Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council and the Scottish Borders Council have 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). Any such work will be in addition to – not a replacement of – services provided by the council, police, utility companies, etc. The plan 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 (see map here). More information on all aspects of the plan is available via the dropdown menu, but you can view the full plan document here.
Further information on this topic, including a short video, is available on the SBC website here
Do you need support?
We recognise that in times of severe weather or utility failure, some people in our community may need a bit of extra support from the resilient community volunteers, so we’d like to build a list of people who may need some assistance in severe weather or during a power cut (e.g. if you have a disability, or need to look after young children so can’t clear your drive). If you would like to be included in this list please speak to one of the scheme co-ordinators or contact our Resilient Communities Co-ordinator.