These AGM minute notes are published for information only due to details presented by Christine Mackay.
Muirhouse & Salvesen Community Council
21 October 2014 AGM – Muirhouse Millennium Centre (unapproved)
1. The chair welcomed everyone and suggested that the agenda points should changed to allow a longer time discussion with the guest speaker. This was agreed.
2. In Attendance; R Douglas, J Davidson, J Moore, J McGinty, G Davie, PC H Lyon North Team, C Mackay Total Craigroyston manager.
3. Apologies; Cllr’s Jackson, Cardownie, Redpath, Day. B Stevenson
4. Slide presentation; C Mackay
Points presented; what Total Craigroyston are trying to do/highlighting the 2 initiatives the Edinburgh Partnership focused on Families, young families, children.
What the people in the community say; notes from community information gathering – statement in the past local officials not seeing the big picture of the community of the services which is provided as all together. Has taken time to share with departments to see this type of way forward, not just focus on a day to day crisis.
Community aspirations the road map – what is working well in community engagement/what is need to be achieved
Total Craigroyston Model – open to everyone, no stigmatism, get family support in quickly. Courts seem to slow the process down, especially with local issues that are causing frustration in the community at the moment (joy riding)
Going Forth Together/partners
What difference does all this make – before services not joined up, others not wanting to know what others are doing? Better communications
Local comments from local residents and staff – closer working partnership, joined up services. Parents and local people feel more included. Community shop is an asset to the community locating/engaging with people is far from engagement.
Local parent groups in schools.
Awareness of Community plans.
Working towards anything which keep children in school –more local young people achieving a positive destination.
Outcomes so far: s school attainment is improving, rate of exclusions reducing, literacy at P1 is improving
What is still a concern-attendance is below target, the number of families having a housing crisis increased 2013/14,under 16’s offences still the highest in Edinburgh (2013) –behaviour issues ages 3 4 5’s
Going forward – Excellent Universal Services, support to families, building a strong community.
Various comments were discussed around the table. C Mc was thanked for her presentation.
5. Police report;
-ongoing issues with bikers, more police drafted in
-sheds broken into Salvesen and Silverknowes Eastway
-Fireworks campaign – sales to younger people, test cases
-stones thrown at buses , will link up with Total Craigroyton
-Shop Owner at the Pennywell shops wanting to know what is happening with the roof? RD updated on situation from Improving Muirhouse/Pennywell (IMP) meetings
-young offenders cannot get through the system quick enough, children’s reporter.
6. AGM – no minute note taken forward from previous year
7. CCouncil overview 2013-14
-Pennywell and Muirhouse Master Planning & New Health Partnership building. members of the CC becoming involved to raise community aspirations and keep parties to account on promises. Community pay back incentives by developers, not just all talk;
The spend; 21st Century Homes – Pennywell/Muirhosue 36.5 mil, W Pilton Crescent housing 4.0 mil,Nth West Partnership Health Centre 11.1 mil, Muirhouse Housing Association 26.1mil = 77.7 million pounds invested into this community.
-Members attending local Forth Partnership meetings, IMP, NP reps, NHS .reporting back to the CCouncil meetings. Provision notes and advertising.
-Supporting local groups –Centipede project, Community Shop, Formation of Friends of the Park. Local improvements to the area with local Neighbourhoods Grants (NEP)
2014-15 on ward
-Establishing Friends of the Park as a recognised group
-More volunteers attending meetings in the N Partnership networks
-Continue to work with local organisations
-work towards a Neighbourhood Watch
-Maintain what we already have and begin to do it better
8. Financial Report 2013-14
RD presented financial reports of income and expenditure for the period.
Total Income = 781.34
Total Expenditure = 850.03
Interest accum = 0.00
Bank Balance @31.03.14 = 714.69
Accepted and approved by JD JM
9. New member nominations – none received
10. AOCB – none
THIS PART OF THE MEETING CONCLUDED, Chair thanked all contributions
Date of Next AGM 20.10.2015