NTBCC minutes – Monday 8 February 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 8 February 2021 at 7pm Continue reading

NTBCC January meeting summary – Mike Birch, Transport convener

Another well attended virtual meeting – peaking at 47 attendees including yet another excellent turnout of NTBCC members as well as local City of Edinburgh Councillors Mowat, Osler and Mitchell and our MP, Deidre Brock – their presence, as always, very much appreciated. It was a time to say farewell to one of our long-standing Community Councillors, Jonathan Finn, who has recently served as both Treasurer and Licencing Convenor. We also welcomed Ken Lochrie, who was formally adopted as a new Associate member as a temporary representative for the Drummond Civic Association.

After the problems that some people had accessing the meeting last month, we were all relieved that normal Zoom service returned. As always the agenda was very packed but due to the excellent marshalling of our Chair, Carol Nimmo we managed to finish the discussion within two minutes of the scheduled time!

The Police Scotland report highlighted several burglaries of business premises and further cases of vandalism occurring within the New Town as well as their continuing efforts to respond to reports of Covid-19 breaches but no details of the number of fixed penalty notices were provided. There was also mention of Operation Watchnight for Hogmanay, which was unsurprisingly reported as being the quietest in many years.

Much of the meeting was taken up with Planning issues. Richard Price, who as always is on top of all matters to do with Planning in our area, provided an excellent summary of the status of the key planning applications.  We also had a brief presentation from the team responsible for the plans to develop 12-14 Picardy Place into a new 67-bedroom hotel with an enclosed rear courtyard bar and restaurant (incorporating The Outhouse bar). This presentation coincided with   the formal submission of the  planning applications but the developers had already presented to the NTBCC Planning committee in late October but it was helpful that a wider audience  got an early sight of the final plans and the opportunity to ask the developers questions about the impact on neighbours and the environment.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 March 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 March 2020 at 7pm

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Neighbourhood support groups in NTBCC area UPDATED 22:00, MONDAY 6 APRIL

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Redactions are at groups’ request.

Albany Street

Initial notification: paper registration form
Type: WhatsApp group
Contact and email: Nicholas Hotham <nicholashotham@hotmail.com>

Bellevue Crescent Support Group

Type: email/phone network
Contact and email: Chrissie Ross <chrissieross@hotmail.co.uk>
Tel: 0131 556 5397

Central New Town Association (CENTA)

Area: Heriot Row (west section) in the south, to Circus Lane in the north
Type: email network
Contact and email: Alistair Stein <alistairstein@btopenworld.com>

Cumberland Street Support

Initial contact: <janevzon@googlemail.com>

Drummond Civic Association

Initial notification: email
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Contact and email: <drummondcivic@gmail.com>
Website: https://www.drummondplace.org

East Claremont Covid-19 Support Group

Type: Facebook group
Contact email: eeclaremont@gmail.com

Eyre Crescent Community Hub

Type: email/phone & text/WhatsApp network
Contact email: nigelcotter1+help@gmail.com

Fettes Row and Royal Crescent Residents Association

Type: Facebook Group
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FettesRowAndRoyalCrescentAssociation

Gayfield Square Support Group

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: email/phone network
Noticeboard: Gayfield Square Garden
Contact: Laura, email <grahamlaura@icloud.com>, tel 07821474590

Great King Street Association

Initial notification: paper registration form
Type: WhatsApp group of 15 volunteer helpers
Coordinator email: <comm.gks@gmail.com>

Heriot Row Association (for Heriot Row East)

Type: six households volunteering to help those in need

India Street Association

All residents requiring help are requested to contact their local committee member or Robin Mair, mairgainford@btinternet.com

Lord Moray Feu

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Coordinator email and tel. no. restricted
Additional support: Facebook Group
Website: https://www.morayfeu.com

Northumberland and Nelson Street Association (incorporating Abercromby Place)

Type: WhatsApp group
Contact and email: <streetnorthumberland@gmail.com>

Picardy Place Association

Initial notification: email
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Contact email: <picardyhelpline@btinternet.com>

Powderhall Village Owners’ Association (PVOA)

Type: private group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Powderhall/

Royal Regent Carlton Terraces and Mews Association

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: coordinator (Alice Samtoy) linking those in need with volunteers
Coordinator tel. no. restricted
Coordinator email: <rrcta@live.co.uk>
Additional support: Facebook Group
Additional area covered: Greenside
Website: https://www.rrctma.com

Neighbourhood support groups in NTBCC area UPDATED 14:30, SUNDAY 5 APRIL

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Albany Street

Initial notification: paper registration form
Type: WhatsApp group
Contact and email: Nicholas Hotham <nicholashotham@hotmail.com>

