Portobello Community Council

Maureen Child Update 23 February 2018

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018

Dear All   This has been an unbelievably busy week, with hardly time for us Portobello/Craigmillar Councillors to draw breath, so here are just a few things for you today!     The Thistle Centre for Wellbeing, 1 Queen’s Walk are holding a community event next Wednesday 28 February 10am-12noon as part of World Community […]

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Friends of Porty Prom – Sat 10 March

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018

Your Prom Needs You!   Like the Friends of Figgate Park, the Friends of Porty Prom & Beach want to make a difference. We are a group of locals aiming to change our prom for the better. We need your thoughts and ideas on what the prom needs! Maybe more toilets or a climbing wall, […]

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George Demolition Refused

Posted on: February 21st, 2018

A request for permission to demolish the former George Cinema and Bingo Hall at 14 Bath St, Portobello, has been refused by City of Edinburgh Council Development Management Committee. At a hearing in the City Chambers on Wednesday, 21 February, the committee agreed unanimously that the application for partial demolition of the building to make way for 20 flats be […]

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8A Milton Road West (ex Omni Furnishing) 18/00454/FUL

Posted on: February 21st, 2018

18/00454/FUL: Redevelopment of site to create a mixed use development comprising of a smaller food retail unit and 11no new build flats and installation of a new shopfront. at 8A Milton Road West, Edinburgh, EH15 1LF. Expiry date Thu 08 Mar 2018. https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage   18_00454_FUL-MILTON_ROAD_WEST_-_PLANNING_STATEMENT-3844235.pdf 18_00454_FUL-_05__PROPOSED_SITE_PLAN-3844226.pdf 18_00454_FUL-_07__PROPOSED_CONTEXT_AND_RETAIL_ELEVATIONS-3844228.pdf 18_00454_FUL-_10__PROPOSED_FLATS_ELEVATIONS-3839460.pdf

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Notice of 355th Meeting of Portobello Community Council

Posted on: February 19th, 2018

NOTICE OF MEETING: The 355th meeting of Portobello Community Council will be held on Monday 26th February 2018 at 7:30 pm in Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 185 Portobello High Street. Any additional items not already included on the agenda should be notified to the Secretary in advance if possible. Agenda 20180126_PCC_Agenda Draft Minutes of 354th […]

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February Newsletter from Action Porty

Posted on: February 19th, 2018

Join us for our drop-in design weekend February News Dear Action Porty Members and Supporters, The hall at Bellfield came alive again recently with an inter-generational event, Portobello Love Stories. Organised by Tribe Porty Youth Theatre, Action Porty and Portobello Heritage Trust, it was a lovely afternoon of memory sharing between Portobello Older People’s Project […]

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Maureen Child Update 16 February 2018

Posted on: February 16th, 2018

Dear All   I love reading all daily news on social media from all our our local primary and secondary schools. They all have Twitter accounts, which they use to great effect.  There’s lots of great learning and teaching going on, every day in every single one of them!  Tower bank Primary School also have […]

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Partial demolition of The George & development of 20 flats recommended for approval by planning officials

Posted on: February 15th, 2018

The partial demolition of ex George Bingo in Bath St and development of 20 flats has been recommended for approval by planning officials. The application will be decided at the meeting of the CEC Development Management Sub-Committee next Wednesday 21 Feb. Papers attached. Item_6.2_b____16_06449_LBC___14_Bath_Street_1.pdf Item_6.2_a____16_06447_FUL___14_Bath_Street_1.pdf

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Local Groups to Receive Community Cash – Still Some Money Available

Posted on: February 8th, 2018

A number of Portobello groups and organisations have been recommended to receive funding as part of the You Decide 2018 community grants process. Bidding groups receiving approval from the Portobello and Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership include Joppa Tennis Courts – £500 to purchase a defibrillator;  Tribe Porty Youth Theatre Film project – £500 to produce 4-minute […]

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New play equipment for the Pirate Park (Straiton Place Park)

Posted on: February 5th, 2018

In early 2017 we asked for your feedback on proposed new play equipment for either the Pirate or Fish Parks on the Prom. New play equipment for the Pirate (Straiton Place) Park was the clear favourite, but delivery of this was delayed because City of Edinburgh Council Services for Communities approach other bodies for funding. […]

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