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.