Category Archive: News

Dec 31

‘Respectful Relationship’ Policy for Border schools announced

Borders Party Councillor Sandy Aitchison, the executive member for education, has announced the new ‘respectful relationship policy’ to the full council. This new policy is designed to help stamp out bullying in our region’s schools. Councillor Aitchison said “Our children should no longer have their lives blighted by bullies. This is a matter I take very …

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Nov 05

New Children and Young People’s Champion

Borders Party Councillor Iain Gillespie has been elected to the post of Children and Young People’s Champion. This important post will see Iain be ‘the voice’ of young people in the Borders whenever council decisions are being made. Iain will be meeting groups of young people and children, all across the Borders, to hear their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bordersparty.org.uk/new-children-and-young-peoples-champion/

Oct 17

Councillor Aitchison proposes Local Plan wording change

At the Scottish Borders Council meeting in September the responses to the consultation on the Local Plan were debated. Despite the history of the “Netherbarns” site in Galashiels at has, once again, been inserted into the Local Plan as a site for housing development. This time around, the Local Plan showed that SBC supported housing …

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Jun 07

Councillor Aitchison backs Abbotsford’s fight over Netherbarns housing

Once again, Scottish Borders Council planners have included Netherbarns as a site for housing – despite it being removed from the local development plan in the past, after 2 previous public enquires deemed it ’unsuitable for housing’. The site, directly across the Tweed valley from Abbotsford House, is liable to have an adverse visual impact on Sir Walter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bordersparty.org.uk/councillor-aitchison-backs-abbotsfords-fight-over-netherbarns-housing/

Jun 07

Councillor Gillespie calls for Tweedbank Station Rethink

After the details for the design of the railway station at Tweedbank were revealed in a Planning Committee Meeting, Iain Gillespie of The Borders Party has called for a rethink. At present, the design only allows for a ‘train operating company depot’, parking, a ‘plaza, a bus drop-off point and landscaping. There are to be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bordersparty.org.uk/councillor-gillespie-calls-for-tweedbank-station-rethink/

May 26

Great Result in Hawick & Denholm

  The Borders Party is delighted that Watson McAteer was successful in the Hawick and Denholm by-election. Watson, standing as an independent candidatel, will be a valuable addition to the Council Chamber. Frances Pringle, the leader of The Borders Party said ” Watson is a highly dedicated and hard-working man and, I am sure, will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bordersparty.org.uk/great-result-in-hawick-denholm/

May 26

Hawick & Denhom By-election

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The Borders Party has announced that it has taken the very unusual decision not to field a candidate in the forthcoming Council by-election in the Hawick and Denholm ward                         . The Borders Party was founded to restore the tradition of independence to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bordersparty.org.uk/hawick-denhom-by-election/

Oct 21

Iain Gillespie joins the planning committee

Borders Party Councillor for Leaderdale and Melrose, Iain Gillespie, has joined the planning committee of the Scottish Borders Council. “This is great news” said Borders Party Leader Frances Pringle. She went on “The Borders Party has long been a strong voice on the planning committee – speaking out against poorly thought out applications and supporting …

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Oct 21

Councillor Iain Gillespie backs call for countryside education

Borders Party Councillor for Leaderdale and Melrose, Iain Gillespie, has backed Richard Baillie’s call for our children to be better educated about the countryside – for their own safety. Mr Baillie called for school newsletters to give information about outdoor access, The Countryside Code and wild camping and to give links to websites with good information on …

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Aug 16

David Pye to stand for The Borders Party in Tweeddale West

The Borders Party has announced that it will be contesting the Tweeddale West by-election for the vacant seat on the Scottish Borders Council left vacant by the recent resignation of Conservative Councillor Nathaniel Buckingham. Frances Pringle, the Leader of The Borders Party said “We are delighted to announce that we have selected David Pye to …

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