Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership Review
15 June 2010
The Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership's annual review held on
Tuesday 8th June 2010 at Colinton Mains Parish Church
was a great success. Representatives from across the community came
forward to talk about the difference that the work of the
Partnership has made over the past year.
Community representatives who presented at the meeting included
David Bewsey, Norman Tinlin, Ken Shade, Heather Levy, all local
community councillors, local youth worker Margaret Walker and
Councillor Alastair Paisley. Councillor Jason Rust chaired the
It was an inspiring evening filled with examples of the work
that the Partnership has carried out in the last year such as
providing Community Grants funding of projects like the Buckstone
Youth Club and the Green Team, an environmental project for young
people, and what these projects mean to the lives of the people in
the area. The bringing together of members from the community to
work on projects such as the development of the management plan for
Redford Wood was also highlighted as was the development of local
library facilities for use by the local community. Ken Shade of
Balerno Community Council gave a presentation on another highlight
of the past year's work, the revamping of Balerno Main Street. A
project which, in Ken's words "wouldn't have been completed if it
wasn't for the Partnership".
The evening wound up with the members of the public chatting
with Council representatives, community representatives and
Councillors on the matters they wanted to see addressed in their
local areas. So, already with the review only just completed the
partnership began to look ahead to the future and the new
challenges to be faced in this the coming year.
If you want to know how you can get more involved with the work
the partnership does contact Graham Budd or Scott Neil on 0131 527
3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full presentation is available to download here.