Leith is many places, whose voice is unheard?

How can the great wealth of knowledge and talent in Leith be harnessed? What is the best way to develop a shared understanding of the local potential to meet needs and overcome obstacles? Leith Conference The place is packed. The hall is fairly humming with that unmistakeable sound of people getting properly engaged. All ages. … Continue reading “Leith is many places, whose voice is unheard?”

How can the great wealth of knowledge and talent in Leith be harnessed? What is the best way to develop a shared understanding of the local potential to meet needs and overcome obstacles?

Leith Conference

The place is packed. The hall is fairly humming with that unmistakeable sound of people getting properly engaged. All ages. Busy tackling the big issues of local life. So why are we worried about who is not here?

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A Community Manifesto: can we shift the balance of power in Leith?

A new way of working is in the air. ┬áThat’s the bold, cheering and┬áchallenging statement at the start of the Community Manifesto which has emerged from a series of community discussion events in Leith and north Edinburgh. Can we turn words into actions? Continue reading “A Community Manifesto: can we shift the balance of power in Leith?”

Blue sky thinking? Let’s write a bold community manifesto

Chimney tops against a blue sky
Through the roof: Edinburgh house prices

Let’s invest in more affordable housing, a sustainable local economy, better care for young and old, better use of public space….these were among top issues at our Open Space event in December. Let’s turn them into a community manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections in May.

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Let’s write a community manifesto

Votes are cast by sticking coloured dots on flip chart action points
Voting time at our December Open Space event

More power for local communities. That was a strong theme of our Open Space meeting in December 2015. Now we hope together we can turn words into a Community Manifesto for Edinburgh Northern and Leith in the Scottish Parliament elections in May. Please join our community discussion event on Saturday (2 April) in Newhaven Church Cafe 10am – 2pm. Continue reading “Let’s write a community manifesto”