Coldstream community council

Councillors

CHAIRMAN Martin Brims congratulated Councillors Greenwell, Moffat and Renton on their election as councillors representing the Mid Berwickshire ward on Scottish Borders Council at the May elections.

Coldstream defibrillator

SIMON Hogg from the Coldstream Patient Participation Group spoke to the community council about their recently launched appeal to raise funds to purchase a public defibrillator for the town.

The idea is for the easy to use defibrillator to be placed in an unlocked box on the High Street on the wall outside the library. If their fund raising is successful they also intend buying a second defibrillator to be kept at the town’s golf course.

It was agreed that a donation from the community council would be appropriate .

Resilient communities

PUBLIC meetings have been held in the community centre and it was felt that it was now for individual approaches from community councillors to help build up a greater network of people to be part of a resilient community team.

Spring clean

THERE was a disappointing turnout for the town’s annual spring clean with only four or five volunteers turning up.

Police report

THERE were 24 calls to the police over the past four weeks, and one road check carried out resulting in several drivers being reported for speeding and other offences. There were two calls about youths at the new housing development at Leet Haugh and Lennel Mount and a number of them have been spoken to. A 29 year old was charged with breach of the peace on April 17, and there were reports of speeding cars in Priory Hill. The police would encourage residents who are concerned to note down the registration numbers of vehicles and pass them on to the police.

The police bicycles and equipment have now been bought, and the police officers have undergone their training.

A free horse tack marking scheme has been introduced to try and deter thieves who have been targeting this area.

The next police surgery is on Saturday, July 21, from 1.30pm-3pm in Coldstream Community Centre.

Treasurer’s report

CURRENT account - £2922; Pensioner’s party account - £1045; Common Good Fund - £527. £500 has been set aside for a new notice board.

Planning

A PLANNING application for a sun room and access ramp to be added at Victoria Lodge was discussed and the only comment made was that it should be in keeping with the Conservation area.

Universal Fibre Optics have applied for permission to replace the roof on one of the buildings at Home Place - no comment.

Town plants

NEW plans have been drawn up for the left hand area at the bottom of Guards Road and the community council’s views on the proposals were sought.

Ideas for a design for the beds for next year’s 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden are also being looked at.

Date of next meeting

THE next meeting of Coldstream and District Community Council is on Thursday, June 21, at 7.30pm in the burgh chambers.