Standing up for local services

I have always stood up for and championed local services.

I voted against the closure of Duns and Jedburgh Sheriff Courts. 

I have been at the forefront of the campaign for the reopening of Reston station, which has been delayed time and time again by the SNP Government.

I support the Council in it's desire to protect frontline services despite facing cuts of more than £13m from the SNP Government.

 

News

Scottish Borders Council faced with £30m black hole

Scottish Borders Council is facing a £30m black hole in its finances over the next 5 years.

The figures have been revealed as the local authority launches a new public consultation ahead of its next budget, which will be set in February 2020.

Wilton Lodge Park

Wilton Lodge Park is in the running for a major national award recognising the best parks in the UK.

New £395m Borderlands Growth Deal Agreed

A new £395m growth deal for the Scottish Borders and wider Borderlands region has been signed today.

Representatives from the UK Government, the Scottish Government and five councils that represent the region were in Peebles today to sign the Heads of Terms for investment.

Hawick Post Office Closure

The Sandbed Post Office in Hawick has closed until further notice.

It is understood that the closure is due to circumstances beyond Post Office Ltd’s control.