BORDERS residents are invited to take part in the next round of local Area Partnership meetings.

The meetings for the five Area Partnerships are open to members of the public and discuss applications to the Partnership’s Community Fund and Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund.

Place making, participatory budgeting and SBC’s Common Good consultation (which closes on March 31), as well as local priorities, will also be discussed.

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The upcoming meetings include:

  • Tweeddale – January 18 at 7pm
  • Cheviot – January 26 at 6.30pm
  • Berwickshire – January 27 at 6.30pm
  • Teviot and Liddesdale – February 1 at 6pm
  • Eildon – February 10 at 6pm

Meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Councillor Robin Tatler, executive member for community development and localities, said: “Area Partnerships continue to be an ideal way for people to become involved in the decision making process at a local level.

“Not only do they give residents the opportunity to find out more about issues affecting their locality, they are a great platform for them to give us their views and make suggestions for topics to be included in future discussions.

“We would encourage as many people as possible to attend their next meeting as they really are a way to influence what happens in their local area over the coming year.”

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Information about each Area Partnership, including links to the Teams meetings and agendas can be found at the following websites:

  • Berwickshire:
  • Cheviot:
  • Eildon:
  • Teviot & Liddesdale:
  • Tweeddale: