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)

Transport is again the key discussion – with an update on the ‘Spaces for people’ programme includng initial views on the recently-completed Broughton Street – Canonmills corridor scheme. As some may be aware – following the consultation carried out by Edinburgh Council (with over 17,600 responses) – the Council’s Transport & Environment Committee (TEC) will be discussing  on June 17th whether to retain some or all of the current schemes. NTBCC intend to make a deputation at that meeting on behalf of residents so we would like to hear their views. We also hope that local councillors will take the opportunity to attend the NTBCC meeting to gauge the views of local residents prior to the TEC.

There will also be an update from the Trams to Newhaven project (incl. the latest discussions regarding closure of Broughton Street as part of the traffic management plans for the Picardy Place Tram works expected later in 2021).

Environment again focuses on the Council’s recent decisions taken as part of the ‘Communal Bin Review Update’ and news of the welcome (but very late & very much after the event) ‘engagement’ with NTBCC and local residents by the Council’s Waste Dept. Key in this discussion is the decision that has been taken to remove the use of gull-proof bags / individual recycling box service for the majority of New Town residents – replacing them with extended on-street communal bin hubs.

Planning covers an update on current applications, revised plans for the Dunard Centre and the Jenners building & another planning proposal at the foot of Dundas Street in Henderson Place / Henderson Place Lane.

Licensing will cover any recent applications that may be of interest.

Finally – a brief update on the ‘Public Space Management Plan’ Work Group & Sub-group discussions which started a few weeks ago.