Portobello Community Council

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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EVOC Announce Funding for small community groups

Posted on: March 17th, 2017

The Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council have announced the Edinburgh Trust Community Programme, a scheme designed to provide funding for new and innovative community projects that can provide more lasting and longer term positive impact to help improve lives, reduce poverty and get the best out of the people and resources in our communities. The programme is […]

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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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Action Porty need help promoting the Bellfield Ballot

Posted on: March 4th, 2017

  We need help promoting the Bellfield Ballot! The Save Bellfield Campaign needs your help. We are reaching the final phase of our buyout of this treasured community space, but it will only happen if the community votes to support our right to buy. From March 20th, envelopes will be arriving for everyone in Porty […]

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Portobello Town Centre ‘Vision’ Report and Recommendations

Posted on: February 25th, 2017

As part of efforts to create a ‘vision’ for Portobello Town Centre, City of Edinburgh Council Planners have published the attached report and recommendations. The vision for Portobello is to create and promote: a place with an active public street life with a quality public realm that is comfortable for all users and thereby would […]

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Who’s Who in North East locality – North East Locality Contacts

Posted on: February 24th, 2017

​ Dear Neighbourhood Partnership member,   As we continue to develop locality working and colleagues settle into their roles and teams, Councillors, and other colleagues and partners, have been asking for information to help them identify who their key local contacts are.   In response to this, we have produced the attached Locality Directory which […]

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Maureen Child Update 22/2/2017

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

Dear All,   As you will know, Save Bellfield were successful in getting a big award – £647,500 – from the Scottish Land Fund to support their community buy-out of Bellfield Church, made possible by the introduction of the Community Empowerment Act only last April.  However, the final hurdle is still to come as the […]

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Garden Waste Collections Changing To 3-Week Cycle

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

The winter four weekly garden waste collection cycle is coming to an end, week commencing 6 March 2017. However this year the service will switch to a three weekly collection cycle. The three weekly service will run all year round, and will not return to a four weekly cycle in winter.   Why is this happening? […]

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