TWEEDDALE residents will have the chance to hear about the community projects battling it out for a share of £30,000 tomorrow (Saturday).

A total of 17 have made it through to the voting stage of Scottish Borders Council's new £500,000 Localities Bid Fund.

And now each project team has the opportunity to give a short presentation at the Burgh Hall in Peebles to tell local people more about their funding idea in an attempt to secure votes.

Councillor Robin Tatler, chair of the Tweeddale Area Partnership said: "This will be a great opportunity for everyone in Tweeddale to meet and hear from the people behind the projects that are hoping to get your votes.

"We also plan to film each presentation on the day for people who can't make the event and we hope this will also help to spread the word.

"This event will also be a chance to see what came out of the 'Our Economy and Skills' discussion that happened at the first Tweeddale Area Partnership meeting in January.

"Councillors and officers will be available to accept further contributions on this subject which are very much welcomed."

The event takes place from 10am to 1pm and everyone in Tweeddale is welcome to attend.

A ballot box will also be available on the day for people to cast their votes.

Voting for the Localities Bid Fund, which is taking place throughout the Borders, closes on February 28 with the successful projects announced in March.

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Residents can also vote at a number of polling stations or request a voting form from SBC.

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