Have your say! Protection and maintenance of Edinburgh’s setted streets

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

The City of Edinburgh Council is working in partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland to develop a strategy for the protection and maintenance of setted streets.

Stone setts add significant historic and cultural value to the streets of Edinburgh and are an important feature of our cityscape.

We have a duty to protect the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Conservation Areas and other historic parts of the city. This protection includes the setting of Edinburgh’s many listed buildings, where setted streets are an integral part of their identity and authenticity.

However, when setted streets are not properly maintained, they can have implications for walking, cycling and driving. Damaged setts are often replaced with alternative materials like tarmac as a temporary solution. This can result in an unsightly and uncared for appearance.

Have your say

To help inform the strategy we’d like to know what you think about setted streets and their value to the city. We are also interested to know what impediments, if any, you think setted streets can have on our movement.

You can give us your views until Wednesday 11 October 2017 on our Consultation Hub.

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)