Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Church Hall, Leithen Road, Innerleithen

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No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Tweeddale Area Partnership. He advised that he was changing the agenda order and that the item on Small Schemes and Quality of Life Funding would be taken first.


Small Schemes/Quality of Life

Consider Schemes.


The Neighbourhood Area Manager tabled a paper at the meeting listing nine schemes recommended for funding from both the Small Schemes and the Quality of Life Budgets.  He outlined each of the Schemes which would use the remaining Quality of Life Budget and leave £4,278 in the Small Schemes Budget.  Councillor Bell proposed that as Councillors had not received prior notification of these schemes that approval be continued until the next meeting of the Tweeddale Area Partnership Councillors in March and this was agreed.  In response to a question, Mr Hedley explained how schemes could be submitted via Councillors.  The omission of a scheme submitted for Newlands would be investigated.


Feedback from Meeting on 7 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Copy Minute from meeting on 7 November 2018 . (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:


The Minute of the meeting of the Tweeddale Area Partnership held on 7 November 2018 had been circulated along with a summary of the discussion attached as an appendix to the Minute and this was noted.


Draft Tweeddale Locality Plan pdf icon PDF 332 KB

A facilitated discussion on the Locality Plan for Tweeddale. (Copy draft Plan attached.)

Discussion to consider:

  • Whether you agree with the priorities you have raised through Area Partnership meetings? Has anything been missed?
  • What would success look like?
  • How can we work in partnership together to achieve this?
  • How do I get involved?


Further information on local data and statistics.




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4.1       The Chairman introduced Jenni Craig, Service Director Customer and Communities.  She explained that the aim of the plan was to reflect the priorities and needs of Tweeddale people and this draft had been prepared taking account of the feedback provided at all the previous themed meetings.  There were 4 themes within the plan and the top priority for Tweeddale under each theme had been identified and the views of those present were being sought to check that the plan had what people wanted.


4.2       Colin Banks explained how the evening would work.  There was a facilitator at each table and each table would discuss one of the themes for 20 minutes with the facilitators moving round. 


4.3       There followed some very constructive discussion and a copy of the main points raised are appended to the Minute.


Locality Bid Fund Update


Colin Banks advised that flyers had been placed on each table and applications could be submitted until the end of the month.  He was happy to assist any group with their application.  The Chairman commented on the changes to the criteria and encouraged people to apply.


Other Business


There was no other business.


Open Forum

Opportunity to raise local matters.


Laurie Hayworth asked if it was possible to show all responses to the Local Development Plan on the Planning Portal as it would be helpful to see the comments made by others.  Councillor Bell advised he would take this up with the appropriate officer.


Date of Next Meeting

27 March 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in West Linton Primary School.


The next meeting of the Tweeddale Area Partnership was scheduled for Wednesday, 27 March 2019.  The venue would be West Linton Primary School.  The Chairman thanked everyone for attending.



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