Portobello Community Council

1330-Home Brunstane Development Permission Granted

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

​ City of Edinburgh Council Development Management Sub-Committee has granted permission for 1330 homes, a primary school and new local centre at Brunstane. Members of the Development Management Committee voted by 7 to 6 to approve planning permission in principle for the proposals, which include: residential development (including class 8 residential institutions, class 9 houses […]

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Maureen Child Update 20/4/2017

Posted on: April 18th, 2017

Dear All,   Our Council-funded local Porty Community Police Officers, PC Matthew McPherson and PC David Lovie, will be available to consult in Portobello Library this Friday 28 April at 1pm to discuss any issue of local concern.  Find out what Police Scotland have been doing to help us tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in […]

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Maureen Child Update 4/4/2017

Posted on: April 4th, 2017

Dear All   It was such a huge privilege to be at the launch of the Edinburgh International Festival in Craigmillar – and where better where Helen Crummy started a social movement when her son was first denied violin lessons.  Castlebrae Community High School Craigmillar and EIF have enjoyed a very fruitful partnership form which […]

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Maureen Child Update 28/3/2017

Posted on: March 29th, 2017

Dear All,   Have the post office delivered your Action Porty ballot paper yet, so we can Save Bellfield for the whole community? Over 5,500 letters have been sent through the post, so it is entirely possible that not all ballot letters arrived at the same time. However, Electoral Reform Services would expect all letters […]

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Part Time Speed Restriction Milton Road (TRO/16/46)

Posted on: March 24th, 2017

      Date 24 March 2017     Your Ref       Our Ref TRO/16/46/ADY               Dear Sir / Madam   MILTON ROAD – EDINBURGH PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF PART TIME 20MPH SPEED RESTRICTION   I refer to my previous letter of 3 June 2016 regarding the above. […]

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Maureen Child Update 22/3/2017

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017

Dear All   The white envelopes containing all-important ballot papers are dropping – or have dropped – through letter boxes now for the Save Belfield campaign.  The letter with an Electoral Reform Society logo in the top left corner contains information about the ballot in the name of Action Porty and simply asks you to […]

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Make sure you’re registered to vote in the upcoming Council Elections

Posted on: March 17th, 2017

    Make sure you’re registered to vote Whenever you move home, you need to register at your new address. It only takes a few minutes online and you need to do this by midnight on 17 April.   For the first time 16 and 17 year olds can vote in a Scottish local government […]

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Free Street Closures for Playing Out in Edinburgh

Posted on: March 16th, 2017

EDINBURGH PLAYING OUT CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL HAS APPROVED A PILOT FROM 1ST APRIL – 31ST AUGUST 2017   City of Edinburgh Council has approved a pilot scheme which will allow residents to apply for up to five, free road closures. The closures will allow children to play and residents to socialise between 1 April […]

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Maureen Child Update 15/3/2017

Posted on: March 15th, 2017

Dear All,   At Castlebrae Community High School, the message to their students is that learning is an ongoing process and takes place in lots of different contexts, not just in classrooms.  More about all that is going on in and outside another of our great local schools here: http://www.castlebrae.org.uk/  They do some really sector-leading […]

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Maureen Child Update 8/3/2017

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Dear All,   Last week Turn2us’ Edinburgh Trust launched a new community funding programme for Edinburgh, asking “What can you do to help your community thrive?” Turn2us has been providing financial support to residents in Edinburgh for the past six years through its Edinburgh Trust. I have been serving on its Advisory Committee since the […]

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