Welcome to the Winter 2016 issue of SB Connect.
After last year’s wild and wet winter, it’s time to get prepared again. We publish a comprehensive guide on what you need to know and who to contact for information and advice when the weather turns bad. It includes useful details on roads, schools and Resilient Communities, as well as a section on how to stay well and avoid the seasonal bugs. Read more
Across the Borders, the multi-million pound investment programme to create first-class educational and community facilities is proceeding at a pace, with work on several fantastic new schools well on schedule. Read more
There is also news of a £40m investment to support elderly and vulnerable adults. The Council and partners have committed to develop 150 new ‘extra care’ properties, which offer higher levels of dependency but also provide an environment for a lively and active old age. Read more
One year on, the Borders Railway’s unparalleled success has breathed new life into the region, and the economic and social benefits look set to continue. Read more
Dedicated foster carers across the Borders make a huge difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and young people. Their hard work and invaluable role have been recognised in long-service awards. Read more
SB Connect is published three times a year and the next issue will be Spring 2017.