Oldhamstocks Vacancy - East Lammermuir Community Council

After more than two decades of service, Janice Hanvidge has signalled her intention to step down as a Community Councillor for the Oldhamstocks ward, part of the East Lammermuir Community Council area (alongside Spott, Innerwick and Stenton).
The next elections for community councils in East Lothian are due to take place in October 2020.  This gives us a one-year vacancy for a person willing to represent Oldhamstocks in Community Council business.  The Council scheme for Community Councils requires that this be someone who lives or works in the parish.  Common sense would suggest it needs to be someone interested in the welfare and wellbeing of those who live in the community, willing to act as a link between the village and the council and other public bodies where appropriate.  The Community Council meets 8 times in any year.  Meetings are held in each of the four villages in rotation.
Anyone interested in giving something back to the community in this way - please talk to Chris Bruce, Chair, East Lammermuir Community Council at The Old School, Oldhamstocks or phone: 01368 830335.
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Events bring in £7m a year for Borders

Major sporting and cultural events have been estimated to generate £7m-a-year for the economy in the Borders.

A report to councillors said the area had also raised its profile thanks to its hosting role.

Among the key events have been the Tour of Britain, Borders Book Festival, Melrose Rugby 7s, Borders Art Fair and Tweedlove/Transcend Festival.

A number of other opportunities to enhance the region’s role are also on the horizon.

They include:

  • The return of the Jim Clark Rally combined with recent museum opening
  • Efforts to increase visitor numbers on the Borders Railway
  • Landmark celebrations in 2021 for the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s birth

Full story here.

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