Scottish Borders Council


Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Jenny Wilkinson, Clerk to the Council Tel: 01835 825004  Tel: 01835 825004 Email:

Link: Teams live event

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Welcome and Meeting Protocols


Feedback from Meeting on 6 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Consider Minute of meeting held on 6 February 2020.  (Attached.)


Other Information and News


Outstanding Community Fund Applications for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 443 KB

Note the outcome of the outstanding Community Fund applications from 2019/20 which had been dealt with as per the report which was approved at the meeting of Scottish Borders Council held on 27 August 2020.  This report also contained an evaluation of the Localities Bid Fund 1 & 2, and Participatory Budgeting.  (Summary attached of outcomes.)


Berwickshire Community Fund 2020/21

Note that the Berwickshire Community Fund for 2020/21 is now open, with guidance and an application form available on the SBC website:


Community Councils

Note that grants to Community Councils are being paid as normal for 2020/21.


Festival Grant Scheme

Note the commitments re public liability and insurance are being met for 2020.


Federation of Village Halls

Note that grants are being paid as normal for 2020/21.


VE Celebration Fund

Note that this Fund is now closed and commitments re expenses are being met.


Berwickshire Locality Plan and Action Plan

Note that the Locality Plan and Action Plan, which outline the priorities for the Berwickshire Area, are now published.  These could be the focus for a future Area Partnership meeting.


Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Currently, there are no formal Asset Transfer Requests being considered within Berwickshire.  There are five ongoing Participation Requests relating to the involvement of:

·         Eyemouth Community Council – economic regeneration

·         Eyemouth & District Community Trust – economic regeneration

·         Eyemouth & District Community Trust – Eyemouth Community Campus

·         Eyemouth Community Council – Eyemouth Community Campus

·         Eyemouth Community Council – maintenance of grassed areas


Fit for 2024: Review of Area Partnerships and Community Fund pdf icon PDF 453 KB

Consider actions for the Berwickshire Area Partnership for the review of Area Partnerships and the Community Fund.  (Summary of the reports attached.)


Berwickshire Community Fund 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Consider 6 applications for funding:

a)      Reston & Auchencrow Community Council – Play park improvements (£10,000)

b)      Cockburnspath Community Enterprise – Community Shop (£15,000)

c)      Duns PlayFest – Community Festival (£4,000)

d)      Abundant Borders – Community garden, Todlaw, Duns (£8,000)

e)      Coldstream Gateway Association – Floral display (£1,800)

f)       Ayton Heritage – Preservation of ruins of St Dionysius (£2,538)


Please Note that the Community Fund 2020/21 is currently over-subscribed.


(Assessments and Community Fund information attached.)


Additional documents:


Next Meeting - 4 March 2021

Are there any items you would like to propose for the agenda of the next meeting of the Berwickshire Area Partnership?


Any Other Formal Business


Open Forum

An opportunity to raise local matters.



Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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