NTBCC meeting – Monday 8 June 2015

The next New Town and Broughton Community Council meeting will be on Monday 8 June at 7.30pm.

It 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.

Agenda for NTBCC meeting: 8 June

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 11 May 2015 and matters arising
  3. Police
  4. Presentation from Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh
  5. Neighbourhood Partnership
  6. Transport
  7. Environment
  8. Licensing
  9. Planning
  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.

Go Connect scheme

(adapted from an email from Erika Sella of the University of Edinburgh)

My department, the International Office, has been running the Go Connect scheme for a number of years. The scheme matches international students with Edinburgh families and community members to help them settle into University life, learn more about Scotland and enhance their experience of studying abroad. It is also a highly rewarding an enriching opportunity for local members of the community to learn more about different cultures and ways of life.

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Royal High School Preservation Trust Outline plans to relocate St Mary’s Music School to the former Royal High School

As reported previously, an alternative proposal for the former Old Royal High School on Regents Road have been announced. The Royal High School Preservation Trust (RHSPT) website gives a summary of their proposed reuse of the buildings.

NTBCC were pleased to welcome two Trustees from RHSPT to our meeting on May 11 to outline their plans as currently developed.

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Trams enquiry

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC's website)

The Edinburgh Tram Inquiry is currently retrieving and reviewing documents, and gathering further material as part of the investigation into the Edinburgh Trams project. As part of that process the Inquiry is now keen to hear from the public on two themes:
  1. What issues should the Inquiry be investigating in detail?
  2. What direct evidence does the public have on the consequences of the failure to deliver the project in the time, within the budget and to the extent projected?
Further details and an online survey is available via the website www.edinburghtraminquiry.org or by contacting the Secretary to the Inquiry.
The deadline for responses is 4 August 2015.