Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 14 April 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Wednesday 14 April 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

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NTBCC minutes Monday 11 April 2022

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

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 10 March 2022

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Thursday 10 March 2022 at 5:30pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

Actions and decisions are red italic. ‘TT’ means ‘Trams Team’. Names are mostly abbreviated to initials.

0 Summary of actions

3.1 TT to issue dashboards in time for review by CCTT before monthly meetings
3.1.1 CCTT (MB) and TT to discuss issues with Gayfield Square traffic offline
3.2.1 TT to include dates of updates on all future iterations of map showing completion dates
3.3.1 TT to take action about dangers at the substation works near the Trams project compound
3.4.1 CW to provide data answering the queries about claims at the next meeting
3.5 RA/TT to add date current map of crossings was prepared, and use consistent colours for crossing-types.
BR to then publish this map on LCCC, LHNCC, NTBCC websites.
3.5 TT to investigate improvements to crossing near Playhouse, and ways to make cyclists walk when using it.
3.7 TT to review signage at Constitution St/Ocean Drive advising that Ocean Terminal can’t be accessed via Ocean Drive.
3.7 TT to provide ‘look-aheads’ about traffic management changes
3.8 CW to provide monthly updates (with data) on business health
3.8 CW to advise total amount of business support disbursed.
3.10 CCTT (HT) and TT to discuss TT’s meetings with other groups outwith monthly CCTT/TT meetings
4.1 future agendas to have an ‘observations’ item
4.7 HT and RA to discuss signage on Leith Walk
5.2.1 RA/CW to provide written response in the next few days, CCIng this to BR so he can complete minutes
5.2.1 RA to escalate the issue raised by JM
5.2.2 RA/CW to provide written responses in the next few days, CCIng this to BR so he can complete minutes
6 RA and HT to meet next Friday to register of post-project measures

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NTBCC minutes Monday 14 March 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 14 March 2022 at 7pm

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NTBCC meeting agenda Monday 11 April 2022

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).

Registration will be through Eventbrite via this link

Log-in details/Zoom link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.

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

Next NTBCC meeting – Monday 11th April – Discussion items & Registration

NTBCC’s next meeting will again be held via the Zoom platform on 11th April (although we are continuing to explore options either for hybrid meetings or in-person meetings in the future & hope that in the summer, will will be able to return to in-person meetings).

The full agenda for this meeting will be published soon on our website, https://www.ntbcc.org.uk/meetings/

For those that wish to attend – please register via Eventbrite using this link 

We look forward to as many residents as possible joining us for this.

What’s going to be discussed ?

After a few necessary formalities, including another discussion on how to get more relevant information in the Police Scotland Newsletter and what the community council / residents would like to see, we will then discuss the forthcoming Edinburgh World Heritage Management Plan and how local residents can be more involved in the process and then hear an update on the latest proposals from the team charged with delivering the redesign of George Street (the ‘George Street & First New Town’ project) – including the current consultation on the Operational Plan (N.B. consultation closes on 8th April) – this has been a long running engagement with key stakeholders including NTBCC and the finer details are now reaching a conclusion.

We’ll also hear from NTBCC’s Communications & Engagement Committee on the recently completed ‘Walkabout’ covering the eastern section of our area (East Claremont St / Beaverhall / Dunedin St / Broughton Rd).

We’ll then cover environmental issues including the latest news on Picardy Place public realm, and the Communal Bin Hub project.

The Planning discussion discusses the broader issues with recent applications for the installation of Photo-voltaic (PV) panels & NTBCC’s input to the Scottish Government’s recent National Planning Framework (NPF4) consultation.

Under Transport, there are several important topics – ranging from the Committee decision on the final consultation for the proposed Low Emission Zone as well as the latest information on the Trams to Newhaven project & concerns regarding the Elm Row public realm works and the latest news regarding the EV charging points roll-out.

Licensing will cover any recent applications that may be of interest to local residents.

Finally – if that’s not enough (& if time allows), we’ll again discuss future plans for either in person or hybrid community council meetings in the coming months and lastly, but by no means least, the details for a City Centre Hustings event, organised by the Broughton Spurtle, for the Council’s May 2022 election to be held in Broughton St Mary’s (both online & in-person) on April 20th. .

This isn’t all that’s on the agenda but it should be more than enough to whet your appetite and fill the 2 hours available comfortably but if there are other issues that local residents are interested in – then always happy to hear these, please contact us via https://www.ntbcc.org.uk/contact/

We’ll then try to make time available under any other business to respond to any other issues or concerns raised.

NTBCC minutes Monday 14 February 2022

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 14 February 2022 at 7pm

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

Edinburgh Council has stated that ‘CCs can approve minutes, and take other decisions, remotely’, as so long as they ensure that ‘remote meetings are as accessible to members of the public and (as) well-advertised as possible’. Continue reading