Regular update from Councillor Jack Caldwell: 31st July 2022

Your fourth 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.

Edinburgh Councillors are expected to be on recess during July, so I spent the majority of the time catching up on casework on behalf of constituents. Please email [email protected] if there's anything I can help you with. However there were a few additional items of note since my last update;

  • Met with Custom House to press the importance of South Leith being represented in any future Leith heritage exhibitions.
  • Met with the Transport and Environment Convenor to walk around Rossie Place and examine Bin Hub rollout issues.
  • Passed a piece of legislation at Full Council to ensure youth centres and community councils are engaged in any new Youth Assembly.
  • Engaged with residents on the doors of Hillside to inform them of the new ETRO consultation.
  • Voted to explore a Workplace Parking Levy, Safe Drug Consumption Rooms, basic income uplift, a tree maintenance programme and to invite the Scottish Finance Secretary to visit Edinburgh Council and explain why Holyrood is imposing austerity on Edinburgh’s public services in the Full Council meeting.
  • Attended regular community meetings and events including New Town & Broughton Community Council, #LeithChooses and Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden's party.
  • Continued regular ward patrols and got action on dozens of blocked drains, full bins and vandalised surfaces across the ward. I'll be out again with the litter picker in the coming weeks.

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