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
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
Vote to decide which projects will get a Community
Grant at You Decide! 2016 on
Saturday 14 May from 1-3 pm in
Portobello Town Hall.
Children aged 8 -16 can also vote in Craigmillar
Library on 14 May from 1- 2.30 pm.
Have a look at the programme for the
MORE!FUN Children's Book Festival in our libraries
from 24-27 May.
A brand new park will be built on part of the
site currently occupied by Portobello High School and St John's
Primary School, after the new St John's Primary School is built.
The Council has commissioned Edinburgh & Lothians
Greenspace Trust to carry out the consutation. Following
this consultation, the Trust developed three
options for further public consultation.
See the plans of - Option A here, and images to illustrate it here;
Option B here, and images to illustrate it here;
Option C here, and images to illustrate it here.
Voting closed at the end of
February. Design A was the
favourite with over 55% of the 550 votes.
Additional feedback suggested that the existing trees should be
retained where possible, the concrete free-play area be moved into
the centre of the park, the new Scots Pine should be planted
further away from the surrounding gardens, and that the willow dens
from Design B be incorporated if the budget allows.
62.5% of the 539 votes
for the name of the park were in favour of Treverlen
The Craigentinny & Duddingston Neighbourhood
Partnership confirmed these decisions on 17 March. This
information will now be passed into the planning process.
Read about the Temporary Greening Project which
will take place on the site reserved for Craigmillar's new high
school as the works begins on the Town Centre redevelopment here . And learn about the Community Planting Day here , with some photos here, here, here and here .
Get involved in the Chronicle Online, an
exciting new local website, read more here .
And read about Craigmillar Books for Babies'
first Storyteller in Residence here.
Read Castlebrae Community High School's
Winter Newsletter here.
Congratulations to Cre8te, awarded not one but
TWO Social Enterprise Awards - read more here, and here .
Read our new
Local Community Plan here .
Read Craigmillar Books for Babies latest
Newsletter here - and check where your nearest mother and baby toddler group is here.