• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Portobello Community Council

Following the closure of the nominations period on Monday, 30 September, 2019 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

Craig McIntyre
Elaine Murray
Miranda Hurst
Lee Kindness
Mike Leeman
Lauren Berrie

Esther Gray
Ruth Wallace
Paul Goodwin
Fraser McNaughton
John Cleland

Local Interest Groups


Brightons and Rosefield Residents' Association
Duddingston Primary School Parent Council
Towerbank School Council
The Wash House
Joppa Tennis Club
Portobello Amenity Society

Catherine Etoe
Rhys Nealon
Geoff Lynn
Marjorie Thomas
Stephen Hawkins

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