Scottish Borders Council

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A man and his dog are taken to safety on a lifeboat during Storm Frank floods in Peebles in December 2015 Almost 40 homes and businesses in Peebles which were badly affected by flooding during Storm Frank have received additional protection thanks to a scheme facilitated by Scottish Borders Council

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Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee has agreed a new five-year Local Housing Strategy which sets out the council and partners’ approach to delivering high quality housing and services to meet local needs. The strategy focuses on four key priorities:

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New guidance which has identified sites for more than 800 additional houses in the Borders has been given the green light by councillors. Scottish Borders Council's Local Development Plan for housing was adopted more than a year ago with details of sites identified for housing developments.

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The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has published its performance report for 2016/17. The report gives an update on progress of the delivery of the Partnership’s strategic objectives as laid out in the Strategic Plan and was developed following extensive engagement with officer

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The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership is holding a consultation on health and social care locality plans which have been developed for Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale. The locality plans focus on recommendations from the Partnership’s Strategi

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Scottish Borders Council (SBC) exceeded its target of affordable home completions last year, councillors were told this week. A report was presented to the council’s executive committee yesterday detailed the significant progress made against its eight corporate priorities.

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(from left) Scottish Borders Council leader, Councillor David Parker; executive member for social work and housing, Councillor Frances Renton, and Nile Istephan, chief executive of Eildon Housing Association at the former Earlston High School site which is proposed to be handed over to Eildon for af

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Councillors, Community Councillors, representatives of the Scottish Government, and the developers celebrate the completion of the new affordable homes. Three one-bedroomed affordable homes filling what was previously a long-standing gap site in Innerleithen High Street were officially opened yester

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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

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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 £

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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.

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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.

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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.

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