Agenda March 2021

The third meeting of 2021: the Springfield Development, revitalising our Welfare Park and the next Newtongrange flyer.


7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 30th March 2021

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

  1. Welcome and apologies 
    1. Any member updates – news and activity 
  2. Previous Meeting (February 2021) Approval/ Matters Arising
  3. Midlothian Police Report – report and discussion (provided by PC Jason McFarlane)
  4. Springfield Development preliminary discussions, working group recruitment (Jeremy, Andrew)
  5. Community Development Trust – latest developments (Janet) 
    1. Next Development trust Zoom Tuesday 6th April 7-9pm
  6. Local lock down issues
    1. Noticeboards – update (Connor, John, Andrew)
  7. Community resilience ideas 
    1. Planters plan follow up, something positive for spring – (Connor)
    2. Asset register for emergencies re meeting 19/2/21 Jane Young
    3. community grit bin lock (Jeremy)
    4. Town Twinning for Newtongrange lead by NCC? (Ross)
  8. 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. Update from meeting with Karen Downie, Volunteer Midlothian with regard to Young Volunteers interview project ideas i.e Star & Silver band experiences during the pandemic. (Jeremy)
      2. Feedback on meeting(s) regarding Welfare Park including suggestion of a seasonal refreshments van in the Park with Justin Venton and Clr. Cath Johnstone  (June/Linda)
      3.  Any discussion with Newbattle/Eskbank CC regarding speed campaign in Newtongrange East Safety Camera Unit (Jeremy)
      4. Defibrillator update regarding pads/batteries (Andrew)
      5. Neighbourhood Services codesign (Jeremy)
      6. Community Forum – exploration of new ways for engagement (NCC group discussion)
      7. Second issue of Newtongrange Flyer content, time frame and delivery? (NCC group discussion)
      8. NWH Group Ltd. on Crawlees Road liquid spillage complaint to SEPA/MC Environmental Health Officer update (John)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Updates on community group “round table” (Andrew/June/Linda/Janet)
      2.  Who are the stakeholders needed for working groups now that the Church development is starting to progress? (NCC group discussion)
    3. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      1. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (Ross); 
  9. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors – 
    2. Treasurer’s 
      1. Banking/ Independent Review update
    3. MFCC (Andrew)
    4. Planning Applications – John (Redwoods House, Newbattle Road : house in multiple applications notice RA)
  10. Correspondence
    1. S. Young posted shocked at how much rubbish is everywhere. Do we need permission to litter pick and is there any big waste bins?
    2.  Lorna emailed about need for playpark fencing improvement  and dog walking in area.
    3. Nathan Mayes suggestion of Ormiston Park as model for  playpark and equipment
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Date of next meeting
    • Tuesday,  27th April


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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