Cash for Duns path work

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The Berwickshire neighbourhood squad will be busy round the district after SBC councillors at last week’s area forum approved over £6000 of work.

The Berwickshire area has a budget of £48,197 in this financial year for small schemes and a further £20,000 for ‘Quality of Life’ schemes and after last week’s approved spending, there is £16,227 left in the pot for the rest of the year.

Schemes recommended in this latest round include £2,500 towards the upgrading of the footpath between the Berwickshire Housing Association offices and the Volunteer Hall in Duns.

Six new litter bins and two new recycling bins will be provided at Coldingham Sands at a cost of £1200 to help it towards Blue Flag status, a request made by the community.

£250 will be spent on new entrance signs to Chirnside, plus a further £1050 will be spent on replacing old street nameplates at Reston.

A barrier to prevent unauthorised access will be installed at Home Park at a cost of £615; car parking spaces will be marked out at Merse View, Paxton (£550); and £200 will be spent on providing two picnic tables at Whitsome play park.

Community councils, members of the public and Scottish Borders councillors can all request potential small schemes of work to be undertaken by the neighbourhood squads by contacting the neighbourhood area manager, Darren Silcock, direct.

Ring, 0300 100 1800, email or write to Neighbourhood Services, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA,