Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council to hold consultation on draft anti-poverty strategy

Scottish Borders Council is to hold a consultation on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy that has been developed as part a Borders-wide commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing hardship, whether that is as a result of economic, fuel, housing, food, digital or any other type of poverty.

Published 26 February 2021

Scottish Borders Council to discuss Council Tax freeze

Scottish Borders Council will next week discuss a proposal to freeze Council Tax at the current level, which is the sixth lowest in mainland Scotland, for 2021/22.

Published 22 February 2021

Scottish Borders Council apologises for data breach affecting 600 customers

Scottish Borders Council has apologised for a data breach after the email addresses of free school meal payment recipients were shared.

Published 18 February 2021

Achievements of Scottish Borders Council housing strategy recognised

Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee has reviewed the progress made in the third year of the council’s five-year Local Housing Strategy, which sets out the council and partners’ approach to delivering high-quality housing and services to meet local needs.

Published 10 February 2021

Tenants sought for Trust's extra care housing development in Duns

Scottish Borders Council and Trust Housing Association are seeking expressions of interest from potential tenants for the new Trust extra care housing development due to open at Todlaw in Duns in March 2021.

Published 28 January 2021

Scottish Borders Council unveils new chief executive

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has announced the appointment of Netta Meadows as its new chief executive.

Published 15 December 2020

Scottish Borders Council to review service delivery

Members of Scottish Borders Council will be asked to agree to a detailed review of how services are delivered across the region, focused on how the council can meet the needs of local people in the most effective and sustainable way.

Published 14 December 2020

Eildon Housing welcomes new housing plan for the Borders

Scottish Borders Council's approval for its new Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) has been welcomed by Eildon Housing Association, the largest provider of new homes in the region.

Published 30 November 2020

Acceleration of Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal funding announced

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that funding for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will be accelerated as the UK Government reconfirmed its commitment to the deal.

Published 27 November 2020

Scottish Borders Council outlines ambitious affordable housing plan

An ambitious plan for the delivery of 1,125 new affordable homes in the Scottish Borders between 2021 and 2026 will be discussed by Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee next Tuesday.

Published 13 November 2020

Scottish Borders Living Wage Group to encourage Eildon employers to commit to Living Wage

The Scottish Borders Living Wage Group has announced that the locality area of Eildon will benefit from a local approach to encourage more employers to commit to the real Living Wage.

Published 12 November 2020

Scottish Borders Council launches local development plan consultation

Scottish Borders residents can now have their say on the council's proposed new local development plan (LDP).

Published 4 November 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association hands over first new homes at Duns development

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has now let the first eight of its 29 affordable new energy efficient homes at Springfield in Duns.

Published 29 October 2020

Most long-term empty homes in Borders located in Hawick and Galashiels

Galashiels Town Centre, Hawick Town Centre, Hawick Trinity and Hawick Wellogate had more than 5% of properties classified as Long-Term Empty (LTE) in each of the past four years (2016-2019), according to new data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 29 September 2020

Scottish Housing Day marked at Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council is marking the fifth annual Scottish Housing Day to celebrate the positive impact good quality and affordable housing makes to the lives of people and communities.

Published 16 September 2020