Action Porty received confirmation today that the Government has accepted our Community Right to Buy application and has requested that the Church of Scotland put the sale of Bellfield Old Parish Church buildings and grounds on hold until Scottish Government Ministers decide whether to give the community the chance to raise the funds to pay the full market value for them.
Action Porty is very hopeful that the Church of Scotland will also see this as a win-win outcome, and that we can move forward in a collaborative spirit to ensure the best possible outcome for Portobello and Joppa Parish Church and for the community as a whole.
Although nothing is assured, we have every reason to be optimistic as we continue to do everything we can to try to save this vital resource for the community. By ‘we’, we mean the 1,523 supporters, 339 members, and counting – in other words all those who continue to give their time and support to help make this happen!
Share your thoughts
Please let us know your thoughts on how the buildings and grounds might best be used by and for the community by dropping in to our Open Day, upstairs at Portobello Library on Saturday 24th September (10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30)