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Great Bike Parade, market and comedy on Car Free Day 09!

On Sunday 20th Sept we held our annual Bike Parade starting from the Prom at the bottom of Kings Rd at 1.30. We had double the number of bikes as last year — it seemed like we had literally hundreds of dressed up bikes — and this year we had with us the amazing armchair bike! Over 50 kids brought their bikes and their imaginations to the ‘dress up your bike’ workshop at Towerbank Primary School Ashpit on the Friday before — and their...

Want to help out at the Saturday 5th May market?

...We need help on the PEDAL stall for a couple of hours between 9.30 and 1.30 pm.  If you’re free, give Mandy a ring on 0131 669 1124 — many thanks!...

Response to Portobello High School planning application

...t input re sustainable design was during the design consultation. We don't live in a perfect world and the new school will be a huge improvement on the current one and pretty much state of the art for current school design. Jane Lewis Hi Bob, we are aware that any response PEDAL made on this issue would not please some members of the community - largely due to the very oppositional tone of the debate. We did our best on what was always going to be...

Early Winter Newsletter — round up of what’s happening!

...om for 2 more folk to have a months free bus pass to se what it is like to live without their car for a month and report the tribulations and benefits of using public transport/ cyling/ whatever; and contributing to a blog on your expeiences and being interviewed by the Evening News. This will probably be for the month of January – let us know if you’d like to be one of them! 3. Tenement wanted to pilot an energy efficient [cut your hea...

Busking Bike at the market on the 5th April

...In collaboration with the Science Festival, we’re very pleased to welcome the Busking Bike, who’ll be with us the whole morning.  With mind-boggling experiments and dazzling science demos, Busking Bikes take street performance to a whole new level. Find out all about the latest developments in Scottish science and witness explosions, weirdness and plenty of mess. ...

Portobello Organic Market December 2011

...getarian), cheese biscuits, sausage rolls, unusual preserves, spiced fruit juice, and traditional handmade crepe paper christmas crackers Fare — beautiful ready-to-cook organic meals and Christmas puddings Wood N Menagerie — wooden gifts, ornaments and toys hand crafted from joinery off-cuts and other recycled materials Temptations — hand baked cakes, slices and other treats Made in Portobello — hand made gifts inspired by local...

Portobello Organic Market November 2011

...ade gifts inspired by local scenery Oxenfoord Organics — fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables, plus jams and chutneys GA Thomson — fresh fish in season, plus smoked fish and shellfish Blackmount Organics — organic meats and pies fresh from the farm Amnesty International — local contacts offering information on the international body respecting human rights PEDAL — Portobello Transition Town — your local transition initiative offeri...

Portobello Organic Market October 2011

...ted corsages, gifts and accessories) Oxenfoord Organics (fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables, plus jams and chutneys) GA Thomson (fresh fish in season, plus smoked fish and shellfish) Blackmount Organics (organic meats and pies fresh from the farm) Amnesty International (local contacts offering information on the international body respecting human rights) PEDAL (your local transition initiative offering information on low car...

A community building conflict resolution group?

...the roof — all the community gardens, insulation and turbines in the world aren’t going to be much use if we don’t know how to sort things out and be able to live with each other. Here are some personal reflections on what we might learn from the community divisions generated by the proposal to build a new Portobello High School on the Park. In 2006 PEDAL made an initial objection to the school being on the park: not because we pr...

Open Space Forum

...called experts! After a brief orientation to the themes, purpose and structure of the Forum, we will break into small discussion groups — each focusing on different themes people will have identified as important at the start of the workshop. The idea is that these discussions will be facilitated but that people will move between these groups. The main points of each groups discussions will be recorded on a flip chart and both...