NTBCC meeting – Monday 11 May 2015

The next New Town and Broughton Community Council meeting will be the Annual General Meeting, to be held Monday 11 May at 7.15pm. This will be immediately followed at 7.30pm by a regular meeting.

Both will be at the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. Enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church.

Local residents are very welcome to attend. If you have an issue you wish to raise at the meeting please use the contact email form to let us know the details before Monday.

Public toilet closures: which would **you** close?

(with thanks to Leith Links CC for alerting us to this issue. The text below is adapted from a page on Edinburgh Council’s consultation hub.)

Edinburgh Council has taken a step back from implementing a £600,000 reduction for the Public Conveniences budget, which would have resulted in the closure of 22 public toilets across the city.

However, a budget decision was taken in 2011 to remove £300,000 from the service budget within the 2015/2016 financial year. This means that around 10 public toilets will still need to be closed. You can tell Edinburgh Council what you think by answering a survey. (Please note the survey opens on Monday 13 April.)

George Street public meeting of stakeholders: minutes etc

(Thanks to Iain MacPhail, City Centre Programme Manager, for supplying these. They were supplied as MS Office documents but have been converted to PDFs by NTBCC.)

City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership Public Meeting

(adapted from an email from Katie Swann of Edinburg Council)

When: Thursday 26 March 7-8.30pm
Where: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR (click for directions and info)
Theme: Supporting local action thought the Community Grants Fund

Thinking about applying in 2015/16? Or interested in how a small grant can have big outcomes? Please come along to hear about recent projects in the city centre, share your ideas and get advice about applying. Find out more about the Fund at http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/neighbourhood-partnerships/city-centre/about/community-grants-information.

Papers will be available at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cpol one week before the meeting. The Melting Pot is fully accessible with a portable infra-red hearing assistance system that can be set up in the room.
If you have access requirements you would like to make us aware of please email the venue via bookings@themeltingpotedinburgh.org.uk.

Regards
Katie

Katie Swann l Partnership Development Officer l City of Edinburgh Council l City Centre & Leith Neighbourhood Team l City Chambers l Level 9, 329 High Street l Edinburgh l EH1 1PN l 0131 529 7492 katie.swann@edinburgh.gov.uk

Meet the funders!

(adapted from a flyer and email from Edinburgh Council)

Do you have a community project? Does it need funds? If so, this event is for you!

When: Thursday 23 April 2015, 1.00 – 4.00pm
Where: The Central Library,George IV Bridge Edinburgh
What: 'Meet the Funders is a free public marketplace event providing access to funding information for community projects.'

See below the cut for more details.

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