NTBCC minutes – Monday 9 September 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 9 September 2019 at 7.30pm

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

In the chair’s absence at the start of the meeting, the vice-chair chaired the start of the meeting (items 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6).

1 Attendance and apologies for absence

Susanna Beaumont NTBCC Carol Nimmo NTBCC Chair
Judy Conn NTBCC secretary Richard Price NTBCC Planning convener
Stephen Hajducki NTBCC Sheila Warnock NTBCC
Simon Holledge NTBCC Communications convener Alan Welsh NTBCC
Stuart McAllister NTBCC Alllan Jack NTBCC Transport convener
Jack Hugh NTBCC Alan Macintosh Broughton Spurtle
Susan Macinnes NTBCC ~35 residents

1.1 Apologies for absence

Jonathan Finn NTBCC treasurer Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan Leith walk ward
Chrissie Ross NTBCC treasurer Cllr Joanna Mowat City Centre ward
Deidre Brock MP

Hal Osler

Edinburgh North and Leith

Inverleith

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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.

In the chair’s absence at the start of the meeting, the vice-chair chaired the start of the meeting (items 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6). Continue reading

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 June 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 June 2019 at 7.30pm

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

More Time to Give Views on the City Centre Transformation Consultation

From the City of Edinburgh Council News Centre 

Although many may be experiencing 'consultation overload' - there are a number of important open consultations from Edinburgh Council on their consultation hub. The final dates for registering comments can perhaps  be unclear (given that some of them have been extended) - however, this update from the City of Edinburgh Council summarises the current final dates for various consultations. As posted previously, we would encourage everyone to make their views known on the 3 related consultations currently open. NTBCC will also be submitting their views & posting those on the website in due course.

Links to the 3 consultations highlighted in bold as well as the website for the summary covering the overall initiative "Edinburgh, connecting  our city, transforming our places"

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Meadows to George Street project – Workshop Summary

The City of Edinburgh Council have been progressing 'The Meadows to George Street' project since mid-2018 . Although the majority of this project proposes changes outwith the NTBCC area, these changes may impact on residents within the NTBCC area. The broad project aims are to :

"transform the quality of walking, cycling, accessibility for all and public spaces on some of Edinburgh's busiest streets:

  • Hanover Street
  • the Mound
  • Bank Street
  • George IV Bridge
  • Forrest Road
  • Bristo Place
  • Teviot Place

These streets, which link the Meadows to George Street, play an important role in the lives of the many who use them for work, leisure and for everyday journeys.

The project will build upon the Council's Active Travel Action plan, the emerging City Centre Transformation Project and integrates with the George Street and First New Town project at Hanover Street. Meadows to George Street is one of the winners of Sustrans Scotland's 2017 Community Links PLUS design competition funded by the Scottish Government."

The initial stage of the project ran from June 2018 to September 2018 - during which, the views of people who use and have an interest in these streets were sought. .

Although, currently there is no public consultation on the City of Edinburgh Council Consultation hub, there is a consultation on the dedicated website here - running from 27 May until 7 July - we'd encourage all with an interest in this to comment on these proposals via this link.

You can also  sign up for project updates via this link. This will ensure that you are kept informed of progress, and events where you can speak directly to the delivery team and offer your views.

NTBCC recently attended a workshop which updated everyone on the plans to date. Our summary of the workshop can be found here.

May AGM – Chair’s Annual Report (April 2019)

Below is the full text of the Chair's Annual Report, presented at the May AGM on 2019_05_13.

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) is one of Edinburgh's 44 community councils, established under statute, to represent the views of the community within the New Town and Broughton area, the boundaries of which are set but the Edinburgh Scheme for Community Councils.

Since the AGM in May 2018 we have held ten public meetings; in May (immediately after the AGM), June, August, September, October, November and December 2018, and January, March and April 2019. These meetings were open to the public and were attended regularly by some of our ward Councillors, who along with our local MP and MSP are ex officio members of the Community Council. Police Scotland officers are also invited and have reported at each meeting, and between 10 and 50 local residents have regularly attended.

In addition, NTBCC held a ‘closed door’ business meeting in September 2018, with Community Councillors only in attendance.

Since May 2018, 3 elected Community Councillor members have stood down or resigned; one after completing his representation of a local residents’ association and we anticipate a replacement in due course, and 2 others who have left the NTBCC area. Three new members have joined; 1 co-opted in April 2018, a second co-opted in January 2019 (from being an Associate member) and 1 becoming a Nominated member, representing a newly-registered residents’ association.

NTBCC has five subcommittees who report at each meeting and there is always discussion on issues raised by our representatives on the Neighbourhood Partnership, the South-East Locality and from Resident Associations’ in the area.

This year has very possibly been one of the busiest on record for NTBCC, with many significant City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) consultations being highly relevant for both NTBCC and the city at large. These included:

  • ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places’
  • George Street and First New Town Project
  • Review of Parks Manifesto
  • Parking Action Plan.

NTBCC has also been involved with several large scale planning applications, the ‘Community Councils Together on Trams’ (CCTT), the latest Licensing Statement of Policy and the five week Inquiry by the Scottish Reporters with regard to the future of the Old Royal High School (ORHS).

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 14 January 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 14 January 2019 at 7.30pm Continue reading