A bit about the area
Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership covers
the local authority ward of Portobello/Craigmillar, with a
population of 24,130. The area experiences significant variations
in levels of income, unemployment, health, educational attainment
and crime across its communities. The diverse needs and
requirements of the communities that the Neighbourhood Partnership
covers are brought together in the local community plan.
The area lies to the south east of the City of Edinburgh,
comprising the coastal towns of Portobello and Joppa, and further
inland, the communities of Brunstane, Newcraighall, Bingham,
Niddrie and Craigmillar.
The area provides residents with access to major road and rail
links, and to a major retail centre and shopping facilities.
Amongst its features is Craigmillar Castle, one of the most
completely preserved medieval castles in Scotland, which is set
amongst natural woodlands. The sandy beach front and promenade of
Portobello is also a popular recreational attraction for
people from all over Edinburgh and beyond.
How the partnership works
Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership is a new
way for key partners to work together in the area to improve local
services and the quality of life. The partnership is responsible
for developing a Local Community Plan which sets out the priorities
for the area as identified by local residents.
In order to identify and develop approaches to the priorities in
the Local Community Plan, the Partnership has set up several sub
groups reflecting the priorities in the Plan. These sub
groups are detailed in the blue panel to the right. They include
key staff from relevant council and public agencies, and
voluntary and community groups. The involvement of local people is
central to improving local services and the quality of life for
Working with you and for you to
improve our area.