Residents urged to participate in review of Eyemouth Community Campus

Eyemouth MP and MSP, John Lamont and Rachael Hamilton, have urged local residents to take part in review of where Eyemouth Community Campus should be located.

After receiving numerous emails and letters from constituents, both representatives wrote to Scottish Borders Council asking for clarification on the current situation regarding the campus.

Scottish Borders Council have said that they are committed to replacing the existing Eyemouth Primary School and are reviewing all assets within the locality, and will be undertaking a joint review in Eyemouth.

All residents are being urged to contact their local councillors so that the council understand the depth of feeling on this issue.

Both Hamilton and Lamont have demanded a meeting with Scottish Borders Council Chief Executive, Tracey Logan, as well as the relevant councillors.

Commenting John Lamont MP said: “There is clear frustration about the current plans for the Eyemouth Community Campus. I have had significant amount of correspondence from concerned residents.

“There is a general feeling that their voices are not being listened to by Scottish Borders Council.

“I know that most residents agree that a new school is needed, but I completely understand why they do not want to lose some of their existing facilities. People have also raised concerns about losing their current community centre.”

Rachael Hamilton MSP said “John and I have asked Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council and the relevant councillors and officers for an urgent meeting about the placement of the proposed campus.

“Locals are rightfully concerned about losing green space in the town for housing when there appears to be other suitable locations for this.

“Obviously, it is great news that Eyemouth is getting a new school, but the council must ensure that this is done in a way that suits the needs and wants of the people who live there.”