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

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 full agenda Monday 14 August 2023, and convenor reports received so far

NTBCC ordinary meeting: Drummond room at Broughton St Mary’s Church on Bellevue Crescent
Monday 14 August, starting at 7:00pm

    1. Welcome / Introductions / Attendance
    2. Approval of the minutes of the ordinary NTBCC meeting held on 12th June 2023 (To approve)
    3. Matters arising from previous minutes (and not included on agenda below) (To discuss)
    4. Police matters and proposal for improved reporting (To note/discuss)
    5. Culture and Communities (Convener’s report)
      • CEC Culture & Communities Committee held on 10 August 2023
      • Edinburgh’s Winter Festivals – update on procurement (To note / discuss)
      • Calton Hill – Request to Re-open Nelson Monument (To note)
    6. Licensing (Convener’s report)
      • HMO Best Practice Guide 2023 consultation (closing 10 August) (To note)
      • STL Licensing – Council update following the Judicial Review (To note)
      • Licensing applications – e.g. 1 Gayfield Square (To discuss)
    7. Transport (Convener’s report)
      • Tram works – handover / Road safety Audit (To note)
      • East London Street – petition at 17 August Transport & Environment Committee (To note)
      • Picardy Place – compliance with Edinburgh Street Design Guidance (To note / discuss)
      • Participation Request vs. less formal discussions with Transport Officials (To note / discuss)
    8. Planning (Convener’s report)
    9. Environment (Convener’s report)
    10. Governance
      • Future planning for Office Bearers (To discuss)
      • CEC upcoming consultation re. Community councils boundaries / funding etc. (To note / discuss)
    11. AGM (as agreed to be held on 9 October (In Person) and committee reports)
    12. 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 minutes Monday 10 May 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 May 2020 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

NTBCC meeting agenda – Monday 8 March 2021

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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-town-broughton-cc-meeting-via-zoom-monday-8-march-2021-tickets-143730601097

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.

  1. Technology check / Admin/ Welcome
(6:45 to 7:00 pm)
  1. Minutes of 8 February 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. ‘George Street & First New Town’ project – Presentation and Q&A
(20 minutes)
  1. Transport
    1. City Mobility Plan – Follow up to Deputation submitted to Transport and Environment Committee
    2. Trams Project Update
      1. TRO for Leith Walk/London Road junction – banning of left hand turn
      2. Picardy Place Tram Stop design changes and construction schedule
      3. TROs for full route – public consultation timing
    3. Spaces for People
      1. Broughton Street to Canonmills – status of proposed changes
      2. Leopold Place Pedestrian Crossing – update on Council response
      3. Making Changes Permanent – public consultation timing and NTBCC position
(20 minutes)
  1. Winter Festivals 2020 consultation
(15 minutes)
  1. Planning
(10 minutes)
  1. Public Spaces Management Plan – report expected to be available mid-March
(5 minutes)
  1. Licensing
  1. Engagement and Communications 
  1. Local Residents Associations/Local Interest Groups
    1. Friends of Calton Hill; Friends of Gayfield Square Garden; Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Gardens
    2. Possible funding allocation for Greenspaces (discussion)
(10 minutes)
  1. Any other business

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.

Parks consultations: please have your say – thrice!

(adapted from a rather confusing email from Edinburgh Council) 

Survey of events in parks

This year’s survey about events held in parks across the city in 2018-19 has been published today: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/copy-of-copy-of-parks-events-review-2018-19.

This surveyfocuses on views and comments on a range of events which took place between October 2018 to September 2019. Events include the Beltane and Samhuinn Fire Festivals on Calton Hill, the Summer Sessions and the Virgin Festival Fireworks in West Princes Street Gardens, the Circus and Colour Bomb Carnival in Sighthill Park and many more.

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