Next NTBCC meeting, contacting NTBCC, coronavirus information

Next NTBCC meeting

Following the successful meeting of the New Town and Broughton Community Council in October including our first 'virtual' AGM, the next meeting will be on Monday 9 November  2020 at 7:00pm - consistent with the latest Council guidance, this will again be a 'virtual' meeting using the Zoom platform.

The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the website at least 7 days prior.

Members of the public are very welcome to sign up for this meeting - details of how to do that will be made available nearer the time.

We continue to take account of current Covid-19  guidance and  the logistics / availability of a suitable venue to resume in-person meetings at some point in the future - but probably not until 2021 at the earliest. These may be held either in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent or at another nearby location that would ensure that all participants could adhere to the physical distancing requirements at that time.

The Drummond Room at Broughton St Mary's is a DDA-compliant venue - enter by ramp at right side of church, which is suitable for wheelchairs.

At meetings, email addresses are only collected for circulating information about NTBCC and seeking residents’ views on local issues. If you wish to be removed from this circulation list, please email minsec@ntbcc.org.uk.

Contacting NTBCC

Any member of the public who would like to raise an issue for any meeting can use the contact form on this website or send us a message via @NTBCC on Twitter.

General coronavirus information

 

Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership – Conversation on Future of Health & Social Care

Email sent to the New Town & Broughton Community Council from 'Inclusive Edinburgh'

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board is responsible for the decision making and strategic planning of health and social care services for adults in the Capital. We deliver our services through the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and both Board and Partnership are committed to delivering a caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh.

The EIJB want to support and nurture the thriving communities in Edinburgh. And we also want to embrace the opportunity to create a different relationship with people and organisations across the city. Our first step is to listen and learn what health and social care means to you.

And it’s why we’re inviting you to join the conversation on the future of health and social care in the capital and help us shape Your health. Your care. Your future. at our digital events this November.

Find out more about the events, and register for your ticket now through Eventbrite at www.bitly.com/yourhealthcarefuture

When will the events take place?

The two inaugural events in November will be hosted. We’re hosting two identical events, on different days and at different times, to help make it as easy as possible to join our conversation on the future of health and social care in Edinburgh.

  • Tuesday 17 November 10:00 – 12:00
  • Thursday 19 November 19:00 – 21:00

What to expect from the events?

At our inaugural Your health. Your care. Your future. events in November, you’ll hear from a range of Edinburgh citizens and colleagues on what health and social care means to them. The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board – responsible for the strategic planning of Edinburgh’s health and social care – will host a panel discussion, giving you the chance to share what’s front of mind. And we’ll share more about the ongoing work we’re doing to co-create a health and social care service that’s right for the people of Edinburgh.

The events are the first in a series of Your health. Your care. Your future. events to connect the people of Edinburgh with the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board.

How do I attend the events?

Visit www.bitly.com/yourhealthcarefuture to register for your ticket.

Details on how to join the event will be updated on the website 24 hours before the event and you will also receive an email reminding you.
When it’s time for the event to take place, follow the simple joining instructions on the online event page. If you click before the start time, you’ll be entered into a waiting room and be admitted to the event just before it begins, so we’d recommend you join 5 minutes before the start time.

For BSL users, an interpreter will be present for the duration of the event.

SGN Raeburn Place: temporary traffic lights 2-9 November

Update from SGN about their work in Raeburn Place

Our project in Raeburn Place is continuing to progress well and we're now in the final stages of our work.

To ensure the safety of our engineers and the public, we'll have temporary traffic lights in place in Raeburn Place from Monday 2 November for one week.

We will have completed our project in the area by Monday 9 November and the lights will be removed.

We'd like to say a big thank you to all Stockbridge business owners and residents for your continued patience, support and understanding for the duration of our gas mains replacement work in the area.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburg

Environmental and climate events

There are currently many opportunities to get involved in environmental and climate-change activities. Check out some or all of these posts on Leith Central, Leith Harbour & Newhaven and New Town & Broughton CCs' websites

And while you're doing that, why not check out what else CCs in central and north-east Edinburgh are doing for their communities?

#BigClimateDebate

The #BigClimateDebate has now arrived. Join the most important discussion of our time. The Big Climate Debate is YOUR opportunity to influence climate change policies. Each evening, an elected representative will give a short presentation on their parties’ policies and actions. You will hear their achievements and proposals to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We will then open the session to audience’s questions.

Join Sarah Boyack Labour MSP on Monday 2nd November 2020
5-6pm: https://bigclimatedebate.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Finn Carson Conservative MSP on Tuesday 3rd November 2020,
5-6pm: https://climatedebate3.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Patrick Harvie Green MSP on Wednesday 4th November 2020.
5:15-6:15pm: https://climatedebate1.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat MP on Thursday 5th November 2020.
5-6pm: https://climatedebate2.eventbrite.co.uk

Join Deidre Brock SNP MP on Monday 9th November 2020,
5-6pm: https://climatedebate4.eventbrite.co.uk

Following these sessions, we will be honoured to gather all speakers and Government Minister together for a panel discussion on 18th November 2020, 5PM where they will debate questions asked by YOU. More details to come.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Kind regards,

Foysol Choudhury MBE
Chair
Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council
14 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH
(T) 0131 556 0441
(W) www.elrec.org.uk

Trams to Newhaven – latest newsletter

Here's the latest (text only). There's little in this issue about NTBCC-land but the content may well of interest.

