Residents invited to attend next round of local Area Partnership meetings

Published: 10th January 2022

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Area Partnerships

Residents are encouraged to attend the next meeting of their local Area Partnership due to be held as follows:

  • Tweeddale – 18 January at 7.00pm
  • Cheviot – 26 January at 6.30pm
  • Berwickshire – 27 January at 6.30pm
  • Teviot and Liddesdale – 1 February at 6.00pm
  • Eildon – 10 February at 6.00pm

Area Partnerships are an opportunity for Borders residents to participate in an informal discussion and debate about the challenges and opportunities they see affecting their area. They bring together key organisations, groups, businesses and individuals from across the public, private and third sectors and from within local communities to collectively work together.

Meetings are available online via Microsoft Teams

Meetings are open to all members of the public and are attended by local councillors and community councillors. During Covid-19 they are being provided online through Microsoft Teams.

The agenda for each meeting will include updates on:

  • applications received for each Partnership’s Community Fund
  • the Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund, established as part of the ongoing Covid-19 response and recovery effort
  • place making
  • participatory budgeting
  • the Common Good consultation (this is seeking public views on the registers held for each of the former Burghs of the Borders and is open until 31 March)
  • local priorities
  • future agenda items

Get the full agenda and link to the meeting

More information about each Area Partnership, including a copy of the full agenda and how to access the Teams link, is available at:

Councillor Robin Tatler, Executive Member for Community Development and Localities

“Area Partnerships continue to be an ideal way for people to become involved in the decision making process at a local level.

“Not only do they give residents the opportunity to find out more about issues affecting their locality, they are a great platform for them to give us their views and make suggestions for topics to be included in future discussions.

“We would encourage as many people as possible to attend their next meeting as they really are a way to influence what happens in their local area over the coming year.”