SB Connect Winter 2016

Features

Council appoints new Chief Executive

Tracey Logan relishing new role in taking the Council forward read more

How the Council works for you

Scottish Borders Council is made up of 34 locally elected members (councillors) covering 11 multi-member wards within the Scottish Borders read more

Give the gift of love

Being a foster carer is a rewarding experience - could you offer children or young people a safe young? read more

Community care at heart of new scheme

Change Fund partnership will provide effective health and care support read more

On the road with collection crew

The Council's Waste Manager spends two days working with bins team read more

Great teamwork

Award ceremony acknowledges achievements of Social Work staff read more

Festive break for roads project

Galashiels sscheme makes good progress read more

Extra care house plan for Peebles

Public invited to see how project is developing read more

7Stanes shop now open

Mountain biking company opens an online shop just in time for Christmas read more

Olympic flame to burn in Borders

Torchbearers will visit local towns read more

Working together to beat winter

When the weather is at its worst, we must join forces read more

Is your community prepared

Groundbreaking initiative aims to help communities from resilience plans should severe weather strike again this year read more

A little care will get you there

Especially in winter, take time to plan journeys and cater for all eventualities read more

Don't let flu turn on you

The vaccination is free - and will protect you against many types of flu read more

Make your home safe

Follow our top tips for looking after your family and your home in winter read more

Contact us

Customer Services team read more

News

Tell me all about it - new online system

THE Scottish Government has funded and launched a new portal to provide improved accessibility to statutory and non-statutory information read more

Two new headteachers take up their posts

Two new headteachers take up their posts read more

Children are circus stars

Children across the Borders beat the bad summer weather by enjoying visiting their local library and reading up to six books as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge read more

Pilot project to give people more of a say

Social Work is piloting a new way of providing social care services known as Self Directed Support (SDS) read more

South Dean fencing restored

South Dean Village Hall has a new fence thanks to the work of local offenders carrying out unpaid work under the supervision of the Criminal Justice Team. read more

Local councils act as key "driving force"

Community councillors from across the Scottish Borders met for their annual seminar in October read more

Borders to benefit from £1350 grant

Borders to benefit from £1350 grant to clean up dumped waste read more

No foul play please

Dog fouling is never more of a problem than in the winter when dog waste can be covered over by snow – creating an unacceptable health hazard, especially for children playing in the snow read more

Volunteers working to reduce waste

An event hosted by Scottish Borders Council recently saw 20 volunteers from across the Borders areas meet up with the Waste and Recycling team from the council and Ask Organic read more

Bin Collections-what you need to know

Householders should have received their new two-year calendar for alternate weekly collections of general waste, recycling and garden waste in the post read more

Carbon Reduction Officer appointed

Fiona Munro, a member of the Environment and Infrastructure team at the Council, has been appointed as a Carbon Reduction Officer for schools and local communities read more

New trust funds social housing construction

Two years of commitment and hard work paid off for the Housing Services team read more

Making music matter

A group of young adults with learning disabilities have been showing off their musical talents by taking part in a series of workshops read more

Domestic abuse: don't put up with it

Are you affected personally by domestic abuse? Do you know someone else in this situation? read more

Pathway to better support

Scottish Borders Safer Communities team is working to improve the response victims of domestic abuse receive and better enable them to access support across the Scottish Borders read more

Safety issues discussed

Partners from a number of organisations come together to tackle community concerns read more

Pupils promote safety message at conference

Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) from primary schools across the Borders attended a special conference in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels read more

Haining 'hole in the wall' builds better links

A new pedestrian access opening to the Haining Estate on the outskirts of Selkirk marks a key point in the history of the estate read more

It's time to Count Us In!

Various flashdances in towns in the Borders and a conga round Scottish Borders Council headquarters marked the 1000-day countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. read more

Get a step ahead with great walks in the Borders

St Abbs and Coldingham by the Creel Path read more

Walk It

Best sandal forward on Jedburgh route read more

Pupils 'wheelie great' day out at Big Bike bash

A fun cycling day for school pupils from Peebles was held in Whitestone Park recently read more

At a glance guide for school arrangements

In severe conditions, it is ultimately your decision whether you believe it is safe for your children to attend school. The Council will help by providing relevant information read more

Pupil safety a top priority

There are 64 primary and nine secondary schools in the Borders read more

Keeping on top of our roads

The severe weather we have experienced during the past two winters has taken its toll on Borders roads and Scottish Borders Council teams have been working hard to keep on top of repair work read more

Reducing the reliance on antibiotics

Health organisations around the world are all keen that we reduce the number of antibiotics being taken read more

Be ready for winter this year

NHS Borders is encouraging people to ‘be ready’ for winter read more

Free home insulation

The Council has secured funding from the Scottish Government to provide home insulation for homes in Galashiels and District and the Leaderdale and Melrose electoral wards read more

Handy hints for dealing with waste this winter

During winter, routine recycling and refuse collections will be maintained when the weather allows read more

Remember to register to vote

With the Scottish Borders Council elections taking place next May, Borderers are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote read more

Simple steps to stay safe

Special winter pull-out inside to help you prepare for winter weather read more

Brodie catches the reading bug

Brodie Bell, 2, has certainly caught the reading bug after becoming the first young member of Innerleithen Library to complete the Bookbug Library Challenge read more

Visit our new website

Scottish Borders Council has launched a new website and is urging you to log on, have a look around and let us know what you think read more