The next meeting takes place on Monday, 28th April 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 280414, LLCC MARCH MINS 2014 no 2 (1)

Leith Programme update

We can announce that the Tender assessment for the next phase of the Leith Programme (Pilrig Street to the Foot of the Walk) is complete and the winning Tenderer is Crummock (Scotland) Ltd. The contractors will now begin to mobilise for an anticipated works start date of 5th May 2014.

 Our contractors have assured us that they will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum, keep the worksites safe and maintain access to properties and businesses. Measures to endeavour to ensure this include:

·         Providing safe segregated working sites and safe surrounds

·         Providing appropriate signage and information

·         Working outwith normal site hours of operation if issues are identified with maintaining access during the working day

·         Minimise parking restrictions as much as possible

·         Dust suppression during cutting procedures

·         Daily inspection of site for cleanliness, security, trip hazards

 At times, it will be necessary to close side roads during resurfacing and work on junctions but these will be kept to a minimum and diversion routes carefully signed.

 In order to keep people in both the immediate and wider area informed of the work, letters are going out to 16,600 addresses in the broader Leith Programme area.

 During the works, timescales, road diversion and access information will be regularly updated on the Council website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/leithimprovements

 General questions regarding the work can be addressed to the City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood Team, citycentreteam@edinburgh.gov.uk, or 0131 529 7061. Issues related to the works on site, such as access enquiries or concerns can be directed to myself, in the first instance, as I will be based in the area and available on mobile number 07739 188438 or email alan.dean@edinburgh.gov.uk

The 86 Space – available for booking

The Junction is very pleased to announce that our dedicated group and meeting space, The 86 Space, is now available for booking.

 The 86 Space is a bright and multi-purpose room where we hope to welcome community groups, regular meetings, private functions and much more!

 Facilities and features of The 86 Space:

-       open activity, group or meeting area

-       fully equipped kitchen

-       fully wheelchair accessible

-       projector, hi-fi, whiteboard and flipchart stand available

-       shiftable seating for 25 people

-       maximum capacity 50 people

-       generous storage available for regular bookings

-       toilet facilities

Take a look at our website for pictures of the space:


 Tiered rates are available for charity/voluntary groups, public sector and private bookings. Minimum booking time is 2 hours. To find out more or to make a booking, please call The Junction on 0131 553 0570 or email 86space@the-junction.org

 We look forward to welcoming you to The 86 Space!

 With best wishes,

 Jo Elder and all at The Junction

 The Junction – Young People, Health & Wellbeing

82-86 Great Junction Street

Edinburgh EH6 5LL

 0131 553 0570


 charity number SC036721

Company number 278505


Meet the Funders Event  on Thursday 1 May 2014

The Ballroom, Assembly Rooms , 50, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

 Please come along to the  next Meet the Funders event on Thursday 1 May 2014!

 This is  a free &  informal market place event where you can meet  many different organisations which  offer grants /other support to community groups.

Just drop in between 1pm & 4pm!

Here is a link to the current  list of exhibitors


We are delighted to announce we were successful on our funding application to the climate challenge fund and are looking forward to developing this as part of our Schools project in Leith along side our Leith Community Croft project, both of which I’m certain will be able to compliment one another.
See link below for more details…..


Waste Action Grant

Communities across Edinburgh are being urged to submit their applications to the City of Edinburgh Council for a Waste Action Grant as the deadline fast approaches.

Both small and large grants are available to fund eco-friendly projects that will encourage more people in the Capital to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Environmentally conscious householders, community groups, youth groups and schools are all being urged to submit an application for funding by Thursday 17th April.

A range of funding is available, from smaller grants of £50-£200 to larger grants of £500 – £2500.

For more information


The Himalayan Centre for Arts & Culture
in Leith, is looking for a special team of
Community Champions to develop an
exciting initiative over the coming months.
The Project
The project will run from April 2014 to February
2015 and has two parts:
In the Centre
A schedule of creative and environmentally themed
workshops will be organised for community members.
Out of the Centre
The team will support households in Leith to reduce
their energy consumption and increase their food
composting. Outdoor activities will be organised by the centre for community members.

The Community Champion
You will receive bespoke training to develop the skills
relevant for this project.
An option for further training at the end of the project.
Bikes! Plus a cycling course and cycling equipment
for the duration of the project.
Socialising opportunities and continual support from
the General Manager and Community Engagement
Scottish based trips to connect with similar projects
and help build our team.
Why Get Involved?
A range of new skills / networking opportunities.
Shape a significant environmental grassroots project.
Gain more knowledge about climate change and
environmental issues.

For details please get in touch with

or come to our drop-in session to find out more on
Monday 24th March 5:30pm – 7pm,
Leith Community Education Centre, Shore Room,
12A Newkirkgate, Edinburgh EH6 6AD


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