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:  


Advice about coronavirus -

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


NEWSFLASH (25 June)   Borders Buses announced today that services 91 (Peebles and Biggar) and 93 (Peebles and West Linton) will resume on Monday 29 June, with 4 services each way on both routes, Monday to Saturday.

 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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