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 agendas (AGM and ordinary meeting) – Monday 12 October 2020

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).

Please register here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-cc-meeting-agm-via-zoom-monday-12-october-tickets-124163015923

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

AGM

  1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: technology check admin
  2. Attendance/apologies for absence
  3. Approval of 2019 AGM minutes
  4. Chair’s report summary
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Election of office bearers
  7. Any other business

Ordinary meeting

1.   Welcome/new members/proposed NTBCC Business meeting 19th October  (5 minutes)
2.   Minutes of 14th September Meeting (via Zoom) and matters arising
       (To approve)
3.   Police Report
(To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
4.   Transport

  1. Spaces for People: submission on latest proposal for ‘A1 corridor’
    (To note)
  2. Forthcoming consultation on the ‘Tram Extension’ TRO proposals
    (Purpose: raise awareness of the consultation and agree how to respond to proposals affecting our area)
(15 minutes)
5.   Environment

  1. Communal Bin Review project – review of Gull Proof Sack service
    (To note & discuss overall response & proposed briefing as requested by CEC Waste & Cleansing
(15 minutes)
6.    Planning
(Purpose: opportunity to finalise response to proposals as lodged: 20/03034/FUL, 20/03665/FUL & 20/3661/CON)

  1. Ex-RBS site (Dundas St/Fettes Row) planning application: draft NTBCC Position
  2. Q&A (NTBCC & members of the public)
  1. (15 minutes)
  2. (15 minutes)
7.   Licensing

  1. Scottish Government Short Term Lets consultation
    should we respond?
8.   Engagement/Communications/Instagram update (5 minutes)
9.   Local residents’ associations/local interest groups
10. Any other business
(including any contact by residents not previously covered)
 

 During the meetings, 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.

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 August 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s public meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 August 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 agenda – Monday 14 September 2020

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)

To receive the Zoom link details to join the meeting, please email secretary@ntbcc.org.uk

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

Item

Time allocated

  1. 6:45 – 7:00pm: Technology check / admin
15 minutes
  1. Welcome / NTBCC membership update & Notice of NTBCC AGM in October
10 minutes
  1. Minutes of 10th August Meeting (via Zoom) and Matters Arising
    (To approve)
  1. Police Report
    (To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
5 minutes
  1. Planning
    1. Ex-RBS site Planning Application: Presentation by Ross McNulty (Ediston)
    2. Q & A (NTBCC & members of the public)
      Purpose: Opportunity to fully understand proposals as lodged - 20/03034/FUL & 20/03661/CON
  1. 10 minutes
  2. 20 minutes
  1. Transport
    1. Safer Streets – ‘Spaces for People’ latest news / update
      (To note & discuss overall process / feedback to Edinburgh Civic Forum)
    2. Update: ‘Proposed Pedestrian Crossing Priorities’ as presented to P&S Committee 20 August
      (To note & agree any further follow-up)
    3. Final Tram Extension TRO proposals (McDonald Road – Picardy Place)
      (To note : link to plans available on website - final consultation expected mid September)
    4. Update to concerns raised regarding increased traffic in Bellevue Road / Annandale St.
      (Agree further follow-up as necessary)
15 minutes
  1. Festivals & Events: ‘Charter for Edinburgh’
    (To discuss / comment on Cllr Mowat / 5CC’s initiative re. festivals / events in the future)
15 minutes
  1. Environment
    1. Updates from Councillor(s) on managing reported increased incidence of graffiti
      (To note & agree any further follow-up)
    2. Communal Bin Review - consultation sessions
      (To note)
  1. 15 minutes
  2. 5 minutes
  1. Licensing
    by exception
  1. Engagement / Communications
    summary issued
  1. Local residents’ associations / Local Interest Groups
  1. Any other business
    (To include issues raised by residents not already covered)

 

Brief Highlights from NTBCC’s 10 August Zoom Meeting

A second, very successful, NTBCC meeting using the Zoom platform with members of the public both welcome and involved.  Despite some last minute technical issues (& inability by some NTBCC members to locate the Zoom link-in details!) – we were happy  to record 15 community councillors were present (virtually) – including one of our office bearers  from the back seat of a car many miles from Edinburgh.

Also we all appreciated attendance by 5 ward councillors - many thanks to Councillors Doran, Miller & Mowat from the City centre ward (almost a full house) and also Councillors Osler & Barrie from Inverleith Ward for joining us. Having Councillors present is really helpful in many of the discussions, both to understand current council thinking as well as being able to pick up issues.

As an aside – we also regularly extend an invitation to Leith Walk ward councillors as a significant part of NTBCC’s area lies within Leith Walk ward. They would be very welcome at future community council meetings.

Last, but by no means least, almost a dozen members of the public. And we mustn’t forget the roving Broughton Spurtle editor also joining us from afar.

We would also thank Police Scotland for providing an excellent summary of their activities in the city centre – unprompted by us – much appreciated. Key messages were a continued issue with cycle thefts (incl. Just Eat hire cycles), police checks for Covid-compliance on licensed premises, reported improvements in anti-social behaviour at Waverley Mall with the temporary village now set up and increased focus on speed checks across the city centre.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 8 June 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s meeting, held via Zoom on Monday 8 June 2020 at 7pm Continue reading

Licensing report – for meeting on August 10

In advance of the NTBCC meeting (via Zoom) on Monday 10 August, here is NTBCC's licensing report

Whilst there is not much to report this month, it is worth noting that the Licensing Board met on 6 August and the Police presented their annual report.

The senior officers who hold responsibility for licensing within the area of E Division are as follows;

  • Head of Department: T/Superintendent David Robertson
  • Specialist Operations Chief Inspector Murray Starkey - Partnerships and Events

The Licensing Department is based at St Leonard’s police station and consists of:
Inspector Robert Innes, Sergeant John Young, 3 Police Constables and 4 Divisional Licensing Administrators.

The full Licensing Board report is here: https://democracy.edinburgh.gov.uk/documents/s25062/Full%20Meeting%20Papers%20-%20Licensing%20Board%20-%206%20August%202020.pdf

NTBCC is also trying to address concerns neighbours have with the proposed beer garden at the hotel at 24 Royal Terrace.