NTBCC meeting minutes 14 August 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, at Broughton St Mary’s church, on Monday 14 August 2023 at 7pm

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

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NTBCC meeting minutes 12 June 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, at Broughton St Mary’s church, on Monday 12 June 2023 at 7pm

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Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 11 May 2023

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting on Thursday 11 May 2023 at 5:15pm, at Trams project compound (165 Leith Walk)

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NTBCC meeting minutes 8 May 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 8 May 2023 at 7pm

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NTBCC meeting full agenda Monday 12 June 2023, and convenor reports

NTBCC ordinary meeting: Drummond room at Broughton St Mary’s Church on Bellevue Crescent
Monday 12 June starting at 7:00pm

  1. Welcome / Introductions / Attendance
  2. Approval of the minutes of the ordinary NTBCC meeting held on 8 May 2023
  3. Matters arising from previous minutes, and not included on agenda below (To approve)
  4. Police matters, assuming attendance by Police (To note)
  5. Transport (Convener’s report)
  6. Environment (Convener’s report)
    • George Street & First New Town’ – TEC update 15 June  (including proposal for trees) (To note)
    • Waste management (time extension of GPB trial/proposal for STLs) (To note)
    • Use of communal bins – NTBCC position (re concerns raised by an ELS resident) (To agree)
  7. Licensing (Convener’s report)
    • HMO Best Practice Guide 2023’ consultation (10 August) (To note)
    • Other licensing applications (W Hotel/Use of St James Square/1 Gayfield Square) (To discuss)
  8. Culture and Communities (Convener’s report)
  9. Planning (Convener’s report)
  10. Communications
    • EACC consultation 23 June (To note/agree NTBCC position)
  11. Residents’ Open Forum/AOCB

Please note: before or during the meeting, 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.

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NTBCC meeting minutes 10 April 2023

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, at Broughton St Mary’s church, on Monday 10 April 2023 at 7pm

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Deputation to Transport and Environment Committee meeting to be held on 18 May 2023 regarding item 7.3 Communal Bin Review Update

The New Town and Broughton Community Council welcomes the recommendation to extend the period of the trial to increase to recycling capacity in a limited number of streets within the World Heritage Site and the recommended changes in the next phase of the trial.

We acknowledge the support that has been provided by the Council’s Waste team over the last year and in particular wish to record our thanks for the work undertaken by Karen Reeves, Hema Herkes and Anne Christie as well as the various residents’ associations in making the trial a success. Over 900 new green gull proof sacks have been distributed to residents on the nine streets included in the trial along with a supply of recyclable plastic bags and a jointly prepared communication leaflet to explain the new arrangements and encourage greater recycling. Feedback from residents and operational staff has been very positive about the change to the use of green sacks for collection of dry mixed recycling.

Although the report refers to the limited impact of the trial on the tonnage of recycling collected, our own monitoring of individual streets has shown a 250% increase in the volume of dry mixed recycling that is being collected. As the trial only covers nine streets, the tonnage being measured across all streets in the area would not be expected to be greatly affected by the initial limited trial. We therefore believe that the volume of recycling collected is a better metric for this trial. If the increase in recycling observed during the trial on just nine streets was extended to all city centre streets this would clearly have a significant impact on the achievement of the Council’s overall recycling goals. We hope that given the success of the trial that the Council will consider extending it to other streets in the future.

We look forward to working with the Council staff to increase food waste collection rates and thus reduce the amount of this waste which is going to incineration from the trial streets. Lessons learned from the next phase of the trial should hopefully inform the roll out of further efforts to boost food waste recycling across the City.

Carol Nimmo
Chair, New Town and Broughton Community Council
16 May 2023