A reminder tomorrow is Portobello Market Day, 9.30am – 1 pm in Brighton Park. Link here: http://www.pedal-porty.org.uk/food/portobello-market/
Portobello Community Council want to hear from anyone aged 10 – 17 in Porty re services and facilities for young people. Please pass this on! bit.ly/1LLD7XD
In conjunction with Active Edinburgh, Portobello-based Edinburgh Basketball are delighted to announce the details of their summer camp -6-9 July. Places go quickly! See poster here: pic.twitter.com/UEhKU8ZFJu
Craigmillar Community Council is holding their AGM on Tuesday 9 June at 7pm in the Hays Business Centre, 4 Hay Avenue, EH16 4AQ. All welcome.
Fancy de-stressing and being encouraged? Spirit Rhythms is on at Wellsprings this Sunday 7 June, 4pm-6pm. Live music & dance, art exhibition plus hand massage and other stalls including dream interpretation, healing prayer and spiritual insight etc FREE EVENT upstairs in the old church, 71 Whitehill Street, Newcraighall EH21 8QZ. See here: www.facebook.com/spiritrhythms2
Bike Marking – Get your bike security marked at the Promenade, Portobello between 11am – 1pm, Sunday 7 June pic.twitter.com/YlBmeATFF6
It was a very busy day at Imagine Portobello last Saturday. Lots of interesting discussion and ideas. See pictures from Saturday here: fb.me/476XZYgXP
Thnaks to Big Things on the Beach for organising a brilliant opportunity for networking and showcasing what we have done and can do together. I’m sure a lot more will come of it. facebook.com/media/set/?set… pic.twitter.com/8rxGNR75BE This was the main story to come out of the day story on that new Portobello pier design – no harm in ‘Imagining’ : http://news.stv.tv/east-central/1322234-portobello-designs-for-a-potential-pier-have-been-unveiled/
A group of 10 pupils from S4 at Castlebrae Community High School are building an electric race car from scratch which will then compete on the race track in East Fortune this September. http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/blog/newsblog/post/827/pupils-on-the-starting-grid-for-electric-race
“Summer Shindig for Nepal” is on 27th June with Tribe Porty: Book here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-shindig-for-nepal-tickets-17126225000?aff=estw
More about Tribe Porty here: https://www.facebook.com/tribeporty/posts/831519696942060
Another great East Regional Beach Volleyball Development session this week. They even had some sunshine! pic.twitter.com/Z40DB2ZThT
Children’s circus has come to Portobello. Circus Alba are running a mini term of children’s circus classes; More here: fb.me/1HfJ91k0a
A bit of history – Portobello Bathing Pool, famous for its wave machine opened 30 May 1936.: fb.me/1HL0WL0BI
People with cancer need places like Maggie’s Centre. Please do pass this on and support: bit.ly/MoreThanMedici…
Portobello High School’s fantastic head teacher is retiring in August and she will be sorely missed. My colleague, Councillor Paul Godzik, education leader, said: “As head teacher of Portobello, she has steered the whole school community through a challenging period and she leaves the school looking forward to a fantastic new building fit for the 21st century.” From the Evening News: fb.me/7iIKAwqqQ
Fancy a cuppa and a chat!? If you enjoy spending time with elderly people; Community Connecting is the thing for you! facebook.com/VolunteerEdinb…
Our 35 year old community newspaper for Portobello and district, The Portobello Reporter, is now available on line here: http://porty.org.uk/news/the-portobello-reporter/
A new bus shelter was requested by a number of my constituents for South St David Street, at the cold and windy bus stop we have to use to catch a No. 26 or No 44 bus to Portobello and Brunstane. I actually have some good news regarding this. The shelter is not currently shown on the programme, as that is currently focussed on replacements. However, the new contractor JC Decaux are very keen to install a shelter at this stop and have applied for planning consent for the advertising part of it. Planning are recommending approval. Assuming consent is granted, JC Decaux intend to carry out a trial dig in order to gauge the available depth for foundations. We expect this to be carried out soon, and slotting into the current programme of works. I will let you know as soon as I can.
New bus stops are now open at the Royal Infirmary. Find out more here: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/MediaCentre/PressReleases/2015/Pages/NewBusStopsAtTheRoyalInfirmaryOfEdinburgh.aspx
Feel Good Young men’s group (13 – 18 yrs old) takes place at The Hot House every Friday 1.30pm – 4.00pm. Health Opportunities Team is a fantastic charity which helps young people throughout our area. It’s at 1A Queens Walk, Edinburgh, EH16 4EA T: 0131 468 4600W: http://www.health-opportunities.org.uk/ When young people suffer. Talking helps. They listen. Things can get better. To make a donation please text HOTT36 followed by a space and the amount of money you would like to donate (e.g. HOTT36 £5) to 70070. Texts are free and you will receive a text message receipt and the chance to add Gift Aid. Alternatively visit their website to find the link to JustGiving.com where you can make a one-off donation or a monthly donation. £1 = A health promotion contact with a young person. £5 = An education workshop for a group of young people. £30 = A therapeutic 1-1 session for a young person experiencing difficulties. With your donation we CAN help young people make things better.
Information on a Proposed Traffic Order, which affects road(s) in Portobello/ Craigmillar, can be found on Council websites from until 26 June 2015 under reference TRO/15/17. More here: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph & www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders & www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.
For details about becoming a foster carer go to the Foster Edinburgh website or contact 0800 174 833 or 0131 529 2773. First of two drop in sessions for potential foster carers at Waverley Court took place this week and more are planned. See more here: bit.ly/1orgU8A
School pupils from all corners of the Capital have created a mini-map of Edinburgh with a series of tweets about the city’s streets. The ‘Tweet Your Street’ project, was announced this week at Edinburgh’s Central Library, sees the launch of an online map where children have started ‘pinning’ poetic tweets about where they live. A selection of tweets will also be on public display within the children’s area of the city centre library. The map is a result of a series of poetry workshops with P3-S1 pupils from across the Capital and the Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca. Fantastic project!
Another plug for the crowd funding of bat boxes for Figgate Park, so they can meet their target: http://www.mypark.scot/projects/bat-boxes-for-figgate-park/
You can find out all about parks across Edinburgh and Glasgow, enjoy visiting and learning to get involved: http://www.mypark.scot/
Have a good weekend!
Councillor Maureen Child | Labour Elected Member | Portobello/Craigmillar (Ward 17) | City of Edinburgh Council | City Chambers | High Street | Edinburgh | EH1 1YJ | Tel 0131 529 3268 | Mobile 07718 666 481| Twitter @MaureenChild1
p.s. My face-to-face Councillor Advice Sessions, or ‘Surgeries’, are usually every Monday at 5.30 pm in Castleview Community Centre, 76 Craigmillar Castle Avenue (Phone 661 4064) and then at 7 pm in Portobello Library, 14 Rosefield Avenue (Phone 529 5558). Now also at Craigmillar Library, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, EH16 4DT, 1st Wednesday of the month, drop-in session 5pm-5.30pm, thereafter by appointment only up until 7.30pm. Please phone me on Direct Line 0131 529 3268 or Mobile 07718 666 481, or email email@example.com to check availability, make an appointment or request a home visit.