NTBCC engagement plan June 2021

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  1. Introduction
  2. Video conferencing
  3. Special meeting on Broughton Street and Spaces for People
  4. Noticeboards
  5. NTBCC website
  6. twitter
  7. Residents’ associations
  8. Formal responses to local government consultations and deputations to City of Edinburgh Council committees
  9. Engagement with other community councils, networks and heritage organizations
  10. Use of public spaces for events and filming (formerly Public Spaces Management Plan)
  11. Future plans

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NTBCC agenda Monday 8 June: online meeting

Agenda for online public meeting

Monday 8 June 202o: 6:45pm for 7.00pm Start

We very much welcome members of the public who want to join the discussion (using the Zoom platform) to register here:


Log-in details/link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.

In addition, if anyone wants to raise an issue for discussion, they can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form (links to ntbcc.org.uk) or send us a message via Twitter @NTBCC.

  1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: Technology check/admin (15 minutes)
  2. Welcome (5 minutes)
    1. Minutes of unofficial meeting of 13 April and matters arising
      (To note, to be approved/seconded prior to meeting)
    2. Police report
      (To note, Police Scotland key messages to be circulated prior to meeting) (5 minutes)
  3. *Transport (20 minutes)
    1. Safer Streets – ‘Spaces for People’ process & road closure proposals
      (Discussion – overall process and NTBCC’s approach)

  4. *Licensing – by exception
  5. *Environment – by exception
  6. *Planning (20 minutes)
    1. RBS site (Ediston)  Feedback from 5 June meeting with NTBCC members
      (To note & agree any further follow-up prior to the planning application being submitted)

  7. Events (10 minutes)
    1. Policy & Sustainability Committee 28 May
      (To note – Festival consultation / Summer Sessions)

  8. Engagement

  9. NTBCC Annual Report (Apr ‘19 – Mar ’20) for AGM (with AGM date TBC) (5 minutes)
    (To comment on final draft)

  10. Local residents’ associations (5 minutes)
    (To note information / agree action for any requests / contacts from them)

  11. Any other business
    (To include summary of public contact)

NTBCC’s response to proposal for ‘Summer Sessions August 2020’ in West Princes Street Gardens 

This response has been submitted to CEC. 


Response to proposal for: 

‘Summer Sessions August 2020’ in West Princes Street Gardens 

Between Friday 31st July & Monday 24th August 2020 

Thank you for notifying the New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) on this proposal and the subsequent update reflecting a minor reduction in the proposed concerts (from 10 to 9) to be held during this period. 

For clarity, the New Town & Broughton Community Council is unsure whether this is actually a consultation or rather, just a notification for these events, given the recent discussion at the Culture & Communities Committee where the ‘Festivals & Events Core Programme for 2020/21’ was considered. As we understand, approval was given, consistent with officer’s recommendations to ‘continue the Edinburgh Summer Sessions programme in West Princes Street Gardens for 2020 at the same level as 2019, being nine concerts’. 

However, notwithstanding the above, please find below comments relating to this based on the information provided by Parks & Greenspaces in emails dated 7th February & 11th February. 

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NTBCC agenda – Monday 9 March 2020

7:00 pm Monday 9 March 2020

The Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent

(enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, entry at right hand side of church)

  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes of Meeting of 10th February and matters arising
  3. Police report
  4. * Transport
    1. Q&A with Ian Bieniowski (Lothian Buses) – questions attached
    2. City Mobility Plan – feedback from NTBCC members & others on consultation sessions – as input to final NTBCC response
  5. * Licensing
  6. * Environment
    1. To agree: key Priorities as agreed at NTBCC Sub-committee meeting (25 February)
    2. To note: Parks & Greenspaces : response to ‘Summer Sessions’ notification
  7. * Planning
    1. Info: Update on Ediston / Orion (ex-RBS Dundas Street/Fettes Row) development
    2. Update: Powderhall Stables & wider scheme
  8. * Engagement
    1. Update: NTBCC publicity for future meetings – poster distribution status
  9. NTBCC AGM (May 2020)
    1. For action : Annual report incl. sub-committee reports
  10. Localities / local residents’ associations
  11. Any other business

* Summaries issued prior to the meeting


Parks consultations: please have your say – thrice!

(adapted from a rather confusing email from Edinburgh Council) 

Survey of events in parks

This year’s survey about events held in parks across the city in 2018-19 has been published today: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/copy-of-copy-of-parks-events-review-2018-19.

This surveyfocuses on views and comments on a range of events which took place between October 2018 to September 2019. Events include the Beltane and Samhuinn Fire Festivals on Calton Hill, the Summer Sessions and the Virgin Festival Fireworks in West Princes Street Gardens, the Circus and Colour Bomb Carnival in Sighthill Park and many more.

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