SB Connect Winter 2016

Features

Older and active

If you have a project that promotes wellbeing for the elderly, grants are available read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: A new way of living

Recycling is good, but using less is better read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: Ready for a green future

Reducing consumption, reusing what we've got already and recycling as much as we can helps our resources go further read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: Our goal - zero waste

The Scottish Government made important revisions in June to Scotland's Waste Plan. With the focus clearly on 'zero waste', the plan aims to drive change and inspire households, businesses, community read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: Dig deep - compost!

It's easy, saves money and reduces landfill... best of all, it's good for the garden read more

Praise for our council

Latest report by Audit Scotland says that the Council continues to improve well read more

Official: Julie's cakes are good

Cream Puff passes the Council's Food Hygiene scheme read more

Tell us your views

New policy on changes to paying for services is now out for consultation read more

Arts change young lives

Research shows creative activities lead young people to make better choices read more

Growing demand for allotments

New plots for gardeners created at Bannerfield as interest increases read more

How we measure up in the Borders

We report to the Government each year - here is a summary of how we're doing read more

Foster carers honoured...

... and more are wanted! read more

Kingsland is open!

New school is part of a 'lasting legacy' for the Borders read more

Put dog dirt where it belongs: in the bin

The Council takes a hard line with irresponsible pet owners read more

Jedburgh at its best

Town centre improvements, including a great new play park, are now complete read more

Walkers welcome

Hundreds expected for Walking Festival read more

A four-mile walk

The latest booklet produced by the countryside team focuses on a walking route in Newcastleton. read more

A hidden hoard awaits discovery

School pupils have designed new coins as part of a huge treasure hunt read more

Alex gets results in the pool

Performance Development Coach is turning hard work into gold in the Borders read more

News

Enjoy the summer at Blue Flag Coldingham

Coldingham Bay is to fly the internationally recognised Blue Flag above its sands for the first time - one of only seven beaches in Scotland to receive the accreditation this year. read more

Ideas welcome

Public asked for input into next year's budget read more

Eco-schools rise to the challenge...

The winners of the Scottish Borders Schools Eco-Challenge 2010 were presented with their prizes during a special ceremony at Old Gala House in Galashiels recently. read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: Green chapter for festival

This picture tells a very green story. All the cans, cartons and plastics thrown away by visitors to this year's Borders Book Festival were recycled. read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: Guide to kerbside recycling

In your blue-lidded recycling bin you can put the following: read more

WASTE MINIMISATION: Guide to Recycling Centres

Recycle at: Duns Station Road Industrial Estate, Duns, TD11 3HS read more

Mary goes beyond the call of duty

The achievements of more than 200 social work employees were acknowledged at the department’s annual award ceremony. All employees who completed professional training during the year were presented wi read more

Learning Disability Week 2010 ends with a disco

A special week of events and activities highlighted the positive contribution that people with learning disabilities make to their local communities. read more

Retailers urged to take care selling cigarettes

Trading Standards Officers are concerned at the increase in under-age sales of cigarettes in the Borders. read more

Tap into grants to upgrade water supplies

Grants of up to £800 are available to help improve private water supplies, including the installation of treatment equipment or the provision of a new private water supply or domestic distribution sys read more

Landlords renew registration

It is three years since the Private Landlord Registration Scheme was introduced. As registration lasts three years, the first stage of renewals has begun. read more

Helplines launched

The Scottish Government has launched two new helplines to directly support people affected by domestic abuse and those who are worried about their abusive behaviour. read more

Hawick Book Awards announces worthy winners

The winners in the third Heart of Hawick Children's Book Awards have been announced. read more

Fashion students take a bow

Hawick High School's budding fashion designers have created a big impression in the Big Apple. read more

Roads Extra scheme begins to repair damages

Just over £3.5 million is to be spent on repairing winter-damaged roads in the Borders this year. read more

The cobbles are back in Silver Street

Hawick is looking great after a £353,000 cash boost from the Scottish Government's Town Centre Regeneration Fund. read more

One-way system decided

Following two public exhibitions and consultations with local people, plans for a one-way traffic system in Kelso are progressing. read more

Public paths are now on the web

The Council and Scottish Borders Paths have been developing path networks in and around communities for 15 years. read more

Sail away at Whiteadder

The Whiteadder Watersports Centre, in the Lammermuir Hills between Gifford and Duns, offers a safe sailing area with fresh, constant winds and is the ideal place both to learn to sail, or for enthusia read more

Watt gets coaches fired up

The second Scottish Borders Coaching Conference took place at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels and attracted more than 120 local sports coaches from all over the Borders. read more

We're making a show of ourselves in Hawick!

A major showcase of leisure activities in the Hawick area, ‘Hawick on Show – Go Active’ – will be held on Saturday 2 October from 10am till 1pm at the Teviotdale Leisure Centre. read more