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SB Connect Winter 2016


New school works continue across Borders

Multi-million pound investment programme is creating first-class educational and community facilities read more

Council seeks your views on its budget priorities

Have your say on plans for our services read more

Regeneration of Jedburgh

Council and town in bid for conservation funding read more

Borders Railway – one year on, and beyond

Success of line is breathing new life into the region read more

Local focus on Health and Social Care Services

Projects to deliver support tailored to meet the needs of the five localities read more

Let’s get prepared

What you need to know and who should contact for information and advice when bad weather strikes read more

Selkirk’s defences are now finished

Flood protection scheme now in place for 600 homes and businesses read more

Foster carers’ hard work is honoured

Long-service awards acknowledge their valuable role read more

Exercise for all

Older people encouraged to get involved in Berwickshire fitness activities read more

Building a new career

Council contracts help to move local people into work read more

£11m benefits aid for cancer patients

Advice service with Macmillan Cancer Support helps thousands in Borders to claim entitlements read more


New trade waste service at Recycling Centres

New trade waste service at Community Recycling Centres read more

A splash of colour in Selkirk

Local artists and school pupils brighten up town centre read more

Project SEARCH Interns get going

Young people with learning disabilities start work experience at hospital read more

Peebles blossoms at Floral Gateway Awards

Town named overall champion in 17th annual competition read more

New ‘extra care’ homes

£40m investment will create 150 properties for vulnerable residents read more

Jedburgh Grammar pupils volunteer in Tanzania

School group helps to build homes for two families read more

£2.4m more freed up for essential road repairs

Extra investment approved to improve Borders network read more

The transformation of Hawick park continues

Busy time for £3.6 million regeneration at Wilton Lodge read more

Hawick 3G is key to increased sports participation

New £1m all-year community pitch opens for business read more

Funding Bid to enlarge Jim Clark museum

Heritage Lottery Fund submission to help to Duns attraction read more

Digital challenge being tackled by SBC

Transformation programme to deliver online services read more

Council commits to retain small rural schools

Consultation on future of education in schools with fewer than 50 pupils read more

Public asked to help shape property plans

Get involved in how publicly owned land and buildings are used read more

Council and its partners go electric

Environmentally friendly cars for staff increase efficiency and save money read more

Flood scheme on course after exhibition success

700 view and comment on Hawick project read more

Local environment key to community art project

Artists asked for ideas to enhance flood defence infrastructure read more

Rebuilding communities

Repairs from last winter's storms total almost £5m read more

Plans show way forward for flood management

Three risk plans vital in helping to protect vulnerable areas read more

Bannerfield Garden Challenge

Volunteers dig in to help Selkirk residents clean up gardens read more

Jedburgh scheme completed

Skiprunning Burn flood protection works complete read more

New logo hands it to Local Citizens Panels

Fingers and thumbs represent the five local branches read more

Further changes to benefits come into force

Cap on welfare payments is reduced read more

New Act gives more power to community groups

Communities to have say over what matters to them read more

Scottish Borders Seniors Networking Forum seeks to

New group to champion interests of older people and those who represent them read more

A route with a view… or two

A walk through an area rich in history read more

To the border and beyond

22nd Scottish Borders Walking Festival read more