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Portobello Community Council

Portobello Community Council

Following the closure of the nominations period on Monday, 26 September, 2016 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.

Elected Members

Paul Lambie
Mark Cameron
Elaine Murray
Mary Campbell
Colin Cuthbert
Miranda Hurst

Lee Kindness
Geoff Lynn
Donald Bloxham
Madeline Begg
Esther Gray
Sean Watters

Local Interest Groups

GroupRep

Brightons and Rosefield Residents' Association
Brunstane Primary School Parent Council
Duddingston Primary School Parent Council
Friends of Bellfield
Towerbank School Council

Peter Bradley
Tara McCarthy
Frazer McNaughten
Justin Kenrick
Onyema Ibe

Statutory Purpose

The statutory purposes of the community councils are set out in Section 51 (2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as follows: -

''In addition to any other purpose which a community council may pursue, the general purpose of a community council shall be to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community which it represents, in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable''

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General purpose of community councils

Community Council duties

Portobello Community Council Annual Report and Accounts 2014

The Portobello Community Council Annual Report and Accounts were presented at the 32nd AGM held on Monday, 30th June, 2014.

Also presented were copies of the Joppa Tennis Club accounts and the Porty Lightbox Accounts.

- Portobello Community Council Annual Report 2014
- Accounts for year ending March 2014
- Joppa Tennis Club Accounts for year ending March 2014
- Porty LightBox Accounts for year ending March 2014


Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership

Portobello Community Council liaises regularly with the Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership which is empowered by the city council to work to improve local services and the quality of life.

The partnership is responsible for developing a Local Community Plan which sets out the priorities for the area as identified by local residents.

- More info on the Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership