Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells

Contact: Louise McGeoch Tel: 01835 825005 

No. Item


Chambers Institution War Memorial

Consider request to erect two 6’ tall metal outline silhouettes next to the war memorial in November.


It was reported that a request had been received to erect two 6’ tall metal outline “tommy” silhouettes next to the war memorial.  Members discussed the proposal and agreed that they could support a temporary installation around 11 November 2018.



AGREED to approve the erection of two “tommy” silhouettes next to the war memorial which should be removed after 11 November 2018.


Any Other Items Which the Chairman Decides Are Urgent


Under Section 50B(4)(b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the Chairman was of the opinion that the item dealt with in the following paragraph should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency, in view of the need to make an early decision.


Boer War Memorial Plaque


The Chairman advised that he had been contacted regarding the re-location of the Boer War Memorial Plaque which was currently located in the local Ex-Servicemen’s Club which could be attached to the wall next to the war memorial.  Pictures of the plaque were tabled at the meeting.  Members considered that an outside location was not appropriate and that the plaque, together with some related photographs would be best transferred to the Museums Service for retention and display.



AGREED that the plaque and associated photographs be transferred to the Museums Service.



Date of Next Meeting


AGREED that the next meeting be held on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Rosetta Road.



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