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

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

Advice about coronavirus -

The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Click Here for more advice.

BUSES 

Borders Buses have announced (27.03.2020), that there is now NO SERVICE on bus routes 91 & 93.

For details of the Scottish Borders Council's new "on demand" bus service for essential travel, please see the NEWS page.

 Broughtons Bite and Blether - Cancelled until further notice!

 

VE Day Celebrations - Cancelled / Postponed

This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day 8th May.  The events planned for May are cancelled - however it is hoped to have the celebrations on the same weekend as the anniversary of VJ (Victory in Japan) Day, 15th and 16th August 2020 

 

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