Public Meeting Minutes
7:00pm, Tuesday 15th October 2019
Location: Merchiston Tennis and Bowling Club on Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1NA
Present: Jacob Horsburgh, Bridget Stevens, David Cairns, Peter Brett, Ted Tate, Ian Doig (from item4) , Ian Clement,
In attendance: Tom Graveson, PC Neil Mackay, PC Stuart Fraser, Councillor Melanie Main (chair Items 1-3)(minutes)
Minutes Version 1.2
Returning Officer Cllr Melanie Main
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1. Police Report
The local community police gave their report and took questions.
Mairianna Clyde, Viven Kitteringham, Frances Hawarden, Aulay Mcaffer
3. Declarations of interest
4. Declaration of Election Result
The following persons were declared members of the Community Council:
Peter Brett, Ian Clement, Mairianna Clyde, Ian Doig, Frances Hawarden, Joan Houston, Vivien Kiteringham and Ted Tate.
It was unanimously agreed to co-opt Ewan Klien as a community councillor. (BS nominated, ID seconded)
5. Appointment of Office Bearers
Appointment of Chair: Ian Doig agreed to chair this meeting
Appointment of Secretary: Peter Brett and Daniel Cairns agreed to take on minute secretary on a job share basis.
Appointment of Treasurer: Frances Hawarden was appointed Treasurer.
Appointment of Engagement Officer: It was noted that there was a community engagement Group that covered this area of work and an officer would be appointed in the future.
The community councillors agreed to meet informally before the next meeting to agree how to proceed with office bearers.
6. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising
Tom Graveson agreed to contact Guillaume, previous Secretary, about minutes of the last meeting.
7. Advertising meetings
It was agreed that Ted would put up the sign on the fence a week ahead on each meeting.
8. Canal Routes
Peter Brett is meeting with council staff about alternative canal routes for cycling traffic.
9. Representative Members
Gavin Corbett would be asked for a contact at Craiglockhart Primary School Parent Council.
Tom and Melanie will clarify and sort out the administration needed for the Representative Members from the Schools.
10 Victor Paris site
The site next Victor Paris is to be turned into student accommodation: Daniel to speak to Mairianna Clyde.
Daniel will arrange to get the MCC laptop and to do a handover, including passing on the generic emails for chair and secretary.