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21st February 2019 - Community recycling centre opening hours changes


From 1 April 2019, changes are being made to the opening hours of Scottish Borders Council’s community recycling centres across the Scottish Borders.  The changes aim to ensure the service better meets the needs of the public and is more sustainable for the Council. Full details on the changes in opening hours   of the recycling centres and what you can take there to be disposed of can be found here.




13th January 2019: Report of Meeting re Willowdean house planning proposal.


At a standing room only packed meeting of the community council on Monday, 7th Jan at Foulden Village Hall the Willowdean planning application was universally condemned. In particular the single-lane road was of great concern. The applicant's agent has told the SBC that this road is only lightly used. This is simply untrue, and numerous people who resided on and used the road were present to state otherwise.


In accordance with the wishes of 98% of the community the council will oppose this application. Please Note, the Community Council have an extended deadline of 23rd January to do this and are currently working on a response.



3rd January 2019


An application has been made to the SBC (21 Dec 2018 -  18/01479/FUL)  to site a vast permanent (stationary) caravan park in the 17.3 acres of prime agricultural land at Willowdean House (a modern house). To say this would be a blot on the landscape would be an understatement. This will not be an asset to our community. Far from it.    Please be aware of this application. You can view it on-line and post any objections also on-line.   In the summer an independent petition was taken of every household in Foulden parish on this and 98% opposed it.  The Community Council are supporting our community in opposing this.   We will be having a meeting on Monday 7th January, at Foulden Village hall at 7.15 to discuss this application - all welcome. To get the full picture - you can view key documents here:  


Site Plan | Landscape, Contour & Lighting Plan | Lodge Example Plan



On a successful note ...


We are pleased to note that our objections to the large and inappropriate design of the proposed new house north-east/alongside the ancient church at Lamberton appear to have been taken on board by the Scottish Borders Council who have refused permission for it to be built. (We had originally opposed the building of any house on this plot of ground right next to a historic landmark.) The full refusal can be seen on the SBC website under the reference 18/00961/FUL.



November News


It is with great regret that we announce the death of Douglas Jeffrey on 19th November 2018, aged 88.  Douglas was the last in a line of his family as the blacksmiths at Mordington stretching back over 200 years. He served as a councillor for Mordington on the Community Council for around 40 years. A much valued member of the community whom he served so unfailingly, he will be greatly missed. Sadly his wife, Helen, also died on 31st January.


Quad Bike Thefts - 19/11/18


Two thefts of quad bikes have been reported this week.


Overnight on Monday 19/11/18 into Tuesday 20/11/18 a Red Honda 420 Quadbike was stolen from a property near Earlston and during the same a period another Red Honda 420 Quadbike was stolen from a farm between Smailholm and Gattonside.


Police Scotland strongly encourage owners of agricultural machinery and utility vehicles to take the following steps to secure their property:




Get Ready for Winter (Scottish Power leaflet)


As the cold winter approaches Scottish Power have circulated an advice leaflet - downloadable here!


18th July 2018


Willowdean House -  Planning Application


A reminder to our constituents that if you were unable to attend the displays of the proposed caravan park at Willowdean, Nunlands, Foulden, on June 29th, the agents are holding a further display at Foulden Village Hall on July 23rd, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


This is your chance to let the developer know what you think. If a formal planning application is then made, written objections by post or email to the Scottish Borders Council can then be made.



Click HERE to view the plans.



Mobile Library Schedule (latest) -  Lamberton


should the location of the mobile library at the telephone box not be suitable for everyone then the driver is amenable to having a second stopping point in the Lamberton area. If this is the case please contact Tricia Lucas to make the arrangements.  Download schedule here!



The Annual Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 2nd September. Entrance via Kerrigan Way, Foulden, and gates open at 9 a.m. and entrance is normally smooth and efficient. Those vendors queuing to enter should note that at no time must this street be blocked to traffic. Buyers may arrive from 11 a.m. There is free parking for buyers’ cars. Refreshments, childrens’ rides and WCs are on site.






Printed Bulletins:


You will by now have received the  last printed bulletin delivered prior to the AGM on 5th June.  If you wish to stay connected and receive email copies  in the future please send an email to  with subscribe in the subject line.  



Olympic Torch comes through Foulden - 14th June 2012


Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebration -  3rd June 2012