Scottish Borders Council

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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

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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.

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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

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A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral. The milestone for the Safe Housing Options service, operated by Scottish Borders Council’s Safer Communities team, was achieved in the space of just nine month

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Scottish Borders Council has estimated that 130 posts may be reduced as part of making efficiencies in the coming financial year, though it has ensured that this will not result in the loss of any staff. As the local authority prepares to outline its budget proposals for 2016/17, council leader Dav

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Environment minister Aileen McLeod launches plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding A plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding has been launched by environment minister Aileen McLeod.

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Councillor Frances Renton and Margaret Burgess MSP officially open the new homes Minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP visited this week Peebles to officially open new affordable homes delivered through the National Housing Trust initiative.

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(from left) John McDonald (Big Lottery Fund), Angie Lloyd-Jones (SBC), Michael Patterson (Eildon HA) Martin Sime CEO of SCVO who sponsored 3rd Sector Partnership Award. A care & repair service managed by Eildon Housing Association in partnership with Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has scooped a

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(from left) Eildon tenant Ms Lorraine Watson, Calum Kerr MP and Eildon’s chairman Trevor Burrows Calum Kerr MP was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of one of Eildon Housing Association’s latest new developments.

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Work has started on an affordable homes development in the Scottish Borders. An agreement was reached with developers Waverley Tweed Ltd at the end of last year for Scottish Borders Council (SBC) to acquire three flats at a long-standing gap site in Innerleithen High Street, in addition to a further

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Ronnie Dumma, Eildon’s development manager collecting the award Eildon Housing Association’s new Dunwhinny Gardens development in Peebles was the latest to be recognised at a national awards ceremony winning the ‘Best Development - Medium’ category at the Homes for Scotland Awards last week.

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The national roll out of Universal Credit continued yesterday with the benefit now available to new single claimants in Kirkwall, Lerwick and Stornoway. Universal Credit, the new benefit that will replace Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Tax Credits and Housing

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