• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Maureen Child Update 28 August 2020

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

Dear All   This was a week of emails, walks and visits to wish people to discuss overgrown trees, inconsiderate parking and blocked drains. My offer is always open for me to walk down your street for a socially distanced chat as part of my Kiltwalk challenge or just as a normal part of my […]

February 2020 Draft Minutes

Posted on: August 25th, 2020


August 2020 Agenda

Posted on: August 25th, 2020

Portobello Community Council are looking to hold a public meeting via Microsoft Teams on 31st August at 7.30pm. https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDAzMjBkMjQtODI4YS00OWQ0LThjMzMtNzYxMTA2ZDZjNzhh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2216f90125-bd56-4f6a-867b-2bed3568ee8c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22347e3888-eeab-4f24-9ef1-3f7b353038b5%22%7d Or https://tinyurl.com/y4hfbcab Please note that you do not need Teams Installed as this link will give you the option to attend via your browser. You will be placed into a Lobby where the Secretary will admit […]

Maureen Child Update 21 August 2020

Posted on: August 21st, 2020

Dear All   Sorry – there’s still a bit of confusion over the Ferris wheel at Pipe Street.  On the one hand, the landowner told me last week that it would be removed over the following few days.  On the other hand, a representative of the operators told me conversations are ongoing. At the time […]

Maureen Child Update 14 August 2020

Posted on: August 14th, 2020

Dear All   Another week, another set of issues to try and deal with; some with progress, others less so.  A snail-like progress on Kings Place.  A decision will hopefully be taken today on making it one of the areas where changes will be made to make active travel though the area safer and that […]

Portobello Sandcastle Competition 2020 – results

Posted on: August 14th, 2020

The competition was a bit different this year, with entries being made over a few weeks rather than all just on Big Beach Busk day… But a lot of you still had fun, while also raising some money for Portobello Toddlers Hut (you can still donate). Again, judging was by local MP Tommy Sheppard: “I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]