Trinity Community Council Online Meeting April 12th, 7pm

“Redevelopment of Trinity Academy as a Community School”

Guest Speaker:   

Crawford McGhie, Senior Manager – Estates and Operational Support, Communities and Families

Crawford will update us on progress and early thinking about the redevelopment of Trinity Academy as a community school.

Join us on Monday 12 April 2021 at 7pm by Microsoft Teams Videoconference

Click here to join the meeting using your computer or mobile app

Or call in (audio only)  via 020 4526 8577,,102134595# (Conference ID: 102 134 595# )

If dialling in from a landline please dial the phone number followed by the above conference number and a hash.  Don’t hesitate as a longish pause when entering the conference number will cause it to time out.

The meeting will be recorded solely to help minute taking after which the recording will be destroyed.  By attending you will be giving your consent to this.

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Delivery Scams

Hi Everyone

Delivery Scams are unfortunately common at the moment, scammers send a text message claiming you have a parcel awaiting delivery in the hope you will reply with your bank details.

For full details and what to do if you wish to report a scam please read the attached document.

PC Campbell

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Samantha Campbell (Police, Constable, Edinburgh)
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Scam Alert – Royal Mail Unpaid Shipping Fee

Scam Alert – Royal Mail Unpaid Shipping Fee

Have you received a text message from Royal Mail like the one below? The monetary amount may be different but this is a scam. The purpose of this text is to get your details and banking details so that your money can be removed from your account

This article from the Independent is a salutary lesson to us all. If you have a couple of minutes it’s worth the time to read as this could happen to you, your family or a neighbour with devastating consequences.

Read in The Independent:

If you have been the victim of a scam you should report it to Police Scotland on Tel 101 or alternatively at
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Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)
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Major Gas Replacement Works In The Inverleith Place Area of Edinburgh

Major Gas Replacement Works In The Inverleith Place Area of Edinburgh
The following information is being circulated on behalf of SGN 

As we keep gas flowing to homes, hospitals and businesses, we’re as committed to protecting our colleagues and communities from the coronavirus now, as we were at the start of the outbreak.

I’m writing to you to make you aware of our upcoming project to upgrade our gas network in the Inverleith Place, area of Edinburgh. This project involves us replacing our existing gas mains with new plastic pipe.

Our essential work will ensure the local community receives a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come. We’re working closely with Scottish Government to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance. 

We’re looking to start work in the Inverleith Place area of Edinburgh on Monday the 29 March 2021. Our project will be carried out by our contractor George Ritchie, Utilities on our behalf and will last approximately 6 weeks.

For everyone’s continued safety, temporary traffic lights and local diversions will be in place. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

During this project we will be required to close Arboretum Road at its junction with Inverleith Place, as works will be carried out on a phased basis this will not be in place for the full duration of the project. On street parking will also be affected in both Inverleith Place and Inverleith Avenue South.

Temporary traffic signals will also be in place from time to time, these may cause delays during peak periods.

We wish to assure you that work will progress as quickly as possible and we will make every effort to minimise any inconvenience caused by our works.

We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from the virus. Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on our sites and we’d ask communities to keep their distance too. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website: 

We’re writing to residents and other local stakeholders to make them aware of our project and explain the details of our work. Please feel free to also share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our project. 

If you have any specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0800 912 1700 and our customer service team will be happy to help.

Thank you for your support during these challenging times and if there’s anything else you need please let me know.

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Varrie McDevitt (NHWN, Admin Assistant, NW Scotland)
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HMRC Scam Warning

Warning – HMRC Scam – Warning
Following several messages to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland from Alert members and partners it would seem that again a number of HMRC based scams are circulating.

We have reported on these scams to you before but please be very careful and remember:-

HMRC  will never text, email or phone to ask for bank details, PIN or passwords.

For further information from our partners at Trading Standards Scotland go to
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Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)
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Last Chance to Contribute to the Living in Trinity Survey

Living in Trinity Survey

Trinity Community Council is keen to understand more about the things that matter to people who live, work and study in Trinity.

When it comes to what it’s like here you’re the experts – so we’d like to know what you do in the area, what you value and what you think could be improved. We’d also be interested in your views and experience of Trinity Community Council.

Your responses to this survey are anonymous and will not be reported in a way that allows you to be identified. We will never pass your details on to third parties. If you would like more information about the survey and how your responses will be used, please contact Trinity Community Council.

All responses received by March 26 2021 will be entered into a prize draw to win a £20 e-voucher for a retailer/outlet of your choice. Thank you very much for your time.

