NTBCC minutes – Monday 14 September 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s public meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 14 September 2020 at 7pm

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

Roll-out of Latest Stage of the ‘Parking Action Plan’ : Sunday Parking Restrictions Zones 1 – 4

Email received from the Parking Action Plan team on 9 October 2020 (who can be contacted via Parkingactionplan@edinburgh.gov.uk)

While much of the preparatory work is now complete, the final stage is for the Council to seek permission from property owners to place signs on their boundary walls, fences or railings. Letters will be sent out to all properties where this might be possible in the next few days. This approach will help us to reduce the numbers of poles used in the city centre, reducing clutter and making more space for pedestrians.

The implementation itself will involve significant changes to the layout of parking places and, while every effort will be made to reduce potential disruption, the nature of the work will require parking suspensions in many streets in order to allow us to make the required changes. In accordance with our existing protocols, we will give 48 hours’ notice on-street of forthcoming parking suspensions. Further details on the proposed schedule of works and the streets/areas to be affected will soon be available and updated regularly on our website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/CPZchanges

Currently permit holders in Zones 1-8 have dispensation to park in pay and display bays within their zones, this will continue at least until all the implementation work is complete and this will help to minimise disruption for residents.

Kind Regards

The Parking Development Team

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 27 August 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 August 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s public meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 August 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 agenda – Monday 14 September 2020

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)

To receive the Zoom link details to join the meeting, please email secretary@ntbcc.org.uk

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


Time allocated

  1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: Technology check / admin
15 minutes
  1. Welcome / NTBCC membership update & Notice of NTBCC AGM in October
10 minutes
  1. Minutes of 10th August 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. Planning
    1. Ex-RBS site Planning Application: Presentation by Ross McNulty (Ediston)
    2. Q & A (NTBCC & members of the public)
      Purpose: Opportunity to fully understand proposals as lodged - 20/03034/FUL & 20/03661/CON
  1. 10 minutes
  2. 20 minutes
  1. Transport
    1. Safer Streets – ‘Spaces for People’ latest news / update
      (To note & discuss overall process / feedback to Edinburgh Civic Forum)
    2. Update: ‘Proposed Pedestrian Crossing Priorities’ as presented to P&S Committee 20 August
      (To note & agree any further follow-up)
    3. Final Tram Extension TRO proposals (McDonald Road – Picardy Place)
      (To note : link to plans available on website - final consultation expected mid September)
    4. Update to concerns raised regarding increased traffic in Bellevue Road / Annandale St.
      (Agree further follow-up as necessary)
15 minutes
  1. Festivals & Events: ‘Charter for Edinburgh’
    (To discuss / comment on Cllr Mowat / 5CC’s initiative re. festivals / events in the future)
15 minutes
  1. Environment
    1. Updates from Councillor(s) on managing reported increased incidence of graffiti
      (To note & agree any further follow-up)
    2. Communal Bin Review - consultation sessions
      (To note)
  1. 15 minutes
  2. 5 minutes
  1. Licensing
    by exception
  1. Engagement / Communications
    summary issued
  1. Local residents’ associations / Local Interest Groups
  1. Any other business
    (To include issues raised by residents not already covered)


Edinburgh Talks Climate – Climate Change and Young People in Edinburgh

Email from Chris Peggie, Governance Officer at the City of Edinburgh Council - requesting that we share the details / links for the 'Edinburgh Talks Climate' initiative -  most relevant for young people but open to all members of the public to participate (age immaterial!).

'The City of Edinburgh Council recently launched Edinburgh Talks Climate, starting a new phase of engagement and collaboration around climate change.

In February, we talked to some of the young people attending the Edinburgh Youth Summit to find out what they feel the key issues are around climate change.  We also discovered why they felt it was important to be included in work and discussions aimed at creating a better, fairer and more sustainable city.

This week, we have launched a follow-up challenge aimed at the interests of younger people in Edinburgh.  We want to know what most concerns people about climate change in Edinburgh and what changes they think need to happen so that the city can become greener and more sustainable. We encourage people of all ages to take part in the conversation.

We’d be grateful if you could share this with your colleagues and networks and ask them to join in the discussion.

Social Media info

Thank you for your continued support with this.

Kind regards


Emma Candy | Senior Policy & Insight Officer | Strategy and Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1 Waverley Court | 4 East Market Street | Edinburgh | EH8 8BG | strategyandinsight@edinburgh.gov.uk '

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.