate, at 6.00pm.
Come along and find out more!
Keep up to date via Facebook and Twitter, or download the press release.
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.
With the UK General Election approaching there are two hustings events being held which are relevant to the Leith Links Community Council area.
Edinburgh North and Leith
- Out of the Blue Drill Hall (36 Dalmeny Street)
- 7pm – 9pm
- Tuesday 30 May 2017
- Organised by Leith Central Community Council
- Restalrig Lochend Community Hub (Restalrig Road South)
- 7pm – 8:30pm
- Wednesday 24 May 2017
- Organised by Ripple Project
If you are not sure which constituency you are in, click this link to find out.
NB: Leith Links Community Council is a non political organisation and is not affiliated with any candidate, political party or cause.
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.