NTBCC minutes – Monday 11 November 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 11 November 2019 at 7.30pm

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 12 March 2018

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 12 March 2018 at 7:30pm

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Final phase of 20mph network goes live

(adapted from a recent email from Edinburgh Council. While this final phase does not include New Town & Broughton CC's area, the following is provided to inform NTBCC residents, visitors and workers who may drive to, from and in South Edinburgh)

The fourth and final phase of Edinburgh’s 20mph rollout came into effect in South Edinburgh on Monday 5 March 2018.

The  20mph rollout  extends the 20mph speed limit to the city centre, main shopping streets and residential areas while retaining a network of roads at 30mph and 40mph on key arterial routes.

While many cities elsewhere in the UK, Europe and beyond have already established 20mph (or 30km) limits,  Edinburgh is the first Scottish city  to roll out the limit in this way, with many other areas also introducing or considering this lower speed.

In addition to improving road safety, the 20mph scheme aims to make streets calmer, quieter and more pleasant places to spend time in, boosting a sense of community and helping the environment by encouraging active travel such as walking and cycling.

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Council Leader’s report – January 2018

(reproduced from an email from Cllr Adam McVey)

Work in progress

Last summer, we published our ‘Programme for the Capital’, setting out our commitments for the five years to 2022, with a particular focus on delivering improved services for Edinburgh’s residents and communities.

I’m pleased with the progress we have made thus far but I want to ensure that we remain a coalition of action and that our commitments remain relevant to the emerging challenges we face as a city. Continue reading

City of Edinburgh proposed 20mph speed limit

(adapted from a post on Leith Links CC's website)
In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, I write to inform you that the City of Edinburgh Council proposes to advertise the Traffic Regulation Order which will create zones in Edinburgh within which vehicle speeds will be limited to 20 mph at all times. Further information on the 20 mph speed limits, including a map of the 20 mph network, is available on the Council’s websites at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph and www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders or at www.tellmescotland.gov.uk. If you do not have internet access you can view this information online at your local library or Neighbourhood Office.

Should you wish to submit an objection to the proposal, please do so by 26 June 2015, quoting notice reference number TRO/15/17.