Action to STOP the bin hubs in the New Town!

The character of the New Town should not be needlessly damaged with widespread, inappropriate street clutter.Recycling can and should be increased by improvements to existing services.

Find out more at https://www.ntbcc.org.uk/stop-bins.

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Write to your MP, MSPs, Councillors, or to NTBCC

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Deidre Brock MP Angus Robertson MSP Ben Macpherson MSP
Cllr Doran Cllr Miller Cllr Mowat Cllr Rankin
Cllr Barrie Cllr Mitchell Cllr Osler Cllr Whyte
Cllr Mcneese-Mechan Cllr Munn Cllr Rae Cllr Ritchie

Next NTBCC meeting, contacting NTBCC, coronavirus information

Next NTBCC meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday 8 August 2021 at 7:00pm ; i.e. there will not be a meeting in July – consistent with the Council’s recess ( & we all need a break!). The meeting in August will in all probability again be a ‘virtual’ meeting using the Zoom platform.

If the meeting is via Zoom, registration will be via Eventbrite, details will be posted 7 days prior.

However, any member of the public who would like to raise an issue in the interim can use the contact form on this website or send us a message via @NTBCC on Twitter and we will respond as soon as we can.

General coronavirus information

 

NTBCC engagement plan June 2021

Original PDF

  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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Draft Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021

The Annual Report & Accounts (as a draft) will be presented at the New Town & Broughton AGM on Monday 14 June. – we welcome questions / comments from  residents.

If you are interested in attending, please register via Eventbrite here 

 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NEW TOWN AND BROUGHTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The New Town and Broughton Community Council is one of Edinburgh’s 46 Community Councils, established under statute, to represent the views of the community within the New Town and Broughton area, the boundaries of which are set by the Edinburgh Scheme for Community Councils.

Chair’s Annual Report – New Town and Broughton Community Council – June 2021

Last year, I started this report in the third week of the UK’s first lockdown, having held our first ever virtual committee meeting on Zoom. Twelve months later, and three lockdowns later, Zoom meetings are our ‘modus operandi’ and the work of NTBCC has gone on apace. We are all now experts on-screen, using the hand signals and chat functions and very familiar with the phrase ‘you are still on mute’.

Inevitably there was a slight hiatus in work streams across the board as we all found a new way of working but it was not long before it was almost business as usual for NTBCC. In many respects it was even harder to keep up with the level of activity emanating from the Council, as Emergency Measures were very quickly put in place to allow for speedy reactions to help the City deal with the pandemic and the sudden change to our daily lives. These measures often meant that there was very little time to consult or consider the value or relevance of all the proposals brought forward. However, I must commend the community councillors and local interest group representatives on NTBCC for their energy and dedication to the workload this year as we continued to try and represent the views of the community on many fronts and in very different times.

In this past year NTBCC met on Zoom ten times. We were unsure initially if Zoom meetings were valid under the governance protocol for the Council, so although we had held a trial Zoom meeting in April without members of the public being involved; it was June before we officially convened on-line. There is traditionally no meeting in July but there has been a meeting every month since, with both the delayed AGM and a business meeting in October too. Interestingly, we have had good attendance numbers from members of the public, arguably higher than in-person meetings. In many ways the virtual media platform is very suitable for public meetings as it is accessible for most (but we do recognise that not everyone has the ability or necessary equipment to take part), it allows the public to take part in specific sections of the meeting and attendees can be more comfortable (and there is no danger of getting rained on!) There is a downside though – not getting to meet people in the flesh and the connection and relationship building that this allows. It does look like a mix of meeting styles will be the way forward. Using Zoom also made it easier for our local Councillors to be ‘present’, and we must thank Cllrs Mowat and Osler for their very regular attendance.

However we must record our disappointment in the extreme lack of interest shown in NTBCC by the councillors who represent the governing group in CEC. Several times it would have been helpful to our discussions to have heard from them, and, more importantly, for support from them with regard to decisions made.

Councillor input is invaluable in giving us relevant and appropriate background information when we discuss Council proposals, consultations and decisions. Their attendance also gives residents an opportunity to raise important issues directly with their elected representatives, which is much appreciated.

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NTBCC annual general and ordinary meetings agendas – Monday 14 June 2021

Agenda for online meeting: 6:45pm for 7.00pm start

We very much welcome members of the public joining the meeting (using the Zoom platform).

Registration will be via Eventbrite – please click link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-community-council-agm-monday-14-june-2021-tickets-158472434317

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

Anyone who wants to raise an issue for discussion can do so either by submitting a Contact Us form or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC.

Annual general meeting

  1. Attendance/apologies for absence
  2. Submission & adoption of 2020 AGM Minutes
  3. Chair’s Annual Report summary *
  4. Treasurer’s submission of Balance Sheet and Annual Accounts *
  5. Engagement Officer’s Annual Report summary *
  6. Election of Office Bearers
  7. Any other business, including provisional date for 2022 AGM
  8. Close of AGM
Agenda items 3, 4 and 5 also include questions from members of the public attending

Ordinary meeting

 

  1. Technology check
(6:45 to 7:00 pm)
  1. Welcome/admin/apologies/well-being
  1. Annual general meeting – see separate agenda above
  1. Minutes of 10th May 2021 meeting (via Zoom) and matters arising
to approve
  1. Police Report
    (To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
(5 minutes)
  1. Transport
    1. Spaces for People
      1. Post-installation update on Broughton Street/Canonmills corridor (Information)
      2. ‘Spaces for people’ retention – summary of NTBCC submission & proposal for 17th June Transport & Environment Comittee meeting deputation
      3. Questions to local councillors on ‘Spaces for people’ schemes
    2. Trams to Newhaven – update on traffic management plans for Picardy Place works, including Broughton St
(30 minutes)
  1. Environment
    1. Follow-up from ‘Communal Bin Review Update’ at 22nd April T&E Ctte, including gull-proof bags and residents’ sub-group
(10 minutes)
  1. Planning
(10 minutes)
  1. Licensing
(5 minutes)
  1. Engagement and Communications 
    1. Update from ‘Use of Public Spaces for Events’ Working Group’ (PSMP)
(5 minutes)
  1. Any other business and news from local residents’ associations etc

During the meetings, names and email addresses may be recorded. Email addresses are held and used for circulating information about NTBCC but may also be used to seek residents’ views on local issues.

Coronavirus testing: McDonald Rd, 14 to 20 June

Edinburgh Council says

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.

We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results.

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along.

Thank you for your help.

NTBCC AGM & June Meeting Agenda – Preview

The New Town & Broughton Community Council Annual General Meeting (AGM) and June monthly meeting will be on Monday 14 June 2021 at 7:00pm.

Consistent with continued Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government guidance, this will again be held by video conference, using the Zoom platform.

The normal monthly meeting will immediately follow the AGM which starts at 7:00pm (via Zoom). The full agendas for these meetings will be available on our website, https://www.ntbcc.org.uk/meetings/ very soon.

In the meantime, here’s a preview….

We look forward to as many residents as possible from the New Town & Broughton Community Council area joining us for this.

If you’re interested, please register via Eventbrite here

Annual General Meeting (starts at 7:00pm) 

A summary of the the Annual Report will be presented by the Chair followed by the Annual Accounts. NTBCC Office bearers will also be (re)-elected.

June NTBCC meeting (immediately following the AGM)

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