Despite various challenges, almost 150 affordable homes have been delivered in the Scottish Borders in 2022/23, along with £1.8 million of investment into energy efficiency measures, councillors have heard.
A new £250,000 fund for communities and organisations has just been launched by the Scottish Borders Local Action Group (LAG). The LAG funding group is made up of local people and local organisations from the private, public and third sectors and has funding from the Scottish Government availa
Scottish Borders Council is to undertake a month-long pathfinder pilot with current service users of the Night Support Service in the Duns area. Agreement to undertake the pathfinder was given by the Integration Joint Board at their meeting on 17 May 2023.
The Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership is calling on local people to have their say on a new draft Community Plan. The Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is made up of 14 statutory members - Borders College, Historic Environment Scotland, NHS Borders, Police Scotland, Scottish Borders
A draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan has been produced for the Newstead conservation area and Scottish Borders Council is inviting comments on the document as part of a 12-week consultation. As part of the consultation, a public meeting will be held at Newstead Village Hall on Tue
Scottish Borders Council has opened a consultation on the next five-year Local Housing Strategy, which provides direction for tackling housing issues across the Borders and informs investment into housing and related services.
The community alarm activation and emergency out-of-hours phone call service provided by East Lothian Council on behalf of Scottish Borders Council has been awarded a gold standard for delivery of their service. Following a recent rigorous inspection, including interviewing senior managers and call
The Borders Housing Network (BHN) has announced a major expansion of the support offered to tenants struggling with energy costs, thanks to a grant from Scottish Borders Council’s Cost of Living Fund. BHN, comprising Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA), Eildon Housing Association (EHA), Sco
The development of up to 400 new homes and a new 60-bed care village are the key features of the proposed Tweedbank expansion project, details of which are included in a new report to Scottish Borders Council. The report sets out the overall vision for the project which aims to achieve a sustainable
Scottish Borders Council has issued a call for sites as part of proposals to develop sufficient suitable authorised accommodation to help meet the identified housing needs of Gypsy/Travellers in the area, with a particular aim of reducing the incidence of unauthorised encampments. A report taken to
Scottish Borders Council has agreed a budget which protects services and investment into an ambitious series of major projects across the region, despite the current financial pressure created by inflation. A new Council Plan was also approved, which complements the agreed budget and sets out the co
The Scottish Borders Council has revealed that a 5% Council Tax increase, which is half the rate of inflation, will be put forward as part of budget plans for 2023/24 later this month. The local authority said that income generated from this will help manage a significant financial gap in council bu