Author Archives: Hazel Mason

A701 Road Closures for Resurfacing

Dear residents, if you have emailed Paul with a specific access request, he has forwarded this on to SBC and has subsequently received the following email back. It seems access for residents and any deliveries should be okay: Morning Paul, Unfortunately we have to implement a road closure to protect our workforce. There are sections of the carriageway which fall below the safe working width for the use of traffic signals/convoy. The closure will also reduce the amount of traffic

A701 Road Closures for Resurfacing

Dear resident, please find a notification from SBC of road closures along the A701 for resurfacing next month: Scottish Borders Council Order Template Road Closure Plan Below is also an email exchange between the TCC and SBC in which we raised a number of issues.  If you have any appointments/deliveries/NHS Support, as mentioned in the email, please let Paul Greaves know. The road will be closed in 2 phases, firstly from Glenveg to Tweedsmuir from Monday 13th May for 3-4 days.

Tweedsmuir Super Fast Broadband

Just a quick update on the superfast broadband scheme. As you know, we were successful in our application to SSE for £69,000 towards the project, and we have now applied to Glenkerie windfarm fund for the same amount. The committee recently undertook a question-and-answer session with Foundation Scotland, the administrators of the scheme on Glenkerie’s behalf. Foundation Scotland will make a recommendation to the local panel at the end of this month. The application will then be assessed by the


Tweedsmuir Community Council has recently purchased a snow blower for the community, which we feel will prove invaluable in the worst of weathers,. If you would like to be trainined in its use, please read the attached document: Snowblower, and get back to me as soon as possible. Best wishes, Paul Greaves, secretary, Tweedsmuir Community Council

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