Agenda February 2020

7.00pm-8.45pm Tuesday 25th February 2020

Newbattle Community Learning Centre – how to attend & directions

  1. Welcome and Apologies – Jeremy
    • Apologies – James Smith, Margaret Evans, Lorna Stephenson, Gilllian Cousin, Brian McGuff, Andrew Marshall, John Muir
    • Welcome,
      • MC rep re LRT (unavailable)
      • Councillors TBC
  2. Police Report – N/A, to be provided my email Wednesday
    1. Great news for Brian, taking on LA Liaison Officer role -Jeremy
    2. Crime prevention at the Co-op 27th Feb
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  4. Constitution update (B/F) – update from Gillian? Forms to sign & process (Linda, Ross, Lorna, Jeremy)  – Ross
  5. 2019-20 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion
    1. Protecting and improving services: ensure services like the library are valued by all stakeholders by improving relevance, inclusivity and cost effectiveness
      • Valentines Welfare Park Walk with Justin Venton- great work and update June/Linda
        • Community Payback site visit request from Stuart Pratt, early next week- who can take?
      • Bus Service Action– thank you to Ann for email update, any discussion/action? Ann 
    2.  Public safety: the reduction in opportunistic crime and antisocial behaviour
      • safety items for newsletter – All
      • “focus on reporting”  – Jeremy  
        • importance of an incident
        • Antisocial behaviour, harassment, hate – is it a crime? Let the police decide… feedback from 4 conversations session – Jeremy
    3. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      • Update from development working group – Andrew tabling report – Jeremy
      • Proposal for swimming pool land treatment ongoing (C/F)
        • possible collaboration with NMMS, what do people think? – Jeremy
        • Greenspace Scotland “ParkPower” conference 26/2 JA attending with Gareth Davies- Jeremy
    4. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      • Newsletter – content proposals – see application – Ross
      • Welfare Park Noticeboard – what action? (Costings JA) Jason/Ann
      • Sheila & Greta Litterpick confirmation – June
      • Community Explorer’s Group – see corre – newsletter drop confirmed with Ross, also asked if litterpick appropriate -Jeremy
      • VE Day – Ideas for NCC contributing to the day- Jason
        1. What else will be happening?
        2. Who would like to lead on it?
        3. (James is doing an article- TBC) 
  6. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – Catherine 
    2. Treasurer’s – John absent – reports “no change to balance”
    3. Health and Social Care – nominations?
    4. Federation of Community Councils (19/2/20) – James unable to attend, John to update
    5. Planning Applications – John absent – reports no applications
    6. Midlothian Traffic Roads and Paths (M-TRAP) Meeting 9/12/19 – John absent C/F
    7. Funding Applications – Jeremy – no further action
  7. Correspondence
    1. POLICE SCOTLAND CONTACT ASSESSMENT MODEL (CAM) PROJECT – STAKEHOLDER EVENT Penicuik Town Hall, 33 High Street, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 8HS, 5/3/2020 from 0930hrs – 1230hrs
    2. Parking by School – Lorna (no update/response from MC re warden)
    3. Ross Lyall – Community Explorers Group Activity – Jeremy
    4. National Museum Masterplan consultation, meeting with Metaphor – Jeremy
    5. One-way road enforcement, “clarifying existing status” various locations – MC Traffic Order R5.3.30 4/2/20 – Jeremy
    6. Justin Venton, re fence painting – see community payback response above
    7. Response on bin requests (Dalhousie layby, Newbattle Rd Take Away, Library) , rec’d today – escalated to Waste Manager William Reid ref:1466260 – Jeremy
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date of next meeting
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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