FLY Open Air Music Festival – NTBCC’s Response to Request for Comments


23 August 2021

“New Town and Broughton Community Council take the view that events that require significant infrastructure build and de-rig out-with the Ross Band Stand area, both in terms of area used and time taken, are clearly major events and therefore not suitable for West Princes St Gardens (WPSG). We agree with the position taken by the Old Town Community Council in whose area this sits). Over recent years there is and continues to be a strongly emerging view that spaces like WPSG essentially belong to the people of the City of Edinburgh, as such they are used daily and extensively by residents and they should not be subjected to commercialisation.

Assuming that everything runs according to plan, the park will be occupied by FLY for 14 days.

St Cuthbert’s Churchyard is the only level access to WPSG that is suitable for those with mobility issues as well as those who are unable to navigate the steps and slopes whilst using wheelchairs and prams. Additionally, it is a popular through route for local residents and those working in the Old Town traversing to and from Princes Street. The proposed entrance closes WPSG to these people, creates clear equality implications and the site plan cuts WPSG in half blocking access from one side of WPSG to the other.

It is imperative that the top path remains open throughout the timing of the event, including set up and take down to enable public access for the event to meet its claim that WPSG will remain open to the public throughout.

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NTBCC Meeting Agenda – Monday 14 December 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:

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 (links to or send a message via Twitter @NTBCC.

  1. Technology check / Admin/ Welcome
(6:45 to 7:00 pm)
  1. Minutes of 9 November 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. Transport  
    1. Presentation from representatives from ‘Better Broughton’ followed by Q & A
    2. Other SfP updates from 12th November TEC from Transport Committee Convenor
(15 minutes)

(5 minutes)

  1. ‘Public Space Management Plan’ 
    1. Update following The Cockburn Association / EACC meetings on PSMP (To note)
    2. NTBCC input to PSMP (note final date for input / comments extended to 20th January 2021)
(20 minutes)
  1. George Street & First New Town Project
    Developing proposal – update from NTBCC attendees at recent consultation sessions (1 & 2)
(10 minutes)
  1. Environment
    1. Summary of agreed Committee Structure (Please note paper circulated) 
    2. Communal Bin Review – update including Residents’ Associations input
(10 minutes)
  1. Planning 
    1. Latest Powderhall (ex-Bowling Green area) – Public Event 8/9th December
    2. Update on 108-116 Dundas Street (20/03923/PAN) Pre-consultation
(10 minutes)


  1. Engagement/Communications update
(5 minutes)
  1. Licensing
    (by exception)
  1. Local residents’ associations/local interest groups
  1. 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.

Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership – Conversation on Future of Health & Social Care

Email sent to the New Town & Broughton Community Council from ‘Inclusive Edinburgh’

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board is responsible for the decision making and strategic planning of health and social care services for adults in the Capital. We deliver our services through the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and both Board and Partnership are committed to delivering a caring, healthier, safer Edinburgh.

The EIJB want to support and nurture the thriving communities in Edinburgh. And we also want to embrace the opportunity to create a different relationship with people and organisations across the city. Our first step is to listen and learn what health and social care means to you.

And it’s why we’re inviting you to join the conversation on the future of health and social care in the capital and help us shape Your health. Your care. Your future. at our digital events this November.

Find out more about the events, and register for your ticket now through Eventbrite at

When will the events take place?

The two inaugural events in November will be hosted. We’re hosting two identical events, on different days and at different times, to help make it as easy as possible to join our conversation on the future of health and social care in Edinburgh.

  • Tuesday 17 November 10:00 – 12:00
  • Thursday 19 November 19:00 – 21:00

What to expect from the events?

At our inaugural Your health. Your care. Your future. events in November, you’ll hear from a range of Edinburgh citizens and colleagues on what health and social care means to them. The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board – responsible for the strategic planning of Edinburgh’s health and social care – will host a panel discussion, giving you the chance to share what’s front of mind. And we’ll share more about the ongoing work we’re doing to co-create a health and social care service that’s right for the people of Edinburgh.

The events are the first in a series of Your health. Your care. Your future. events to connect the people of Edinburgh with the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board.

How do I attend the events?

Visit to register for your ticket.

