Agenda October 2019

7pm-8.45pm Tuesday 29th October 2019

Newbattle Community Learning Centre – how to attend & directions

  1. Apologies
    • Andrew Marshall (Ross Anderson on minutes)
  2. Police Report – Brian McGuff
    1. Overview, trends, items of note
    2. Crime Lockdown event – new dates & social media campaign for darker evenings
  3. Newtongrange Masterplan – Gareth Davies, Midlothian Council
  4. Minutes of Previous Meeting/ Matters Arising
  5. Remembrance Day
    • Jason confirmed attendance and event expectations
    • John on purchase of wreath
  6. Newsletter – scope and timings – see application – Jeremy
  7. Website & Social Media – Website access available now to all online NCC members. Any members skilled in social media? How can members feed into this process? (B/F – Ross to have FB access)
  8. 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
      • Feedback from June re raising Library Hours with councillors
    2. Public safety: the reduction in opportunistic crime and antisocial behaviour
      • Community Lockdown Event combined with litter pick if feasible – covered in 2
      • Build campaign into Winter newsletter
      • School Parking
    3. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      • Any actions from Gareth’s input?
      • Letter to Dr Mary Smith (Andrew to table)
      • Proposal for swimming pool land treatment ongoing (C/F)
      • Cycle path update, involvement of local business – Jeremy
    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 – (update also in James Federation meeting report)
  9. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – TBC
    2. Treasurer’s – John (NB Bank Auth from JA)
    3. Health and Social Care – appoint someone to do this
    4. Federation of Community Councils – James
    5. Planning Applications – John
    6. Funding Applications – Jeremy
      • MC Small Grant funding – did not apply
      • Edinburgh University Community Grant – £5,000
      • [link expired]
      • – £50-£500, community greenspace projects – wildflower planting?
  10. Correspondence
    1. Disposal of Jubilee Beacon – Jason
    2. Seating in the park – Andrew
    3. Litter clearing – Andrew
    4. Track2Train/ the Sidings – Jeremy
    5. MATAG – Midlothian Active Travel Action Group – Jeremy
    6. Tidy of the memorial – community action – Jason
    7. Fly-tipping The Square (B/F update ref MC 163642 Jeremy)
    8. Road Safety (B/F update? Jeremy)
    9. Redirect on gmail email to – (B/F is this done?)
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Date of next meeting
    • Tuesday, November 26th
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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