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Portobello Community Council

New Community Council Elected

Following the closure of the nominations period on Monday, 26 September, a new community council has been elected for Portobello.

Whilst there were insufficient nominations to trigger a public vote, 17 out of 21 available posts were duly filled.

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Baileyfield South - 500-Home Masterplan Published



Barratt Homes have published details of their masterplan for Baileyfield South, the site of the former Standard Life buildings.

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Planning Application for 1330 Homes, School, Roads, Etc, at Brunstane – Have Your Say

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Developers EDI have submitted an application for planning permission in principle for 1330 homes, a new school, local centre, roads and associated ancillary works at Brunstane.

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Community Council Elections – Be part of something great


Portobello Community Council, along with all community councils in Edinburgh, is looking for new members, so take part and help improve your neighbourhood.

Nominations are open from 5 September 2016 and close on 26 September 2016.

The election, by public vote, will be held on 27 October 2016. Individuals and groups are welcome to join.

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Annual Report 2015-16

Portobello Community Council's Annual Report is below, along with an update on community engagement statistics.

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Porty Places Consultation Report



More than 70 people named a favourite Porty place, building or street in March as part of our Porty Places consultation.

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Please Report Vandalism and Antisocial Behaviour to 101



At last night's PCC meeting, Sgt Gordon Duff advised that all acts of vandalism and antisocial behaviour should be reported to 101. If you know the names of the perpetrators and wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Portobello for Young People



Portobello Community Council have been working with Edinburgh Council's Community Learning and Development team to gather views on services for young people in the area.

The results of that research were presented at a meeting in Portobello High School on Monday, 30 November, followed by some initial discussions with stakeholders and residents on how services and facilities for 10 to 17-year-olds can be shaped or improved in future.

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Survey Results

Latest Public Notices

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Portobello Community Council Rated Excellent For Community Engagement And A Model For Other Scottish CCs and Voluntary Sector Bodies


Community engagement by Portobello Community Council has been rated as excellent by the Scottish Community Development Centre, “representing an outstanding standard of performance and exemplifying excellent practice”.

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Community Spaces

The Portobello Community Spaces Register is a list of the public and private venues available to hire within the community.

To see the latest list of community spaces, click the link below Community Spaces Register (opens in a new window)

The list is compiled and maintained by Portobello Community Council and is designed to provide an overview of the public venues. halls, rooms and other spaces available to the community of Portobello and the east of Edinburgh.

We have included both public and privately owned spaces for hire in the list. Venue charging structures will vary. Please make enquiries with the individual venues as to availability, booking arrangements and any other queries.

If you would like to add or edit anything on this list, please email: secretary@portobellocc.org with details.


Latest Police Twitter Updates

Tweets from https://twitter.com/portobellocc/lists/edinburgheastpolice


East Edinburgh Community Map

A map of community resources in the east of Edinburgh, including resources for children and famillies; housing and welfare; learning, training and employment:-



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