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Maureen Child Update 18 June 2014

Dear All

There are two events in different places today in Portobello:

In partnership, Aldi and Cruden are preparing proposals for a residential development of around 200 new homes and a food store at Baileyfield, Portobello with associated car parking and landscaping. Before submitting a planning application, as a major development, Aldi and Cruden have to consult (by law) with the local community about their proposals. As part of this consultation there will be a public exhibition of the proposals today Wednesday 18 June at Portobello Town Hall between 12noon and 7pm. Members of the development team will be on hand to explain the proposals and answer any questions that you may have.

In a different place, Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 185 Portobello High Street at 7.30 p.m. the visiting speaker, Dr. Andrew Brownlow is the Director of The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme. He will give an illustrated talk entitled “A Whale Tale – Stranded Cetaceans in the Firth of Forth”. This is clearly a fascinating topic, and Dr Brownlow is making the journey all the way from Inverness to tell us about it, so PAS hope for a good turnout.

Craigmillar Festival Fun Day is on 28 June from 12noon to 4pm. They still need volunteers to help on the day with stewarding the parade, shifting tables , erecting marquees, picking up litter and the many other mundane but essential tasks that make the event successful. Please email the Committee of volunteers on CFFDC@hotmail.com if you can help at all, even in a small way.

Portobello’s ‘Here come the Summer’ Fun Day is this coming to the Prom and the beach this Saturday, 21 June. Details here: pic.twitter.com/8VO0xIospg
Hope for sunshine both days!

Just off on my (borrowed) bike, having been to SPOKES Bike Breakfast in the City Chambers quadrangle, to Craigmillar Castle and be shown round by the new P7 tour guides from Castleview Primary School. Can’t wait!

Best wishes

Maureen