Agenda April 2021

The third meeting of 2021: the Springfield Development, revitalising our Welfare Park and the next Newtongrange flyer.


7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 27th April 2021

Online and by phone- all welcome as always, fill in the event form to receive live link

  1. Welcome and apologies 
    1. Any member updates – news and activity 
  2. Previous Meeting (March 2021) Approval/ Matters Arising
  3. Councillors reports – CJ or for discussion later in agenda as tabled 
  4. Springfield Development preliminary discussions, working group recruitment, EGM ahead of consultation deadlines (Jeremy, Andrew)
  5. Community Development Trust – next Pool meeting, any opportunity for police input (re last mtg)  (Janet)
  6. Local lock down issues
    1. Noticeboards – CO-OP funding, Council instillation and LED light update (Jeremy)
  7. Community resilience ideas 
    1. Planters plan follow up, something positive for spring – (Connor)
    2. Feedback from Fiona – contacting the people who are willing to help financially and visit Pentland Plants to see what kind of assistance they can offer
  8. 2021-22 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion – opportunity to review and note early thoughts for the year.
    1. Protecting and improving services:
      1. Update from meeting with Karen Downie, Volunteer Midlothian with regard to Young Volunteers interview project ideas i.e Star & Silver band experiences during the pandemic. (Jeremy)
      2. Welfare Park improvements update (Jeremy)
      3.  First Litterpick held 24/04/21 and new facebook page – Newtongrange Park Life (June/Linda/Ross/Clr. Johnstone)
      4. Defibrillator update regarding pads/batteries (Andrew)
      5. Neighbourhood Services codesign – no action (Jeremy)
      6. Community Forum – exploration of new ways for engagement –  (NCC group discussion) – carry forward, no further action with MC. Free opportunity has been sourced but needs more admin –  JA
      7. Second issue of Newtongrange Flyer content, time frame and delivery? (NCC group discussion)
      8. Safety concerns at the zebra crossing at The Dean, Main Street (June)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Input from Gayle re Church plans  – propose 45 minute next meeting – JA
    3. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      1. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (Ross); 
  9. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors – moved forward 
    2. Treasurer’s 
      1. Banking/ Independent Review update
    3. MFCC (Andrew)
    4. Planning Applications  (John) 
  10. Correspondence
    1. End of lockdown celebrations suggestion
    2. Old Gas Lamp – how to protect
    3. Container on Abbeyland pitch.
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Date of next meeting
    • Tuesday,  25th May


Jeremy Adderley

Jeremy Adderley

I'm involved with the Newtongrange Community Council because I want to preserve our status as a proud village and ensure residents have a say in local development

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