Councillor John Mitchell: surgery

Councillor John Mitchell will be holding a surgery on 19th June 2015 from 5.30-6.30 pm at Gala Old House, Galashiels, if anyone wishes to raise any issues with him

Community Council

Community Council minutes are posted on the noticeboards and on the community website here. If you want to contact the Community Council, please contact Jenny Mushlin, CC Secretary on 01578 760297 Councillor John Mitchell is holding a surgery in Stow Town Hall on Friday 22nd May

Stow Community Trust – Spring update

The comment in the previous newsletter that a lease on the building might be negotiated by early spring turned out to be wide of the mark – in a new development, presumably because Network Rail no longer has any use for the building (at one time it was thought that a couple of rooms might […]

Potential loss of ‘Cultural’ Public Amenities

This is an advance warning! For those of us who use and enjoy some of the Cultural/Arts services that are supplied by the Council, SBC have approved a recommendation that some of its community services be transferred from direct Council provision, to delivery via a charitable trust….They are looking to make a budget saving of […]

Exciting visit from Brazil

Exciting visit from Brazil

We are very excited to welcome Nixiwaka Yawanawa from the Brazilian Amazon who will be visiting Stow Primary … more

Update on Stow Park

Councillor Sandy Aitchison has held discussions with Council officials and it is apparent that there is no one solution that can improve the park and that a number of measures will have to be taken to get it back to its old glory. The first step is to look at drainage and investigations will be […]

Community Resilience Plan

Community Resilience Plan

The Community Council would like to see if a community resilience plan can be established in Stow. Can you get involved? more

Community Resilience Plan

At a recent public meeting, Fountainhall community discussed making a resilience plan. This is where the community  can pull together in bad times; for example , in situations with bad snow, power cuts, flooding, bad accidents, a missing person etc. We have had an excellent response. Our plan is being completed and will be up […]

Community Newsletter: Public Notice

Community Newsletter: Public Notice

For reasons of logistics, and owing to inflated petrol costs, we are looking to send out e-copies of the community newsletter to rural households in the more remote areas. more

Are you a good neighbour?

At the April Community Council meeting it was debated whether or not Stow & Fountainhall should sign up to join a Borders-wide scheme devised by SBC called Community Resilience, designed to encourage rural communities to pull together in bad weather.While the scheme is in essence a very positive one, it was felt that we as […]


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