What’s On At Portobello Central?

Posting the Summer Programme

Over the summer we will not just be waiting for the repairs to finish. There is a mass of work to do to be open for business at the turn of the year. We need to make sure we fully understand what users will want to do at the Town Hall and that users know what our plans are.


We expect things to start happening on site, soon after 1 June.

Community Forum 11 June

Bringing minds together

Everyone is invited to drop into Bellfield on the afternoon of Saturday 11 June to hear the Portobello Central plans and to tell us what your ideas and thoughts are. Come for 10 minutes or an hour – the Town Hall is being re-opened because the community made it clear that it was wanted. Portobello Central was able to put that over because of the success of our 300 Conversations exercise in 2020. That was done mainly at a distance – now we can have real contact.

Annual General Meeting 12 September

Sounds dull? But it shouldn’t be on 12 September as by then we should be well-advanced in the repairs. There will be a full report on what has happened, what’s next and the accounts. The Constitution requires the Trustees to stand down (but can be re-elected) and we hope that there will be Members who can strengthen the the team. It is Members who make these decisions – you can join here.


Heart Beats

The Contract is let, the work begins.  The community wish to have the Town Hall revived has succeeded and vital repairs to the top of the building are to begin early in June – aiming to be complete by the end of October.  The contractor is Cornhill Building Services, based in Leith, and the cost …