Agenda June 2021 – Draft

The sixth meeting of 2021: the Springfield Development, Gareth Davies Masterplan Update,  revitalising our Welfare Park and the next Newtongrange flyer to be discussed.


7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 29th June 2021

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

  1. Welcome and apologies 
    1. Apologies prior to agenda drafted: Andrew, John (John passed on written information for meeting
    2. Any member updates – news and activity  John Muir – Bank balance 20/06/21 £3,261.15 (no shipping container & notice board invoice) 
    3. Planning – A proposed change of use at NMMS Yard area to retail; 2 houses applied for extensions
    4. Springfield Planning – EIA Scoping Opinion – APPLICATION NO. 21/00515/SCO
  2. Previous Meeting (May 2021) Approval/ Matters Arising
  3. Police Report
  4. Masterplan update – Gareth Davies Planning Midlothian Council gareth.​
  5. Springfield Development NCC next steps
  6. Community Development Trust – next Pool event 10/07/21, Victoria Robb – Education Manager & Newton (NMMS) to attend (Ross)
  7. 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.  Abbey Land Park container (Linda/June)
      2. Defibrillator update regarding pads/batteries (Andrew)
      3. Wheel painting by David Bishop (Broadsword Military Vehicle Group) at A7/Main Street junction (Ross/Rebecca)
      4. Welfare Park fence painting (June)
      5. Second issue of Newtongrange Flyer content, time frame and delivery? (NCC group discussion)
      6. Safety concerns at the zebra crossing latest at The Dean, Main Street (Clr. Johnstone)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Updates (from Gareth Davies) covered in item 4
    3. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      1. Planters plan follow up, something positive for spring – (Fiona/Rebecca)
      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 (Fiona/Rebecca)
      3. Scotmid grants for local groups (June)
      4. Newtongrange Guerrila Gardeners Wednesday 7pm (Rebecca)
      5. Noticeboards – update (Jeremy)
  8. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors 
    2. Treasurer’s  – covered 1b
    3. MFCC 
    4. Planning Applications  – covered 1c
  9. Correspondence
  10. Any Other Business
  11. Date of next meeting
    • Tuesday,  31st August


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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