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SB Connect Winter 2016


Villagers asked to shape future

Newtown St Boswells draft consultation put to the people who matter read more

Driving forward

Roads and fleet staff motor ahead in SVQ and NVQ race read more

Tour back in Borders

Pro-bike race rides into town in September read more

Online not off limits

Knowledgeable parents can help youngsters play safe on the internet read more

Vigilance is its own reward

Parents urged to make sure household accidents are not repeated read more

In the eco fast lane

Runners in the Jogscotland 5k challenge in June passed through some of the most beautiful countryside in the Borders. And this year, it was one of the greenest fun runs around. read more

Going green in the gala

New waste treatment plant in Easter Langlee will play a significant role in drive for a greener future read more


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Your local community recycling centre

Find your local recycling spot read more

Special honour for troops

A historic ceremony took place recently in Melrose to honour soldiers who have been fighting in Afghanistan and to grant them the freedom of the Scottish Borders. read more

Big Result for 3G pitch plan

The Council backs future of local sport with £500,000 to kick off hi-tech turf surface in Galashiels read more

Raising the standard

Ambitious goals for 18-strong Council Customer Services team read more

Performing Arts

Scotland’s largest national training and networking conference for the youth performing arts sector was staged at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles recently. read more

Grandest designs wanted

The search is on again for the best designed buildings in the Scottish Borders, with the launch of the Scottish Borders Design Award Scheme 2011. read more

Turn back time

Caddonfoot Primary School will close early in 2012 to be relocated to the new school in Clovenfords. read more

Better by design

More praise for the welcoming and calm environment at Kingsland Primary read more

Baillie has a blether in the Borders

Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, visited the Scottish Borders recently and met pupils of Galashiels Academy and Earlston High School. read more

Local leisure hubs

Partners working together to create vision for sporting facilities read more

Could you be a foster carer?

Would you be interested in fostering children and young people who either cannot live at home or who need additional support? read more

Keeper's Lodge restored

The former Keeper’s Lodge in Shedden Park, Kelso, has been given a new lease of life. read more

Support in place for young carers

New strategy designed to help youngsters in caring roles read more

Helping local families in need

Having recently been awarded the contract for the young carers service in the Borders, Action for Children is working closely with local families, Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders to develop i read more

Maxmill Park refurbished

Scottish Borders Council has re-opened the Maxmill Park development in Kelso. read more

Going global

First-year pupils at Earlston High School have been working on a project incorporating Curriculum for Excellence based on education around the world. read more

We'll think to that

Five young people have been taking part in a unique project. read more

Lanark lodge art on show

A group of artists from Lanark Lodge, the Council’s day support services for people with a learning disability in Duns, were given the opportunity to showcase their talents recently at an exhibition f read more

Walking and talking

Walk It, the Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders Paths to Health initiative, has added walks to its existing 14 routes around settlements in the region. read more

Explore the beautiful Berwickshire Coastal Path

A new book for Berwickshire in the Paths Around series of walks and rides is now available. read more

Halyrude- from B list to A list!

Children and staff of Halyrude RC Primary School in Peebles walked from their old school at Old Church Road to their new school in the building of the Kingsland Primary School in Rosetta Road in the s read more

Tweedbank Primary extension opened

Happy return to school for Lord Steel read more

Grants give results to build upon

Scottish Borders Council’s Community Grant Scheme has offered funding to voluntary/community groups in the Borders during 2010/11. read more

Award for peer support trio

Three young volunteer peer support workers from the Borders were winners at the national finals of the 2011 Adult Learners’ Awards in Glasgow recently. read more

Borders firms invited to tap into talent

Helping local businesses to find out about the benefits of employing people with learning disabilities was the theme of this year’s Learning Disability Week, which ran from 20-25 June. read more

Clean-up dazzles

Between 14 March and 16 May, 1,391 Borderers volunteered to help clean up the Scottish Borders as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean campaign. Remarkably, 1,018 of the volunteers read more

Wind farm guidance updated

The Council’s Planning and Building Standards Committee has approved updated supplementary planning guidance (SPG) on criteria for wind farm applications in the Borders. read more

Flag day again at Coldingham

For the second year in a row, Coldingham Bay has been awarded Blue Flag status. read more

Playing it dirty gets a red card

Mucky pups and their owners are targets of the new Council drive read more

Get the scoop on WOOFS - and free dog waste bags

A campaign to change attitudes about dog fouling was launched in Berwickshire on 1 July and is being trialled for a year. read more

Care agency publishes anti-suicide guide

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland has published a guide on suicide prevention for looked-after children and young people. read more

Leaflet warns of water risks

A new leaflet on water safety – the Water Safety Code – was circulated to 10-15 year olds in advance of the summer holidays. read more

Right to the point

New posters advising the public on how to report discarded needles and syringes are going up in identified public toilets where there have been cases of finds. read more

£400,000 for light work

Scottish Borders Council is investing £400,000 over two years to provide permanent safe connections for festive lighting and support communities with their arrangements. read more

Act sharpens responses to domestic abuse

Act sharpens responses to domestic abuse read more

Blue badge reform

Make sure you know your entitlement after government rule changes read more

Street lighting faults can be reported online

Street light fault reporting is now available online via the Council website. This will allow you to report faults with street lights, illuminated road signs, or any other aspect of the road lighting read more

Going greener by the year

Excellent efforts by Borderers have seen recycling rates rise - and reduced the cost of sending waste to landfill sites read more

How Easter Langlee will deal with waste

Waste solutions read more

Community Recycling Centres: What can be recyclied

Waste and recycling read more

Kerbside Recycling

Blue-lidded bin or recycling bag read more

Organise your waste

If you take any large items to your Community Recycling Centre (CRC), please make sure your loads are of a manageable size so that you and staff can easily handle them when you arrive at the site read more

General waste

Grey lidded wheeled bins read more

Special uplifts

Bulky household items read more