Superfast Broadband

Do you get frustrated by our local broadband speed? Unable to download films or use the internet during periods of high demand? Unable to use your smart TV, phones etc at the same time?

If the answer is yes, then please visit the Digital Scotland’s website, using the link below and register your postcode to be kept up to date with progress: http://www.superfastscotland.com/in-the-loop

Come along to Community Council meetings for updates.

We’re taking part in Scottish CCs Hour

presentation1212x219We will be joining the Scottish Community Councils Hour on Twitter. This is the very first Scottish Community Councils Hour on Twitter on 8th November 2016. Starting at 8pm, we will tweet questions over the course of an hour. This is an initiative created by the Improvement Service, encouraging community councils on Twitter to get involved by tweeting using the hashtag #ScottishCCs.

The Scottish Community Councils website, which is managed by Improvement Service and funded by Scottish Government, is a resource to support both experienced community councillors and people looking to learn more about community councils, through news, funding opportunities, events, and other relevant information and guidance.

Scottish Community Councils Hour aims to create a space where community councils can share knowledge, discuss experiences, and network, and also to raise awareness of the great work community councils do and encourage others to get involved locally.

We want your photos!

What is Cockburnspath & Cove to you? We are looking for your beautiful, stunning photos to showcase across our new website. If you have pictures you can send to us, we will publish them across our website.

We want to showcase the area in its natural beauty – the place, culture and community. Please send them to the Cockburnspath & Cove Facebook page privately. They must be your own and not subject to copyright. If people feature in your pictures, please ensure they have approved the photos to be shared.

Kids in the Car? Don’t Risk It

A driver under the age of 20 is killed or seriously injured on Scotland’s roads every week. Every time you drive with your children, you’re giving them a lesson which could save their lives when they become drivers. Kids in the Car is a ground-breaking campaign encouraging parents to be aware of the impact their driving behaviour has on even the youngest children. View the campaign: http://dontriskit.info/kids-in-the-car/view-the-campaign/

 

Don’t Risk It – Country Roads

Around 52% of road deaths in Scotland happen on country roads, and loss of control is the most common cause. Last year alone 649 people were killed or seriously injured whilst driving on country roads. Over two thirds of them were male.

This campaign aims to show that you never know what’s round the corner when travelling on a country road, and driving at an appropriate speed gives you more time to react.

 

Find more information on the Don’t Risk it website: http://dontriskit.info/country-roads/view-the-campaign/

SB Alert: Bogus callers

Warning re Bogus Callers in Our Area

Alert message sent 05/10/2016 14:42:00

Information sent on behalf of Scottish Borders Council

Police Scotland are issuing a warning following three reports of bogus callers targeting residents in East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

The incidents happened in Kirk Park, Dunbar; Callandar Place Cockburnspath and Croft Road, Kelso on Monday 3rd October.

In the Kirk Park incident, a 92 year old man was charged an excessive three-figure sum to have some gardening work done. The suspect bogus workman called himself John Smith and left a business card.

The suspect in the Cockburnspath incident called unannounced and offered to tarmac the driveway, leaving a business card.

In the Croft Road Kelso incident, a workman was contacted via social media, he asked for payment up front and left without completing the work.

Officers are advising residents to be on their guard for bogus callers, rogue traders and not to engage anyone cold-calling to do property maintenance, gardening or home repairs.

Sergeant Michele Lindsay said: ” Police Scotland is committed to tackling those involved in this crime and will use all means at our disposal to ensure they are swiftly brought to justice. Rogue traders usually turn up announced, claim to be bona fide tradesmen when they are not and charge inflated prices for shoddy or unnecessary work.

“However, an effective way of preventing these incidents from happening in the first place is by raising awareness of the problem and advising members of the public on what steps they can take to better protect themselves from falling victim.

“We would recommend that you never engage anyone who turns up at your door and never give them money up front.

“We would also caution against keeping large sums of cash in your own home.

“More information about how to protect yourself against bogus callers can be found on the Police Scotland website at the address below:”

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/doorstep-crime-and-bogus-callers

Message sent by
Nick Walker (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)