Large-scale archaeology project launched in the BordersA new community-led archaeology project has been launched in the Scottish Borders and East Lothian. The project will help investigate the upper Whiteadder valley which links Duns and Garvald and support a new heritage trail. Find out more ow.ly/IFF830or1rs...
Nourish & Natter taking place on 24th April at Duns Volunteer Hall - Great opportunity to get involved and learn new skills!The trishaws are coming to Duns! Watch this space for more details about how to arrange transport to this Nourish and Natter event with Outside the Box. ...
COOKING ON A BUDGET Join the Team of ‘YOU CAN COOK’ for this free and interactive workshop presentation, fully funded by the Lottery Community Fund in association with Financial Inclusion Project Borders ...
CONSULTATION ON THE SCOTTISH BORDERS AFFORDABLE WARMTH AND HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY STRATEGY
Scottish Borders Council is committed to creating a region that is fair for everyone and where we all have an equal and positive chance to succeed. Tackling fuel poverty will be a key step towards achieving this.
The aim is to provide affordable warmth and healthy homes for everyone living in the Borders. A key commitment in SBC's Community Plan is that “More people are able to afford to heat their homes”. The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) 2017-2022 is the Council’s key strategic document for planning and delivering initiatives to reduce fuel poverty and improve home energy efficiency. Priority 2 of the LHS is that “More people live in good quality, energy efficient homes”. To support Priority 2 of the LHS, we are finalising our Affordable Warmth and Energy Efficiency Strategy.
Why SBC is Consulting
SBC has developed a draft vision and priorities for the Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy with its partners. Before the strategy is finalised, they want to make sure that local people, communities and stakeholders have their say on whether these priorities will make a positive contribution to meeting the needs of people in the Borders. Throughout the consultation there are questions on each of the areas we are seeking views on, with an opportunity for people to contribute their response.
To take part in the survey please gp to the following link:
Weekend weather warning!There is currently a yellow weather warning for SNOW this Saturday. Met Office advise this may bring some travel disruption, especially over higher ground. Keep an eye out for further updates over the next couple of days #SBCtravel ow.ly/DfFh30o2HRW...
SCAM WARNINGSCAM WARNING - FAKE TV LICENSING EMAILS
An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign, first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in September 2018, continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers.
Fraudsters are sending the public fake TV Licensing emails that are designed to steal their personal and financial information. Since April 2018, Action Fraud has received over 900 crime reports with victim losses totalling more than £830,000.
How you can protect yourself: • Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details. • Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic, even if someone knows your basic details (such as your name or address). Remember, criminals can spoof phone numbers and email addresses to appear as companies you know and trust, such as TV Licensing. • Your bank will never call and ask you for your PIN, full banking password, or ask you to transfer money out of your account.
What to do if you’ve fallen victim: • Let your bank know as soon as possible and monitor your bank statements regularly for any unusual activity. • If you suspect your identity may have been stolen you can check your credit file quickly and easily online. Use a reputable service provider and follow up on any unexpected or suspicious results. • If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040. ...
Community Recycling Cerntres are changing thier opening hoursThe opening hours of our community recycling centres are changing so the facilities are open later in summer and remain open throughout weekends to meet demand. Check your local CRC new opening times - starting Monday 01 April #recycling ow.ly/aRHv30o0FYn...
On Friday, March 15, people across the UK will be coming together to do things big and small, that will add up to something massive.
Whether you’re dressing up with friends, having an office bake sale or even climbing a mountain there’s still time to get your free fundraising pack, you’ll be helping vulnerable people in the UK and the world’s poorest communities.
When you donate to Comic Relief you’re supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally. Comic Relief’s vision is to create a just world free from poverty and they’re doing this by funding amazing organisations doing amazing things.
Through humour and stories of hope, they have shown that people can make a massive difference.
Comic Relief are working with local organisations in the UK and around the world who’ve proven that their approach to solving peoples’ problems work - and invest in them as they grow.
For the last ten years they have supported work that meets the needs of children and young people, including, making sure they are protected from violence, exploitation and abuse, have improved access to quality non-formal education and training and more.
You can help by taking on a fundraising challenge, buy a red nose or host a bake sale. If that's not your bag then buy some merchandise or make a donation.
It doesn't matter how you get involved, as long as you do. ...