Agenda March 2020

7.00pm-7:40pm Tuesday 25th February 2020 online meeting link

Online and by phone- public welcome as always but please if you intend to join, fill in the event form

  1. Welcome and Apologies – Jeremy
      • Welcome Sandra Davidson, Communities & Lifelong Learning worker assigned to NCC
  2. Police Report – RA email for reports 29/3/20
    1. Any community advice required?
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  4. Office bearers – Deputy chair and secretary nominations – James resignation confirmed, assistance with email needed and in the interest of business continuity in the current climate, a Chair Depute should be designated. Andrew nominated so far.
  5. Defibrillators – JA as passed keys, spares and instructions to Andrew who has agreed to take the monthly maintenance on.
  6. Newtongrange resilience – update from Jason
  7. Community resilience ideas –
    1. Front/Back garden Easter competition – only drawback cost & brown bin collection. Ross
    2. Newtongrange Sunday sing along. 11am community singing to things like Dame Vera Lynn, favourite hymns & Glee songs collaborate with Black Diamond Radio details here ; Inspired for clap for NHS/carers.
    3. Newtongrange Gala programme cover entries on white boards at swimming pool? (Replace falling down letters).
  8. 2019-20 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion
    1. Protecting and improving services: promote library remote electronic services and all other services still available to community during closure
    2.  Public safety: the reduction in opportunistic crime and antisocial behaviour
    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 and next stepsCollaboration with NMMS, what do people think?
      • Jeremy Greenspace Scotland “ParkPower” conference report 26/2 JA attended 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 NCC attendance how did it go?
      • VE Day – Ideas for NCC contributing to the day- website post? Jason
        1. What else will be happening?
        2. Who would like to lead on it?
        3. (James is doing an article- TBC) 
  9. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors TBC 
    2. Treasurer’s – John absent – reports “no change to balance”
    3. Health and Social Care – nominations?
    4. Federation of Community Councils (19/2/20) – John to update
    5. Planning Applications 
    6. Midlothian Traffic Roads and Paths (M-TRAP) Meeting 9/12/19 – John absent C/F
    7. Funding Applications – Jeremy – no further action
  10. Correspondence
    1. CONTACT ASSESSMENT MODEL (CAM) PROJECT 5/3/2020 report from Jeremy
    2. Zebra crossing 6/3/20
    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
  11. Any Other Business
  12. 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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