Cheviot Area Partnership

Cheviot Area Partnership meetings

How to get involved

Anyone can get involved in Cheviot Area Partnership, which is chaired by Councillor Scott Hamilton and meets five times a year across the Cheviot area.

As a Cheviot resident, you can find out more about the issues that are affecting your locality and give the Partnership your view on how we and our Community Planning Partners can provide better services in your locality.

Check the Cheviot Area Partnership meetings schedule to find out when and where the next meeting is taking place.   

For further information contact our Democratic Services Officer online or by phone 01835 826502.

Recent activity in Cheviot Area Partnership

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Interim note from meeting on 26 January 2022

Place Making

Sharon Renwick, Community Place Planning and Regeneration Officer and Naomi Sweeney, Project Manager working on Place Making were introduced to the meeting. Sharon and Naomi explained their roles and the next steps on Place Making within the Scottish Borders and Cheviot.

Common Good

Hannah Macleod, Principal Solicitor, spoke about the Common Good Consultation. The consultation seeks views on the proposed asset registers that have been produced for the former Burghs of the Scottish Borders. Both Jedburgh and Kelso have a Common Good, both including land, buildings, art & artefacts and funds. The consultation is open until 31 March 2022.

Jim Clark Rally

Bryan Young, our Network Manager, and members of the Jim Clark Rally Committee presented the proposals for this year’s Jim Clark Rally which will take place on the weekend of the 27-29 May 2022. Part of the Rally takes place in the Cheviot area. Comments are invited from the public until 9 March 2022 via the Jim Clark Rally 2022 consultation.

Meeting evaluation

Clare Malster, Locality Development Co-ordinator, explained that an online tool for Cheviot Area Partnership is now being used to gather information and feedback during meetings. Those attending the meeting and watching on the live stream we invited to rates a range of presentations that have taken place at Cheviot Area Partnership meetings over the past 12 months. The evaluation will be available for seven days for those who wish to share their thoughts but were unable to attend, or were unable to do so during the meeting.

Edgerston Village Hall

The meeting welcomed Christine Wylie from Edgerston Village Hall Committee to. The Hall Committee were awarded £1.5k in February last year to cover the costs of binding and printing 500 copies of the Echoes of Edgerston. A book which contains memories, stories, historical facts and up to date information on the Edgerston area. Christine spoke about the wealth of information and photographs that had been gathered and shared some anecdotes from the book. Sales to date have exceed 270. Copies will be available to buy at Harestanes Gallery and Ancrum village shop soon.

Cheviot Community Fund

Congratulations to all four groups who applied to the Cheviot Community Fund. All were approved for funding:

  • Morebattle Institute
  • Tweed Valley Railway Campaign
  • Crailing, Eckford and Nisbet Community Council
  • Jedburgh Community Trust

There are still funds available for community based projects. The cut-off date for applications for £500 and under is the end of February. Applications for amounts between £500 and £2.5k should be submitted by 14 February.

Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund

Congratulations to Cheviot Togs who were successful in receiving funding from the Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund

There are still funds available for new initiatives and projects that will re-boot or kick start activities following COVID-19.

Contact the Communities and Partnerships Team if you have any questions about grant funding.