These are not the easiest of times for any of us, but I do wish you all the very best for 2021 and hope that you and yours stay safe and well. I’m keeping this one short as I have a lot to catch up on.
The winter weather makes these times even tougher. I hope you are an managing to get out and about. The Council’s doing its level best to make the street safe for us, within the resource and staffing constraints. More here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/gritting-grit-bins/priority-system-winter-gritting-routes?documentId=12585&categoryId=20227.
The guardrails at either end of the pedestrian Bingham Tunnel, linking to the Hays, were demolished by vandalism. The intention is to replace the rails with substantial bollards and drop the kerbs to make the area accessible to cycles and mobility scooters and stop any vehicles getting through.
Here’s a nice story about a former pupil of Portobello High School in the news: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/meet-edinburgh-girl-who-moved-ghana-during-pandemic-3070285
It was lovely to see our brave and hardy sea swimmers also featured in a positive piece to cheer us during lockdown: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/lifestyle/christmas/pictures-swimmers-brave-portobello-beach-christmas-day-festive-dip-3079130
A consultation here about ‘living landscapes’ which are so much a feature of our parks. please do have a look: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parks-greenspaces/edinburgh-living-landscape?documentId=12131&categoryId=20064
Please do get in touch if you want more information about anything or if you think I might be able to help.
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