Agenda May 2020

7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 26th May 2020

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

  1. Welcome and Apologies – Jeremy to thank Julie & Bibi for we love Newtongrange.
    1. apologies – Jim, Margaret, Ann, Lorna
  2. Police Report – RA emailed for reports 20/5/20

    From Midlothian Advertiser “On Sunday, May 10, officers were called to the Co-op, Main Street, in relation to a man who had made off with a large quantity of goods. Officers traced the 46 year old man nearby where he was cautioned and charged with two theft by shopliftings as he had been identified as having shoplifted from the same shop the previous week. A summons report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.” Also, helicopter and police activity Sat 16th
    1. Any community advice required?
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  4. Newtongrange resilience – update from Jason/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?

  5.  Local lock down issues
    1.  Council documents to review post lockdown (above) and easing restrictions to discuss:

      4 phases for easing the restrictions (extract from BBC News Website 21/05/2020)

      Phase 1: Virus not yet contained but cases are falling.
      From 28 May you should be able to meet another household outside in small numbers. Sunbathing is allowed,
      along with some outdoor activities like golf and fishing. Garden centres and drive-through takeaways can reopen,
      some outdoor work can resume, and childminding services can begin.

      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.
    2.  Scottish government consultations
    3. Midlothian death statistics – reports available here
      1. 102 deaths in Midlothian, over 60% in care homes
  6. Community resilience ideas –
    1. Market square project – 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 Village Voices (June)
    3. Support for Newtongrange Drawing Club ( update – Jeremy)
    4. Lockdown Journals (update – Jeremy)
    5.  RA Big Virtual Lunch 6-7 June
  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.  Public safety: the reduction in opportunistic crime and antisocial behaviour. Speeding vehicles (Linda)
    3. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress (Andrew)
    4. 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 
    3. MFCC (Jeremy) – focus on capacity to keep delivering resilience, legality of online meetings, recycling centre, “taking over” of public buildings to allow social distancing e.g. by schools and council services  – competition for space.
    4. Planning Applications – John
    5. Funding Applications – Coalfields Regeneration Trust,   Scotmid Community Grant – Jeremy
  9. Correspondence
    1. Introductory letter form Lieutenant Colonel Richard Callander LVO OBE TD, successor to Sir Robert Clerk as Lord-Lieutenant for Midlothian
      1. invitation to hear about initiatives by groups and individuals in the area 
      2. offer of assistance
  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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