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 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/

 

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)

Community Website refresh

The website for Cockburnspath & Cove Community Council has been given a fresh look. The easy to use menus and design helps you search with ease for information, events and news about Cockburnspath and Cove.

We hope that you enjoy searching the website for the latest updates from in and around Cockburnspath. If you have any queries, feel free to contact us by emailing secretarycccc@live.co.uk