Published: Tuesday, 02nd July 2019
The results of a public vote to decide the name of Jedburgh’s new Campus have been announced.
Jedburgh Grammar Campus was chosen after a total of 1,148 people voted in the online poll.
It received 486 votes in the poll which means it will be used as the new name of the campus.
Final voting from the shortlist was as follows:
- Jedburgh Community Campus - 361
- Jedburgh Grammar Campus - 486
- Jedburgh Joint Campus - 8
- Jedburgh Learning Campus - 109
- The Jedburgh Campus – 184
A total of 80 ideas for the new name were received when the local authority requested suggestions earlier in the year.
Some of the unsuccessful ideas which did not make the shortlist will now be used for specific facilities and rooms within the campus which remains on course to open in spring 2020.
A new animated video, which walks through the inside of the main campus building and shows the range of community facilities that will be on offer, is also now available.
Community facilities for all
The main campus includes an open plaza entrance with access to community facilities such as a library, café and drop-in area.
The 2G and 3G sports pitches, rural skills area, multi-use games area, 100m running track and external changing pavilion will all also be available for community use.
Jedburgh and District Councillors Jim Brown, Scott Hamilton and Sandy Scott
“Thank you to all who took part in the poll, which had well over 1,000 votes.
“We know there is real excitement about the Jedburgh Grammar Campus and the numerous community benefits it will provide to the town.
“We would encourage the local community groups to think about how they could use the campus once it opens next year and let the Council know what facilities they intend to use.”
Councillor Shona Haslam, Leader
“It was a year ago that the first sod was cut for Jedburgh Grammar Campus and now we have less than 12 months to go until it opens.
“It is important to emphasise that Jedburgh Grammar Campus will serve the whole community, from 2 to 102 year olds, benefitting generations of people in the town.”
Councillor Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People
“Jedburgh Grammar Campus will not only provide a single learning space for 2-18 year olds but will also support learning opportunities for older learners and be a wider community resource as well.
“We now have a name and remain on track to see this innovative facility open in spring 2020.”
The Council is taking forward the facility – which will replace the current Grammar School and Howdenburn and Parkside primaries - alongside development partner Hub South East Scotland and appointed main contractor BAM Construction.
The funding for the new campus was confirmed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney in August 2017, as one of four projects to share £28m from the latest phase of the Scottish Government’s £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.
Images and video
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