More than 1,000 new affordable homes across the Scottish Borders could be delivered over the next five year period, according to a newly approved plan.
Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Borders Council has agreed to provide financial assistance to Waverley Housing to enable a large scale regeneration of Upper Langlee in Galashiels. The estimated £21.5 million housing-led project, which focuses on Beech Avenue, Hawthorn Road, Larch Grove and Laurel Grove, will see 115 new
Eildon Housing Association has been awarded up to £1.8 million to enable the development of 39 extra care homes in Galashiels after its projected bill was increased by the discovery of asbestos on the site. Eildon Housing is currently seeking planning consent for the new development at Langhaugh, h
Scottish Borders Council is to explore the potential of merging with NHS Borders to create a single public authority for the region. The proposals would see the combined council and health board take charge of 9,000 staff and more than £400m in public funding.
Scottish Borders Council is undertaking a survey to help it understand the housing needs and aspirations of young people from across the region, including those currently living outwith the Borders. The survey is looking to find out if young people’s needs are currently being met, what could be do
Eildon chairman Trevor Burrows (left) joins Councillor Rowley to cut the ribbon Councillor Mark Rowley, Scottish Border Council’s executive member for business and economic development, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of Eildon Housing Association’s latest development at Roxburgh and
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and partners are working together to provide information and advice to residents on the Department for Work and Pensions’ roll out of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in the Borders, which began yesterday. The roll out of UC is taking place in stages across the UK
Irene Sparkes with Kenny Harrow Scottish Borders Housing Association said goodbye to one of its longest-serving neighbourhood housing officers last week, with the retirement of Irene Sparkes.
Berwickshire Housing Association’s vision of creating thriving rural communities continued apace as work started on a new affordable housing development in Chirnside. The 25 unit development at The Glebe/Glebe Place will be a mix of housing types suitable for individuals and families on what was p
The Scottish Borders Health & Social Care Partnership’s Community Capacity Building team (CCB) has been shortlisted for the finals of the iESE (Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise) Public Sector Transformation Awards 2018. Now in their ninth year, the awards are held to celebrate the
Council leader Shona Haslam Scottish Borders Council has agreed its budget for the year ahead as part of a five-year revenue plan and a ten-year capital plan.
Council leader Shona Haslam More than £294 million is proposed to be spent on infrastructure throughout the Borders over the next ten years as part of a draft financial plan from the local authority.
Peebles householders, businesses and community groups can benefit from a new energy cost reduction project that has been launched in the town. Change Works in Peebles aims to reduce gas and electricity usage and energy bills, improve warmth in local homes and trial new approaches to improve energy e
Over 130 applications were received in the first round of Scottish Borders Council’s new £500,000 Localities Bid Fund. Councillor Sandy Aitchison, executive member for locality services, said: “We are very pleased with the level of interest in the Localities Bid Fund. It is sometimes difficult
A total of 41 homes in Galashiels and Innerleithen are to be sold to Eildon Housing to ensure they remain available for affordable rent. The 21 houses and flats at Chris Paterson Place in Galashiels, and 20 flats at James Hogg Court in Innerleithen were developed by Tweed Property Leasing and acquir