Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership


Welcome to the Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership home page. We are ideally placed, with a castle, the seaside and plenty of parks and green space. We are keen to maintain and improve these attractions.

In these pages you can find out what the Neighbourhood Partnership does and how you can get involved. There are links to the Partnership's priorities and the community plan. If you feel we've missed anything, or if you can't find out what you want to know, please contact us and we'll do our best to help you.  The convenor is Councillor Mike Bridgman.

A full area profile of the partnership area can be found under Links and Downloads.  

Read the Local Community Plan 2011-14 here.  We are consulting on the local priorities for the new Local Community Plan - tell us what is important to you - complete this Survey Monkey form, it will only take minutes. It will close on Friday 25 April.

Read the Newsletter of the Neighbourhood Partnerships' activities across the city.

Class 4 Unit to Let at 32 Niddrie Mains Road - read the particulars here.

Get free help with computing at East Neighbourhood Centre - details here.

The memorial sculpture of Helen Crummy, inspiration behind the Craigmillar Festival, was officially unveiled on Friday, 21 March outside the East Neighbourhood Centre.  You can see a picture here.

Become a Canny Family - find out how you can save on food bills, energy bills and other household maney matters here.

Find out about Programmes, Group and Activities for Parents & Carers in East Edinburgh this spring here.

The Peoples Millions has reopened to applications for communities across Scotland. Awards of up to £50,000 are available. For more information, please see http://bigblogscotland.org.uk/2014/03/11/what-could-50000-do-for-your-community/

Read about Keep Scotland Beautiful's In Your Neighbourhood campaign, open to community groups to help improve the local environment

Find out more about Improving Links in Primary Care at the Craigmillar Medical Group.

Speak Up, Speak out -speak up about Domestic Abuse. Read more here.

Find out about becoming a befriender to a young person with Cystic Fibrosis with the Butterfly Trust - contact laura@butterflytrust.org.uk .

Join the Clean Up Edinburgh campaign - read more here.

If you need debt advice or housing support, contact East's Housing and Regeneration Team's Early Intervention Service.

 If you have a proposal to improve your environment, you could benefit from a Get It Sorted Together grant -find out more about it here.

Portobello Beach has been recommended by the Marine Conservation Society in its Good Beach Guide - read more here.  And it has been rated "excellent" by the European Environment Agency - find it on the Water Watch site here .

See the community map to help support parents and carers in Portobello & Craigmillar -  click here

Look here for help with jobs, training and volunteering. Do you want to be your own boss?  Need help to start up in business? Cre8te can help, click here and here.

Find out about Edinburgh Leisure's Get Active £10 card here
Combat Car Crime - see the advice from the Police

Expectant parents can get a FREE Ready Steady Baby App! - read more here.

Follow east_team on twitter @east_team
and the libraries on Facebook -www.facebook.com/CraigmillarLibrary www.facebook.com/PortobelloLibrary


The Partnership is delighted to announce that not one but TWO of its parks retained their Green Flag Awards. Craigmillar Castle Country Park and Portobello Community Garden both have Green Flags.

Your local contacts

  • JimHuntersmall.jpgJim Hunter
    East Neighbourhood Manager0131 529 7185
  • mary_dumbar.jpgMary Dunbar
    Partnership and Information Manager0131 529 4415

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MAY 28

Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership
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