SB Connect Winter 2016

Features

Novel way to take pupils back in time

Magnus Fin author Janis Mackay goes back to school to launch her new book read more

Are you welfare aware?

Campaign prepares claimants for new benefit changes read more

Are you ready for the changes to benefits?

Reform of welfare benefits could affect how much you will receive read more

Young people help with policy

First local authority to involve young people in developing anti-bullying policy read more

Parents to have a say

Two mothers will help shape the strategic planning of education read more

Let older people shape own lives

New project helps elderly take charge of local activities read more

Jai McDowall visits Oakview

Britain’s Got Talent winner in tune with day centre users read more

Life is tweet for walkers

Learn all about the birds and the trees on gentle springtime riverside route read more

Step into free fitness in Kelso and Melrose

Extra walks added to Walk It programme read more

Bowel screening can save your life

New campaign urges people to take part in Detect Cancer Early Programme read more

The wonderful web

Council’s revamped website named among the top five in Scotland read more

The social way to keep in touch

Our Facebook and Twitter feeds help you keep up to date, especially during severe weather read more

News

Youth Chex group grant more wishes

Projects led by young people receive more than £15,000 in grants read more

One-stop shops open for business

Council services join forces under the same roof read more

Customer Service staff make grade

Council staff members graduate with SQA-certificated qualification read more

New railway on track

Contractor apppointed to design and construct Border Railway line read more

Five-year budget will help to plug £28.7m funding

Long-term plans allow Council to invest in high-quality public services read more

Are you stair aware?

Crime prevention strategy targets communal entrances read more

Local teams lead way

Four specially trained groups will deliver all services read more

Take walkies to any general litter bin with doggy

Zheb the dog stars in new Council campaign read more

Seatbelt safety

Council reminds drivers and passengers that seatbelts save lives read more

Flood protection is worth it

Council offers heavy discounts on flood protection products read more

Snow better time for offenders to pay back

Offenders help clear snow as part of community payback orders read more

Counting costs of wild winter

Council commends Borders residents for their patience as stormy weather wreaks havoc on roads read more

Dog groomer brushes up on business skills

Animal lover Fiona Lothian benefits from Business Gateway support read more

Council aims to lead the way towards a low-carbon

New strategy sets out steps to reduce carbon footprint in the Borders read more

Show your support for Fairtrade

Fairtrade coffee farmer addresses Council members read more

It’s even easier to recycle now

New on-street recycling bins installed across the Borders read more

Love Food Hate Waste

Brush up on what food labels mean to help avoid wasting food read more

TREADlightly wins Carbon Trust Scotland public sec

Staff campaign helps cut carbon use read more

Recycling glass… and what to do with blue bottles

Survey shows 93% of Clovenfords residents recycle jars and bottles read more

Drop-in help and advice sessions

Information events on changes to benefits across the Border in April and May read more

Your guide to the changes

At-a-glance information on the new welfare system read more

Borders College

Where student success rates are the best in Scotland read more

We want to get it right for every child

Council, NHS and Police staff work together to enhance child welfare read more

Giving young people in the Borders a voice

New service encourages 12 to 21-year-olds to talk about issues which affect them read more

Flodden anniversary plans

Series of events will mark 500 years since influential battle read more

Programme sparks creative enterprise

Ten-week course helps young people make a career in the creative arts read more

STACCATO pilot goes live

Holistic assessment tool which helps develop care plans trialled with elderly people read more

Could you be a Shared Lives carer?

More carers for short breaks needed read more

Listening helps us carry on Caring Together

Joint strategy helps ensure carers have the right support read more

New transport to healthcare

Four trial services aim to improve access to Borders hospitals read more