Portobello Community Council

Thistle Foundation’s Sponsored Santa Walk

Posted on: November 7th, 2016

Good morning,   I hope that you are well and had a good weekend.   I lead on the fundraising activity for Thistle Foundation and would like to invite you to take part in our sponsored Santa Walk on Wednesday 14th December. The walk is fully accessible and follows a 1 mile route that sets […]

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Save Bellfield Campaign Public Meeting and Action Porty Company Launch

Posted on: November 1st, 2016

The campaign to take Bellfield into community ownership has now reached another important milestone, and we are hosting a public event to share progress and gather feedback on the way we propose to take the project forward. We would therefore like to extend an invitation to you to join us on Tuesday 15th of November […]

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Brighton Nursery Celebrates 25 years in Portobello

Posted on: October 11th, 2016

Brighton Nursery is this year celebrating 25 years in Portobello! In 1991, Jenny and Fergus opened the doors of Brighton Nursery and it has since been at the heart of the Portobello community. Many local children and their families will have fond memories of their days in Brighton – a real world of discovery!   On […]

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The George – Open Morning (very limited numbers)

Posted on: October 4th, 2016

ALL SPACES HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATED. Buckley Building are the new owners of The George and are inviting members of Porty Community Council and the public to an open morning this Saturday 8 Oct at 9am. Unfortunately numbers are extremely limited and only confirmed attendees will be able to take the tour of the building. […]

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Edinburgh’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Posted on: September 20th, 2016

  Edinburgh’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair #edvolfair16 is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016                                                   Volunteer Edinburgh, as well sixty volunteer involving organisations, will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St Georges Church Hall on York Place to host Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair.   Entry is free […]

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Community Council Elections – Be part of something great

Posted on: August 19th, 2016

Make a difference – join your community council Portobello Community Council, along with all community councils in Edinburgh, is looking for new members, so take part and help improve your neighbourhood. Nominations are open from 5 September 2016 and close on 26 September 2016. The election, by public vote, will be held on 27 October 2016. Individuals and groups […]

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Cabaret Launch for Save Bellfield Campaign

Posted on: June 21st, 2016

Support the push to save the Old Parish Church on Bellfield Street for the community Come to the fundraising Cabaret at Bellfield Old Parish Church at 7pm this Sunday 26th June (tickets at the Skylark or Cove). We have secured £16,315 from the Scottish Land Fund for the Stage One work needed to ascertain (1) […]

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Free Taster Session – Toastmasters International – Boosting Confidence and Leadership Skills

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

I’m a volunteer with a not-for-profit organisation called Toastmasters International which has a global track record of  helping people boost their confidence by improving their public speaking, impromptu speaking and leadership skills.  They’re thinking about setting up a new club in Portobello. To that end, I’m organising a free demo meeting on  Wednesday, 22 June 2016 from 19:15 to […]

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You Decide 2016 Vote – Portobello Town Hall, Saturday 14 May, 1 – 3 pm

Posted on: May 7th, 2016

Voting for the You Decide! 2016 funding bids takes place on Saturday, 14 May at Portobello Town Hall between 1 and 3 pm. Anyone aged 8+ is eligible to take part. Use your 5 votes wisely! You Decide 2016 – Applications Summary The full applications and posters are on the You Decide! 2016 website  

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Brunstane Area Placemaking Workshops

Posted on: March 11th, 2016

City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Portobello Community Council, Craigmillar Community Council and East Lothian Council are holding two public events to get your views on how well your area works as a place to live. This will be in the form of a placemaking exercise, using a tool called the Place Standard.   What is placemaking? […]

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