Agenda September 2022

Welcome to the September NCC meeting of 2022: Newtongrange Community Council consider the main aims, objectives and correspondence this month. 



7.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday 27th September  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. Previous Minutes (August) / Matters Arising for approval
  3. Police Report – 
  4. Correspondence
    1. From June via email (Ross)- Park Railings still to be painted by Community Payback team – paint was collected a year ago. Recent email received from Stuart Pratt suggested painting would happen soon. Village Voices are not holding our breath!
    2. NCC Noticeboard (Jeremy update)
    3. Newtongrange Park gates update from Justin Venton (Linda)
    4. Mound in Playpark update from Justin Venton (Linda)
    5. Sensory Garden update (Cath)
    6. From June via email (Ross) Can anyone give a cost breakdown regarding £50k for pop-up park project?
    7. From June via email (Ross) Regarding naming streets for new developments via Democratic Services. It is important that local people who know area & landmarks are represented in decision, nor by someone who does not.
    8. Table tennis due to or already starting  at Leisure Centre. Co-ordinator may be in attendance
    9. NDT update (Andrew)
    10. “To my knowledge, there is not a free space available for local groups to meet – out of work/school hours” A. Henderson (Where are all current options?) (Ross)
    11. NCC Beacon (JA for Ron)
    12. NCC Invitation Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Saturday 15th October 2022 at 2.00pm (Jeremy)
  5. Community resilience ideas 
    1. Newsletter latest – (Rebecca)
    2. Todd the snake & Newtongrange Primary School sign – (Jeremy)
    3. Who wishes to represent NCC @ Remembrance Day service, Newtongrange War Memorial, Sun 13th November 10:30am meet-up. (Ross/John)
  6. 2022-23 Year Aims for NCC– On agenda for reference during wider discussion – opportunity to review.
    1. Protecting and improving services:
      1. Update on street cleaning and weeds issues at bus shelters on Main Street from Clr. Bowen
      2. Litter bin requirements for Gardiner place & other key locations in Newtongrange (Clr. Bowen & All)
      3. Liney Dyke & Newtongrange Conservation Area (Update John)
      4. Tennis & petanque latest (Ross and Sandy Howden)
    2. The Newtongrange Masterplan: ensuring community development remains at its heart and engaging business and the village in its progress
      1. Any further discussion from last meeting with Fiona Clandillon, what are next steps for NCC?
  7. Reports
    1. Councillor’s – attending councillors 
    2. Treasurer’s – (John)
    3. MFCC – (Andrew)
    4. Planning –  Springfield – (Andrew) Latest development and key dates for diary) 
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date and Venue of next meeting
    • Tuesday,  25th October 
    • The Dean Tavern, Temperance Room or Lamp Room & Zoom 


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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