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Free parking plan during tramworks PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 11:09

Free parking or free bus tickets are under consideration by Councillors during the tramworks, according to an article in the Edinburgh Evening News on 7 September:

Free parking plan during tramworks

It is concerning that no sooner has the decision been made to curtail the tram route at St Andrew Square, than all conversations focus purely on the 'city centre'.

Leith suffered the longest period of disruption during the utility works, and the impact is still being felt by local businesses.

The Open For Business funds, along with any concessionary schemes or compensation should be extended to all those affected by the Edinbugrh Tram - Leith will be seeking its share!

 
Edinburgh Trams: Action needed now to repair damage done to Leith PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 09:07

Charlotte Encombe, the chair of Greener Leith calls for a significant inward investment for Leith to repair the shambles left behind following the Edinburgh Tram works. An article published on the Greener Leith website repeated arguments previously published on the STV website on Thursday 1 September:

Edinburgh Trams: Action needed now to repair damage done to Leith

In sentiments which echo those of the LBA, Charlotte criticizes the £2M set aside for public realm improvements as 'paltry', calling for a, 'coherently worked out investment plan to kick start the sustainable, resilient, regeneration of Leith'.

 
Akdeniz Mediterranean Food Centre to open on Leith Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 08:55

The premises previously occupied by The Bed Shed on Leith Walk may re-open as a Mediterranean Food Centre according to a 4 September article on the Greener Leith website:

Akdeniz Mediterranean Food Centre to open on Leith Walk

The prospect of re-opening this empty unit is to be welcomed, and the addition of yet another 'flavour' to the International Tour of Leith!

 
Tram row council in running for major UK award PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 08:55

News that Edinburgh has been nominated for "Council of the year in Service Delivery" was received with some degree of incredulity by city residents observing the shenanigans surrounding the Edinburgh Tram Line according to an article in The Herald on 6 September:

Tram row council in running for major UK award

Gordon Burgess of The Bed Shop makes many very valid points - from the sorry state of the public realm in Leith, to the financial losses suffered by Leith businesses during the MUDFA utility works, and the potential for a group legal action.

Alan Rudland also questions the potential for future nominations as the city suffers from 30 years of tram-debt repayments.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 September 2011 09:07 )
 
Leith Walk Traders to Trial QR Code marketing PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 July 2011 12:26

Leith Shopper on FacebookShops up and down Edinburgh’s Leith Walk are to be given the opportunity to be among the first in the UK to trial Scanzo a new form of shopper marketing based on QR codes, the strange black and white squares that are appearing on posters, advertisements and print items.

Each shop in the trial will display a unique QR code in their window, linking through to their own site or to a specially-created site featuring details of opening times, stock lines and points of interest about the shop.

Alan Rudland of Leith Business Association sees it as the next step in local businesses fighting for their share of shoppers’ spend,  "Leith traders are passionate about their businesses and the local area. We see Scanzo as a great way of competing with online traders, by fighting them at their own game. Our shops now offer a 24/7 interaction with shoppers and we hope this will bring new opportunities for everyone involved with the scheme.".

Chris Wilkins of Scanzo adds, "Shoppers still love the high street and local shops – the buying experience can be so much better than online. Scanzo gives smartphone users the chance to investigate a store even when it is shut, to find out more before they enter and enhance their shopping experience with the shops they love. For shops, it is an affordable way to add a new level of shopper interaction.".

If the trial is successful it is planned to roll out the scheme across the country.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 July 2011 12:41 )
 
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