This link takes you to the extraordinary Community Charter Falkirk has drawn up in the attempt to protect its cultural and ecological heritage against any developments which the community as a whole decide pose a threat to it.
It is in response to proposed methane extraction, but should Portobello do the same? If we did, it would be key that such decisions were taken by the community as a whole, and arrived at through processes that secure consensus.
… and here is a lovely link to a brief video of kids at The Big Dig in Falkirk
(nb: this is a post by Justin, no one else is responsible for it!)