One year on 2500 are signed up to SB Alert

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SB Alert, the service that gives weather warnings, crimes, road closures etc to people in the Borders, has now been going for a year.

In that time 2,500 people joined up to receive up-to-date email alerts on what was happening in the region and team behind the service are keen to get feedback from those using it.

The SB Alert team at Scottish Borders Council said: “Thank you to the 2,500 people who have joined SB Alert to receive up-to-date information on a variety of issues since it was launched one year ago.

“From weather warnings, utility failure updates, road closures, crimes and trading standards issues, all have been covered in the messages sent out to individuals, communities and businesses over the last 12 months by the council, Police Scotland and other agencies.

People in the region who have been able to prepare for bad weather, avoid inconvenience by finding out about road closures ahead of time, or who have been alerted to door-to-door scams in the area were asked to get in touch and let the team know how SB Alert had helped them and whether they feel it is a useful service.

Towns and villages across the region have signed up to SBC’s Resilient Communities service, each one having their own co-ordinator and team of volunteers who will step in to help in emergency situations such as winter weather or searching for a missing person, and SB Alert

As winter approaches it’s worth signing up to SB Alert to get regular messages about what’s going on in the region at www.sbalert.co.uk.