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Tweedsmuir Talks

Tweedsmuir Community Company are putting together a series of talks on subjects relevant to our community. Usually they would run a series of events through the winter months to give us all a chance to get together and learn more about our wonderful village and its surrounding area. As we can’t get together, they are going to be running a series of ZOOM events instead, open to everyone in our community, and covering a range of topics. The first talk



Live theatre is one of the things we are really missing during this pandemic. With no firm dates yet for reopening, you can at least keep in touch with local venues through YouTube. The Eastgate Theatre in Peebles has a project, #eastgateathome, which shares a new curated playlist every week, so you can enjoy some highlights of past events until the doors open once more. This is a link to their YouTube channel, where you can find all the weekly

TCC Logo Competition

Can you help us create a logo and unique description of Tweedsmuir? Tweedsmuir Community Company needs to create a logo for the ‘Discover Tweedsmuir’ website that reflects all that Tweedsmuir has to offer. We would like to ask members of our community, of any age and ability to design an inspiring logo for Tweedsmuir. This logo will be used on all the material produced by TCC, so should reflect what is special about our Community. Tweedsmuir Logo Competition Your logo

Recycling Centres

Community recycling centres across the Scottish Borders have now been reopened, with a number of temporary restrictions in place. All seven recycling centres were closed by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) on 23 March in line with government ‘Stay at Home’ guidance to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. The Scottish Government have now relaxed some restrictions, and have allowed recycling centres across Scotland to be reopened from 1 June. With demand expected to be extremely high, the temporary restrictions have

Virtual community cafe open

We may not have the Cafe at the Crook Inn yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get together, virtually speaking! If you fancy a coffee and a blether, the Tweedsmuir virtual Community Cafe is now open! I’m afraid it is BYOC (bring your own cake) Starting on Tuesday, you will be able to join a drop-in session on Zoom, meet up with other villagers, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee together from the socially isolated comfort of your

Tweedsmuir Resilient Community Group

A message for all Tweedsmuir residents from the Resilient Community Group Firstly, many thanks for taking the time and effort to complete and return the forms.  The main focus in the coming weeks will be our response to Covid-19 and whatever that might bring.  There are a number of you who have very kindly offered  to help, if required, in the delivery of shopping,  looking out for neighbours and collecting medication.  It’s also apparent that within our community there is a

Coronavirus scams

Sadly, criminals are still operating full-time while the rest of the country is in lockdown because of coronavirus. Police Scotland has produced guidance about some common scams to be on the lookout for: Government / Local Authority Scams:Emails saying: ‘As schools are closed if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.“Government” emails offering everyone a basic wage and that you should send your bank details to receive it.Texts saying that

Befriending at a distance

With communities in lockdown, lots of networks which offer friendship and social contact are having to move their activities online or onto the telephone. Befriending Networks, the support group for befriending organisations, has put together helpful free resources to make the transition successful. You can access them on their website (external link will open in a new browser window)

Community Assistance Hubs

Community Assistance Hubs (CAHs) Multi-agency CAHs are currently being set up by Scottish Borders Council in collaboration with NHS Borders, the Third Sector and local Resilient Community Groups. The key priority is making sure that the most vulnerable people in our communities receive the support they need in these challenging times. This includes people currently in receipt of social care and health services and anyone who is being advised to self-isolate and ‘shield’. The CAHs will be picking up all requirements

Advice about coronavirus

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you have any specific concerns, please get in touch with the Community Council Please complete the resilient communities questionnaire if you haven’t already (PDF file will open in a new browser window) Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has issued advice for communities to protect themselves. 10 ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community: • Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to

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