Category: Community Action


April Litter Pick

Thank you to Ross for organising this months litter pick.  It was a wee bit wet but that didn’t stop us filling 7 bags with rubbish.  It was lovely to see more children than adults...

Thank You!

We would like to thank Newtongrange Dental Practice, Mrs Myra Duncan and Newbattle Bowling Club for their generous donations to the Guerrilla Gardeners.  Our previous Member, Fiona Brooks, worked hard to source this funding to...

Great Work!

Thank you to our Member Ross Anderson for organising the recent Bike Marking Event at Newtongrange Library.  Given the number of bike crimes in Midlothian the Community Council felt we needed to act.  The event...

Miner's cottages in Rosewell

Community Councils across Midlothian unite against council “savings proposals”

Midlothian Council service cut proposals: “none of the proposed cuts would be necessary if Midlothian Council was funded appropriately and fairly. We do not accept them. We do not want to pit group against group trying to fight for whose cause is more important, they are all important. We must stand together in solidarity.”

Christmas Lights Street Newtongrange

Caring Streets This Christmas

…many people have, quite naturally, worried that we are going back to the experience we lived through from March 23rd this year. With the announcement on Saturday from the First Minister that the Christmas easing...

Armistice Day 2020

There was no Remembrance Sunday Service held in the village this year, but a few community groups met at the War Memorial on Sunday 8th November and held a two minute silence before laying their...

Minutes November 2020

The last digital NCC meeting of the year capturing community highlights and on-going issues. NCC membership recruitment for the new year needed: growing relationships with Midlothian Council, Federation of Community Councils and MTRaP. Plus next steps for Community Development Trust, rollout of the Newtongrange Flyer and the last ‘The Pool’ event of the year and other village issues.

Front cover image of Newtongrange Flyer

Launch of the Newtongrange Flyer

Last month saw launch of The Newtongrange Flyer. The NCC has supported, coordinated and funded a number of resilience activities during the CoViD-19 pandemic and the first issue of the new newsletter, although originally designed...