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18 Jul 2015 09:30

Convener’s Column

A REGULAR feature from Tweeddale East Councillor Graham Garvie, Convener of Scottish Borders Council...
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16 Jul 2015 08:30

Can we have some answers please?

SIR, With your permission I would like to add to comments made by the Craigerne residents last week.
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13 Jul 2015 09:30

No decision to shelve AIMUp

SIR, Neil Andrew articulated his enthusiasm for the AIMUp project in a letter to your paper last week; an enthusiasm that I am sure all of the Innerleithen & District Community Councillors share. But I want to correct two factual errors.
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7 Jul 2015 08:30

Disastrous decision should be overturned

SIR, As a member of the Innerleithen and District Community Council, I sat round the table in the council office at the monthly meeting in June 2015 and listened to Councillor Stuart Bell give out the statement on behalf of the Scottish Borders Council about the intention to shelve the prestigious AIMUp project here in Innerleithen.
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4 Jul 2015 09:30

Pitch plans will cause ‘years of misery’

SIR, We are writing to express our concerns that, having failed to gain consent to build a 3G pitch on a designated flood area (the Gytes), Scottish Borders Council have identified a shortlist of a further three sites in Peebles.
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1 Jul 2015 08:30

Council should not be wasting millions on pie in the sky projects

SIR, I read with wonder at the simple economics of how our beloved Scottish Borders Council operates in order to balance the books and give real value for money to us, the council tax payer.
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29 Jun 2015 09:30

Beltane Novice Ride a winner

SIR, On behalf of my two children - five-year-old Eve and Struan, aged three - I would like to thank the Beltane Committee for their time and hard work that went into organising the first ever Novice Beltane Ride
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24 Jun 2015 08:00

Leave the Victoria Park as a free open area

SIR, A proposal has been made to build an all-weather pitch in Peebles with a surface suitable only for football and rugby games, but not hockey, basketball or netball.
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22 Jun 2015 09:30

Cycling festival is wonderful asset for area

SIR, I almost certainly echo the thoughts of many others locally in offering congratulations and a sincere thank you to the organisers of the recent TweedLove Bike Festival for what was another spectacularly successful fortnight of events.
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19 Jun 2015 09:30

Council 'overspend’ not correct

Sir, I refer to the article under the headline 'SBC goes £2.7m over budget’. This is not correct.
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11 Jun 2015 15:30

MP’s comments were disingenuous

SIR, Well! It truly was a “SNP Tsunami” as quoted by our MP David Mundell in last week’s Peeblesshire News.
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11 Jun 2015 09:30

Council's spending makes no business sense whatsoever

SIR, Scottish Borders Council’s report, Managing Our Workforce, has left me a bit stumped as to any benefit that would be derived from allowing a number of teaching staff to leave early.
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11 Jun 2015 09:12

I do not believe in the abuse of wild animals

SIR, Although many social issues were raised during the recent election campaign what was not mentioned was that the Conservatives in England promised the return of legalised fox hunting should they return to power in Westminster, albeit on a free vote.
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11 Jun 2015 09:09

Thanks from Peeblesshire Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support

SIR, On behalf of the Peeblesshire Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support, I would like to thank all those who donated so generously to, and came along to buy plants from, our recent Plant Sale in the grounds of the Leckie Memorial Church and Hall in Peebles.
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11 Jun 2015 09:01

High praise for Peebles Hydro

SIR, A few weeks before the Easter holidays, we heard that Mr and Mrs Huddleston were offering scuba diving lessons during Peebles High School’s Health Week. We collected all the forms and filled them in.
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8 May 2015 12:06

First Responders provide degree of reassurance

SIR, I read with interest the article written by Ally McGilvray, dad fears delays are putting lives at risk - Peeblesshire News, April 24.
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8 May 2015 12:06

Development would 'destroy’ Rosetta (1)

SIR, I walk in Rosetta Holiday Park, Peebles, almost every day as I live nearby. I appreciate its beauty and enjoy seeing the wildlife which lives there.
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8 May 2015 12:06

Make it happen (1)

SIR, Please can I express my thanks to all parliamentary candidates and members of the public who attended the NHS meeting and hustings in Peebles on Thursday, April 16. I hope that all involved found it a useful and interesting experience.
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8 May 2015 12:06

No means No (1)

Sir, While I have the greatest respect for our local councillors, who do generally do a good job under very difficult conditions for very little reward or recognition, I felt that I must respond to last week’s article by Councillor Willie Archibald.
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8 May 2015 12:06

Development would 'destroy’ Rosetta

SIR, I walk in Rosetta Holiday Park, Peebles, almost every day as I live nearby. I appreciate its beauty and enjoy seeing the wildlife which lives there.
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8 May 2015 12:06

Make it happen

SIR, Please can I express my thanks to all parliamentary candidates and members of the public who attended the NHS meeting and hustings in Peebles on Thursday, April 16. I hope that all involved found it a useful and interesting experience.
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8 May 2015 12:06

No means No

Sir, While I have the greatest respect for our local councillors, who do generally do a good job under very difficult conditions for very little reward or recognition, I felt that I must respond to last week’s article by Councillor Willie Archibald.
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8 May 2015 12:06

Lacking vision

SIR, THE problem for those who don’t want us to vote SNP in May is that they have to turn their eyes from the things the party has achieved for Scotland and to focus on local, controversial issues such as wind farms and services.
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8 May 2015 12:06

No improvement on the poo front

SIR, Before going off for a month in Australia to see my daughter, I wrote to the Peeblesshire News regarding the problem of dog fouling in the Gytes/Kerfield pitches area, so I was very disappointed to learn in the first Peeblesshire News I read since returning, that the problem has not improved!
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8 May 2015 12:06

Desperate measures from Mr Mundell?

SIR, As we hurtle towards the UK election in May, it is interesting to see the desperation from certain politicians.
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