Please see the attached flyer for the  fundraiser being organised for Leith Theatre.Seating at cabaret style tables and you can reserve a table(8-10).
More info on our website www.leiththeatretrust.org
A bar will be available, including draught beer from Leith’s very own Pilot Brewery.
If you would like to reserve tickets contact Jack Hunter at jackhunter@talktalk.net  Fundraiser 26 July Version 2 Poster (1)

Last month I was contacted by a local resident regarding the lack of putting facilities in North Edinburgh Parks.Putting greens have disappeared from Victoria Park and Powderhall. At the time I was happy to report that the putting green at the home of golf was still in position on one of the unused bowling greens. It could be better but a least it’s there or rather was there.

Edinburgh Leisure did have a sign up advertising open times on the door of the old changing rooms which has now been removed and no mention of putting is on their webpage. Here’s a reminder for Edinburgh Leisure of what it did say:

Putting at Leith Links
All age family fun  
Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm
Sat – Sun 10-4pm
Cost- adults £1.50 Children £1.00 equipment provided 
Develop spacial awareness and hand, eye coordination. Essential skill for existing and future golfers! Bowling and tennis also available at Leith Links
It may seem trivial but why remove it when they have to employ somebody to be there for the bowling and tennis so it can’t be down to cost savings. I suspect the main reason is they can’t be bothered.
In good weather the putting has been well used by local office workers and residents so Edinburgh Leisure lets have it back please.
We keep talking about making Leith Links a premier park but it’s still a poor relation to the city centre.
Another example of you’ll have had your tea Leith.

Local Development Plan

I am writing to update you on the Local Development Plan project and to let you know about the Council’s latest Development Plan Scheme – a booklet we prepare to give arolling update on the timetable for the plan.

The new Development Plan Scheme is available to view here or in Council libraries. 

If you would like to be sent a paper copy, please contact Marius Hince at

0131 529 4692 or by emailing localdevelopmentplan@edinburgh.gov.uk .

 It replaces the previous Development Plan Scheme which was published in October 2013. The new Development Plan Scheme explains that the Council has now prepared a Second Proposed Plan.

The Council has considered the representations which were made on the first version of the Plan in 2013.

You will be able to make written representations on the Second Proposed Plan from 22 August to 3 October 2014.

 The new Development Plan Scheme explains how to find out more about the Plan and its supporting documents.

It also has information on some drop-in engagement events taking place in August and September.

If you have any queries, please contact us using the details in the Development Plan Scheme.

You can get more information at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/localdevelopmentplan

Yours faithfully

Marius Hince

Project Support Officer – Local Development Plan

Planning and Building Standards | Services for Communities | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G:3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel. 0131 529 4692


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 31st July.

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

For more information


The Mela returns to Leith Links at the end of August .2014 is also the Mela’s 20th birthday and I’m sure there will be something for everyone over the weekend opening on the Friday night with a production entitled ‘The King of Ghosts’ Details can be found at WWW.EDINBURGH-MELA.CO.UK

As in previous years the Mela organisers are looking for volunteers to help make the weekend  run smoothly if your interested please see details below:

The Edinburgh Mela Festival 2014

is looking for volunteers…

 Friday 29th  August – Sunday 31st August


A carnival atmosphere with a vibrant and exciting mix of dance, music, street art and theatre, The Edinburgh Mela Festival is a lively, colourful event for all the family.

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to join the Festival team, so if you are looking for a fun, summer experience then this is the opportunity for you…

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Artist Liaison, Audience Services, Market Stalls, Kids and family area, Green Recycling Team and Marketing.

We provide:

  • A volunteer training session, which will give you a chance to meet your volunteer colleagues
  • Travel expenses to and from the Festival
  • A meal per shift plus refreshments from our hospitality area
  • 2 complimentary day tickets
  • A limited edition Mela t-shirt
  • You will be able to ask for a reference on successful completion of your volunteer post

You will be asked to attend a short, informal interview and training session.

To find out more, please contact Antonia Dickson on 07870621086 or emailvolunteer@edinburgh-mela.co.uk; alternatively write to The Edinburgh Mela, Unit 14, Abbeymount Techbase, 2 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN

 The deadline for all opportunities is Sunday 10th August 2014.

summer programme final


Have a look at the summer programme for Leith Fort Community Centre from 15th to 31st July 2014

The Leith Programme

Stakeholder email update 45: Revised timescale update  

Our contractors have advised of a revision to the planned completion date for the first sections (5a and 7a) of the Leith Walk works. It was reported in the previous update (No.44, 29 May) that the two initial worksites were scheduled to finish week commencing 16th June. This has now been revised and the anticipated completion timescale is now week commencing 23rd June. This change to the timescale for these sections should not alter the planned finishing date for the main sections (5 & 7) and this remains the 11th August.

Contributing factors to this revision have included some gully connections taking longer than expected, the installation and service connections to the new lighting columns, the need to raise the height of some service covers and more complex slabbing work required due to a number of varying sized utilities covers in some locations. Lessons have been learned from the experience of these initial sites and this will help inform the work in future sections.

The next worksites

 The next worksites, Sections 5b and 7b, are due to start immediately following the completion of sections 5a and 7a. The barriers and fencing from these initial worksites will be removed once completed and moved to the next sections.

 As a reminder, sections  will cover the following approximate areas:

·         Section 5B – 337 Leith Walk to 301 Leith Walk (area north of Iona Street stopping before the Dalmeny Street Junction)

·         Section 7B – 177 Leith Walk to 165 Leith Walk (area at Smith’s Place junction to around former Lothian Buses depot)

 We hope you find this update useful and 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 on mobile number 07739 188438, direct line 529-7519 or email alan.dean@edinburgh.gov.uk



Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc PGDip I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Services for Communities I City Centre Neighbourhood Management Team I 1 Cockburn Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1BJ

Tel: 0131 529 7519        Mobile: 07739 188 438


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