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

Maureen Child Update 27 September 2019

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

Dear All


The deadline for nominations to Community Councils is 4pm this coming Monday 30 September.  It’s a strict deadline. For each nomination, names and addresses must be checked against the Electoral Register and everything needs to be in order, e.g. you cannot nominate or second more than one person for the role of Community Councillor and the person nominated has to sign that they agree to be nominated.  This checking takes time and if there are any inconsistencies, you and the Returning Officers and Council Elections team will have a bit of time to sort it – but only if you get your nomination form in early! When I’m out and about this weekend in Craigmillar and Portobello, I will have forms with me. Or you can download them from the website: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20133/community_planning/730/community_councils . There are three Community Councils covering our Portobello/Craigmillar Ward in whole or in part. Find out about yours here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20017/our_main_offices/571/find_your_locality_ward_and_community_council


If any of Edinburgh’s Community Council areas nominate less than half the allocated number of potential Community Councillors, that Community Council will fall – until the community begins to feel the loss and20 of them petition the City Council for another one! Please do get your forms to me by scanning or taking a photograph of the completed form and emailing.  Don’t rely on paper and snail mail at this rather late stage.  My contact details are below, so do please contact me over the weekend, if you have any queries at all! 


There’s an Open Day this weekend at Seaview Children’s Unit on Saturday 28 October from 10am to 2pm, 1 Bingham Avenue EH15 3HZ to celebrate the opening of their new ‘Geodome’.  There will be a BBQ food, cakes and refreshments and games and activities with prizes. 


Other Doors Open in Portobello/Craigmillar Ward, as part of the Cockburn Association’s Edinburgh and East Lothian 2019 event, include: 


St Marks Episcopal Church, 189-193 Portobello High Street on Saturday 10am to 4pm. http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/edinburgh/st-marks-episcopal-church/


Portobello Baptist Church on Saturday 10am to 4pm  http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/edinburgh/portobello-baptist-church/


Thistle Centre for Wellbeing, 13 Queen’s Walk on Sunday 11am to 4pm:  http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/edinburgh/centre-for-wellbeing/


The Ramp House, 9E Bellfield Lane on Sunday 12 noon to 5pm :  http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/edinburgh/the-ramp-house/


The whole brochure is here: https://edinburgh.org/whats-on/edinburgh-doors-open-days/


Portobello Market is this Saturday too.  All details here: http://www.pedal-porty.org.uk/food/portobello-market/traders-for-portobello-market-saturday-5th-october/






Particularly if you have a dog, this is an important warning while walking your pet on the beach: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/urgent-warning-after-palm-oil-bergs-which-are-deadly-to-dogs-wash-up-in-leith-and-on-portobello-beach-1-5010943


St Francis RC Primary School in Craigmillar have been awarded their Gold Sports award from Sport Scotland. The school will be holding a celebration assembly in the near future to receive their Gold Flag and Certificate. A big ‘well done’ to everyone involved!


Sign up for ‘Glow in the Dark’ beach volleyball and other activities on the event of Saturday 5 October by emailing edinburghbeachvc@gmail.com or look it up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/181586048998116/posts/680030889153627?sfns=mo


I have an interest as a Board Member of Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and this is just one of their excellent projects, in partnership with Council and the Woodland Trust: https://www.tree-time.com/


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