Following the Local Council elections held on 4 May 2017, the four councillors elected to represent Ward 17 – Portobello / Craigmillar have agreed to work together for the common good of the varied communities and neighbourhoods they were elected to serve.
City of Edinburgh Council Development Management Sub-Committee has granted permission for 1330 homes, a primary school and new local centre at Brunstane. Members of the Development Management Committee voted by 7 to 6 to approve planning permission in principle for the proposals
City of Edinburgh Council Planners need your views on their 'vision' for Portobello High Street.
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 encourage people to stay longer; streets and public realm that prioritises pedestrians and cyclist and thereby increases the ease of movement and increases footfall; and a mix of shopping and other town centre services that supports the resident community and creates a destination for visitors. Have Your Say
Following the closure of the nominations period on Monday, 26 September, a new community council has been elected for Portobello.
Whilst there were insufficient nominations to trigger a public vote, 17 out of 21 available posts were duly filled.
Portobello Community Council's Annual Report is below, along with an update on community engagement statistics.
Portobello Community Council Annual Report 2015-16 (opens in a new window)
Community Engagement Statistics 2015-16 (opens in a new window)
More than 70 people named a favourite Porty place, building or street in March as part of our Porty Places consultation.
See the results
At last night's PCC meeting, Sgt Gordon Duff advised that all acts of vandalism and antisocial behaviour should be reported to 101.
If you know the names of the perpetrators and wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Portobello Community Council have been working with Edinburgh Council's Community Learning and Development team to gather views on services for young people in the area.
The results of that research were presented at a meeting in Portobello High School on Monday, 30 November, followed by some initial discussions with stakeholders and residents on how services and facilities for 10 to 17-year-olds can be shaped or improved in future.
Community engagement by Portobello Community Council has been rated as excellent by the Scottish Community Development Centre, “representing an outstanding standard of performance and exemplifying excellent practice”.
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The Portobello Community Spaces Register is a list of the public and private venues available to hire within the community.
To see the latest list of community spaces, click the link below Community Spaces Register (opens in a new window)
The list is compiled and maintained by Portobello Community Council and is designed to provide an overview of the public venues. halls, rooms and other spaces available to the community of Portobello and the east of Edinburgh.
We have included both public and privately owned spaces for hire in the list. Venue charging structures will vary. Please make enquiries with the individual venues as to availability, booking arrangements and any other queries.
If you would like to add or edit anything on this list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
A map of community resources in the east of Edinburgh, including resources for children and famillies; housing and welfare; learning, training and employment:-
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