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

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Police Appeal for Help with Boswall Parkway Assault

Assault on Boswall Parkway: Police release CCTV images

Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to as they believe he may be able to assist with an investigation into an assault in Pilton last summer.

The incident took place on Boswall Parkway around 8pm on Tuesday 4 August 2020 and left a man with a facial injury.

The suspect is described as a white male, aged 35 to 45 years old, between 5’10 and 6ft, of medium build. He had short dark hair and was wearing a two tone jacket with a zip across the front, and dark trousers.

Detective Constable Zaira Marker from Corstorphine CID said: “We believe the man in the images may be able to help with our ongoing investigation. We are appealing for him, or anyone who may know him, to make contact with us as soon as possible.

”Anyone with any information can call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3381 of 4 August 2020, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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Trinity Community Council March 2021 Online Meeting – Monday 8th March at 7pm


Our next meeting will be addressed by the new Chief Inspector covering North West Edinburgh who is keen to hear our thoughts on this subject. 

CI Sarah Taylor’s subject will be “Policing in NW Edinburgh and Trinity – Trust, Confidence and Priorities” 

Join us to give your thoughts on Monday 8 March 2021 at 7pm by Microsoft Teams Videoconference 

Click here to join the meeting using your computer or mobile app 

Or call in (audio only)  via 020 4526 8577,,102134595#  (Conference ID: 102 134 595#) 

If dialling in from a landline please dial the phone number followed by the above conference number and a hash.  Don’t hesitate as a longish pause when entering the conference number will cause it to time out. 

The meeting will be recorded solely to help minute taking after which the recording will be destroyed.  By attending you will be giving your consent to this. 

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Leith Chooses Awards

The following groups / projects received the largest number of votes from the Leith community, and will receive funding through £eith Chooses 2021, for projects
that challenge food poverty in Leith and/or that reduce isolation /help people get / stay connected, in Leith.
The total amount allocated is £51,102.
The figure below, per group, is the amount the group applied for

Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts –               £5,000

Sikh Sanjog’s Punjabi Junction –          £4,330

Edinburgh NE Foodbank –                    £5,000

Multi-Cultural Family Base  –                 £4,510

Edinburgh Community Food
& MILAN ‘Leith Bowl Blethers’ –            £4,400

Building Bridges –                                  £2,180

Edinburgh Remakery –                          £4,620

Edinburgh and Lothian Regional
Equality Council (ELREC) –                   £5,000

Projekt 42 –                                            £4,700

Citadel Youth Centre –                           £5,000

Dr Bell’s Family Centre –                       £3,630

PIE Scotland – (£5,000) –                      £2,732 (partial funding)

Many Congratulations! These projects will benefit the Leith community in many different ways, through the energy, work and commitment of the great project teams listed above.

Sadly, because of the limited funding available and the nature of participatory budgeting, not every applicant can be successful. The groups and projects whose names do not appear above did not win funding on this occasion.This is no reflection on the quality of their projects, which were all excellent. The £eith Chooses team is always finds this distressing, just as the project groups must do. Thank you for participating, don’t give up, you could be lucky another time.

Any project applicants who wish private feedback on their application, eg. number of votes received, and how their vote total compared with that of other projects etc. are most welcome to email in for this information to

Feedback and Evaluation

A short survey will be circulated in the next week or two to allow everybody to feed back any observations they may have about the £eith Chooses 2021 process. Please do respond!

There will also be an open ‘Feedback’ discussion session online on Tuesday 9 March, at 6pm, to review and discuss in more depth all/any aspects of the 2021 £eith Chooses process.

All welcome, and all views and contributions will be listened to and taken on board for future events. Do join!

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Edinburgh Police Crime Prevention Live Session

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Message Type IconCrime Prevention Live Session
Crime Prevention – Live Q&A Session on Facebook.
Subject: Home and Personal Property Security
Date: Thursday 4th March
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Place: Edinburgh Police Division Facebook Page
Officers from Police Scotland’s Prevention, Intervention and Partnerships Department in Edinburgh will be online and available to answer relevant crime prevention questions.
Help protect your property and improve your chances of property being recovered if it gets lost or stolen. Learn more about how to improve the security of your home, outbuildings, sheds, garages, stairwells, cars, bikes and valuables.
Here’s how it will work – We will create a post at the start of the session and you can ask questions in the comments of that post.

We are aiming for an interactive session, however if you can’t be online during those times you can ask a question in the comments of the Facebook post below and we will endeavour to answer them during the live session.

We would encourage you all to take part.
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Emily Noble (Police, Constable, Prevention,Interventions and Partnerships)
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