Next NTBCC meeting

The next New Town and Broughton Community Council meeting will be on Monday 8th February 2016 at 7.30pm, at the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. Enter by ramp, which is suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church.

Here is the agenda for February 8

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 the meeting.

Other dates in 2016 are awaiting confirmation.

Edinburgh Playing Out Public Meeting

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Playing Out)
Playing Out is a way of reclaiming our city streets for children to play safely and for all age groups to come out of their houses and speak to their neighbours. It involves closing streets on a regular basis (this is flexible, but could be one afternoon a month) and allowing children, under the supervision of their parents, to play outdoors. Unstructured outdoor play with all age groups is important for children's development. Streets which already organise playing out see an increased sense of community and responsibility  Residents' cars, delivery vehicles etc are still allowed access, it is just through traffic which is prevented from using the road. Continue reading

Seminars on Community Development 9th or 10th February

Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) are hosting two seminars presented by Alan C Twelvetrees. The seminars will feature interactive sessions between community workers and representatives to discuss the challenges that communities are currently faced with, and work together to find a way forward. See this link for details Communities United: what role for community workers and representatives?  Continue reading

Development on the RBS site on Dundas Street and Fettes Row

The New Town & Broughton Community Council have been actively following the initial proposals being put forward on behalf of The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for the redevelopment of the land in its ownership bordering Dundas Street, Fettes Row and Eyre Terrace.

We have submitted our thoughts on the previous two Public Exhibitions held in September and November 2015 by the developers GVA James Barr & the architects Michael Laird Associates. Our latest comments can be viewed here.

We believe that the proposed site, given its size, central location and adjoining the precious open space of King George V Park within the New Town, offers a unique opportunity to add real value to the area whilst allowing the current owner to leave a lasting legacy to the area.

We have also been very supportive in relation to the early consultation with the community and wider community engagement by the development team. We understand that plans are in place or a final Public Exhibition in March prior to submission of a planning permission in principle application later in 2016.

Representatives from the applicant’s development team will be discussing their latest plans at the next New Town & Broughton Community Council meeting on 8th February. Continue reading

Agenda for NTBCC meeting: 8 February

This will take place at 7:30 in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. Enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church.

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of Meeting of 14 December 2015 and matters arising
  3. Police
  4. Presentation from Bilfinger GVA on their proposal to develop the Royal Bank of Scotland site at Eyre Terrace/ Dundas Street
  5. Environment
  6. Licensing
  7. Transport
  8. Planning
  9. Neighbourhood Partnerships
  10. Edinburgh Association of Community Councils
  11. Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations
  12. Any Other Business

Members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting.

Open Government!

Think government should be more transparent, engaging and accountable? Here’s how to get involved in writing the UK’s new open government action plan.

Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable.

As a member of the global Open Government Partnership, the UK and devolved governments must publish an open government action plan in June 2016, setting out clear, specific and measurable open government reforms for the next two years.  In the spirit of open government, this action plan is being co-developed by government and civil society, and its implementation will be monitored by the Independent Reporting Mechanism of the OGP.   Continue reading