Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is installing flood gates at its properties at high risk of flooding in the Borders. The first to be fitted are at homes in Newcastleton, where flooding caused misery for residents in February 2020, with many homes left uninhabitable. SBHA worked alongside
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Councillor Mark Rowley has been appointed as leader of Scottish Borders Council. Councillor Rowley, who has represented the Mid-Berwickshire Ward for the Scottish Conservatives since May 2017, replaces Councillor Shona Haslam who announced she was stepping down as Leader earlier this month.
Scottish Borders Council’s Executive Committee has agreed to a range of proposals that will provide further support to Borders residents experiencing financial and other hardship as a result of the pandemic. The proposals were agreed at the meeting held on 16 November and include:
Councillor Shona Haslam is stepping down as leader of Scottish Borders Council. Councillor Haslam, who represents the Scottish Conservatives, was elected to serve the Tweeddale East Ward and appointed as Leader in May 2017.
Scottish Borders Council is looking for the public’s input into the next Local Housing Strategy, a key document that provides a framework of action, investment and partnership working in a mission to deliver on local housing priorities. An online survey is available here until November 30
Scottish Borders Council is supporting this year’s Challenge Poverty Week (4-10 October) by launching the Anti-Poverty Strategy and associated Action Plan which were formally approved at the council meeting held on September 23. The Strategy was developed by a joint elected member and officer
Significantly more affordable homes could be delivered in 2021/22 than Scottish Borders Council’s annual target thanks to increased funding and the commitment of a range of local partners, including the region’s four registered social landlords, the local authority has revealed. Potentia
Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to give their views on how flood risk can be managed across the Scottish Borders as part of a joint consultation with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The flood risk management plans are aimed at protecting communities at th
The Cheviot Area Partnership is keen to hear from residents who would like to become members of a community-led panel responsible for assessing applications to the Cheviot Community Fund. The opportunity has become available as a result of a working group of local residents who proposed an amended p
Students from Borders College paid a visit to the doctor’s recently to learn more about how properties can be re-purposed and retrofitted with new technology, such as ground source heating systems, to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint. Borders College students with Eildo
The Berwickshire Area Partnership is keen to hear from residents who would like to become members of a community-led panel responsible for assessing applications to the Berwickshire Community Fund. The opportunity has become available as a result of a working group of local residents who proposed an
Scottish Borders Council has approved proposals for the administration of the Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund which was agreed within the council’s Financial Plan on March 19. The £500,000 fund has been established as part of the council’s response and recovery efforts re
The Berwickshire Community Fund for 2021/2022 is now open with £57,260 available for local community projects. The fund provides support and assistance with the development of community-based projects for voluntary and community groups that are active in their local area.
The next phase of the £1.57 million Hawick Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) has been announced this week, with a new round of grant funding opening. The latest round of funding for building repairs and improvements through the scheme can provide up to £15,000 of eligible proj
Scottish Borders Council has launched the second phase of its consultation on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy which has been developed as part a Borders-wide commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing hardship, whether that is as a result of economic, fuel, housing,