NTBCC minutes – Monday 13 November

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 13 November 2017 at 7.30pm

Actions and decisions are RED ITALIC UNDERLINED. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

Door-step crime: bogus workmen

(adapted from a message from a Police Scotland officer to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

Dear Community members

I am taking this opportunity to make you aware of 2 recent incidents in the Morningside and Grange areas, where elderly occupiers have been approached by a male in his 30s offering to fix loose roof tiles on their houses.

It is thought the male may be driving a white transit style van.

We are currently investigating the circumstances to establish any criminality, but if you can make your members aware I would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks

Graeme Nisbet (South East Inspector)
Morningside
Southside /Newington
Liberton/ Gilmerton


Policing – your view counts! (updated)

Police Scotland want to know your priorities for local and national policing.

Either take the survey online or download a PDF allowing text entry and box-ticking.

From the introduction:

Police Scotland would like to know what issues you think we should prioritise, nationally and in your local area, as well as best methods for communicating with you.

Your views are important to us. We are committed to using this information to help shape our policing priorities and deliver them through continued commitment to working with partners and communities. We will do this through analysing this information and data from a number of other important sources.

What you tell us will also influence how we communicate and engage with you and your community going forward. Please be assured that the information you provide us with will be treated with the strictest confidence and anonymity. We will not share your personal data outside Police Scotland.

For further information on policing in your local area please see 'Your Community' on the Police Scotland website: http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community

 

Useful contacts

NB this address is not  monitored on a 24 hour basis and should not be used to report crime.

If you are contacting the Police regarding an emergency then please telephone 999. If the matter is not urgent then please use the non-emergency 101 contact number.

  • Edinburgh Council twitter address, for reporting issues:  @edinhelp

Both of these are now on this website's useful links section.

City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership

The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership is an advisory committee to the City of Edinburgh Council. The Partnership has a statuary responsibility to make sure that communities are engaged in decisions on services.

The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership is part of  the South East locality. Each of the 12 Neighbourhood Partnerships in Edinburgh has been managing a Local Community Plan which has run from 2014 to 2017.

These have now evolved into Locality Improvement Plans for 2017 to 2023.

The Neighbourhood Partnership has Community Grants which it can award to projects within its area. The fund can provide grants of up to £5000 to voluntary and community groups.  Continue reading

Action on Islamophobia

(adapted from a communication from Police Scotland)

Shared Vision - Your Decision is an Edinburgh based project, which enables members of the public who live, work, study and volunteer within Edinburgh to decide how public money is spent in eradicating Islamophobia and associated prejudiced behaviour. We understand that Islamophobic behaviour also affects other faith communities.

Police Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government have contributed £40,000 for allocation through a Participatory Budgeting process.

Organisations across Edinburgh have submitted project proposals as to how they feel they can contribute towards this, and this is your chance to decide which projects you feel will be most effective and should be funded.

From 1330 on Saturday voting will be available at our event which takes place at the Methodist Church, 25 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX, as well as online www.scotland.police.uk/shared-vision-your-decision and in local libraries across the city www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries. Voting is open until 13th February.