EdinburghInApril 2

Computer Class – Local Development Plan and the Green Belt – Recipe Swap – Learn the Haka! – Portobello Heritage Trust are having a party

Are you aged between 11 and 16? Do you want to learn how to do computer programming? Then there is a class at Drumbrae Library Hub which may be for you

Coder Dojo is an opportunity for kids aged 11 to 16 to learn and practice computer programming skills here in the library; working on group or individual projects with help and guidance from us.

We hold Coder Dojo here every Saturday fortnight at 11:30. Why not come by this Saturday morning and check it out?



The Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership decided at their meeting in March to lodge a note with the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee about the Neighbourhood Partnership’s thoughts on the proposed Local Development Plan.

That the Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership asks the Communities and Neighborhoods’ Committee to note the aim of Juniper Green Community Council to have Curriemuirend Park removed from the next version of the Local Development Plan (LDP).

The conclusion of the recent feasibility study at Curriemuirend Park showed that development on the Park is not economically viable. Building at Curriemurend Park cannot contribute to the effective land supply and would continue to dis-enfranchise large numbers of citizens in our community from CEC’s own green space policy. So, Curriemuirend Park’s removal from the LDP would avoid planning blight, and thus enable the community to continue to use this precious green parkland in our urban surrounds for recreation and healthy pursuits, at the same time protecting an environment in which wildlife can flourish.


The information about the Local Development Plan (LDP) which is used by the council to make planning decisions in accordance with the way that the council wants to develop the city’s assets is here on the council website. For example the council wants to provide housing in the West of the city as one of the main issues in the plan.

The proposed LDP was published in March 2013 and this is a copy of it here:-

You can watch a council video about the LDP process here


Do you have recipes for sweets and treats you would like to share with our readers?  Then submit them here!  We would like the recipe and a photo if you have it. If you are really techie then you can submit a video too….

We are looking for your best recipes for chocolatey goo-iness or sugary delights that keep you going when you need an energy boost.


The South-West Community Sports Hub wants to teach you to do the Haka! Here is how you will learn.

“With the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow drawing near, Edinburgh Active Schools and Community Sports Hubs have teamed up with Dance Base and New Zealand- based dance company Taki Haka to create a virtual flashmob to celebrate the culture of the games and the wider Commonwealth.

Learn the moves and chants with a simple follow-along tutorial video from New Zealand dance company Taki Haka, then film your flashmob and send it in to DanceBase for inclusion in our final ‘virtual flashmob’ video. It’s going to be fun, easy to learn and a great way to get involved in this international movement!

Click the link here to download the Haka Pack and find out exactly how to get involved! ”

The South-West Edinburgh Community Sport Hub is based at Heriot-Watt.


Portobello Heritage Trust invite you to a community event to celebrate the completion of the rebuild of the 1909 pottery kiln in Bridge Street. The event takes place from 2pm on Saturday, 10 May. There will be music and stalls, with the chance for children to make their own brick. If you haven’t yet seen the outstanding brickwork of the kiln, please make this your opportunity to view it. Please feel free to bring along any colleagues, family or friends you think may be interested. More about the Trust at: www.portobelloheritagetrust.co.uk