Portobello Community Council

Maureen Child Update 22/2/2017

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

Dear All,   As you will know, Save Bellfield were successful in getting a big award – £647,500 – from the Scottish Land Fund to support their community buy-out of Bellfield Church, made possible by the introduction of the Community Empowerment Act only last April.  However, the final hurdle is still to come as the […]

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Garden Waste Collections Changing To 3-Week Cycle

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

The winter four weekly garden waste collection cycle is coming to an end, week commencing 6 March 2017. However this year the service will switch to a three weekly collection cycle. The three weekly service will run all year round, and will not return to a four weekly cycle in winter.   Why is this happening? […]

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Scotch Whisky Action Fund now open to applications for 2017

Posted on: February 20th, 2017

I am delighted to inform you that the 2017 round of applications to the Scotch Whisky Action Fund is now open.  The Fund is looking to support and develop a range of projects/initiatives which will deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes: Young people (aged under 18) Families Communities Awards of […]

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Save Bellfield Campaign Gets £647,000 Scottish Land Fund Grant

Posted on: February 17th, 2017

The Scottish Land Fund Have Given us Funding! Bellfield gets Green Light from Scottish Land Fund! We are delighted to announce that Action Porty’s application to the Scottish Land Fund has been successful! To celebrate the good news we would like to see all our supporters, friends and family this morning for a photo – […]

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Maureen Child Update 15/2/2017

Posted on: February 15th, 2017

Dear All,   No update yet on the SGN Milton Road East major works – yet – this week, but our apologies that we were a little premature in celebrating the re-opening of the Edinburgh College campus bus stop.  Apparently, the ‘hood’ had not been removed on the bus stop flag by the time we […]

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Changes To Waiting Restrictions Brand Drive,Christian Drive, Hope Lane, Stanley Street, Duddingston View, MountcastleDrive South, Northfield Crescent, Northfield Circus, Willowbrae Road andWestbank Street (TRO/15/16/B)

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Date 10 February 2017     Your Ref       Our Ref TRO/15/16B/ADY               Dear Sir / Madam   VARIOUS LOCATIONS- EDINBURGH PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO WAITING RESTRICTIONS   I refer to my previous letter regarding the above.   In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic […]

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Gas Works Milton Road East – Update

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Dear All   Update – just in – from Michael Hymers of SGN at the end of Week 4:   “Approximately 90% of all new mains are now laid.  These pipes will be tested and introduced with gas over the coming days. Further excavations are being dug to allow us to disconnect our older pipes […]

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Portobello Timebank Events – Magdalene Glen Litter Clean (4March) and Gardeners Question Time (5 March)

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

  March 4th, 1:30 – 4pm – Litter clean along Magdalene Glen & Bingham (We’ll set up an event on Facebook for this over the next few days and share that with you) Location: Meet point is half way along Magdalene Glen, at a cycle path junction that leads up to Magdalene Gardens. Area to be […]

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Permission Granted for Bouncy Castle, Refused for Bungee Trampoline, Children’s Roundabout and Refreshment Stall – Straiton Park, Summer 2017

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Permission Granted for Inflatable Play Area, Refused for Bungee Trampoline, Children’s Roundabout and Refreshment Stance in Straiton Park, Summer 2017.   Following our recent correspondence regarding Mr Reid’s application we have been in further discussions with the applicant and local stakeholders.  The arrangements offered have been amended and are as follows:   The inflatable play […]

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Maureen Child Update 8/2/2017

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

Dear All While the Milton Road East SGN works are going on, inevitably leading to disruption to traffic flows on other roads, there is a delay to the reconstruction of Brighton Place.  I have been advised these are now due to start sometime between April and June 2017. I am meeting next week with SGN […]

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