Details on how to join the event will be updated on the website 24 hours before the event and you will also receive an email reminding you.
When it’s time for the event to take place, follow the simple joining instructions on the online event page. If you click before the start time, you’ll be entered into a waiting room and be admitted to the event just before it begins, so we’d recommend you join 5 minutes before the start time.

For BSL users, an interpreter will be present for the duration of the event.

Edinburgh Talks Climate – Climate Change and Young People in Edinburgh

Email from Chris Peggie, Governance Officer at the City of Edinburgh Council – requesting that we share the details / links for the ‘Edinburgh Talks Climate’ initiative –  most relevant for young people but open to all members of the public to participate (age immaterial!).

‘The City of Edinburgh Council recently launched Edinburgh Talks Climate, starting a new phase of engagement and collaboration around climate change.

In February, we talked to some of the young people attending the Edinburgh Youth Summit to find out what they feel the key issues are around climate change.  We also discovered why they felt it was important to be included in work and discussions aimed at creating a better, fairer and more sustainable city.

This week, we have launched a follow-up challenge aimed at the interests of younger people in Edinburgh.  We want to know what most concerns people about climate change in Edinburgh and what changes they think need to happen so that the city can become greener and more sustainable. We encourage people of all ages to take part in the conversation.

We’d be grateful if you could share this with your colleagues and networks and ask them to join in the discussion.

Social Media info

Thank you for your continued support with this.

Kind regards


Emma Candy | Senior Policy & Insight Officer | Strategy and Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1 Waverley Court | 4 East Market Street | Edinburgh | EH8 8BG | ‘



In response to the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and associated government guidance, the agents acting on behalf of Ediston and Orion Capital Managers in respect of the redevelopment of the above site announced that the additional public exhibition (the 3rd & final), would be an online exhibition. Information was to have been made available to the public via the New Town North website ( from midday on 2 April 2020.

However the shift in working procedures resulting from the government’s response to Covid19 caused a delay in the preparation of information for the online exhibition. The information will now be made available from midday on 9 April 2020.

NTBCC understand that the intent is to make the online exhibition as interactive as possible, allowing members of the public direct access to the design team to address specific points and answer questions. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to complete and return a consultation questionnaire online.

We have now been advised that those viewing the online exhibition will also be able to submit questions / points of clarification via links embedded in the online exhibition material between 12pm and 8pm on Thursday 9 April. The project team will then respond to individuals by phone as soon as possible (and within 7 days at the absolute latest), in order to mimic an in-person exhibition as much as possible.

There will also be an opportunity for people to submit an online feedback form in order for them to formally record their comments.

The deadline for submitting comments is Friday 1 May.

The exhibition material will remain available on the website alongside the material from the September and December exhibitions which was made available online after each event.

‘Community right to buy’ event

(adapted from an email from the Scottish Government)

The Scottish Government Community Land Team are holding a free event at Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh, 7th April 2020. The event will give an overview of the various types of community rights to buy that communities can use, practical advice on how to become a compliant body and the application processes. If you would like more information or are interested in coming along please follow this link to our Events page and book your place.

If you have any queries then please get in touch at

Kyle Anderson
Community Land Team (Community Right to Buy)
Q Spur
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
EH11 3XD
Tel: 0300 244 9822

Edinburgh Funding Fair

Adapted from an email from Ian Brooke, Deputy Chief Executive, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC)

EVOC will be hosting a Funding Fair on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 from 2 – 6pm at their offices at 525 Ferry Road.

The event is free and open to organisations of all sizes, the half-day will include:

  • Stalls from funding providers across Scotland and the UK providing information and advice on their opportunities
  • 10 minute Funding surgeries with a select number of funders – perfect if you have a specific project in mind as you’ll have the opportunity for a more in-depth chat.
  • Free Training session from The Robertson Trust on writing grant applications.
  • Free Training session from The Charity Bank on social investment – if you want to know more about how loans to charities and social enterprises work, this is for you!
  • Get to know your local Third Sector Interface: EVOCVolunteer Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Social Enterprise will be there to let you know what support is available to your organisation
  • An opportunity to network and meet other trustees and voluntary sector colleagues from across Edinburgh!

Book here:

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