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
Here Comes the Summer is on Saturday 2
July from 1-4 on Porty Prom outside the Swim Centre
- find out more here
Around 300 people attended You Decide!
2016 on Saturday 14 May in
Portobello Town Hall to vote on who should receive
a Community Grant. You can see the results here.
If you live in Bingham or Magdalene this will
be interesting reading from the Chronicle
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 commissioned Edinburgh & Lothians
Greenspace Trust to carry out the consutation. Following
this consultation, Optoin A was the clear favourite with 55%
of the 550 votes: view Option A here, and images to illustrate it
here. 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
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.
Congratulations to Cre8te, awarded not one but
TWO Social Enterprise Awards - read more here, and here .
Read Craigmillar Books for Babies summer Newsletter here - and see what's on in
their Summer Programme.