Agenda November 2019

Following the AGM: 7.45pm-8.45pm Tuesday 26th October 2019

Newbattle Community Learning Centre – how to attend & directions

  1. Apologies
    • John Muir
  2. Police Report – Brian McGuff
    1. Overview, trends, items of note – Bonfire night
    2. Crime Lockdown event – new dates & social media campaign for darker evenings
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  4. Newsletter – content proposals – see application – Jeremy
  5. Website & Social Media
    1. How can members feed into SM process?
    2. Proposal for website training (B/F – Ross to have FB access)
  6. 2019-20 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion
    1. Protecting and improving services: ensure services like the library are valued by all stakeholders by improving relevance, inclusivity and cost effectiveness
      • update on library hours, MC response – June
    2. Public safety: the reduction in opportunistic crime and antisocial behaviour
      • Community Lockdown event date to be passed to Rev Gail Taylor
    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
      • Letter to Dr Mary Smith (Andrew to table)
      • Proposal for swimming pool land treatment ongoing (C/F)
    4. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      • Flowerbeds, turn their retention into a project for business and community groups – Jason
      • response if available from Christine Grahame MSP re Justin Venton’s commitments, James
      • Engaging community on cyclepath – Jeremy
  7. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – Jim Muirhead – feedback on park maintenance and CC rights re poor councillor attendance
    2. Treasurer’s – covered in AGM
    3. Health and Social Care – nominations?
    4. Federation of Community Councils – James unable to attend
    5. Planning Applications – John apologies
    6. Funding Applications – Jeremy – no further
      • MC Small Grant funding – did not apply
      • Edinburgh University Community Grant – £5,000
      • – £50-£500, community greenspace projects – wildflower planting?
  8. Correspondence
    1. Top village bus route issues – Ann
    2. Disposal of Jubilee Beacon – Jason
    3. Seating in the park – Andrew
    4. Tidy of the memorial – community action – Jason
    5. Fly-tipping The Square (B/F update ref MC 163642 Jeremy)
    6. Road Safety mini roundabout (B/F update? Jeremy)
  9. Any Other Business
  10. Date of next meeting
    • Tuesday, January 28th
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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