Proposals on working in partnership with the shadow Edinburgh Old Town business improvement district

 

 

Edinburgh Old Town Community Council (OTCC) is particularly thankful to the proposed Edinburgh Old Town BID for joining us on 9th January. We have now shared five of the OTCC priorities we would like to see the proposed BID participate in. We look forward to publishing the response from the proposed Edinburgh Old Town BID in due course.

The priorities shared with the proposed BID, are aimed at improving the health of residents, workers and visitors to Old Town. For each of the priorities, we have identified

  • who we want to lead
  • what we want done and
  • how we will know it is being achieved.

 

Priority 1

Our first priority is to reduce night-time-economy-related noise. We want pubs, clubs, restaurants and the City of Edinburgh Council Planning to play their part in reducing the volume and frequency of noise in venues. We will know this is being achieved by comparing reports from residents, BID and other sources.

Priority 2

Our second priority is to reduce business-related clutter on our streets. We want pubs, clubs, restaurants and the City of Edinburgh Council Planning to play their part. We will know this is being achieved, by comparing reports from residents, BID and other sources.

Priority 3

Our third priority is to minimise noise from business-related alarms. We want businesses to respond quickly to alarms activated on their premises. We will know this is being achieved by comparing reports from residents, BID and other sources.

Priority 4

Our fourth priority is to increase pedestrianisation on streets in Old Town. We want the City of Edinburgh Council Planning, Businesses and Visitors to reduce refuge vehicles, traffic, tarmac on setts and parking on kerbs. We will know this is being achieved by measuring the metres of streets that are pedestrianised in Edinburgh Old Town.

Priority 5

Our fifth priority is to reduce demand on the Scottish Ambulance Service and Edinburgh Emergency Medicine. We want the City of Edinburgh Council Licensing Board to focus on improving the health of residents/customers, by re-introducing quiet Sundays and reducing weekday licencing. We will know this is being achieved by comparing reports from residents, BID and other sources.

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