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Maureen Child Update 23 August 2019

Posted on: August 23rd, 2019

Dear All

You have only a few hours left in which to take a couple of minutes to respond to the Portobello Community Council’s consultation on the future of Kings Place.  It closes this coming Saturday- tomorrow –  so please do make sure you fill it in before then, as it is a key part of the Promenade. Please also share it around to make sure there are even more than the 1000 responses it already has. Click here:  http://www.portobellocc.org/pccpn/2019/08/12/kings-place-parking-consultation/

Just two of you eagle-eyed people noticed that I made a mistake last week on the date of the Portobello Village Show Sunday 1 September this year.  There are lots of fabulous things going on and it’s always a highlight of the community’s year.  More here: http://www.the-pod.org/forthcomingevents.html

The 10th Portobello Big Beach Busk is on 31 August this year from noon and Big Beach Busk 2019 T shirts, bags and mugs go on sale from tomorrow (Saturday 24 August) to raise funds for Bellfield.  You need to place your pre-paid orders by Monday 26 August for collection on Saturday 31 August. Do email shop@bellfield.scot  or visit Bellfield’s Facebook page.

A reminder that there is a Porty Town Hall Community Planning Workshop on Saturday 24 August, 1pm to 4pm at Bellfield to which all those interested in the future of the Hall are invited. Follow the Facebook page: saveportytownhall. 


The Edinburgh Shoreline Project are looking for volunteers who would like to help us with some planting at Joppa. Locals  and  anyone with an interest are welcome to join in on Sunday 22 September from 10am until about 3pm.  The group will be planting native wildflowers along the sea wall and preparing a new meadow.  See here: http://ow.ly/nKLK50vbfm5. More about the whole project: http://edinburghshoreline.org.uk/

This looks interesting for those of us interested in sustaining and improving the viability and vitality of our town centres: https://www.fsb.org.uk/standing-up-for-you/national-offices/scotland/transforming-towns/get-involved

Craigmillar Community Grows are delivering outdoor crafts for people and their carers at Sandy’s every Monday 12-2pm and the Food and Blether group at Sandy’s every fortnight, bring and share a dish and come for a blether.12.30pm -2.30pm. New workshops for September. Contact: Karin Chipulina, Craigmillar Community Grows;Community Development Worker, C/O The Thistle Foundation,13 Queens Walk,EH16 4EA. Tel: 07824838364. E-mailkarinchipulina@carrgomm.org

Thistle is participating in Edinburgh Doors Open Day on Sunday 29 September at their award winning, fabulous Centre of Wellbeing, open to the public from 11am-4pm. You will be able to take. walk around the newly launched ‘Archie’s Trail’, joining in on Thistle’s journey from 1945 to the present day, through the development of their unique estate to royal visits, illustrious Paralympians, Thistle’s connection to the Robin Chapel and their pioneering approach to supporting people living with long term health conditions. All are welcome.  You will not be disappointed.

For those wondering just what was going on last Friday on Portobello beach:


Portobello Rotary Club’s regular car boot sale is this coming Sunday 25 August at Newcraighall Train Station. The cost for sellers is £10 per car, and there is plenty of free parking for buyers. It’s a busy event, so it is best if sellers arrive arrive 7.30am – 8.30am for the 9am start. All money raised goes straight to charity.

Portobello Community Council meets on the last Monday of the month and the agenda and background for this coming Monday is here:  http://www.portobellocc.org/. Craigmillar Community Council meets at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month and their relatively new website is here: https://www.craigmillarcc.org.uk/.  All Edinburgh Community Councils are up for fresh elections this year and will want to encourage keen and able people to put their names forward to serve their communities in this way.  They do fantastic voluntary work, which I really do value.  Do find out more from your own CC or here on the website: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20133/community_planning/730/community_councils

That’s all for now.  Do let me know if you want updated on anything else.

Best wishes for a good weekend.


Councillor Maureen Child

Labour Councillor Portobello/Craigmillar Ward

Office: 0131 529 3268

Mobile: 07718 666 481

Facebook Page: Maureen Child Standing Up for Portobello/Craigmillar

Twitter: @MaureenChild1