Scottish Borders Council

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Consider approval of Small Schemes and Quality of Life Funding.  (Copy lists attached.)

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With reference to paragraph 2 of the Minute of 6 February 2019, the Neighbourhood Area Manager proposed the following schemes:-




Estimated cost


Tweedsmuir, Source of the Tweed

The community wish for public information signs to be located at this well-known area of local interest, to resolve a litter problem.


Small Schemes

Eddleston Village hall

Improvements to the surface around the bottle bank, to aid maintenance.


Small Schemes

Peebles, Tweeddale Rovers

Tweeddale Rovers is seeking assistance with the costs of replacement of the pitch lights to more modern/efficient lights. The total estimated costs of the replacement complete with materials and hire of cherry picker/contractors is £6,000.


Quality of life and Small Schemes

Upper Tweed Community Council

To replace two obsolete Defibrillators as part of the “Trade Up” programme operated by Scottish HART. The units are located at the Junction of A701/B712 and Broughton Garage



Small Schemes


To pay for the replacement of a sluice gate at Kirklands.


Small Schemes

Peebles, Edinburgh Road

To repair and repaint damaged 27m section of railings alongside Edinburgh Road, Peebles.


Small Schemes

Skirling Cemetery

The Church undertook a Quinquennial inspection and several matters relating to the maintenance of walls and footways were highlighted. Costs to replenish existing decorative internal pathways with new stone and repair walls, gate hinges and repainting of fencing and gates


Small Schemes


To purchase a locality resource for the Promotion of the anti-dog fouling agenda for use by Community Councils within the Tweeddale area. Includes, stencils, spray paint and posters to be made available for community councils to use as determined to be appropriate and on application


Small Schemes

Innerleithen, Vale of Leithen Stadium

To fund an investigation into the drainage problems at Vale of Leithen Stadium


Small Schemes

Blyth Bridge

Newlands community development trust would wish to renovate and update a defibrillator to be located at the A701/A72 Junction at Blyth bridge. They are seeking a contribution towards the project


Small Schemes


The men’s shed project are seeking funding towards the carrying out of repairs and survey for building works (including possible asbestos removal)


Small Schemes

Newlands Parent Council

To supply and install a walk a mile assault course, using playground markings


Small schemes


            Members discussed the various proposals in detail and agreed to approve the projects subject to the following:-


(a)     that Tweeddale Rovers be advised that any complaints regarding light pollution would be their responsibility.


(b)     with regard to the Upper Tweed Community Council request to replace obsolete defibrillators, there was some concern expressed that this might impact a number of communities and increase the number of funding requests and it was therefore agreed that the Emergency Planning Officer be requested to contact Scottish Hart for information regarding the number of defibrillators in Tweeddale and the timescale for their replacement.  The approach being taken by other local authorities should also be checked.


(c)     with regard to the request for funding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.



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