20 mph zones, Have your say

20 mph zones

Drop-in, learn more and give your views.

6.00 pm –8.00 pm, Wednesday, 24 Sept 2014

Business Hub, McDonald Road Library

2 McDonald Road, EH7 4LU

Presentation at 6.30 pm

All welcome

Opportunity to learn more, ask questions

and/or make comments

The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 29th September. Due to the closure of Duncan Place our meeting will take place in Port of Leith Housing Association offices in Constitution Street, Leith. From October we will be meeting in Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate. If you plan to attend Septembers meeting please try to be there for 6.45 for a prompt start at 7pm. Thanks Jim


The next meeting takes place on Monday, 29th September. Our usual venue, Duncan Place Resource Centre, Duncan Place has been closed by the City Council due to Health and Safety concerns so our September meeting will be held in the offices of Port of Leith Housing Association. From October the Community Council will move to Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate. The Agenda for September with the minutes of our August  meeting will be issued next week. As always if you live in the Leith Links area and have concerns over local issues we would be happy to see you.

Leith Programme Update

Progress update

 All work is currently running on schedule to the programme timescale

 Section 6a West (Balfour Street southwards):

·         All kerbs re-laid south of Balfour Street

·         75% of existing slabs removed

·         25% of new slabs re-laid

 Section 6a East (Jameson Place southwards)

·         50% of existing slabs removed

·         15% new slabs re-laid

·         Trial hole to relocate lighting column completed

 Section 8a West (Jane Street southwards)

·         40% of existing slabs removed

·         New gully connection complete

·         Installation of kerbs 50% complete

·         20% of new slabs re-laid

 Section 8a East (South of Manderston Street)

·         50% of existing slabs removed

·         Installation of kerbs 75% complete

·         15% of new slabs re-laid

 Other sections:  

·         Snagging works to sections 5 and 7 on-going

 Looking ahead for next week:

·         Continue with footpath works in all sections

·         Relocate lighting columns in sections 6 and 8

·         Gully installation at Stead’s Place




MELA 2014

The 20th annual Edinburgh Mela runs from 29 – 31 August 2014, and we’ve put together our most exciting programme yet to celebrate. Fancy dancing to the ragga-tipped beats of legends like Apache Indian or GAUDI, journeying around the world in eighty tunes with blissfulQawaali, fast-paced Ghanian drumming or Chinese punk, falling in love with some beautiful choreography at the Mela World Dance Feste, trying out new spices in the Global Food Village, meeting animals from all over the globe at the Kidzone Animela, marvelling at the vibrant fabrics of the famous Mela Fashion Show, or being transported to fairyland by our brand new orchestral commission The King of Ghosts? Well, you’re in the right place: come on down to Leith Links, and join the party.

The next meeting takes place on Monday, 25th August at Duncan Place Resource Centre, Duncan Place. The meeting starts at 7pm prompt. If you live in the Leith Links area and have concerns over a local issue we would be happy to see you.   AGENDA 250814 LEITH LINKS COMMUNITY COUNCIL June 2014 doc

Invitation to Scotland’s biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair
at St Paul’s and St George’s Church Hall on York Place,
Edinburgh EH1 3RH on Wednesday 24th September 2014
Free entry from 11am-7pm
The Fair will also feature: 
  • volunteering and employment specialists
  • a friendly café to relax and refresh in
  • access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city
  • over 50 organisations looking for volunteers
Visit Scotland’s biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair!
Date: Wednesday 24th September 2014
Times: 11am until 7pm
Venue: St Paul’s and St George’s Church (P&Gs), on York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RH (at the top of Broughton Street)
Cost: Free Entry – no need to book – just turn-up!
Charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are searching for volunteers, people like you! After more than a decade, the Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair is firmly positioned as the capital city’s volunteering event of the year.  It will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the city, putting potential volunteers in touch with hundreds of organisations.
If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with around fifty organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof.  
Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them.  Make sure you’re one of them this year.
There are many benefits to volunteering, it’s a great way to use and develop your skills, try something new, make new friends and contacts, boost your confidence and general wellbeing, gain valuable experience, and of course, make a real difference!
The Fair will also feature:  volunteering and employment specialists * * café * * access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city * * over 50 organisations looking for volunteers **
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