Please see link below for Local Place Plan survey
It aims to gather information on the support needs of communities considering developing a Local Place Plan for their area in the future. The Planning (Scotland) Bill suggests giving communities the right to develop proposals for the development and use of land through a new type of plan, known as a Local Place Plan. The aim of these Local Place Plans is to significantly enhance community engagement in development planning, empowering communities to play a proactive role in defining the future of their place.
It is vital that communities across Scotland are adequately supported to take advantage of this opportunity, ensuring that it is not only communities with previous experience engaging in local decision making processes who are able to fully engage in this process.
To this end, we have designed the following short survey to gather views on what support communities would like to see and what barriers they believe would stop them taking part – and how these might be overcome.
Changes to the 253 timetable mean that if you want to travel by bus to Coldingham, you will now need to catch the 253 service to Eyemouth and await a connection (service 235) from Eyemouth to Coldingham and vice versa to return as the 253 no longer stops at Coldingham. This was discussed at length at a meeting with John Lamont MP, Community Councils of Coldingham, Cockburnspath and St. Abbs.
The more people who use the services the better the chance of retaining them. Unfortunately it’s a use it or lose it situation.
Update 10th May 2018
Borders busses response
The Above response has been received from Borders buses. Please direct any further comments you’d like to be included in the community council’s reply through the Cockburnspath Facebook page:
The attached is a proposed schedule change to the 253 Bus service. There is quite a reduction in services, with Monday to Friday being two hourly, and a huge change to Sunday services, plus Sat service being quite reduced, so it’s important that we try to get as many views from local people as possible. The closing date for comments is 2nd May, but a delay has been requested to Scottish Borders Council (who are collating responses for the bus company) for a stay of execution until 9/10th May to allow this to be discussed at the Community Council meeting in May.
Draft response 2nd May 2018
The attached is a draft response to be submitted by the community council after collating feedback.
Roxburgh & Berwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau offers a unique opportunity for interested people to become volunteers. We offer quality training on a whole range of subjects that will help you help others in the community. The work is rewarding and satisfying plus you get full support and the chance to be part of a team. We are currently recruiting volunteers to become generalist advisers in the Eyemouth office, so if you have 6h/p/w to spare and want to a new challenge then please get in touch with Annette on 018907 50500.
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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.