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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NTBCC agenda Monday 13 April

6:45pm for 7.00pm Start Monday 13th April 2020, via a popular video conferencing channel

Due to technical constraints, NTBCC will not be able to include local residents in the conference itself, though we hope to do this later.

Any member of the public who would like to raise an issue for the meeting is asked to fill in the contact form or send us a message via @NTBCC on Twitter.

    1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: Technology check
    2. Welcome
      Minutes of meeting of 9th March and matters arising
      (To note, to be approved/seconded prior to meeting)
    3. Transport
      1. Final review of NTBCC response to City Mobility Plan
        (To agree - Final draft to be circulated prior to meeting)
    4. Licensing - by exception
    5. Environment - by exception
    6. Planning
      1. City Plan 2030: Feedback from NTBCC members as input to final NTBCC response
        (To agree – proposed process to submit NTBCC position – details to be circulated prior to meeting)
    7. Engagement
      1. Coronavirus (Covid-19) - support update
        (To agree if further steps required)
    8. NTBCC AGM (May􏰁 2020)
      (To agree deferment until September 2020 earliest but with Annual Report to be completed in May)
    9. Parks & Greenspaces
      (To note current position regarding events – summary to be circulated prior to the meeting)
    10. Local residents􏰃 associations
      (To note information / agree action for any requests / contacts from them)
    11. Any other business
      (To include summary of public contact)

Parks and Greenspace update (31 March)

(adapted from an email sent to LCCC on 31 March 2020)

Here are a couple of briefing notes that have been issued regarding the measures the Parks and Greenspace Service are putting in to place to help contain the spread of Coronavirus.

  • The first one details the general approach for all our parks and greenspaces across the city
  • The second regards those details specific to the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

All events that were scheduled to take place in April and May in a park have been either postponed or cancelled. CEC will keep you informed when any guidance is issued for those booked in June, July and August.

Obviously as time goes on litter/bins and things relating to health and safety in some parks may become issue’s. Can those who are not in self-isolation and who are taking their daily exercise in parks please keep their eyes out for any problems and report them via https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/report

There are still some Parks Officers, Rangers, Forestry, and others from Greenspace along with the Waste teams, still on the ground and inspecting parks and emptying bins. However, with so many areas for them to monitor, it’s taking a little longer than usual. So if we can alert them to serious problems in specific areas these can be prioritised appropriately.

Please just let me know if you need any further information.

Sarah Murphy
Senior Programmes Officer
Parks, Greenspace and Cemeteries
Level 3.1, Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Tel: 0131 529 7955

NTBCC agenda – Monday 9 March 2020

7:00 pm Monday 9 March 2020

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

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

  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes of Meeting of 10th February and matters arising
  3. Police report
  4. * Transport
    1. Q&A with Ian Bieniowski (Lothian Buses) – questions attached
    2. City Mobility Plan - feedback from NTBCC members & others on consultation sessions – as input to final NTBCC response
  5. * Licensing
  6. * Environment
    1. To agree: key Priorities as agreed at NTBCC Sub-committee meeting (25 February)
    2. To note: Parks & Greenspaces : response to ‘Summer Sessions’ notification
  7. * Planning
    1. Info: Update on Ediston / Orion (ex-RBS Dundas Street/Fettes Row) development
    2. Update: Powderhall Stables & wider scheme
  8. * Engagement
    1. Update: NTBCC publicity for future meetings – poster distribution status
  9. NTBCC AGM (May 2020)
    1. For action : Annual report incl. sub-committee reports
  10. Localities / local residents’ associations
  11. Any other business

* Summaries issued prior to the meeting


Parks consultations: please have your say – thrice!

(adapted from a rather confusing email from Edinburgh Council) 

Survey of events in parks

This year’s survey about events held in parks across the city in 2018-19 has been published today: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/copy-of-copy-of-parks-events-review-2018-19.

This surveyfocuses on views and comments on a range of events which took place between October 2018 to September 2019. Events include the Beltane and Samhuinn Fire Festivals on Calton Hill, the Summer Sessions and the Virgin Festival Fireworks in West Princes Street Gardens, the Circus and Colour Bomb Carnival in Sighthill Park and many more.

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