The Association was formed in 1978 in response to the proposed plans to build Harry Lauder Way, the Portobello by-pass, and seeks to protect and enhance the area in which we live, by representing the residents in discussions with the City of Edinburgh Council and other authorities.
For example, the Association has been active in improving Brighton and Rosefield Parks and assertively lobbied for traffic calming measures in Rosefield Avenue.
Individual residents can use the Association to make their views known on issues that affect the area, for example, traffic problems, bus routes, planning applications etc.
Peter Bradley has recently been elected to represents us on Portobello Community Council. Peter will consult widely within his community using facebook, email and by personal contact and he has publicly committed to supporting the majority opinion within BRRA on any issues affecting Portobello and never his own.
We have an Annual General Meeting, usually in November or early December, to which every resident is invited. Other meetings are organised on an ad hoc basis as the issues arise. We hold occasional social events and the summer picnic, held in one of the parks, has been a great success.
We also organise an annual ‘spring clean’ of Rosefield and Brighton parks, which always attracts a high turnout. These events provide a wonderful opportunity for people to meet other local residents.