NTBCC AGM minutes – Monday 12 October 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s AGM, held via Zoom, on Monday 12 October 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

Edinburgh Council has clearly stated that online AGMs are acceptable under the current coronavirus restrictions. Continue reading

Statement on Edinburgh Council’s ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2020/2021’

From the introduction:

 Overall, we support the direction of travel away from the arrangements that caused so much damage to East Princes Street Gardens and distress to residents in 2019/20. We remain of the view that the gardens are not appropriate for the Ferris Wheel, Star Flyer and market stalls, next to the Scott Monument. 

We recognise that the serious impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of public health and economic uncertainty mean that the Council needs to be extra cautious and fully transparent in considering how the city chooses to celebrate Christmas and Hogmanay this winter safely. Recent experience from Scotland and elsewhere strongly associates the transmission of Covid-19 with food and drink establishments and it is not clear from the report, how this will be managed especially given that this has been a major element of past offerings by the Christmas market. 

We offer a short analysis and some propositions for consideration by the Committee. 

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 February 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s business meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 February 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 13 January 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s business meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 13 January 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND means that no-one dissented from or voted against a decision. Continue reading

City for sale? The commodification of Edinburgh’s public spaces

(adapted from a post by the Cockburn Association)

Flyer about the event

Click the graphic to see the full PDF.

What: A major public summit!

Where: Central Hall, Tollcross, EH3 9BP

When: Wednesday 22 January, 18:30 for 19:00 start 

Book a FREE place on Eventbritehttps://tinyurl.com/tyj2y3n 

Details:

One of the defining issues currently in front of the City of Edinburgh is how we value our public places. Should our parks and gardens be an oasis of green-ness and tranquility, or should they be the city’s performance hubs, the Go-To places for happening events and Festival activities? Should civic spaces be open for the unrestricted access of City dwellers and City visitors alike; or should they be a gated venue accessible only to ticket holders and promoters?
Facilitated by Journalist, Broadcaster and Presenter Stephen Jardine (BBC Scotland's Debate Night).

Contributors will include:

  • David McGillivray, Professor in Event and Digital Cultures at University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
  • Cliff Hague, Professor Emeritus of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and Chair of the Cockburn Association.
  • Dr Michelle Hipwell, Accredited Health Psychologist and active member of the Astley Ainslie Community Trust.
Entry is free, but please book to give CA an idea of numbers. If you have any additional needs, or require wheelchair access, please let CA know in advance.

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

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading