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Community Council Meeting

For the duration of the coronavirus lockdown, the monthly Community Council meetings are being held virtually, over Zoom. All Tweedsmuir residents are very welcome to attend. The next meeting is Thursday 4th February at 7:00 pm. The agenda will be posted here. How to join a meeting on Zoom You need a computer, tablet or smartphone and internet access. Sign up for a free account on the Zoom website (www.zoom.us). From the website you can download Zoom onto your computer/laptop,

C8 Road closure at Meggethead

Advance notice of complete road closure at Meggethead, near Talla Scottish Borders Council has advised that the C8 will be closed to enable Scottish Power to carry out works from 09:00 on the 18th January to 16:00 on the 16th February 2021. Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to pass; there are likely to be minor delays. Details of the detour below.

Help and assistance

If you need any help or support or have any concerns during the current Covid lockdown or as a result of severe weather, please contact our resilient community coordinator Lesley Kirkwood.  You can email her on leskirkwood@btinternet.com or phone 07919107273. Alternatively, get in touch with Gavin Parker, chairman of the community council. Email gavinparkerpolmood@gmail.com or phone 07731896531.

Tweedsmuir Talks

Talla Reservoir

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 next talk

Microgrant Forms

The following links will take you to the microgrant forms: SSE Youth Bursary Guidelines (1) SSE youth bursary application (pdf format) SSE microgrant guidelines SSE Clyde Borders microgrant application form (doc format) – for grants of up to £250 Ventient Glenkerie Community Fund Factsheet (pdf format) Ventient microgrant application form (pdf format) – for grants of up to £250 Ventient Glenkerie small grant application form (doc format) – for grants of £250 – £2,000 Ventient Glenkerie large grant enquiry form (doc

Village Hall EGM

Notice is hereby given that an extraordinary general meeting of Tweedsmuir Village Hall will be held on 6th November 2020 at 7:30 PM The purpose of the meeting is to vote on a single resolution, namely to transfer the Village Hall from the current Deed of Trust to the newly established Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the meeting will be held remotely by Zoom. Meeting ID: 854 9476 9199 Frances Leckie, secretary, on behalf of the committee

Local Services Directory

This is a really handy directory of local services, recently updated. It contains everything from health and education services to local clubs and societies, useful tradespeople, sport and leisure facilities. Not forgetting political representatives and “good to know” contact details. If you would like to make any amendments or additions to the next directory, please contact Lesley Mason lesleytweedsmuir@yahoo.co.uk Click here for the pdf directory (it will open in a new browser window)

#eastgateathome

#eastgateathome

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

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