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Maureen Child Update 6 December 2019

Posted on: December 6th, 2019

Dear All   There was good double-page spread in the Edinburgh Evening News last Friday about our winning Portobello nomination from the Academy of Urbanism.  Click here: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/10-reasons-why-portobello-great-place-live-after-being-named-best-neighbourhood-uk-and-ireland-1327920.  And a great Porty Podcast followed last Saturday. Listen here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/71622/2189345.    Here’s a great blog about front-line experience running a voluntary organisation which will strike a […]

Reverse Advent – foodbank donations

Posted on: December 6th, 2019

The Portobello Baptist Church cafe is open Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm for food bank donations. “Many people in our city are in need all year round but especially at this time of year. We have partnered with Edinburgh City Mission to collect food which will be distributed through their Basics Banks around the city […]

Update on Portobello Town Hall; Dec 2019

Posted on: December 3rd, 2019

Members of Portobello Community Council met with officers from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Property and Facilities Management team, ward councillors, Action Porty, Portobello Amenity Society and Northfield Willowbrae Community Council last Thursday. Jointly, we have the following update on the conditional of the town hall and next steps: Portobello Town Hall closed on 1 […]

Maureen Child Update 29 November 2019

Posted on: November 29th, 2019

Dear All   As you may know, Portobello won in the the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) “Great Neighbourhood” category this year.  Frazer NcNaughton, Daisy Narayanan and I went to London to learn from all the other nominations, in this and other categories, and were delighted that Portobello was announced one of the Winners.  A big […]

Portobello Policing – What are your Priorities?

Posted on: November 28th, 2019

Your police Closes 31 Dec 2019 Opened 12 Nov 2019 Contact 0131 3113710 strategicplanningdevelopment@scotland.pnn.police.uk Overview Local policing is central to Police Scotland. We would like to know what issues you think we should prioritise, nationally and in your local area, as well as the best methods for communicating with you. Your views are important to […]

Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime – looking for past participants

Posted on: November 27th, 2019

"The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime needs your help! The Edinburgh Study began in 1998 and over 4000 young people have taken part. The latest phase of research is about to begin and we are looking to contact everyone who has taken part!   If you started secondary school in Edinburgh in 1998 […]

Letter to CEC re Safer Routes to Schools

Posted on: November 26th, 2019


Edinburgh East Hustings 2019 – Your Questions for Candidates

Posted on: November 23rd, 2019

Portobello Community Council is holding a Hustings event for candidates standing in the Edinburgh East constituency in the December 12 General Election. Candidates from all the parties have been invited to attend and will be given equal opportunity to speak and answer questions. Given limited time, it will not be possible to ask all questions, […]

Maureen Child Update 22 November 2019

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019

Dear All   Coffee Morning at St Mark’s Portobello tomorrow, Saturday 23 November, 10am-noon. Bacon rolls, tea, coffee, cake stall, Tombola, book stall and a Christmas hamper raffle. All are very welcome!    Oi Musica youth music group based at Brunstane Primary is called ‘Brass Blast’ and I have their permission to share this five […]

Reducing Coastal Waste – Portobello and Joppa survey

Posted on: November 19th, 2019

Portobello and Joppa – Business Survey: Reducing Coastal Waste Changeworks are looking for your opinion and input on how we can help to reduce the use of single-use items (the majority of which are made from plastic) in Portobello and Joppa. Responses will inform how we can mobilise action in the community and support local […]