NTBCC minutes – Monday 14 March 2016

1               Attendance and apologies for absence


1.1          Present

Judy Conn NTBCC Bruce Ryan minutes secretary    
Lynn Henni NTBCC Cllr Marion Donaldson Leith Walk ward    
Iain McGill NTBCC PC Derek Barbour Police Scotland    
Ian Mowat NTBCC Alan McIntosh Broughton Spurtle    
Carol Nimmo NTBCC John Ross Maclean Broughton Spurtle    
Richard Price NTBCC 23 residents      
Christine Ross NTBCC        

1.2          Apologies

Susanna Beaumont NTBCC Allan Jack NTBCC Alan Welsh NTBCC
Jonathan Finn NTBCC Lewis Press NTBCC Cllr Lesley Hinds Inverleith ward

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Edinburgh St James – 2nd newsletter : Guide to Essential Phased Works April 2016

The 2nd newsletter has been issued by the Edinburgh St James team which covers progress on the pre-demolition work including various modifications to enable John Lewis to trade throughout the  demolition of the existing St James centre  and beyond as well as utility works. In addition, preparatory work in preparation for demolition is planned over the coming months.

The John Lewis works include a new entrance on Leith Street, upgrading of the existing “prow” entrance and a new lay-by on Leith Street for John Lewis Customer Collections.

The phased removal of the central reservation barrier on Leith Street is almost complete with the introduction of a new temporary pedestrian crossing  planned.

Full details of the planned works in the “quick reference guide” can be viewed here. The newsletter also includes details of the scaffolding and propping works and the installation of hoardings to the perimeter of the site in May 2016.

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Police Scotland online poll for public

Police Scotland is inviting people to tell them what they want from local policing via a new online survey.  The survey, which takes 15 minutes to complete, follows feedback from communities who want better opportunities to have their say.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley said, ‘Police Scotland wants to gather and understand views which reflect the needs of communities.’

The year-long survey can be accessed  at www.scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts.

The New Town and Broughton Community Council encourages local residents and businesses to complete the survey.