Portobello Community Council

Community Visions for the Edinburgh Shoreline by 2050

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Beachlovers come Forth: Participants wanted for the Shoreline community interviews! "As part of our research into the future of Edinburgh’s coastline, we are looking for local people living and working in one of these coastal neighbourhoods: South Queensferry, Dalmeny, Cramond, Silverknowes, Granton, Newhaven, Craigentinny, Portobello/Joppa, to take part in a group interview and share your […]

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Value of bathing water in Scotland: focus group

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Could you spare two hours for a conversation about the value of bathing water in Scotland?   Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) is looking for local volunteers for a focus group to be held in Portobello in mid-October, as part of a project for the Scottish Government.  Comments made by participants during the focus group conversation will […]

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Updated Baileyfield South planning application 16/05898/FUL

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

A third revision of drawings for the proposed development at Baileyfield South have been released.   The main changes are highlighted in the attached summary.   For full drawaings, and to make a representation, see the Edinburgh Council planning portal ref 16/05898/FUL.       16023_Design_Updates_1.0.pdf  

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Edinburgh Setted Streets Consultation

Posted on: September 14th, 2017

City of Edinburgh Council is developing a strategy for the protection and management of setted streets in the city. A key part of this is gathering the views of the public on the value of setted streets and their contribution to Edinburgh’s cityscape. Have your say by taking the online survey. http://bit.ly/setts_survey

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Maureen Child Update 14 September 2017

Posted on: September 14th, 2017

Dear All   I just love it when the fabulous Portobello Reporter comes through our letterbox.  Now you can get it here: http://porty.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rep_autumn_17.pdf.  It has run with a couple of blips since June 1980, entirely fuelled by voluntary effort from a changing and evolving editorial group and supported by local businesses as advertisers.  Long may […]

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Maureen Child Update 7 September

Posted on: September 7th, 2017

Dear All   The fabulous Edinburgh Tool Library, with their giant tool box, is in Portobello Library from 4pm to 7pm on Mondays and it is going really well.  Now the Tool Library is open in Craigmillar Library too, every Tuesday afternoon. Please do drop in between 1.30pm and 3.30pm to find out more about the […]

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Action Porty: We own Bellfield – Come and visit!

Posted on: September 7th, 2017

  We have now become the proud owners of Bellfield!  We have been celebrating today, as we picked up the keys for Bellfield yesterday evening. This is the first community transfer secured under the extended Urban Community Right to Buy legislation, and was purchased with help from the Scottish Land Fund and the Resilient Scotland Fund.  We will now […]

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Maureen Child Update 31 August 2017

Posted on: August 31st, 2017

Dear All   The 70th Edinburgh International Festival is over for another year, but Portobello and Craigmillar local arts and community activities continue seamlessly.  A hugely successful 8th Big Beach Busk last weekend in Portobello is followed by ArtWalk kicking off now, and the Portobello Village Show on Sunday.  Both Castlebrae Community High School and […]

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Porty Sandcastle Competition 2017 Results

Posted on: August 30th, 2017

The 2017 Portobello Sandcastle Competition had 55 entries across three categories, raising over £200 for the Portobello Toddler Hut. Local MP Tommy Sheppard judged – it was hard to settle on the winners! Check out more photos.

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Action Porty Crowdfunder is now live!

Posted on: August 29th, 2017

Please help us by donating and sharing our new Crowdfunder Our Crowdfunder Has Launched!  We have just launched our Crowdfunder! We are looking for funds to help us open Bellfield debt free in January 2018.  We really appreciate all the support you have given us so far, but now we are looking to you again […]

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