Scottish Borders Council


Venue: via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Fiona Henderson Tel: 01835 826502  Email:

Link: teamsliveevent

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Welcome and Meeting Protocols


Feedback form Meeting on 25 November 2020 (Copy to follow.) pdf icon PDF 135 KB


Covid -19 Update


Fit for 2021: Review of Area Partnership & Community Fund pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Recommendations proposed from Cheviot Area Partnership to be considered for public consultation.  (to follow)



Cheviot Community Fund 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Additional budget has been made available, the two projects unsuccessful at the previous meeting have been resubmitted for approval.


a.       CF2021-CHE-2 Cheviot Youth

b.       CF2021-CHE-4 Generations Working Together


Additional documents:


Community Fund Project Evaluations: 2 evaluations from 2019/20 attached for consideration pdf icon PDF 266 KB

a.       Kalewater Community Company

b.       Morebattle Community Shop


Additional documents:


Current Consultations

a.       Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan – closes 25 January 2021

Update from Chic Johnston, Principal Officer Plans & Research

b.       Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues – closes 14 February 2021

Update from Ron Kirk, Managing Solicitor

c.       Scottish Borders Budget Challenge - closes 31 January 2021:



Other Information and news for noting pdf icon PDF 131 KB

a.       The Cheviot Community Fund for 2020/21 is open - guidance and application form is on SBC website:   The fund is currently oversubscribed

b.       Cheviot Locality Plan & Action Plans - these plans are now published and outline the priorities of the Cheviot area and could be the focus of a future Area Partnership meeting:

c.       Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 – Currently, there are no formal Participation Requests or formal Asset Transfer requests being considered within Cheviot.  Further information can be found here:

d.       Information Pack on Community Empowerment for Area Partnerships (attached)

e.       Fit for 2024 – Outline proposals for community engagement over future service delivery:

f.        NHS Borders Wellbeing Service:

g.       NHS Borders Wellbeing Point:

h.       Caring Connected Communities Winter Newsletter:



Next Area Partnership 24 March 2021

are there any items you would like to propose for the agenda?  (Please contact your local councillor, Elected Member or the Communities & Partnership Team)



Any Other Formal Business


Open Forum



Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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