Portobello Community Council

Tribe Porty Newsletter | May/June News

Posted on: May 26th, 2017

Tribe Porty is a community coworking and creative events hub. View this email in your browser Here’s what’s new and what’s on for June. Be sure to check out our regular Tribe Wellness classes listed below.  Tuesday, 30th May – 2-4pm Life Circle with Loretta Dunn (‘What it means to be human’)  Tuesday, 13th June […]

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Maureen Child Update 22 May 2017

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017

Dear All   Last week was a bit of a struggle with technology and internet access, and moving office, but I think I’m getting somewhere that feels more akin to what passes for ‘normal’ around here.   We four Ward 17 Councillors had our first meeting together first thing last week and agreed ways of […]

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2017 General Election Hustings

Posted on: May 20th, 2017

Porty Community Council are hosting Edinburgh East hustings for the 2017 general election.   Wednesday 31 May, 7:15pm at Portobello Town Hall, EH15 1AF.   ·         Tristan Grey – Lib Dem ·         Patsy King – Labour ·         Katie Mackie – Conservative ·         Tommy Sheppard – SNP   You can submit questions in advance; see: portobellocc.org/hustings17 […]

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Proposed 30MPH Speed Limit – Seafield Road (TRO/16/53)

Posted on: May 19th, 2017

            Date 19 May 2017     Your Ref       Our Ref TRO/16/53/ADY               Dear Sir / Madam   SEAFIELD ROAD EAST- EDINBURGH PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SPEED LIMIT   I refer to my previous letter of 17 June 2016 regarding the above.   […]

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Taxis and Private Hire in Edinburgh – Have Your Say

Posted on: May 15th, 2017

City of Edinburgh Council has commissioned an independent review of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles. Part of that review includes gathering public feedback.  In addition to understanding the demand for services, the Council need to understand the public perception of taxi services across Edinburgh.     They want to hear from both users and non-users […]

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Contact Your Ward Councillors

Posted on: May 12th, 2017

Following the Local Council elections held on 4 May 2017, the four councillors elected to represent Ward 17 – Portobello / Craigmillar have agreed to work together for the common good of the varied communities and neighbourhoods they were elected to serve. They are:- Kate Campbell <Kate.Campbell@edinburgh.gov.uk> Mary Campbell <Mary.Campbell@edinburgh.gov.uk> Maureen Child <Maureen.Child@edinburgh.gov.uk> Callum Laidlaw […]

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Maureen Child Update 11 May 2017

Posted on: May 11th, 2017

Dear All,   Thank you very much indeed to the 2,378 people who voted for me as their No 1 choice on the Council Election Ballot a short week ago on 4 May. I got through the Quota  (2,087) and was Elected on the first round.  That was 22.8% of the 1st Preference votes on […]

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New Fee Structure and Introduction of 3 year licenses for Houses inMultiple Occupation

Posted on: May 11th, 2017

New Fee Structure and Introduction of 3 year licenses for Houses in Multiple Occupation   From 1st June 2017 there will be a new fee structure introduced for HMO licenses.    Having carried out our public consultation during March the feedback received influenced the new fee structure which resulted in the Regulatory Committee approving 3 […]

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Maureen Child Update 3/5/2017

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017

Dear All,   It’s a ‘Yes!’ to the Action Porty application for Bellfield Church and Halls under the new Community Right to Buy.  Portobello is the first urban community to achieve this under the legislation introduced just a year ago. The Trustees of the Church of Scotland have accepted the offer at Action Porty’s valuation, […]

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Maureen Child Update 27/4/2017

Posted on: April 27th, 2017

Dear All,   The next working day in the blossoming Community Orchard at Brunstane (opposite Brunstane Station) is on Saturday 29 April from 10 am – 2 pm.  The group of volunteers will be clearing around the trees, feeding new plantings, training the apple tunnel trees and planting wild flowers.  Do feel free to drop […]

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