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Maureen Child Update 27 November 2020

Posted on: November 27th, 2020

Dear All


Portobello Community Council has it’s next virtual meeting this Monday, 30 November.  The link to Agenda and other local information is here: http://www.portobellocc.org/pccpn/2020/11/23/portobello-community-council-meeting-378-30th-november-2020-agenda/


Bridgend Farmhouse  AGM is on Sunday 29 November 4.00 – 5.30pm via Zoom

All welcome though you’ll only be able to vote if you are a member/shareholder. Please book via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridgend-farmhouse-agm-tickets-128639308635 to indicate you would like to join in. 


Remember to fill in this consultation and do use the space for further comment: https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/brunstane-traffic-calming


Last week’s Porty Podcast (David Calder’s 190th) is about Window Wanderland.  Find more here: .https://www.buzzsprout.com/71622/6439375.  This the kind of thing we hope will spread some Christmas cheer this weird festive season and support more local shopping and community celebrations. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13041/spread-some-festive-cheer-and-shop-here-this-year


Local resident and author Edward Ross’s Gamish has had a great review in the Guardian and he has some signed copies in Portobello Bookshop.  Read here: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/nov/17/discover-starting-point-of-video-games-edward-ross-book-gamish?fbclid=IwAR2mjnhmBTDTMEm80c9UkWOcrcge-yD5-SQHJSypbG3HqyA9CqHkakMZe_o


You can’t go to Portobello beach without finding something to photograph.  As locals have always known it’s one of best and others agree:  https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/lifestyle/outdoors/portobello-one-scotlands-most-instagrammable-beaches-full-list-3044691


Portobello Market is a week on Saturday with more stalls than ever before, getting a bit more like Christmas.  Full list here: https://www.pedal-porty.org.uk/food/portobello-market/portobello-market-traders-for-saturday-5th-december/


Bella Caledonia have published a great article about Craigmillar Now and its deep community roots.  Click here: https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2020/11/23/craigmillar-now-f-uk-2022-wtf/. It’s not possible to have a Grand Opening at this point, but we are starting with some socially distanced tours for small groups of people during December.  You would need to book here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/craigmillar-now-opening-tour-tickets-128402853391. You can sign up for the newsletter by email here: info@craigmillarnow.com


The construction works programme for the new Castlebrae Community Campus is progressing well following the delays imposed by Covid-19 restrictions. So exciting!  The steel structure is nearly finished and the ‘Topping Out’ ceremony is due to take place next Thursday, 3 December. The revised proposed completion date for the project is December 2021 and this means that the new school should be ready for moving in early 2022.  More here: https://castlebraechs.wordpress.com/castlebrae-2021/


Portobello Central have submitted their proposals for the community to take over Portobello Town Hall. The closing date for offers is Monday 30 November.  More here: https://www.portobellocentral.org/


If you are on Facebook, you will probably have heard this fabulous price of music by locally based music group Oi Musica in preparation for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference next year in Glasgow. ‘Enough is Enough’ is performed by Karine Polwart, Oi Musca and the Soundhouse Choir.  Totally fab! The You Tube link is here: https://youtu.be/tz8ex7Mnjb4.  More about the amazing Oi Musica and their work here: http://oimusica.co.uk/


Have a good weekend, and stay safe!





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