Doors-open day at Victoria Primary School: 23 September

(adapted from an email sent by Judy Crabb of the Newhaven Heritage)

Here’s a date for your diary — Saturday 23rd September: 2.30pm until 4.00pm.

Newhaven Heritage is delighted that our application to the Cockburn Trust to host a ‘Doors Open Day’ was accepted and that, thanks to the support of Laura Thomson, Victoria Primary’s Head Teacher, and the co-operation of the City of Edinburgh Council, we will be able to give the public access to the oldest working school in Edinburgh.

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Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council AGM

All welcome!

When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 7pm

Where: Kirkgate Community Centre

What:

  1. Welcome.
  2. Apologies.
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Police report.
  5. Election of New Office Bearers.
    Newly elected chairperson will chair the remainder of the meeting
  6. Approval of Annual Report
  7. Roles and responsibilities within LHNCC.
    Discussion of previously circulated papers prepared by Blyth McLucas.
  8. AOCB
  9. Date of next Meeting (September)

Community Choices fund: new money for participatory budgeting

(adapted from an email from Citizen Participation Network.)

New: Community Choices Fund announced for 2017/18

The Scottish Government has announced the £1.5 million fund will be open for applications until 21st July 2017.

First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund has supported participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.

For 2017/18, £1.5 million of the Community Choices Fund is available in two categories of £750,000 each:

  • Category one for Public Authorities which includes Local Authorities and other Public Bodies.
  • Category two for Community Organisations and Community Councils.

The fund aims to support PB activity which will significantly expand opportunities for more local people to make decisions on local spending priorities and contribute to local participatory democracy.

Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship.

The closing date for applications is midnight 21 July 2017.

More information: https://pbscotland.scot/blog/2017/6/9/community-choices-fund-announced-for-201718