Portobello Community Council

Maureen Child Update 12 October 2017

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

Dear All   Portobello Timebank members completed another fantastic clean up of Magdalene Glen last Saturday – a truly magnificent effort, and all very much appreciated! A lovely sunny day brought out a dozen people, of all ages and abilities, to pick up surface litter around the Asda footbridge, and to tackle weightier problems alongside […]

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Maureen Child Update 4 October 2017

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Dear All   Our community buy-out Bellfield’s Crowdfunder closed last week, and Portobello did manage to raise more than the £20,000 target.  There was a really amazing show of support from the community, so a big THANK YOU everyone who donated!  If you missed out on donating, and would still like to, you can do that on […]

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Bellfield Update – Opening Delayed Until June 2018

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Bellfield Update Dear Action Porty Members and Supporters, Thank you so much for all your support so far, both in helping us purchase the building through the right to buy process, and in your support for our Crowdfunder.  On Sunday the Action Porty Board met with our new Development Managers, who have extensive experience developing community heritage projects similar […]

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Maureen Child Update 28 September 2017

Posted on: September 28th, 2017

Dear All   It was a perfect day last Saturday on Portobello Promenade for the Richmond’s Hope Mile of Memories event.  The local charity do wonderful work with children who have suffered the loss of a close relative or friend.  They are based where they were founded, by local people, in Richmond Church in the […]

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351st Meeting Notice and Agenda

Posted on: September 25th, 2017

NOTICE OF MEETING: The 351 st meeting of Portobello Community Council will be held on Monday 25 th September, 2017 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.   351 st Meeting […]

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Community Survey on Powerleague and Tumbles Land Sale

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017

Should recreational facilities be sold to fund Meadowbank? We need your views on the Tumbles and Powerleague sale proposals. http://www.portobellocc.org/pitz Please note: This survey is being conducted by Portobello Community Council to gather views from the community on the principle of the sale and other issues not addressed by the City of Edinburgh Council survey. […]

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Maureen Child Update 21 September 2017

Posted on: September 21st, 2017

Dear All   I dropped in, alongside with hundreds of others, to the annual Volunteer Edinburgh Recruitment Fair 2017 this week and what a buzz there was!  Our lives in Edinburgh are enriched and supported by a wealth of formal and informal voluntary activity which benefit the volunteers as much as those individuals and groups, […]

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Community Visions for the Edinburgh Shoreline by 2050

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Beachlovers come Forth: Participants wanted for the Shoreline community interviews! "As part of our research into the future of Edinburgh’s coastline, we are looking for local people living and working in one of these coastal neighbourhoods: South Queensferry, Dalmeny, Cramond, Silverknowes, Granton, Newhaven, Craigentinny, Portobello/Joppa, to take part in a group interview and share your […]

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Value of bathing water in Scotland: focus group

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Could you spare two hours for a conversation about the value of bathing water in Scotland?   Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) is looking for local volunteers for a focus group to be held in Portobello in mid-October, as part of a project for the Scottish Government.  Comments made by participants during the focus group conversation will […]

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Updated Baileyfield South planning application 16/05898/FUL

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

A third revision of drawings for the proposed development at Baileyfield South have been released.   The main changes are highlighted in the attached summary.   For full drawaings, and to make a representation, see the Edinburgh Council planning portal ref 16/05898/FUL.       16023_Design_Updates_1.0.pdf  

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