Tweeddale Area Partnership meetings
How to get involved
Anyone can get involved in Tweeddale Area Partnership, which is chaired by Councillor Robin Tatler and meets five times a year across the Tweeddale area.
As a Tweeddale resident, you can find out more about the issues that are affecting your locality and give the partnership your views on how we and our Community Planning Partners can provide better services in your locality.
Check the Tweeddale Area Partnership meetings schedule to find out when and where the next meeting is taking place.
For further information contact the Democratic Services Officer online or by phone 01835 826772.
Future and recent activity in Tweeddale area partnership
- agenda and draft minutes from meeting on 2 November
- agenda and draft minutes from meeting on 24 August
- agenda and draft minutes from special meeting on 13 July
- agenda from meeting on 15 June
- agenda and minutes from 30 March meeting
- agenda and draft minutes from 19 January meeting
- agenda and draft minutes from 5 November meeting
- agenda and draft minutes from 27 august meeting
- agenda and minutes from 12 June meeting
- agenda and minutes from 27 March meeting
- agenda and minutes from 6 March meeting
- agenda and minutes from 6 February meeting
- agenda and minutes from 7 November meeting
- budget discussion output from 7 November meeting
- agenda and minutes from 5 September meeting
- place discussion output from 5 September meeting
- agenda and minutes from 23 May meeting
- quality of life discussion output from 23 May meeting
- agenda and minutes from 27 March meeting
- health, care and wellbeing discussion output from 27 March meeting
- agenda and minutes from 10 January meeting
- economy, skills and learning discussion output from 10 January meeting
Interim notes from meeting on 18 January
Common Good Consultation
Hannah MacLeod provided an update on the Common Good Consultation, which is still available to anyone who would like to get involved. Use the contact details below for further information.
Place Making Conversation with Tweeddale Youth Action
A presentation was given by Tweeddale Community Engagement Officer Hannah Lacon focusing on the perspectives of young people in regards to Place Making. Several suggestions and ideas have come from this with further discussions being suggested with Community Learning and Development (CLD) and Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) around affordable homes and better support for homeless young people.
Anti-social Behaviour Group
Malcolm Bruce from Peebles Community Council gave an update on the survey that had been created in partnership with Live Borders and Tweeddale Youth Action. The survey had been sent around the student body of Peebles High School in the hope of generating some data on the anti-social behaviour problem. CLD worker Richard McDowell, Youth Engagement Worker Pam Rigby and Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) representative Ally Turnbull agreed to support the group by providing a valuable youth perspective.
Tweeddale Community Fund
The Tweeddale assessment panel recommendations have approved funding for the following groups:
- Tweeddale Rideability Group was awarded £6.3k to purchase a new horse
- Peebles Community Centre was awarded £5k for their crafting workshops
- Peebles High School Student Parliament was awarded £4k to hold a Participatory Budgeting event
- Peeblesshire Foodbank was awarded £5k to purchase a new van
- Innerleithen Lawn Tennis Club was awarded £7.5k for the construction of two mini tennis courts and a practice wall
- Peebles Burgh Silver Band was awarded £3,640 for tuition fees, polo shirts and soft shell jackets
It was agreed that the communities and partnership team will engage with Peebles Community Action Network (CAN) with the aim to provide an application for consideration at the March meeting.
There is currently £13,656.60 left in the Tweeddale Community Fund.
Build Back A Better Borders Fund
The following groups were successful in their Build Back Better Borders applications:
- St Ronans Bowling Club was awarded £12,622.23 for the erection of a gazebo and sustainable picnic benches
- Kingsland Primary School Pupil Council was awarded £2,224.62 for a community shed. Application has agreed to be funded through the Welfare Trust Fund instead
- The Edible Garden was awarded £2.8k for community garden repairs and a garden club
- Peeblesshire Foodbank was awarded £6,750 to purchase a new van
Innerleithen Lawn Tennis Club was unsuccessful in their BBBB application and have been advised to discuss further funding options with the communities and partnership team.
The Food Foundation has been agreed to be delayed for further review.
An engagement tool called Menti was trialled at this meeting with encouraging results. This will continue to be developed in future meetings. The feedback provided from Tuesday's Tweeddale Area Partnership Mentimeter Evaluation will help to shape agenda items going forward, so participants were thanked for their participation in this experimental technology.