Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Winter 2016

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Alcohol in Leith

In 2014, local people said that alcohol was a factor in some of the issues which needed to be prioritised.  Those views are supported by statistical information which tells us that alcohol impacts on the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area in a number of ways.

The City of Edinburgh’s Licensing Board regularly produce a statement on how they will carry out licensing in the city and the Partnership is asked to say how it would like this done in Leith.  The Partnership would like to be sure that what it says is the correct view of local people.  So it would like to know more about local people’s experience and views on alcohol. Continue reading

British Heart Foundation CPR training (Tollcross and Liberton Fire Stations)

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is offering training on CPR. Sessions last approximately an hour with one session available at Tollcross (Sundays 11am) and one available at Liberton (Weds 4pm) each month.

Requests to attend should be emailed directly to Jonathon Miller, Station Manager, Response and Resilience, Edinburgh South Central, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, via jonathon.miller@firescotland.gov.uk

Community Activist course – Starts FEB 2016

A couple of last minute places have become available on this free training course that starts on 9 Feb.

Anyone that lives or is active in the Old Town (inc Dumbiedykes) or Leith is eligible to take part.

This lively and enjoyable course will have lots of opportunities to share experiences and learn from each other. Click  the thumbnail for more information. Community Activist Training poster

To sign up for the information session, or to ask any questions, please call Jackie Mearns, CLD Worker, on 0131 554 4750 or email jackiemearns@ea.edin.sch.uk

Roseburn to Leith Walk cycle path – maps and streetscape examples

With thanks to Allan Hutcheon of Edinburgh Council for providing these

Click the thumbnails to see the full-sized graphics.

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Cockburn Association slides 26 10 12 Cockburn Association slides 26 10 12
streetscape examples 1 streetscape examples 2 streetscape examples 3
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See the consultation and section maps at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/roseburntoleith. Deadline for commenting is Monday 1 February. You can comment via either an online survey or by email to cyclingprojects.consultation@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Link Up – Creating the Foundations for Individual and Community-led Change

This webinar, on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:30, may be of interest to community councillors. A webinar is an online seminar, and this one is free attend, but you have to have a phone line and a computer with internet connection to be able to follow the webinar. You can read more about Link Up here: http://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/our-funds/link-up

The webinar is intended for council officers, but anyone with an interest may sign up. Continue reading

Stay Safe in Leith over the Festive Period – advice

(adapted from an email from leith Neighbourhood partnership)

Nominate your street for a Safety Surgery in 2016

Poster 23.11.15 amended

Come along to McDonald Road Library on Monday, 23 November 2015.  Refreshments from 6.30 pm with meeting at 7.00 pm.  There will be an opportunity to talk with officers if you have any safety or anti-social behaviour concerns in your street.

Loraine Duckworth | Partnership Development Officer | Leith Neighbourhood Partnership | Services for Communities | City Centre Leith Team| 329 High Street| Edinburgh | phone: 0131 529 7403 | Mobile: 07739188437