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Edinburgh Road Closures

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

Last week, the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee discussed a report outlining a city-wide plan for significant changes to the road network to create additional space for people who walk, cycle or use wheelchairs, prams, pushchairs or small mobility vehicles. This is in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the availability of […]

Fwd: Places for Everyone shared off-road network/paths campaign in Edinburgh

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

On Friday, the Council launched a campaign encouraging everyone to be considerate of other people and follow Scottish Government guidance when enjoying their outdoor exercise and travel. The press release which was published on Friday can be found here.  Increase in people using off-road paths and parks Since restrictions were introduced to help manage the […]

Stanley Street – Hope Lane

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

Dear Stakeholder Proposed partial road closure Stanley St – Hope Lane   Please be advised that we are proposing to partially close Stanley Street/Hope Lane as part of overall emergency measures to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.  Such measures are required […]

Submission to Choices for City Plan 2030 consultation

Posted on: April 30th, 2020

Portobello Community Council have submitted the following response to the City of Edinburgh Council consultation on Choices for City Plan 2030. Choice 12 – Building our new homes and infrastructure 12A Which option do you support? Option 1 (Council/Partners/Urban Area) Explain why you support that option, or why haven’t chosen an option: Portobello Community Council […]

Portobello Community Council April Meeting Cancelled

Posted on: April 27th, 2020

The April meeting of Portobello Community Council has been CANCELLED #covid19UK

Reallocating Road Space for Walking and Cycling During Covid-19: 30 April 2020 4pm

Posted on: April 24th, 2020

“Our colleagues at the Planning for Place programme have asked us to make you aware of an upcoming webinar on Reallocating Road Space for Walking and Cycling During Covid-19.  Facilitated by Irene Beautyman, Place Lead at the Improvement Service, the webinar will be of particular value to council officers, elected members, community groups and all […]

Duddingston Road Safety Improvements / Stanley Street closure

Posted on: April 15th, 2020

The City of Edinburgh Council proposes to alter road markings and parking restrictions as well as upgrade traffic calming features on Duddingston Road. There is also a proposal to make Stanley Street a no through road for vehicles (with no changes proposed to the junction with Southfield Place): closed from north of the Hope Lane […]

Maureen Child Update 3 April 2020

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020

Dear All   In normal times, I updated you on Fridays, leading with all those good and fun things you could do together at the weekend.  But, of course, these are very much not normal times.  I hope you and yours are all safe and well.   Lots of information on the coronavirus response is […]

Porty Coronavirus Action

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020

Porty Coronavirus Action Hi We’re a group of local Portobello residents who have come together to volunteer in our community with the aim of helping with shopping support for: – People who are self-isolating – Key workers who are struggling to get what they need due to long working hours and empty supermarket shelves – […]

Maureen Child Update 21 March 2020

Posted on: March 21st, 2020

Dear All   I hope you are all well, and stay wel,l in these very difficult and worrying times!  I am sending this Update from home.  A first for me, as the City Chambers is closed and Councillors are working remotely as best we possibly can.  No Council meetings for me, apart from one or […]