NTBCC full agenda Monday 11 March 2024 and conveners’ reports received so far

This will be an online meeting on Monday 11 March at 7pm, via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2776483882?pwd=WkdwZWxuWWhDV2Y3eVhXZTQyS2ZwUT09)

  1. Admin/welcome
  2. Minutes of 12th February 2024 meeting and matters arising
  3. Chair’s update
  4. Planning (convener’s report)
  5. Licensing (convener’s report)
    • Planning Section 50 Certificates – Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
    • Outdoor area for serving alcohol – licensed footprint vs tables & chairs permit
  6. Transport (convener’s report)
    • Feedback from Transport & Environment Committee on 7 March 2024
      • Cllr Mowat’s motion: CCWEL (City Centre West to East Link) project
      • Change in proposal for determining Traffic Orders
  7. Environment (convener’s report)
  8. Culture and Communities (convener’s report)
    • Reopening of the Nelson Monument (to note)
    • Signage for buskers (to note)
    • Fireworks control zones (FCZ) (to note)
    • Events budgeting (to note)
    • Parks and openspace investment (to note)
    • Million tree city/allergens (to note)
  9. AOCB, including news from residents’ associations, and points raised by members of the public.

Please note: before or during the meeting, names and email addresses may be recorded. Email addresses are held and used for circulating information about NTBCC but may also be used to seek residents’ views on local issues.
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New Town & Broughton Community Council Engagement Plan June 2022

Original PDF: NTBCC Engagement Report 2022-06-11


  1. Introduction
  2. Noticeboards
  3. NTBCC website
  4. twitter
  5. Residents’ associations
  6. Walkabouts
  7. Formal responses to local government consultations and deputations to City of Edinburgh Council committees
  8. Engagement with other community councils, networks and heritage organizations
  9. Use of Public Spaces for Events and Filming (formerly Public Spaces Management Plan)
  10. Previous NTBCC Engagement Plans

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Final Draft submission to the ‘Use of Public Spaces in Edinburgh for Events and Filming’ Consultation

The Council’s ‘Use of Public Spaces in Edinburgh for Events and Filming’  Public Consultation ends 15 December – final draft for discussion (by exception) at 13 December NTBCC meeting 

Many public events happen within, and around, the area of the New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC).

Members of the community council contributed many texts and comments, written during the ‘collaborative engagement’ stage of what was then the ‘Public Spaces Management Plan’ (October 2020 to January 2021).

These included NTBCC’s contributions to the key principles: area conditions, carbon neutrality 2030, heritage, noise, and residential-area public spaces.

Moreover NTBCC contributed the following guidelines: access to parks and greenspaces, carbon footprint, certification, complaints hotline service, fireworks, greenspaces environmental impact assessment, heavy equipment and temporary buildings, impact on the surroundings, onsite generators, overcapacity events, pesticides in public spaces, public art installations, reflecting Edinburgh, rest periods from events and activities, sound levels at music events, statistics, and use of space for different users.

We published an NTBCC Statement for the City of Edinburgh Council Public Spaces Management Plan ‘Collaborative Engagement’ January 2021 (Stephen Hajducki for NTBCC) as a summary of our position at that time (Appendix 1).

Members representing NTBCC attended each workshop stage workgroup (April 2021 to July 2021). At the end of that process we wrote a New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) PSMP Group submission of 21 July 2021 (Appendix 2).

The NTBCC ‘team’ have held frequent meetings to exchange opinions. NTBCC have been more involved, and arguably have more experience of, and expertise in, public events than any other citizen or community group in Edinburgh. Accordingly we hope our conclusions in this submission will be read and considered.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 12 August 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 12 August 2019 at 7.30pm

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

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NTBCC agenda Monday 9 September

7.30 p.m. Monday 9th September 2019

The Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent

(enter by ramp, suitable for wheelchairs, entry at right hand side of church)

N.B. Current SGN works in front of the church – with access by car only possible from northern end of Bellevue Crescent

  1. Minutes of Meeting of 12th August and matters arising
  2. Police report
  3. Presentation : Edinburgh Council – Update on Parks & Greenspaces / Events approach – with Lindsay Grant (CEC Parks Programme Manager) & Sarah Murphy (CEC)
  4. Presentation: (19/03803/PAN) ex RBS site Dundas St. etc. : Preview of public consultation on 11th September (with representatives from Ediston Real Estate/Turleys)
  5. Licensing update *
  6. Transport – incl. ‘Fast & Furious 9’ road closures
  7. Planning *
  8. Environment
  9. Communication
  10. Neighbourhood Networks / local residents’ associations
  11. Community Council elections (Sept ’19) & Local Interest Group registration
  12. Any other business

* Summaries to be issued prior to meeting


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