Contacting community police officers

The Police Scotland West End Community Officers' contact details are

They emphasise that the email box is not monitored 24/7 so in circumstances where the Police are required 101 or 999 should always be the first port of call.

They encourage people to follow them on Twitter as 'we provide near daily updates about Police activity in the City Centre'.

NTBCC Draft Representations on RBS Scheme

The New Town & Broughton Community Council have had extensive discussions with the developers of this scheme. NTBCC members attended the three Public Consultations over the preceding 12 – 18 months and have provided comments at each stage.

Furthermore, we have discussed the developing plans at many community council meetings and have had active discussions with many residents’ groups in the local area – the majority of whom would be affected by this development. It is worth noting that despite the high level of pre-consultation by the developers with the community and despite many groups not being adverse to development or redevelopment on the site, there has been a growing level of concern expressed as the proposals have matured.

We have now concluded a draft of the representation that we intend to submit prior to 18 December. Although the majority of the discussion has been associated with the Planning Permission in Principle application (16/05454/PPP), we will also object to the Conservation Area Consent application (16/05455/CON) for the demolition of the existing buildings on the site.

The draft representation for 16/05454/PPP can be viewed here  and the parallel representation covering 16/05455/CON here.

A summary of these representations will be covered at the NTBCC meeting on Monday 12 December.

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Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership

(adapted from an email from NHS Lothian)

NHS Lothian would like to invite you to  join us  to 'Talk, Share, Plan, Repeat' at one/or more coproduction events to support the development of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership (PSP).

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) agreed to build a PSP to ensure that services are shaped around people and their communities, in line with the principles of the Christie Commission. The Public Social Partnership for Wellbeing Services will build on good practice and established relationships and develop and test innovative approaches to redesign services, improve collaboration across statutory and third sector and maximise resources and assets. For more detail please find briefing attached. The session will provide you with an update and opportunity for open dialogue on all aspects of the PSP going forward. This will be supported by an independent facilitator.

There will be two city wide events, the first to capture the main themes and the second to capture work across the city and to begin to make these links. The locality events will be focused more around understanding the needs of that particular community,  opening up local dialogue, and building relationships for future partnership working. Please find invite and briefing attached.

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Your priorities for local policing

(adapted from Police Scotland's website)

Police Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their community. This year the consultation process is widening, becoming more flexible, and moving online to a digital format that will be open all year.

Everyone's views across Scotland will be taken on board at a national and local level. There is no 'one size fits all' approach to local policing and all the needs and wants of individual communities will be considered.

It's a very simple process that should only take a few moments of your time but will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community.

Police Scotland will keep you updated on our  quarterly  results. The consultation will be a completely transparent process as it's all about your priorities.

Take the survey here

Click here for a Polish version

Agenda for meeting of Monday 12 December 2016, 7:30 p.m.

  1. Attendance and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of meeting of 14 November 2016 and matters arising
  3. Police - Discussion about city centre priorities for South East Locality Improvement Plan (which covers the City Centre ward)
  4. Planning: update on Planning applications Ref. No: 16/05454/PPP and No: 16/05455/CON for Royal Bank of Scotland site on Eyre Terrace/Dundas Street
  5. Environment
  6. Licensing
  7. Transport
  8. Neighbourhood Partnerships
  9. Community Council committees
  10. Activities of Local Street or Amenity Associations
  11. Any Other Business

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

NTBCC 2017 meetings

NTBCC meetings are normally held on the second Monday of the month except January and July. Unless otherwise stated meetings run from 730pm until around 930pm. The dates are:

  • February 13th
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th AGM
  • June 12th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th

All meetings will be held at the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent
(enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, down at right hand side of church).

Members of the public are very welcome to attend all meetings.