Regular update from Councillor Jack Caldwell: 15th May

Your regular update on all hyperlocal issues Jack has been working on across South Leith, Pilrig, Abbeyhill, Easter Road, Powderhall, Canonmills, Broughton, Bellevue, Bonnington, Albion Road and Hillside.

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Bonnington walkway re-opens on Water of Leith

The City of Edinburgh Council have re-opened the Water of Leith footpath and cycle-path in Bonnington.

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Lib Dems win in Leith Walk

The Scottish Lib Dems made a surprise gain in Leith Walk ward with the north east of the city having a Lib Dem Councillor for the first time in 10 years.

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Leith housing prices skyrocket

House prices around Leith Walk, Pilrig, Bonnington & Easter Road have risen by 7% since 2020 alone, with rents also rising.

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Lib Dems are the only party to vote for cleaner air on London Road, Ferry Road and Leith Walk

In a surpise turn of events, the Scottish Greens, Conservatives, SNP and Labour all teamed up to vote down the Lib Dem proposal for an Edinburgh-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) on January 27th's Transport and Envrionment committee at the City Chambers.

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North East Edinburgh needs affordable & social-rent housing

The 2030 City Plan has been published after cross-party toing and froing. You can view the draft online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030 and you’ll be able to feed in from November.

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Leith Walk's independent businesses need support

With the closure of beloved takeaway Los Cardos, the Trams To Newhaven project have to up their support for small businesses impacted.

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North East Edinburgh street cleanliness plummets

New figures show that streets across Edinburgh are dirtier and more littered than four years ago, with North East Edinburgh suffering the most. Amongst the City’s worst areas include the Edinburgh Council Leader’s own ward of Leith.

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There should be a walking & cycling route between Pilrig and Meadowbank

Powderhall Path should get back 'on track' and connect Saint Marks Park to Leith and East Edinburgh.

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Lib Dems push to stop cuts to school funding

Edinburgh Lib Dem councillors have pushed to block the cuts to local primary school funding made by the SNP/Labour administration.

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