Budget Question Time

 7.00–8.00pm, Monday 1 December 2014

City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh

 As a representative of your community or interest group, we would like to invite you to be part of our Budget Question Time event. This event is to give members of the public the opportunity to quiz our panel of senior councillors on the Council’s budget proposals for next year and beyond.

 The proceedings will be chaired by Edinburgh Evening News Editor, Frank O’Donnell, and broadcast live via the Council website.

 If you would like to put a question to the panel, or just come along and be part of the audience, please complete this short online questionnaire by Monday 24 November. Please note that places are limited. If you are not able to attend please pass the invitation on to another representative.

This is a great opportunity to play your part in Edinburgh’s budget challenge but you can also get involved before 19 December 2014 by:

 ·        watching our short animated film

·        take the budget challenge with the online budget planner

·        taking a look at the 2015/16 budget proposals overview, or   download the full proposals.

Person completing online budget planner

Your feedback will help the Council to make its final budget decisions on 12 February 2015.

Find out more


Hello Everyone

 Applications are still needed to provide a good choice of projects for the people of Leith.  Making an application gives the opportunity to get a grant of up to £1,000 for a Leith project.  But, it does more than that.  Applicant groups / organisations become part of the £eith decides publicity which promotes the groups and organisations involved.  Posters are displayed in libraries as well as information going out on the Neighbourhood Partnership website and social media.  However, The Leith Event in February attracts hundreds of local people, providing valuable networking opportunities and enables participating applicants to recruit new participants, members or volunteers.

 The decision is made on the day of the event (7 February) for projects to be completed by 31 August.  So good timing for any Spring and/or Summer 2015 events or projects.  Projects who have been made awards in the past have benefitted children, young people, older people, families as well as people vulnerable for a number of reasons.  There have been a wide range of projects involving the arts, such as music, drama, dance and painting; the environment such as gardening and clean up campaigns; fun activities such as imaginative play, camping, sailing and day trips; skills training for young people and jobseekers; support for people with physical disabilities or mental health issues.  And more……..

 So spread the word and get those talented and capable Leithers involved.  See the website http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/neighbourhood-partnerships/leith/about/%C2%A3eith-decides/  to download an easy to complete application and easy to understand guidelines.

 Applications to be in by 28 November 2014.  This can be e-mailed toLoraine.duckworth@edinburgh.gov.uk (hard copy with signatures may need to be provided at a later date.)

 Need more info or have a question?  Contact details are as below.


 Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | Leith Neighbourhood Partnership | Services for Communities | City Centre Leith Team| Cockburn Street| Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437

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The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 24th November at our new venue Leith Community Centre, Persevere Room, New Kirkgate due to the closure of Duncan Place. If you plan to attend the meeting please try to be there for 6.45 for a prompt start at 7pm. Thanks Jim



The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 27 th October at our new venue Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate due to the closure of Duncan Place. If you plan to attend the meeting please try to be there for 6.45 for a prompt start at 7pm. Thanks Jim

AGENDA 271014 ,LEITH LINKS COMMUNITY COUNCIL Sept 2014, Leith Links Regeneration meeting

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.


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