Portobello Community Council

Maureen Child Update 12 October 2018

Posted on: October 12th, 2018

Dear All   The Wash House Community Centre, Adelphi Grove are holding their AGM at 8pm on Tuesday 23 October and all are welcome. The varied groups based at The Wash House have been invited to offer a very short, fun and practical introduction to what their group does there. So it promises to be […]

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Porty community to lead on Pitz redevelopment vision

Posted on: October 12th, 2018

Yesterday the City of Edinburgh Council Finance and Resources Committee decided to withdrawn from the sale of the Westbank Street site to the preferred bidder: 1.1.3 Agrees to withdraw the proposed sale of the Westbank site from the open market and request the Executive Director of Place to work with the local community to establish […]

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Maureen Child Update 5 October 2018

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

Dear All   Lots going on this weekend!  The Portobello Walking and Cycling Festival is tomorrow, Saturday 6 October from 11am to 2pm in the Community Garden, at the bottom of John Street, off the Promenade.  Includes basic bike checks, a bike obstacle course, balance bikes, electric bikes, smoothie bike, buggy walk and lots of free […]

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Maureen Child Update 28 September 2018

Posted on: September 28th, 2018

Dear All   A Community Orchard work day is coming up this weekend tomorrow, Saturday 29 September, 10am till 2pm. Please do go along if you can and bring gardening gloves. There should be be blackberries to pick.  More here: https://www.google.com/search?q=portobello%20community%20orchard   Portobello Market is on again next weekend, Saturday 6 October.  This will be […]

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Maureen Child Update 21 September 2018

Posted on: September 21st, 2018

Dear All   Thank you for all the encouragement and sponsorship that enabled the four of us Portobello/Craigmillar Ward Councillors to finish the Kiltwalk challenge for the Thistle Foundation in Craigmillar.  We four raised a Team Total of £2,130 which will be matched by a 40% contribution from Sir Tom Hunter. This will help ‘stop […]

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Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – updated 27 September

Posted on: September 20th, 2018

The following information is the most up-to-date Portobello Community Council has on the City of Edinburgh Council’s programme to reconstruct Brighton Place with setts. It is based on information presented to traders at a meeting on 19 September and an earlier meeting on 28 August. It was updated 27 September with final bus diversion details […]

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What value the community voice in Scotland?

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

With more than 10,000 living in the Portobello Community Council area, the City of Edinburgh Council is paying less than a penny per month to hear from residents here. Does that represent fair value? Portobello Community Council is funded by an administrative grant of £900 from the City of Edinburgh Council, however this grant does […]

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360th Meeting Draft Minutes and 361st Meeting Agenda

Posted on: September 17th, 2018

The 361st meeting of Portobello Community Council will be held on Monday 24 September 2018 at 7:30pm 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. 20180924_PCC_Agenda.pdf PCC-20180827draft.pdf

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Maureen Child Update 14 September 2018

Posted on: September 14th, 2018

Dear All   Just a short note this week and apologies for the lack of Update last week.  I have been busy with number of issues for People and not just the ones that hit the headlines, I can assure you.  On Sunday we Councillors are doing the Kiltwalk, and our Councillor Team sponsorship targets […]

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Maureen Child Update 31 August 2018

Posted on: August 31st, 2018

Dear All   Thanks to all – but mostly Paul Lambie -  Big Beach Busk was a huge success last Saturday  https://www.facebook.com/139155702770032/posts/2083462431672673/ and the dolphins seemed to enjoy it too!  https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/pod-of-dolphins-spotted-off-portobello-1-4791250   Portobello Community Council ran the Sandcastle Competition and raised £200 for Portobello Toddlers Hut.  The international beach volleyball competition added to the attraction.  […]

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