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

Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – update 19 October

Posted on: October 19th, 2018

Work progress

Phase 1 of the sett renewal work started on 24 September 2018.

  • Portobello High Street to Lee Crescent has now been fully excavated.
  • Works has started on laying the foundation layer of the road construction.
  • A water main encased in concrete has been discovered during the excavation works. This was unexpected but we’ve agreed a plan with Scottish Water that will allow the road base to be installed as planned.
  • Residents in Brunstane Road raised issues with increased traffic once the diversion was put in place. Additional diversion signage has since been installed to discourage drivers from taking this route.
  • Richard Cobb has been appointed as our Brighton Place Liaison Officer. You can contact him about any issue relating to the sett renewal work: Richard.Cobb@capita.co.uk 07713 352 847.

Campaign update


The first phase of our open for business promotion has started. This is targeting residents in surrounding area to raise awareness of the diversion routes and make sure they know Portobello is still open for. You’ll see social media adverts and on-street signs appearing.

The lively and attractive design features some of Porty’s traders as you can see here. Thank you to people who volunteered (we’ve kept the names of additional volunteers should need to take more photographs).

We’ll continue to develop this to feature your events and promotions as well as supporting where we can for example may be able to feature these in the promotional activity. If you use twitter to promote your business, please use the hashtag #popintoporty.

Diary dates

  • Wed 31 Nov 2018 Fri 30 Nov 2018 Phase 1 works finish. Brighton Place re-opens.
  • Thur 6 Dec 2018 Portobello Christmas event
  • Monday 7 Jan 2019 Phase 2 works start. Brighton Place closes

Get in touch: if you have any questions or comments, please email Richard Cobb.

(the information above was supplied by Roads.AssetManagement@edinburgh.gov.uk)

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