SB Connect Winter 2016

Features

A dream made real

Duns Scotus takes a philosophical look at his route! read more

Don’t get stung

When it comes to wasp nests, leave them to the professionals read more

Operation Goal sees more than 30 dealers arrested

Drug raids follow six month of intelligence work read more

Help us tackle fraud in the Borders

Dedicated number means you can report fraudsters in confidence read more

soft drink and drive… cheers!

‘Mocktails’ are the perfect way to enjoy a fun drink and stay safe read more

Got cookies?

Keep cookies on to help improve our website read more

We’ve joined the social media revolution

Get involved on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr read more

A marathon task, but we can all help

Olympic Torch Relay saw people in the Borders play their part read more

It’s not easy being green

As our recycling rate stays the same as last year, Borderers are being asked to make an extra effort read more

Plastic items - what to recycle

Please wash and squash. Put lids back on bottles. No dirty or food-stained material. read more

New bridge means plastics have an extended lifespa

Road bridge takes 60,000 fizzy drinks bottles out of the waste stream read more

Carbon reduction competition in schools

Pupils take up the challenge read more

Commercial opportunities make green sense

Trade waste service are cost-effective read more

Waste and recycling know-how

Your guide to waste and recycling read more

News

New way to care

Self-Directed Support offers people more choice and flexibility read more

New book gifted to Hawick library

Handwritten book given by local artist read more

Cyclists gear up to take on the Tour

The Borders is gearing up to host Stage Three of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race read more

Real progress on the Galashiels Inner Relief Road

Work enters its final phase read more

Torch lights the path to London 2012

Thousands turn out to see the historic Olympic Torch Relay read more

Transport survey

Older people asked about access key services read more

Great free home insulation offer

Extra funds to insulate homes in the Borders read more

Help save the Council money

Paying by Direct Debit is quick, easy and costs the Council less read more

Olympic honour for Greenlaw

Pupils for guard of honour for Opening Ceremony read more

Youth Worker award for Susan

Borders youth worker Susan Robb named runner-up at this year’s national awards read more

A New Voice for Borders’ Youth

New initiative for young people will give them a strong collective voice read more

Spreading the message

Campaign urges dog owners to ‘Bag it, Tie it, Bin it’ read more

Anti-bullying policy takes a step forward

Young people present their recommendations to the Council to help shape the way ahead read more

Talented radio team is Wired for success!

Radio Borders Wired team is named runner-up read more

Youngsters plan formally agreed

Plan details priorities for the next three years read more

A Royal seal of approval

Prince Edward opens Newlands Centre read more

Library and contact centre integration progressing

Full range of services will be delivered locally read more

Standards report outlines year of challenge

Improvements are planned in Education to meet national priorities read more

eAudiobooks in Borders libraries

Download books from home read more

Unlock the Past

A new service lets people discover their family history read more

Young pipers CD released

Borders-based pipers record traditional music read more

Council meetings go on the road

Councillors meet at Newton St Boswells read more

Don’t lose your right to vote

Remember to return your registration form read more

Meet your new council

In May, a new Administration was elected. Here are the new – and familiar – faces who now make up your Council read more

Changing how we help

Older people have their say on reshaping care services in the Borders read more

How to contact us

Get in touch with the Council read more

Plastic: our flexible, recyclable friend

A huge array of plastics can be recycled read more