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Have you been along Henderson St recently and did you notice the mural at the Parliament St bus stop? It’s the one between Parliament St and Sandport Place.
For a long time before the mural it was a abandoned and derelict shop. With a lot of help from LeithLate and the Council we manged to have to shop boarded up and then have a mural by Russell Dempster.

If you missed the artist at work the have a look at this link to YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzEqqn9h4sY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

If you want to see more about Russell and the mural then have a look at his Facebook  Page here

https://www.facebook.com/russelldempster.art

Please let us know what you think.

Best wishes Don Giles
Secretary
Friends of Water of Leith Basin

 

Following discussions with our contractors, Crummock (Scotland) Ltd, the mobilisation timescales forthe next section of the Leith Programme have now been confirmed in more detail.

 Crummock staff will have a site presence in the area from 12 May in order to carry out a dilapidation survey of sections 5-8 (Pilrig Street to Crown Place)A ‘dilapidation’ survey records the condition of properties around the worksite prior to works commencing.

The construction work is scheduled to commence in the week beginning 19 May. This information supersedes that provided in the earlier stakeholder update of 9 April.   

 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

Leith Community Croft is a very exciting project in the heart of Leith and we are delighted to be hosting an event with the community on how to develop this huge underused space.
The event is coming up next Saturday 26th April @ 1pm, and as we have some terrific speakers coming along to discuss sustainability related issues, we really think its a fab opportunity for leithers to come and learn more about our work and why it is so important.
We’d like to ensure that information gets sent out to as many people as possible so we can make this a real success for all. Therefore we are asking for you all share this event around your networks, stick it on twitter or your facebook pages, or even your websites, and print of our flier for your office if possible.
 Confirmed speakers Barbra from Nourish Scotland, Mike Small from The Fife Diet and Tom Kirby from Granton Community Gardens.
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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:

http://www.the-junction.org/the86space

 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

www.the-junction.org

 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

 http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/about-nps/funding/meet-the-funders/

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