Latest Public Notices

Maureen Child Update 7 August 2020

Posted on: August 7th, 2020

Dear All The sudden and unannounced appearance of a large Ferris Wheel next to flats and the historic brick kilns at Bridge Street was quite a surprise, to say the least.  The operators had a temporary licence, granted by the Council without a thought that it might just prove just a little controversial and require […]

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Ferris Wheel on Portobello Promenade

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

A number of local residents have contacted Portobello Community Council regarding the erection and operation of a Ferris Wheel on Portobello Prom. The City of Edinburgh Council is responsible for the licensing of such facilities. The community council is normally a consultee for license applications, but in this case received no prior notification due to […]

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Maureen Child Update 31 July 2020

Posted on: August 2nd, 2020

Dear All   The main topic in my inbox has been shared use of Portobello Promenade this week.  It has been a hot topic for all the decades I have lived here, to be honest, and long precedes its designation as core path in 2003. The legal position means we all have share this space […]

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Maureen Child Update 24 July 2020

Posted on: July 24th, 2020

Dear All   Changes to Portobello High Street make more space for safer walking, cycling and social distancing are being implemented today after a short period of consultation.  Duddingston Road is to get a segregated cycle path, hopefully just the first stage in further measures to make to journey to and from local schools and […]

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Maureen Child Update 17 July 2020

Posted on: July 18th, 2020

Dear All   Schools are going back in August and there have been quite a few questions from parents as to how that might work.  Things change every week depending on what the Scottish Government advice and guidance say, but some commonly asked questions have answers as of a couple of weeks ago.  The Consultative Committee […]

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Covid-19 Emergency Road Measures – Portobello effective 24 Jul

Posted on: July 17th, 2020

Update from Spaces for People team at the City of Edinburgh Council: “Dear Councillors and Stakeholders Thank you for your comments regarding the proposed emergency road measures in Portobello. Comments have been reviewed and a summary of comments is included in the attached assessment feedback form to the Council Incident Management Team (CIMT). Following consideration […]

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