Sample activities & achievements
Lobbied for and achieved main road resurfacing £112, 000
Provided village entrance/exit road signs - £800
Provision of Multi purpose Sports wall in school playground - £10,000
New Slide, Seesaw & Spring - £6,000
Climbing Frame & safety surface area - £11,000
Produced local path leaflet - £1,000
Resurfacing Tweedside Road - £30,000.
Christmas lights – approx. £15,000 over 7 years
£5,000 grant for Notice Board, projector etc. to improve village communication.
Saved red telephone box for community
Carried out surveys/collect views from villagers
Invited members of public to monthly meetings.
Attended meetings on matters of interest to community
Collected comments and views are then relayed to outside agencies.
Provide feedback to villagers on major decisions and consultation.
Distributed info. using Flyers, Newsletters etc.
Planning and village development
Formal comments made reflecting villagers views on planning applications
Monitored house building and completion of new projects
On behalf of village commented on SBC development plans.
Requested and pursue improved consultation on expansion plans.
Diagram drawn up showing SBC and SBHA areas of maintenance
Progressed Hawkslee Park children’s play equipment and landscaping
Progressed moving of 30mph sign by Church to A68 junction.
Sample of day to day items dealt with
Reported and progressed safety items raised by public.
Arranged for Fly tipping and rubbish removed
Arranged for seven additional seats around town around.
Removal of Blue container eyesore in Community Wing yard
Held Village Clean up days every year.
Carried out work to improve local paths.
Repositioned recycling Bins away from sheltered housing
Achieved South junction clean up
Some 8 additional litter bins provided.
Arrange for painting of village seats,
Reported/followed up clearing of blocked street drains
Progressed grass/ bush cutting and weeding around village
Requested and followed up tree replacements in Sprouston Road and
Reported /progressed damaged and obstructed roads signs
Liaised with police on speed monitoring, crime incidents and to resolve
Progressed tidying up of SBC HQ car parks and provision of flower tubs and plants.
Requested improved pavements sweeping.