Young Leithers NP Meeting

The next Leith Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting to be held at 6.30 pm on 29 August 2016 at the Fort Youth and Community Centre.

The theme is Young Leithers and there will be lots of information about services for young people in the area, so we are particularly keen to see young people come along. Also , as the City of Edinburgh Council moves into 4 Locality Areas, there is an opportunity to meet the newly appointed Housing and Regeneration Manager and Community Safety Manager for the North East Locality.

Agenda 29.8.16 Poster 29.8.16

Leith Links CC Meeting Monday, 29th August 7pm

The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will be on Monday, 29th August at 7pm
Our meeting takes place in Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate in The Shore Room.

If you live in LLCC boundary area we would be pleased to see you.LLCC June Minutes 2016 copy LLCC 290816 PDF

Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!

Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!

Volunteer Edinburgh, as well as 50+ voluntary organisations, will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St Georges Church on York Place to host Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair.

Entry is free to the public, and we expect more than a thousand visitors to come along to find out about the widespread variety of volunteering opportunities available across Edinburgh with charities, social enterprises and the public sector.

This year, in addition representation form a wide-range of volunteer involving organisations, there will be free special learning zone workshops happening throughout the day.

When visitors need to sit down after taking in all this new information there’s a café serving delicious food and drink run by bespoke organic events (boe), an Edinburgh based social enterprise.

Volunteering helps people build new skills, get a taste of different working environments, create new friendships and boost individual confidence and wellbeing.

For those seeking a route into work, volunteering also adds skills to CVs as well as providing work experience and up-to-date references.

Making the choice to give your time and expertise to help others is a positive and meaningful commitment, with big rewards for the volunteer and the organisation or clients that the volunteer donates their time to. The Volunteer Recruitment Fair is the perfect way to match those who want to make the best use of their time with those who benefit from their input. It’s also an opportunity to publicise Edinburgh’s vibrant Third Sector community.

For more about the Volunteer Recruitment Fair, visit the Volunteer Edinburgh website:
Twitter: @VolunteerEdi
Facebook: VolunteerEdinburgh

You may also want to have a look at the photos from last year’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair here.
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Media contact:
Paul J Wilson, Chief Officer of Volunteer Edinburgh
Telephone: 0131 225 6030

Interviews can be arranged and photographs supplied upon request.


1 – Volunteer Edinburgh (VE)

Volunteer Edinburgh exists to inspire more people to volunteer to enhance their lives, the lives of others and build resilient communities.


Volunteer Edinburgh has been promoting and developing volunteering in Edinburgh for over 30 years. VE provides a range of services to members of the public, community groups, and voluntary and statutory organisations that involve volunteers in their work.

There are currently around 800 volunteering opportunities across the City of Edinburgh advertised on the Volunteer Edinburgh’s database with over 600 different organisations. Individuals can access volunteering opportunities via our online database or by visiting our building on Leith Walk

2 – Volunteer Recruitment

The 2015 fair saw almost 800 people attending with over 50 organisations holding stalls.

For more information and a list of this year’s stallholders visit:

Check out our Photo Album from last year.

3 – Quotes

Here’s what visitors and stallholders to previous recruitment fairs have said:

“The event was very well run and it has been worthwhile to meet other organisations and network” (Challenges Worldwide)

“Excellent day. Staff very helpful. Far busier than expected. Bringing more staff next time” (SFAAD)

“Really well run event. Surpassed our expectations! Everything was absolutely brilliant!”

“A very successful day. Recruiting 116 volunteers, and many more away with details” British Heart Foundation

“Great to have so many organisations in one spot.”

“A nice mix of organisations and informative representatives.”

Volunteer Fair promotional posters and flyers here:

PDF Poster (for printing):
PDF Flyer:

Facebook event:

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Cleanup Sunday 14th August 10.30am – 1pm Meet up at Coalie Park(2)

LoggoFriends of the Water of Leith Basin


Following our successful joint Graffiti cleanup with Mark Robinson from CEC on the 24th July when we cleaned the Pumbase wall we would like to collect all the rubbish that has accumulated. along the path ways.

Once again this is a joint cleanup with the WoL ConsevationTrust so all are welcome.

Please come and join us at Colie Park at 10.30am. The weather forecast is looking hopeful with the likelhood of some sunshine.

If you are not sure where Coalie Park is then please use the link below for the map

It will be lovely to see you there

Best wishes Don Giles
Friends of Water of Leith Basin

Edinburgh 20mph speed limits




Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits – Go Live

From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area will go down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower speeds across the Capital.

The new speed limits are designed to increase safety for all road users in Edinburgh as well as creating a calmer, more people-friendly environment in shopping and residential streets. A network of key arterial roads across the city will be retained at 30mph and 40mph, resulting in a modest impact on journey times overall.

Our phased 20mph rollout between now and early 2018 brings to fruition many years of planning and public consultation and the network has been designed in line with robust criteria in partnership with key stakeholders such as Police Scotland and Lothian Buses.

Police Scotland will enforce the new limit, focusing on areas where particularly high levels of contraventions are recorded. Anyone caught breaching the limit risks a £100 fixed penalty and three penalty points on their licence.

We have long recognised that a majority of city residents want to see speed limits reduced in the city centre, around residential areas and in busy shopping streets.

Sunday’s Phase 1 ‘go live’ marks the start of sharing these benefits right across the Capital. Further information and a detailed map of the 20mph network is available at or visit our Facebook page at

Timetable for implementation
Speed limit applies from
City Centre and Rural West (South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Ratho, Currie and Balerno)
31 July 2016
28 February 2017
South Central/East
28 February 2017
North West
31 July 2017
31 July 2017
31 January 2018

Please Tweet, Facebook and distribute information about 20mph to people and organisations you work with. The more awareness there is locally, the more likely it is that people will slow down and make our streets safer.


20mph Team


Leith Links Community Council,Monday,27th June 7pm,Leith Community Centre

The next meeting of Leith Links Community Council will take place on Monday, 27th June in the Shore Room of Leith Community Centre, New Kirkgate.
This should be a good meeting with guests from NHS Lothian explaining the work they do with prostitutes one the Leith Links area. It will your chance to ask questions about this on going problem.


LLCC 270616 pdf ,LLCC April 2016 version 3

Leith Gala Day, Saturday, 11th June

Yes it’s that time of year again. If your free on Saturday come down to Leith Links and enjoy a day at the Gala. There will be lots of stalls to investigate and find out more about local groups working for you in the Leith area. There’s music, food,funfare and a chance to meet up with old friends. The stalls are normally there between 10am and  4pm so it would great to see you.

Check out the Leith Festival webpage for more information