Have a look at the monthly Police report attached below for all the goings on in and around Peebles
Composting bins - Help or Hindrance? One local resident has happily incorporated hers into an ongoing composting system (increasing capacity by 25% in the process) and hopes that many others will do the same. However not everyone is able to do so and even those who can, often have more garden waste than they can reasonably deal with. Unlike in towns, we haven’t been given the option of a wheelie bin for compostable material to be taken away by the council. Following requests to the Community Council and supported by Cllr Neil Calvert, we have asked for the uplift to be reinstated.
Not surprisingly there are budget and cost issues to consider. A review was promised by SBC in 2006! It is now 2012 and we are still waiting! This is being followed up by our local councillors but any extension to the scheme is dependent on financial support from the Scottish Executive. In the meantime, eco unfriendly car journeys to Eshiels seem to be the only alternative.
To find out more about home composting, click Ask Organic and follow the links
158,000 Scottish homes are at risk from flooding. Some of these are in Eddleston, particularly in Station Road. Are you prepared? SEPA are running an information campaign. Their Emergency Floodline number is 0845 988 1188. Select Option 1 for recorded information. For info on Eddleston, enter the Quickdial code - 0624 322.
SEPA have lots of interesting and helpful leaflets. For more information, click here SEPA
A Flooding Protection Group has been set up, co-ordinated by Ted Radford (01721 730665) The main risk area is Station Road but if anyone else feels that they too are at risk and want to join, they should contact Ted. A number of able bodied villagers have offered to help during flood alerts and contact details have been circulated. Please also note the new (and more accessibe) location for the sandbag store - in the old orchard at the north end of Station Road
SEPA are taking over the flood warning scheme previously run by SPC. Info is currently being updated and residents in vulnerable properties will be advised
The service is based in Ettrick Riverside in Selkirk and is aimed at homeowners and private tenants over 60 years old or, if disabled, of any age. Little jobs like changing a light bulb or hanging curtains need no longer be a worry and even much larger jobs can be tackled and help given with applying for grants. If enough people are interested (even a few to meet over coffee) SBC would be happy to come to the village to explain this all in more detail. For more information, please call Tom Small, Co-ordinator on 01750 724895, send him an email to Care and Repair or have a look at their web site by clicking the link below