Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 11 January 2021 at 7pm Continue reading
Our second meeting of 2021 took place on a snowy night that once again saw us gather by zoom.
Monthly meetings using zoom continue to be very well attended with the Eventbrite listings working effectively. Expertly set up by our Vice Chair, Richard Price, any members of the public registering late on the day of the meeting are caught with direct emails from the secretary. The increased attendance has been a silver lining in these dark, difficult times.
We are also very grateful for the regular and engaged attendance of councillors and for the expert hosting by our Chair Carol Nimmo (aka Britney) whilst thankfully not achieving the heady heights of viral infamy that some other (parish) councils have.
Cracking on with administrative requirements, the previous months minutes were passed, after minor corrections were noted and agreed. The police report was very helpful and thanks were extended to the officer who prepared it. Policing appears to have been quiet due to lockdown, with some vandalism to report but no housebreakings (everyone is at home!), business break-ins or assaults reported. Last month we asked for more information on reports of breaches of COVID regulations and are reassured to hear these are few and far between.
Deirdre Henderson commented on the review of the next stage of the short-term letting legislation development. The Local Government and Communities Committee have passed the proposed legislation over to the Scottish Parliament and there is to be a Scottish Government Working Group. Representatives have been invited from various sectors, and ‘big industry’ is very well represented however residents’ groups are not so well represented and have to go through their local council.
Concerns were expressed that there could potentially be a conflict of interest. It was agreed that we should have a follow up meeting for those members interested in this subject.
In response to an earlier iteration of concerns around the subject of Graffiti, Andi Christie, head of Drummond Community High School reported on a survey she had undertaken amongst the younger members of the community. The general view is that most people do not like graffiti, however the idea of creating ‘legal wall space’, designated for Graffiti, enabling artistry as opposed to vandalism was considered to be a viable option
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).
Log-in details/Zoom link will then be emailed to all those who have registered.
- 6:45 – 7:00pm: technology check admin
- Attendance/apologies for absence
- Approval of 2019 AGM minutes
- Chair’s report summary
- Treasurer’s report
- Election of office bearers
- Any other business
|1. Welcome/new members/proposed NTBCC Business meeting 19th October||(5 minutes)|
|2. Minutes of 14th September Meeting (via Zoom) and matters arising
|3. Police Report
(To note, Police Scotland key messages as received/circulated prior to meeting)
(Purpose: opportunity to finalise response to proposals as lodged: 20/03034/FUL, 20/03665/FUL & 20/3661/CON)
|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.
If you are suffering because of a short-term let near you, then you can submit a complaint to Edinburgh Council.
Edinburgh Council’s website says
A short term let is a property which is let out to visitors on a commercial basis for short periods of time. Often the whole property is let as holiday accommodation. In other cases, the host will continue to live in the property and let out a room or rooms to visitors.
We are concerned about the impact of aspects of short term letting, such as the influence on
- housing supply
- the city and its residents
- planning matters
- safety standards
- anti-social behaviour.
Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 10 June 2019 at 7.30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic underlined. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading
From an email from Edinburgh Council
There is a programme of Short Term Let Consultation events (first in Inverness on Tuesday). A good chance to air local views on short term lets/ Air B&B/ absent landlords etc.
Residents, hosts, businesses, local authorities and anyone with an interest are encouraged to attend all of these events.
The events are free to attend and are on the following dates:
- 2 July – Inverness – 1730-1930
- 3 July – Skye 1000-1200
- 8 July – Arran 1430-1630
- 9 July – Glasgow 1400-1600
- 15 July – Edinburgh 1400-1600
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