Portobello Community Council

Fwd: News from the Action Porty AGM

Posted on: February 1st, 2018


News from the AGM

Dear Action Porty Members,

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our recent, inaugural, Annual General Meeting at Bellfield. As well as being an opportunity to meet other members and find out more plans in progress to re-open the building, we were also able to move forward on some official matters:

- The original Friends of Bellfield group set up to support the Bellfield has now been disbanded and incorporated into Action Porty.

- When Action Porty was formed it was a legal requirement to define a catchment area from which to seek a mandate for our Community Right to Buy Bellfield. We can now extend that boundary, so a motion was passed at the AGM to define our new, larger, catchment area. 

This means some of our Associate Members may now be eligible to become full members. If you are an Associate Member, please check the new boundary here to see if your address is now included. To change your membership, simply click on ‘update your preferences’ at the bottom of this email (membership is free but we should mention that full members are liable for £1 if the charity goes under!)

- Action Porty Board members Alastair Cameron and Tim Warren stepped down from the Board at the AGM, so a huge thank you its due to them for all their hard work and commitment. We warmly welcome our new Board members, Alan Simpson and Al Reid.

Meanwhile, under the direction of Development Manager Emma Griffiths, headway is being made on essential repairs to Bellfield to make the building safe for public use once again. For detailed updates and photos of the repairs, follow Save Bellfield on Facebook. A landline is now active at Bellfield, which can be reached on 0131 281 2942.

Finally, a date for your diary – over the weekend of 3-4 March Action Porty will be running a drop-in design event at Portobello Town Hall to help shape the future of the Westbank/Pitz site development. Further details on our website here

Best Wishes

The Action Porty Board

Photo: Jon Davey Photography

 

 

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