During 2014 members of our community, the Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council and the Scottish Borders Council worked together to develop a “Resilient Community Plan” for the Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth area. This involves forming a group of volunteers who can help their neighbours in emergencies (e.g. heavy snow, flooding missing people). Their work will be in addition to – not a replacement of – services provided by the council, police, utility companies, etc. It covers not only Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth but stretches to Hardens and Langtonlee in the north, Charterhall in the south and Bogend in the east.
This section of the site gives more information on all aspects of the plan but, if you wish, you can download a pdf of the full plan document.