Leith Walk

Site investigation, excavation works and surface water drainage installation is continuing from London Road to Crown Street.

Pilrg Street to Dalmeny Street

This section of works has been handed back to our Infrastructure & Systems Contractor, SFN, who will commence the main tram infrastructure works.

Newhaven

Main tram infrastructure works are continuing in this area.

Ocean Terminal

This area is one of the first section of works that was handed back to our Infrastructure & Systems Contractor, SFN. This has seen the commencement of the main tram infrastructure works in this area. The works are progressing well with the much-anticipated track laying works, scheduled to commence in November 2020. Further updates will follow over the coming weeks on our digital platforms.

Constitution Place to Baltic Street

Works are progressing well in this area with the section of works being handed back to the Infrastructure & Systems Contractor, SFN. The Tower Street junction remains closed with further updates expected to follow in the coming weeks.

See this newsletter and all previous ones - with pictures - on Trams to Newhaven website.

Subscribe to TTN newsletters on another TTN web-page.

Covid-19 cycling and walking emergency response measures and proposed A90 bus priority and cycle improvements scheme

As part of overall emergency measures, Edinburgh Council proposes to introduce new pedestrian and cycle improvements in conjunction with bus priority measures on sections of the A90 corridor from the Dean Bridge to Cramond Brig. The measures proposed have been designed to build upon and enhance existing provisions for people walking, cycling and using public transport, with the principal aims of encouraging and supporting cyclists to travel safely while also prioritising public transport on one of the city’s strategic transport corridors. The measures proposed will re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.

The proposed designs for the scheme show:

  • introduction of new pedestrian space along the corridor.
  • improvements to junctions and crossing along the corridor to make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • introduction of sections of new segregated and mandatory cycle lanes.
  • improvements to existing sections of advisory cycle lanes.
  • introduction of sections of new bus lanes.
  • introduction of parking, waiting and loading restrictions where applicable along the corridor.
  • introduction of vehicle filtering in specific locations along the corridor.

Click this thumbnail to see the 24-page full PDF in a new tab or window.

Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1700hrs on Wednesday 4 November to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.

All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval. Please note that we will be unable to respond to individual emails.

If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help us to manage any feedback around proposals – spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk

The introduction of, or changes to, any restrictions will be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.

Regards

Eileen  Hewitt I Transport Officer (Active Travel) I Road Safety and Active Travel I Place I City of Edinburgh Council I G:4 Waverley Court I 4 East Market Street I Edinburgh I EH8 8BG IIEileen.hewitt@edinburgh.gov.uk

On behalf of the Spaces for People Team

Flu vaccination – stakeholder briefing

The full PDF is here: Flu stakeholder info (PDF). Here are some key points

Background

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the increase in the number of people who should get a free flu vaccine, means it is very difficult for your GP practices to give flu vaccines to everyone eligible this winter.

In Edinburgh, we have set up drive through and walk through clinics around the city to give flu vaccines to all eligible people during October and November. Doing this will allow us to vaccinate as many people as possible, while making sure we can maintain physical distancing and keep everyone safe.

Information in other languages is on EHSCP's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5wSR2hIJAGZOSaAouEtwGE_OclW4_Qft

Some detail

The clinics will open most weekends in October and November and can vaccinate up to 500 people a day.

By developing flu drive throughs, everyone entitled to a free flu vaccine from a household can attend at the same time. For those who don’t have access to a car, you’ll be able to visit one of the walk through clinic across the city.

In addition, you can give a neighbour or friend a lift as long as you are both well and wear masks and take normal COVID precautions (further details are available on the NHS Inform website below)

As well as over 65s, pregnant people, unpaid carers and those at risk due to existing health conditions, those who lived with people who shielded during lockdown will also be offered a free flu jab.

Keeping people safe and healthy is a priority, so before the jab is administered, a nurse will ask some questions to make sure it is safe to administer the vaccine. The person receiving the jab doesn’t need to leave their car and will also be asked to wait 15 minutes before leaving the clinic to ensure there’s no reaction to the vaccine.

If you are eligible for a free flu vaccine, or for more information, go to www.nhsinform.scot/flu to find out where you can get your jab in Edinburgh. If you qualify for a free vaccine you’ll be given a time to attend a clinic after completing a short questionnaire. Please help neighbours and friends who may not be comfortable with accessing websites.

Eligibility

These groups are eligible for the flu vaccine this year:

  • all primary school children
  • children aged 2 to 5 (children aged 2 on 1 September 2020 and not yet in school)
  • anyone aged 55 and over (from December)
  • anyone aged 18-64 in clinical risk groups
  • those living with people who were shielding during lockdown
  • pregnant women
  • healthcare workers
  • unpaid and young carers
  • social care workers who provide direct personal care