Agenda June 2020

7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 30th June 2020

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

  1. Welcome and Apologies – Jeremy: Letter of thanks to Jason & need to pickup any of his current responsibilities 
    1. apologies – Ann
  2. Police Report – RA emailed for reports & sent Butterfield Industrial Estate road traffic complaint 22/6/20
    1. Any community advice required?
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  4. Newtongrange resilience – update from Jeremy. Andrew suggests “bullet point record of work done” 

    Table to help analyse and understand what has changed due to crisis, what will we keep doing or stop doing post crisis?

    Table to help analyse and understand what has changed due to crisis, what did we stop doing? What will we keep doing or stop doing post crisis?

    1.  NRV – does the NCC want to continue to operate the NRV? How can it be made sustainable?
    2. Funding application, Coop – Local Community Fund – what would it mean to get more funding?
  5. Local lock down issues
    1. CLL listening and learning survey for planning services during what is being called “renewal” post COVID-19

      (extract from BBC News Website 21/05/2020)

      Phase 2: Virus controlled.
      You can meet larger groups outdoors, and meet another household indoors. Construction, factories, warehouses,
      laboratories and small shops can resume work. Playgrounds and sports courts can reopen, and professional sport can begin again.

      Phase 3: Virus suppressed.
      You can meet people from more than one household indoors. Non-essential offices would reopen, along with
      gyms, museums, libraries, cinemas, larger shops, pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and dentists. Live events could
      take place with restricted numbers and physical distancing restrictions. Schools should reopen from 11 August.

      Phase 4: Virus no longer a significant threat.
      University and college campuses can reopen in full, mass gatherings are allowed. All workplaces open and public
      transport is back at full capacity.
  6. Community resilience ideas –
    1. Market square project, ‘The Pool’:  latest from Jeremy  – NRV request support, and potentially funding, for a project to support the village coming out of lockdown. Storage container, gardening equipment, furniture and equipment to allow swap meets for resources including books. Costings approx £480
    2.  Newtongrange Community allotments:
    3. Newtongrange Drawing Club complaint resolution (update – Jeremy)
    4. Summer activity packs for school children / brain teasers for shielding groups   ( Ross)
    5. Newtongrange Star 130th anniversary 20/9/20. Perhaps some combined outdoor community event With NRV/NMMS @ New Victoria Park with football memorabilia (similar theme to (Ross)
    6. Corona Snake – see correspondence
  7. 2019-20 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion
    1. Protecting and improving services: Urgent wall repairs required with bricks coming loose on Dalhousie Road (June)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress (Andrew)
    3. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      • Website content – what action? (Jeremy)
  8. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors – Midlothian Council update?
    2. Treasurer’s “Banking Signatory“
    3. MFCC (Jeremy) – 
    4. Planning Applications – John
    5. Coop, Newbattle St Mary 1063 £210, Newtongrange Star Donate a ticket competition; Scotmid Community Grant – Jeremy
  9. Correspondence
    1. Jason Ferry’s resignation  – how to express thanks for his exceptional service
    2. Councilors to respond noise enforcement complaint re Drydens and Story:
       1) Dryden’s
      Numerous complaints To MC about noise pollution to the council with earliest start of loud machinery 05:18am

      2) Story
      They have been quieter since lockdown, but they remain a serial noise polluter from 4:30am with drop of vehicles and cleaning of vehicles throughout the day.
    3. Christine Lithgow – corona snake, seeking NCC assistance to preserve the painted rock “snake” made by village children
  10. Any Other Business
  11. Date of next meeting


Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

I'm involved with the Newtongrange Community Council because I want to help preserve the unique heritage, character & facilities of the village.

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