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

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

SGN works in Broughton St – update

(adapted from an email from SGN)

SGN has completed its work to upgrade the gas network in Broughton Street, three weeks ahead of schedule.

Our engineers have been working extended hours and weekends throughout our project in Broughton Street, meaning our work has finished early. We have now moved on to the next stages of our project, in London Street and Forth Street.

The northbound closure of Broughton Street will remain in place as Laing O’Rourke continues its planned works as part of the Together for Edinburgh programme.

SGN Project Manager Matt Ferguson said:

I’d like to thank local business owners, residents and motorists for their continued patience and understanding throughout our time in Broughton Street. We’ll be handing the work site over to contractor Laing O’Rourke this evening.

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8TG
sgn.co.uk

Broughton Street area gas works: update 22 February

(adapted from an email from SGN)

Our project at Broughton Street is progressing well and the good news is that we should have Broughton Street fully reopened around two weeks ahead of schedule.

From 6am on Tuesday 26 February we will open up Broughton Street from London Street to Albany Street with two-way traffic.

We then plan to fully open the remainder of Broughton Street to two-way traffic by Friday 15 March.

I appreciate that there are separate works being carried out by another contractor at the junctions of York Place and Broughton Street. This area will have to be clear to allow us to open up Broughton Street on the 15 March.

Our engineering team will be working in the area again this weekend.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
sgn.co.uk

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 December

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 December 2018 at 7:30pm Continue reading

Open Streets Edinburgh consultation: NTBCC’s response

(The following is the text of NTBBC's submission to CEC's Open Streets consultation, submitted 2 November 2018)

The New Town and Broughton CC supports the principle of holding vehicle-free Sundays in parts of the city including the city centre.

In the city centre an obvious location would be sections of George Street with Charlotte Square or St Andrew Square, an area which already experiences pedestrianisation at least in part during the Festival. There might have to be a break at Hanover Street to allow for north/south traffic. Continue reading

Communal Waste Bins on London Street

As those who have attended NTBCC meetings over the past 6 months will know, there has been discussion regarding City of Edinburgh’s Council policy regarding gull-proof bags and replacing these in certain areas by communal (on-street) bins.

Last month, despite concerns being expressed by some residents on London Street, 5 on-street communal bins have been placed on London Street, replacing gull-proof bags.

The discussions have been covered by comments in the Spurtle [Issue 265 , p.3] and a letter to the Spurtle (here) last week has prompted further comments which capture the difference in opinion to this change from some resdients on London Street and the wider community.

It was stated that NTBCC (amongst others) had “shamefully brushed aside” residents’ predictions that they wouldn’t work.

NTBCC has responded to this, stating in their view, although "it is much too early to decide whether the new collection arrangements are working well; they would note that the street is much improved by the removal of the permanent display of gullproof bags in various states of emptiness, spillage, and disrepair." This view seems to be shared by the majority of comments generated from this; supporting the view that this change is an improvement vs. the previous situation.

NTBCC’s response can be viewed here.