Welcome to the Upper Tweed Community Council Website

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What We Do

What is a Community Council?

Community Councils are statutory bodies which are set up and funded by the local authority as a mechanism to engage communities.  We are here to represent our local community and act as a two-way channel of communication between our community and the Scottish Borders Council.  A Scottish Borders Councillor attends our meetings. For a Copy of our Constitution click HERE

The Upper Tweed Community Council covers a large area and as a result of the disparity between Community Council boundaries and the resources used by Scottish Borders Council to produce data, it is not possible to obtain a definitive and accurate population figures for the Upper Tweed Community Council area.  The best estimate is somewhere between 697 and 822, but probably nearer the lower figure.  For a map of the boundaries click HERE.

Community councils also take up local issues and help to resolve them.  For example: drainage problems, potholes or signs requiring repair.

*  We consult on local planning matters and consider regulations and policies passed by local government when deciding whether or not to support application.

*  We hear reports from police about local incidents.

*  We also award small grants to local organisations, and bursaries to enable children to participate in sporting and other activities.

 

Latest News and Events


Ambulances
As we enter a challenging winter period with the NHS, alongside very possible delays in ambulance call times, we suggest it may be helpful to have easy and mutually agreed access to 'call a friend/family member/neighbour' in the event of a medical emergency.  This is particularly important if you are vulnerable, isolated or live alone.  We MUST stress that this is NOT a suggested alternative to dialing 999, NOR is it implying an offering of medical assistance, merely an available helping hand in the event of an emergency situation


Covid-19

 
People shielding, self isolating or at risk can get help from Scottish Borders Council's Community Assistance Hubs:  
https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/info/20014/social_care_and_health/1019/coronavirus_covid-19_events_and_community_advice



Getting tested for Covid-19

For guidance on how and when to get tested, click




 Upper Tweed Community Drivers


Please contact Ann Welsh 07707 998 044  Email: utcommunitydrivers@gmail.com for transport to medical or hospital appointments , dentist, or eye tests.


 

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