Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells

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Apologies had been received from Mr Trevor Burrows (Eildon Housing), Councillor Watson McAteer (SBC), Superintendent Jim Royan (Police Scotland).


Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Consider Minutes of previous meeting of the Community Planning Strategic Board held on 7 September 2017.  (Attached.)


The Minute of the meeting of the Community Planning Strategic Board held on 7 September 2017 had been circulated.


AGREED to approve the Minute.



Action Tracker pdf icon PDF 64 KB



The Action Tracker had been circulated.





Scottish Borders Community Plan (Local Outcomes Improvement Plan) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Consider approval of Scottish Borders Community Plan.  (Attached.)


Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, there was a requirement on the Community Planning Partnership to produce a Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) for the Scottish Borders.  A copy of the Scottish Borders Community Plan (the LOIP) had been circulated prior to the meeting.   The Plan looked to highlight what the Borders-wide inequalities were and how the Community Planning Partnership could work together and with local communities and businesses to address those inequalities and improve outcomes.  National and local data and statistics, community views, and professional knowledge from across the Partnership was used to help identify the inequalities and gain an understanding of the key issues and challenges across the Borders.  There were 4 themes in the Plan:  Our Economy, Skills & Learning; Our Health, Care & Wellbeing; Our Quality of Life; and Our Place.  There were 15 outcomes associated with these themes.  Measures and targets, along with key actions, were still to be added in to the Plan.  It was intended that the Plan would be dynamic and interactive and would eventually go online to become truly interactive.  Mr Jakimciw requested that partners be asked to contribute to the measures and targets.


Action:  AGREED –


(a)     to approve the Scottish Borders Community Plan for publication; and


(b)     to write to all the Community Planning Partners asking for their contributions to the measures, targets and actions to be included in the Community Plan.





The Board noted that the next meeting of the Community Planning Strategic Board was scheduled for 1 March 2018 at 2pm in Council HQ, Newtown St Boswells.




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