The next New Town and Broughton Community Council meeting will be our Annual General Meeting Monday 8th May 2017 at 7.30pm, at the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. This will be followed (at about 7.45pm) by our regular meeting, at which Nicholas Fraser, Depute Clerk of City of Edinburgh Council Licensing Board, will talk on and take questions about liquor licensing in Edinburgh.
Local residents are very welcome to attend. Enter by ramp at right side of church, which is suitable for wheelchairs. 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.
Our June meeting will be on Monday 12 June at 7.30pm.
If you wish to report fly-tipping directly to Edinburgh Council, click this URL: http://edinburgh.latestinfo.co.uk/street-cleansing. A link to this has been added to the 'other useful links' section on the right of all NTBCC web-pages.
Click to download: 2017_04_10 agenda
Cllr Lesley Hinds will speak on the proposed closure of the upper part of Leith St from September 2017 to July 2018 for St James Centre works and street improvements.
(adapted from an email from Jenny Bruce, World Heritage Site Co-ordinator)
Consultation is now open for feedback on the draft Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage site management plan (2017-2022). Edinburgh Council is asking what you think of the draft plan, and would welcome you sharing the consultation link (https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/onte-whs-draft-plan) far and wide.
The consultation (downloadable here) looks at the six themes we discussed in our Oversight Group meetings and it will take about 15-20 minutes to respond. You can respond using the online survey (the detailed proposals appear alongside the relevant survey questions) or download a copy of the questions and submit your feedback via email. The consultation will close on 5 June 2017. An initial summary of findings will be published within 8 weeks of this date.
The feedback received will be analysed and further considered by the management partners to update and modify the Plan; the final version of the Management Plan will be formally endorsed by the partners by September 2017.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in with the Site Co-ordinator (contact details below).
Jenny Bruce | World Heritage Site Co-ordinator | Planning and Transport Service| Directorate of Place | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court - G3 | 4 East Market Street | Edinburgh | EH8 8BG | Tel: 0131 529 3510 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For World Heritage Day 2017, Edinburgh World Heritage will be hosting the city's first ever 'Heritage Hustings' against the backdrop of Playfair's majestic St. Stephen's Church, St Stephen Street , Edinburgh. This will be a chance for everyone to question the candidates for the upcoming council elections on the heritage issues people feel strongly about such as the contribution of new development to the city, the care and maintenance of historic buildings, issues of planning control, and the balance between the needs of visitors and residents.
The candidates attending are Councillors Alex Lunn (SNP), Ian Perry (Labour), Joanna Mowat (Conservative) and Nigel Bagshaw (Green). EWH are also delighted that Sandy Stoddart, the Queen's Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland, will join the panel to provide his unique perspective on the importance of Edinburgh's heritage for the future of the city.
After the hustings there’s the opportunity to meet the candidates as well as the Edinburgh World Heritage team. The invitation to the event is open to all . More details on the Edinburgh World Heritage website here: To reserve a place on Eventbrite, here.
The Picardie Association has organised a meeting for the neighbourhood (Broughton Street, Picardy Place, Antigua Street, Union Street, Broughton Place, Hart Street, Forth Street) with the St James Centre Developers on Wednesday 12 April, 7pm in the Outhouse, Broughton Street Lane. This is an opportunity for information sharing and discussion.
All residents and local businesses in the neighbourhood welcome!