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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 **
For more information visit: www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk
Call Lara on 0131 225 0630
When members of the public were asked to sum-up their experience of the Volunteer Recruitment Fair in ONE word here’s what they said: “Informative, Relaxing, Enlightening, Revealing, Useful, Helpful, Informing, Busy, Good, Overwhelming, Interesting, Inspiring, Lively, Buzzing, Inspiring, Welcoming, Busy, Organised, Worthwhile, Encouraging, Excellent, Stimulating, Timely, Comprehensive, Opportunity, Enthusiatic, Friendly, Effective, Engaging, Insightful, Comprehensive, Fantastic, Great, Eye-opening, Brilliant, Wonderful, Uplifting, Expansive, Mind-expanding!”
Other visitors to the recruitment fair said:
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Recycling Service

New recycling service

The Community Councils which will be affected in the first phase will be:

Craigentinny/Meadowbank, Northfield/Willowbrae, Portobello, Craigmillar, Liberton & District, Gilmerton Inch, Grange/Prestonfield, Granton & District, Trinity, Stockbridge/Inverleith, Drylaw/Telford, Leith Harbour & Newhaven, Leith Links, and if any of these community councils would like us to come to talk to them, just let us know by ontacting – justine.taylor@edinburgh.gov.uk

 From September through until summer 2015, we will be replacing the red and blue boxes with a wheelie bin and a box.  We will be rolling out this new recycling service to approximately 140,000 residents with individual wheelie bins.

 The new service will allow residents to recycle more of their waste and make it easier by less sorting of items. They will also be able to recycle lots more plastics; including bottles, pots, tubs and trays and also small electrical items.

We will be supplying residents with a smaller wheelie bin (140L) that will be used for general waste. The green wheelie bin will change from being a landfill bin to a recycling bin. It will be used for mixed recycling (plastics, paper, cardboard, cans etc) and they will continue to use their blue box (for glass), food and garden recycling. The red box will no longer be used, and we will collect those that residents don’t want to keep.

 All bin collections will be on the same day each week – one week it will be general waste and food bins. The next week it will be the recycling bin and box, garden waste and food waste bins.

 Introduction of the new service will be done in phases to ensure that we are able to resolve any issues as they arise, and can look to make any improvements, as the service roll out progresses.

 How will you let residents know about the changes?

We will be running a full scale communications and engagement campaign to support residents throughout the roll out. This will include information being sent direct to those affected before the start of the new service with introductory information on the new service.  This is arriving with residents this week.

 We will send another information pack near to the start date that will include a collection calendar, details on what items go in each bin, a sticker for their glass box, and where to find out more.

 Posters, signs, press, web and social media updates will also happen throughout the roll out.

 We are running events across the city, to speak to residents about the new service.  These are listed on this page: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20001/bins_and_recycling/22/roadshows_and_events

 We have briefed our customer and neighbourhood teams to make sure they are aware of the changes.

 Brief information on the new recycling service is on this web page:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20001/bins_and_recycling/1023/new_recycling_service

 Information about what streets are affected and a map is on this web page, with a downloadable guide:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20001/bins_and_recycling/1074/when_your_bin_and_recycling_collections_are_changing

Clean_Up_Email

Are you doing your bit to #CleanUpEdinburgh?

Why not pledge your support at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/litter

Get email reminders for your next recycling box and/or garden waste bin collection atwww.greenboxday.co.uk

Check your 2014 green wheelie bin, garden waste and food waste collections atwww.edinburgh.gov.uk/bindays

and your red and blue box collection days on www.edinburgh.gov.uk/redandblueboxdays

You can also call  0131 529 3030 or email waste@edinburgh.gov.uk get a version by email or by post. Remember to include your full address.

 

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)
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