Scottish Borders Council


Venue: Via MS Teams

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

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Welcome and Meeting Protocols


Feedback from Meetings pdf icon PDF 140 KB

(a)       Minute of meeting held on 20 May 2021.  (Attached)


(b)       Minute of Special meeting held on 10 June 2021.  (Attached)

Additional documents:

Section 1: Service & Partner Updates and Consultations


Place Making - Co-producing the Future of Our Places

Interactive session facilitated by the Scottish Futures Trust.


This conversation seeks to build on the energy of communities and local responses to Covid, and engage with developing national policy on the importance of ‘place’ to support people to live better locally.  It is an interactive, facilitated session, focussed on local experience and insights, to begin the process of working out the best way to work together to shape the future of our places based on shared priorities. 



A consultation about potential changes to the five local Area Partnerships – closes 1 August 2021.


Section 2: Local Priorities


Berwickshire Community Assistance Hub

·            The number of new referrals to Berwickshire Community Assistance Hub has greatly reduced since the last meeting. However, we are keen to stress that the Hub is still operational and can be contacted through 0301 100 1800 or by anyone requiring support for themselves or someone they know.


·            Berwickshire Community Partnership (Community organisations, Third Sector, SBC and NHS Borders) continues to meet on a fortnightly basis. The group is working to identify what would be required to establish a regular community magazine similar to those seen in other areas e.g. Kelso Life, Gala Life.  The group also continues with its focus on improving access to public transport for the benefit of people’s health and social wellbeing.


The meeting continues to be attended by a range of organisations with the shared experience and knowledge being a very valuable resource to identify solutions to problems and issues that are brought to the meeting.



Eyemouth Primary School

Consultation update from Steven Renwick (Projects Manager) and John Butcher (Lead Education Advisor).


Berwickshire Community Update

Opportunity to share updates from your community or raise topics for future discussion.

Section 3: Community Funding


Berwickshire Community Fund Assessment Panel

Verbal update on Panel membership.


Berwickshire Community Fund pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Funding table attached.


Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund

Section 4: Other


Additional Information for Noting pdf icon PDF 362 KB

For information on current community information and useful links, see the Additional Information document (attached)


For information on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, see the Area Partnerships’ information pack:  Area partnerships information pack | Area partnerships | Scottish Borders Council (


Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Area Partnership is scheduled for 2 September 2021, with the agenda being issued on 19 August.


Are there any items you would like to propose for the agenda?  For example:

·       September – Budget

·       December – Winter maintenance 2021/22

·       February – Locality Plans


(Please contact your local councillor or the Communities & Partnership Team)



Any Other Business/Open Forum


Future Berwickshire Area Partnership meeting dates

·       2 September 2021

·       2 December 2021

·       3 February 2022

·       3 March 2022

·       9 June 2022



Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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