Bellevue Crescent Support Group

Type: email/phone network
Contact and email: Chrissie Ross <chrissieross@hotmail.co.uk>
Tel: 0131 556 5397

Central New Town Association (CENTA)

Area: Heriot Row (west section) in the south, to Circus Lane in the north
Type: email network
Contact and email: Alistair Stein <alistairstein@btopenworld.com>

Cumberland Street Support

Initial contact: <janevzon@googlemail.com>

Drummond Civic Association

Initial notification: email
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Contact and email: <drummondcivic@gmail.com>
Website: https://www.drummondplace.org

East Claremont Covid-19 Support Group

Type: Facebook group
Contact email: eeclaremont@gmail.com

Eyre Crescent Community Hub

Type: email/phone & text/WhatsApp network
Contact email: nigelcotter1+help@gmail.com

Fettes Row and Royal Crescent Residents Association

Type: Facebook Group
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FettesRowAndRoyalCrescentAssociation

Gayfield Square Support Group

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: email/phone network
Noticeboard: Gayfield Square Garden
Contact: Laura, email <grahamlaura@icloud.com>, tel 07821474590

Great King Street Association

Initial notification: paper registration form
Type: WhatsApp group of 15 volunteer helpers
Coordinator email: <comm.gks@gmail.com>

Heriot Row Association (for Heriot Row East)

Type: six households volunteering to help those in need

India Street Association

All residents requiring help are requested to contact their local committee member or Robin Mair, mairgainford@btinternet.com

Lord Moray Feu

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Coordinator email and tel. no. restricted
Additional support: Facebook Group
Website: https://www.morayfeu.com

Northumberland and Nelson Street Association (incorporating Abercromby Place)

Type: WhatsApp group
Contact and email: <streetnorthumberland@gmail.com>

Picardy Place Association

Initial notification: email
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Contact email: <picardyhelpline@btinternet.com>

Powderhall Village Owners’ Association (PVOA)

Type: private group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Powderhall/

Royal Regent Carlton Terraces and Mews Association

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: coordinator (Alice Samtoy) linking those in need with volunteers
Coordinator tel. no. restricted
Coordinator email: <rrcta@live.co.uk>
Additional support: Facebook Group
Additional area covered: Greenside
Website: https://www.rrctma.com

Neighbourhood support groups in NTBCC area UPDATED 20:00, FRIDAY 27 MARCH

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Albany Street

Initial notification: paper registration form
Type: WhatsApp group
Contact and email: Nicholas Hotham <nicholashotham@hotmail.com>

Bellevue Crescent Support Group

Type: email/phone network
Contact and email: Chrissie Ross <chrissieross@hotmail.co.uk>
Tel: 0131 556 5397

Central New Town Association (CENTA)

Area: Heriot Row (west section) in the south, to Circus Lane in the north
Type: email network
Contact and email: Alistair Stein <alistairstein@btopenworld.com>

Cumberland Street Support

Initial contact: <janevzon@googlemail.com>

Drummond Civic Association

Initial notification: email
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Contact and email: <drummondcivic@gmail.com>
Website: https://www.drummondplace.org

East Claremont Covid-19 Support Group

Type: Facebook group
Contact email: eeclaremont@gmail.com

Eyre Crescent Community Hub

Type: email/phone & text/WhatsApp network
Contact email: nigelcotter1+help@gmail.com

Fettes Row and Royal Crescent Residents Association

Type: Facebook Group
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FettesRowAndRoyalCrescentAssociation

Gayfield Square Support Group

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: email/phone network
Noticeboard: Gayfield Square Garden
Contact: Laura, email <grahamlaura@icloud.com>, tel 07821474590

Great King Street Association

Initial notification: paper registration form
Type: WhatsApp group of 15 volunteer helpers
Coordinator email: <comm.gks@gmail.com>

Heriot Row Association (for Heriot Row East)

Type: six households volunteering to help those in need

India Street Association

Initial notification: email to ‘patch’ representatives

Lord Moray Feu

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Coordinator email and tel. no. restricted
Additional support: Facebook Group
Website: https://www.morayfeu.com

Northumberland and Nelson Street Association (incorporating Abercromby Place)

Type: WhatsApp group
Contact and email: <streetnorthumberland@gmail.com>

Picardy Place Association

Initial notification: email
Type: coordinator linking those in need with volunteers
Contact email: <picardyhelpline@btinternet.com>

Powderhall Village Owners’ Association (PVOA)

Type: private group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Powderhall/

Royal Regent Carlton Terraces and Mews Association

Initial notification: paper leaflet
Type: coordinator (Alice Samtoy) linking those in need with volunteers
Coordinator tel. no. restricted
Coordinator email: <rrcta@live.co.uk>
Additional support: Facebook Group
Additional area covered: Greenside
Website: https://www.rrctma.com