Agenda November 2020

News of CoViD tier 2, now back to tier 3 will focus minds on how to support resilience and preventative activity while a development trust moves closer to reality


7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 24th November 2020

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. NCC Activity & Membership
    1. Funding – The Scotland Loves Local Fund will provide grants of between £500 and £5,000
  3. Police Report – RA emailed for report 
    1. Any community advice required?
  4. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  5. Newtongrange resilience –  update Janet/Jeremy
    1. The Pool next meeting Dec 12 should restrictions allow
    2. Something still needed for young people – create a graffiti wall on the hoardings? Thoughts on this please. (Keep this in?)
    3. 14th November ‘The Pool’ – Newtongrange Village Voices event please let us have your thoughts? 
    4. Is 5th December -the usual date for light switching on update re Midlothian Council (and Connor.)
    5. NRV dedicated phone number
    6. Emergency plan: from August meeting do we proceed? (Keep this in?)
  6. Community Development Trust – review of proposal 
    1. 10/11/20 meeting, 23/11/20 Objects of Association working group – Janet
    2. Last push for consultation questionnaire this week – help needed!
    3. Spend of approx £40 of NRV designated funds to register CLG
    4. Next Development trust Zoom Tuesday 8th December 7-9pm
  7. Local lock down issues
    1. Tier 2 what does that entail? Spoke too soon…!
  8. Community resilience ideas – Any development on posters or signs ideas from Oct meeting?
    1. update re school and paths an dsupport from Justin – JA
  9. 2020-21 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion
    1. Protecting and improving services:
      1. Newtongrange Play Park Correspondence with Justin Venton regarding placement of 3 benches (Linda)
      2. Linda emailed Justin about the broken glass from our notice board, which was very dangerous to people and pets. It was removed 19/11/20. How do we replace and keep noticeboards updated & relevant? – JA update on this 
      3. Defibrillator update (Jeremy)
      4. Drains in park & outside library (Liz)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Any update from working group (Andrew)
    3. Engaging the community: positive solutions for inclusivity, village pride and achievement.
      • Newsletter – update (Jeremy) The newsletter appraisal 
      • Gorebridge “Sales” brochure Do we need such a publication?
      • Remembrance Day Linda Graham (British Legion – COOP) sent letter to NCC without response. Are we getting post? (Ross) passed on address.
      • Incoming Household waste booking system will it work?
  10. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors – Midlothian Council update?
    2. Treasurer’s 
      1. Annual Accounts 
    3. MFCC/MTRaP (Jeremy) 
      1. Core paths consultation – Lingerwood to 10th path (Lorna)
      2. Crawlees Road update
      3. Gorebridge “Sales” brochure attached 
      4. Library park lighting – Keith Slight, lighting update
    4. Planning Applications – John
  11. Correspondence
    1. Harriet Hunter – if not covered in Planning – Lingerwood Farm sale/development
    2. Lorna – cycling route plans
  12. Any Other Business
  13. 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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