Jack represents the Leith Walk ward, which covers Bonnington, Broughton, Hillside, Pilrig and South Leith.
He sits on the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work and Regulatory Committees, the Lothian Valuation Joint Board and the Licensing Sub-Committee.
Jack Caldwell, 29, has lived in a council flat in the heart of the Leith Walk Ward since he was four years old, in 1997, attending the local schools, Boy’s Brigade and Scout troop. Jack’s workplace is just off Leith Walk, where he is an IT technician for a local independent arts charity.
Jack is an active volunteer in the area, running a local Cub Scout troop, and was an active member of the local Leith Community Council, which has recently seen him standing up to profit-driven developers. In this role he is working constructively with people and organisations across Broughton, Bonnington, Abbeyhill, Pilrig, Easter Road, Hillside, Powderhall and Leith.
Jack's fighting to get on top of the overflowing bins and recycling bins issues, improve pedestrian and cycling facilities like pavements and paths, stop people getting priced-out of the area by supporting new social-rent homes and affordable home ownership, sensibly regulate Short Term Lets to stem the depletion of existing housing stock, rapidly expand the amount of urban trees along Leith Walk and the nearby streets, ensure Leith Walk and North East Edinburgh recieves it's fair share of Council funding and to stop the cuts to local services, such as school budgets and communtiy police and obtain better communication from the Council on utility works, like the tramline installation.
From Councillor Jack Caldwell.
The Trams to Newhaven project have just published their updated completion dates down Leith Walk.
From North to South:
Kirkgate to Crown Street: December 2022
Crown Street to Manderston Street: November 2022
Manderston Street to Montgomery Street: November 2022
Elm Row: January 2023 (due to landscaping works)
Picardy Place: November 2022
Once construction finishes, snagging and testing will take place until March 2023 when the line will go live.
Full details are available at Point 7.4 of the following PDF: https://cl-assets.public-i.tv/.../Full_Meeting_Papers...