Agenda August 2019

1. Apologies:


2. Welcome back members! Quick update on activity during summer break
  1. Cycle path feasibility partnership with Eskbank and Newbattle Community Council following MC Active Travel supported opportunity with Town Centre Capital Fund- JA
  2. Easthouses primary School 2nd Consultation event – feedback from Maurice McCann, Midlothian Council Project Manager – JA
  3. The new Paul: Gillian Cousin – PJ
  4. Participation Request and outcomes – deciding what it is that we want
3. Christine Grahame MSP
  1. Open forum with Constituency Member for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale to raise local issues e.g. village centre development and bus & train services
  2. Proposed joint Community Councils meeting: Monday 7th October, 18:30, The Scottish Parliament
4. Police Report
  1. Overview and Trends 
  2. Items of Note – Report on community event
  3. Discussion Points
5. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
6. Year Aims for NCC:
  1. updates from leads
  2. NCC Member Champions: lead/support/communicate on existing projects
  3. any further proposed projects?

Outcomes for the NCC and selected projects as brought forward:

  1. Protecting and improving services: ensure services like the library are valued by all stakeholders by improving relevance, inclusivity and cost effectiveness
    • Library and Leisure Centre inclusion in Village Masterplan – AM
  2. Public safety: the reduction in opportunistic crime and antisocial behaviour”
    • Community Lockdown Events – JA/BM 
    • School Parking – supporting other groups to find a solution – JF
  3. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and
    engages business and the village in its progress;
    • NCC Masterplan engagement – AM
  4. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
    • Fly-tipping Newbattle and Dalhousie Rd – JA
    • Flowerbeds, turn their retention into a project for business and community groups – JF
7. Reports
  1. Councillor’s – open invitation to Kieron, Jim and Catherine last invited specifically to attend/contribute on Masterplan “approval” expected June 24th

  2. Treasurer – JM

  3. Health & Social Care

  4. Federation of Community Councils 

  5. Planning Applications – JM

  6. Funding Applications – micro grant: commencing our first newsletter mailout – JA

9. Correspondence/ Items raised by the wider community
  1. Transport – bus routes and train service 

  2. Redirect on gmail email to – (B/F is this done?)

  3. And any members skilled in social media? How can members feed into this process? (B/F)

10. Any Other Business


11. Date of next meeting

Tuesday 24th September 2019 

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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