Agenda May 2021

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


7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 25th May 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 (April 2021) Approval/ Matters Arising
  3. Newbattle Church Update – Rev. Gayle Taylor
  4. Springfield Development NCC meeting 18/05/21 report, working group recruitment,  (Jeremy, Andrew); developers contribution (June)
  5. Community Development Trust – next Pool meeting 05/06/21, any opportunity for police input (re last mtg) – apologies from Jo
  6. 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. Feedback from Park users (June)
      2.  Second Litterpick to be held 29/05/21 and new facebook page – Newtongrange Park Life (June/Linda/Ross/Clr. Johnstone)
      3. Defibrillator update regarding pads/batteries (Andrew)
      4. Community Forum – exploration of new ways for engagement –  (NCC group discussion) – carry forward, no further action with MC. Free opportunity has been sourced but needs more admin –  JA
      5. Second issue of Newtongrange Flyer content, time frame and delivery? (NCC group discussion)
      6. Safety concerns at the zebra crossing at The Dean, Main Street (June)
      7. Good News from Village Voices
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Updates (from church development) covered in item 3
    3. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      1. Planters plan follow up, something positive for spring – (Connor)
      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)
      3. Newtongrange Guerrila Gardeners Wednesday 7pm (Rebecca)
      4. Noticeboards – CO-OP funding, Council installation and LED light update (Jeremy)
  7. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors 
    2. Treasurer’s 
      1. Banking/ Independent Review update
    3. MFCC (Andrew)
    4. Planning Applications  (John) 
  8. Correspondence
    1. End of lockdown celebrations suggestion
    2. Old Gas Lamp – how to protect
    3. Container on Abbeyland pitch.
  9. Any Other Business
  10. Date of next meeting
    • Tuesday,  29th June


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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