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.  

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 Online.

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 hereAdditional 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 Park.
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.





Your local contacts

  • Natalie McKail
    North East Localities Manager0131 529 7914
  • mary_dumbar.jpgMary Dunbar
    Partnership and Information Manager0131 529 4415

Latest News

You Decide! 2016

25 April, 2016

Read the results here

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