Portobello Community Council

Action Porty need help promoting the Bellfield Ballot

Posted on: March 4th, 2017

  We need help promoting the Bellfield Ballot! The Save Bellfield Campaign needs your help. We are reaching the final phase of our buyout of this treasured community space, but it will only happen if the community votes to support our right to buy. From March 20th, envelopes will be arriving for everyone in Porty […]

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Portobello Town Centre ‘Vision’ Report and Recommendations

Posted on: February 25th, 2017

As part of efforts to create a ‘vision’ for Portobello Town Centre, City of Edinburgh Council Planners have published the attached report and recommendations. The vision for Portobello is to create and promote: a place with an active public street life with a quality public realm that is comfortable for all users and thereby would […]

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Who’s Who in North East locality – North East Locality Contacts

Posted on: February 24th, 2017

​ Dear Neighbourhood Partnership member,   As we continue to develop locality working and colleagues settle into their roles and teams, Councillors, and other colleagues and partners, have been asking for information to help them identify who their key local contacts are.   In response to this, we have produced the attached Locality Directory which […]

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Maureen Child Update 22/2/2017

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

Dear All,   As you will know, Save Bellfield were successful in getting a big award – £647,500 – from the Scottish Land Fund to support their community buy-out of Bellfield Church, made possible by the introduction of the Community Empowerment Act only last April.  However, the final hurdle is still to come as the […]

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Garden Waste Collections Changing To 3-Week Cycle

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

The winter four weekly garden waste collection cycle is coming to an end, week commencing 6 March 2017. However this year the service will switch to a three weekly collection cycle. The three weekly service will run all year round, and will not return to a four weekly cycle in winter.   Why is this happening? […]

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Save Bellfield Campaign Gets £647,000 Scottish Land Fund Grant

Posted on: February 17th, 2017

The Scottish Land Fund Have Given us Funding! Bellfield gets Green Light from Scottish Land Fund! We are delighted to announce that Action Porty’s application to the Scottish Land Fund has been successful! To celebrate the good news we would like to see all our supporters, friends and family this morning for a photo – […]

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Maureen Child Update 15/2/2017

Posted on: February 15th, 2017

Dear All,   No update yet on the SGN Milton Road East major works – yet – this week, but our apologies that we were a little premature in celebrating the re-opening of the Edinburgh College campus bus stop.  Apparently, the ‘hood’ had not been removed on the bus stop flag by the time we […]

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Changes To Waiting Restrictions Brand Drive,Christian Drive, Hope Lane, Stanley Street, Duddingston View, MountcastleDrive South, Northfield Crescent, Northfield Circus, Willowbrae Road andWestbank Street (TRO/15/16/B)

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Date 10 February 2017     Your Ref       Our Ref TRO/15/16B/ADY               Dear Sir / Madam   VARIOUS LOCATIONS- EDINBURGH PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO WAITING RESTRICTIONS   I refer to my previous letter regarding the above.   In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic […]

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Gas Works Milton Road East – Update

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Dear All   Update – just in – from Michael Hymers of SGN at the end of Week 4:   “Approximately 90% of all new mains are now laid.  These pipes will be tested and introduced with gas over the coming days. Further excavations are being dug to allow us to disconnect our older pipes […]

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Permission Granted for Bouncy Castle, Refused for Bungee Trampoline, Children’s Roundabout and Refreshment Stall – Straiton Park, Summer 2017

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Permission Granted for Inflatable Play Area, Refused for Bungee Trampoline, Children’s Roundabout and Refreshment Stance in Straiton Park, Summer 2017.   Following our recent correspondence regarding Mr Reid’s application we have been in further discussions with the applicant and local stakeholders.  The arrangements offered have been amended and are as follows:   The inflatable play […]

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