Agenda November 2022


Welcome to the November NCC meeting of 2022: Newtongrange Community Council consider the main aims, objectives and correspondence this month. Our postponed AGM will be held in person on Tuesday 31st of January 7-8pm @ Dean Tavern, The Lamp Room & remotely via Zoom.



7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 29th November 2022 

In person @ The Dean Tavern, Lamp Room. Online and by phone- all welcome as always, please fill in the attendance form to let us know or receive online link

  1. Welcome and apologies 
    1. Any member updates – news and activity 
    2. Planning for January AGM 31/01/23 campaign & community group member invite.
    3. Previous Minutes (October) / Matters Arising for approval
  2. Police Report – 
  3. Incident Report – Off-road bikes on Bryan Rd. 27/11/22 (June)
  4. Correspondence
    1. 5-11 Murderdean Road, Newtongrange derelict building and speeding issues from Elize & Shona Rowan (Jeremy)

    2. NCC Beacon pickup & NMMS discussion (Jeremy)
    3. Regular meeting time and venue for 2023 (Sita)
  5. Community resilience ideas 
    1. Scammers campaign (Jeremy)
    2. Todd the snake & Newtongrange Primary School sign funding – (Jeremy)
    3. Sensory garden (Clr. Bowen)
    4. Pop-up-park cost breakdown and future plans for old swimming pool site (Clr. Bowen / Linda’s)
    5. Lady Road – overgrown pathway (Clr. Bowen)
    6. Welfare Park update & cars parking on the grass in the Welfare park – Justin Venton email response (June)
  6. 2022-23 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion – opportunity to review.
    1. Protecting and improving services:
      1. Joint Priorities – Footways and Road Capital Expenditure (2023 – 2024) discussion – Where is the area most in need?
      2. Accessible ‘dropped’ kerb junction of Dean Park Road/Station Road and invite date required for Derek Oliver to talk about Place Services, Midlothian Council work for meeting in 2023
      3. Flood issues @ Junction of Gardiner Place, Galadale & Galadale Crescent (Catherine Johnstone)
      4. Why are all Midlothian Council feedback forms on local services online only? (Linda)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Newtong range Library and future plans for the site? (Linda)
  7. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors 
    2. Treasurer’s – (Jeremy)
    3. MFCC – (Andrew)
    4. Planning –  Springfield  – Latest development and key dates for diary? & Hamilton Crescent Shop extension (Andrew)
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date and Venue of next meeting
    • AGM Tuesday,  31st January 2023 7-8pm
    • The Dean Tavern, Temperance Room or Lamp Room & Zoom 
    • January Meeting after AGM 8-9pm


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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