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Maureen Child Update 31 May 2019

Posted on: May 31st, 2019

Dear All


Portobello Market is on again tomorrow – first Saturday of the month – in Brighton Park.  http://www.pedal-porty.org.uk/food/portobello-market/portobello-market-traders-for-saturday-2nd-june/


Details of some grant funding available for communities to bid into.:  http://www.portobellocc.org/pccpn/2019/05/27/investing-in-communities/


Ruth McKay Head Teacher of Portobello High School in conversation about the school, as they look forward to their second Festival of Learning this weekend.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5JxRLtLoBo


A walking group, visiting local art and gardens, is starting on Wednesday 10 July 1pm-3pm meeting outside the Craigmillar GP surgery. Contact is Karin Chipulina Craigmillar Community Grows;Community Development Worker for Carr Gomm C/O The Thistle Foundation,13 Queens Walk,EH16 4EA M 07824838364


The Seashore Project is offering a walk to discover the plants around Seafield.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/botanical-discovery-walk-tickets-62249812866


Friends of Figgate Park are holding a photographic completion.  Details here:  http://www.figgatepark.org.uk/photo-competition/


May has been walking month and Paths for All have produced and new website with lots of great information to continue our walking habit beyond May.  https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/news-post/walkipedia-website-launched


If we want more than just the one Just Eat cycle hire point in Portobello/Craigmillar Ward (currently the only one isat Tumbles, Portobello) and you have an idea where it should go, the request form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSft70Zbl-4Z5-gszn9BReuPcxxTl2NQCDkoNU5UjvCxRzupaA/viewform?c=0&w=1


Update on Treverlen Park as it looks almost ready to open: http://www.treverlen.org.uk/2019/05/11/bollards-bikes-and-benches/


Portobello Swim Centre is set for refurbishment by Edinburgh Leisure.  More here: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/competitions/competition-portobello-swim-centre/10042781.article


We had our first superbly interactive gathering of Portobello/Craigmillar’s Neighbourhood Network which aims to bring together everyone who can help tackle the ‘wicked issues’ that no one agency can fix all on its own.  This is for aIl of us us to shape and help develop, so if you want to find out more, do get in touch! The contact to get on the mailing list is Scott Neill / Lifelong Learning Service Manager / North East Locality/ 101 Niddrie Mains Road/ Edinburgh / EH16 4DS/ Tel: 0131 469-5326 email scott.neil@edinburgh.gov.uk.


As many of you will know, I have been inspired by the work of the Thistle Foundation in Craigmillar.  This fantastic organisation are celebrating 75 years and inviting everybody to the celebration event on the afternoon of Friday 5 June at their Centre of Wellbeing Queen’s Walk EH16 4EA.  There is a summer fete with circus workshops, fairground games, crazy golf, a petting zoo, music performances and much more.  Do come along, 2pm to 5 pm, and bring family and friends.  


If you are passionate about opportunities for children and young people for reading and writing, do consider joining the team of volunteers at Craigmillar Book Festival. This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of a literacy project, support children and young people and make useful contacts for the future. They welcome volunteers who are available throughout the year and/or during the Festival in November. Interested? Here’s how to get more information: Drop in to Craigmillar Library on Friday 7 June or Friday 14 June 11am-3pm and chat to Agot, Literacy Programmes Coordinator email craigmillarbookfestival@gmail.com or phone/text 07434 651 183


Volunteer Edinburgh helped EVOC celebrate their 150th anniversary by gathering 150 quotes about volunteering to hang on a tree for display.  Then the idea grew into a multimedia website, dedicated to sharing and celebrating the powerful stories of volunteering. Volunteer Edinburgh have curated quotes, films, photos and case studies all with one thing in common – volunteering and the transformational power of giving your time and talents.  Have a look, and do think about adding your own volunteering story, or encouraging some one else to do so! Click here: www.myvolunteering.org.uk 


Have a great weekend!




Councillor Maureen Child

Labour Councillor Portobello/Craigmillar Ward

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