Scottish Borders Council

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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