Investment in energy efficiency and flood protection works are among the key areas of focus as Scottish Borders Council (SBC) prepares to set its forthcoming budget this week. The budget plans include a five year revenue plan of £1.3 billion and a ten year capital plan of £321 million.
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Scottish Borders Council’s Homeless Service is appealing to any service users who left homeless temporary accommodation prior to August 2016 to contact the service regarding any belongings which may have been placed in storage. Anyone who thinks they may have belongings in storage must contact the
Scottish Borders Council’s Administration will propose a three per cent increase in Council Tax in February, following a nine year freeze. It is estimated that such an increase will raise £1.5 million towards the cost of funding council services and would result in Band D Council Tax rising by £
Plans to invest £163 million into building almost 1,200 affordable homes in the Scottish Borders have been approved by councillors. However, it came with a warning that the construction sector would have to be worked with closely in order to see the plans delivered.
Plans have been unveiled to invest £163 million into building affordable homes in the Scottish Borders. The new five-year Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) will be discussed at a Scottish Borders Council meeting on Tuesday, 29 November.
Scottish Borders Council has been awarded £225,000 from the Scottish Government to help improve the energy efficiency of social housing in the area. The funding is part of a £9 million allocation announced for councils and housing associations across the country.
Peter Lee, former CEO of Eildon Housing Association, with chairman Trevor Burrows Two affordable home developments in Denholm were officially opened last week bringing a total of 16 new homes to the Scottish Borders.
Dovecot Court in Peebles Members of Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee will be asked to commit to assisting the development of extra care housing across the region at a meeting next week.
Eildon Housing Association has received a Commendation in the Placemaking Design award from Scottish Borders Council for its development at Old School Place, Lauder. The award is in recognition for the high quality of design which was built on the site of the former Lauder Primary School which had l
Scottish Borders Council’s planning service has reported further improvements in respect of decision making on planning applications. In its annual report to the Scottish Government, the local authority said it is performing better than the Scottish national average for major developments, househo
A benefits advice service, which has recently been joined by four local housing associations, has helped people with cancer in the Borders access over £11 million in benefits since its launch seven years ago. Developed in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, the Borders Macmillan Welfare Bene
The first tranche of funding for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme has been confirmed by the Scottish Government. Councillors at this week’s Scottish Borders Council (SBC) executive meeting heard the government has provided an initial £1.342 million to the project as a general capital grant in 2
Jedburgh has become the latest Borders town to receive Digital Scotland superfast broadband. Scottish Borders Council is to invest £8.4 million to ensures its communities gain access to the high-speed internet technology.
Scottish Borders Council is encouraging local communities from across the region to apply to its community grant scheme. The scheme is open to all constituted community groups across the Borders and provides grants of up to £5,000 to support projects which:
Scottish Borders Council has approved measures to increase the council tax paid on properties that have been empty for two or more years in an effort to bring hundreds derelict homes back into use. Currently, owners of homes in the Borders which have lain empty for a long period have to pay 90 per c