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We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are some new shops appearing on the high street. If you have been near Home Bargains recently, you may have seen that the Card Factory has opened. Next to that a new charity shop is being fitted out and on Monday ROJ Hair and Beauty salon will open at 66 Niddrie Mains Road.

We want to know what you think of the New Castlebrae High School that’s going to be built near the East Neighbourhood office. You only have until 4th March to give your opinion, so be quick. Fill in the questionnaire here

Community Renewal are holding a community litter pick on Saturday 23rd February from 10:30am to 12:30pm. If you are interested in taking part they are meeting outside St Martins Parish Church. Everyone is welcome and they ask that you come along to help keep Magdalene litter free.

Also on Saturday 23rd February, Portobello Time Bank is holding their own community litter picking event at 1.30pm, focussing their attention on Magdalene Glen. For more details email: or phone: 07968 090 530

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