Yetholm Community Council meets on the last Tuesday of every month - with the exception of December - in the Youth Hall at 7.30pm (from May 2018). All these meetings are open to the general public and provide an opportunity to join in with matters and debates which directly affect the village. In addition to Councillors, the meetings are also attended by the local Regional Councillor from Scottish Borders Council and, duties permitting, the local police officers. The A.G.M. is held each April at a venue and time as publicised.
There are eleven elected Councillors who serve for terms of three years (renewable). Each Councillor takes responsibility for specific areas of interest (portfolios). Information regarding the various portfolios + copies of recent Minutes of Community Council meetings can be found by clicking of the relevant drop-down tab. Current councillors, with their portfolios & contact details, are -
Susan Stewart - Chair, Website & Events 420231
Shane Black - Vice Chair, Planning 420676
Paul Robson - Utilities and Bonfire 420608
Angela Walker - Treasurer 420669
Natasha Gray Secretary (Ex Officio) - 07908945844
Zoe Keddie-Dixon - Education 420215
Denise Allan - Grants & Funding 420289
Alan Kerr - Resilience 420319
Graeme Wallace - Tourism 420677
Iain Dougal - Pavilion,Projects and Events 420276
Paul Robson was re- elected to the Community Council at the end of April. There are two vacancies on the new Council at the present time.
Yetholm & District Community Council are holding an open morning at the Sports Pavilion on 23rd October from 10.30am to meet the local community & chat about the work that we do which will also cover the Festival. We are always pleased to welcome new Councillors & Festival Committee members so if this is something that appeals to you please come along & find out what it entails
Teas, Coffees & Cakes will be provided
Yetholm and District Community Council are looking for volunteers from across the Community to undertake a First Aid Course to enable us to have cover at the various Community Events that happen throughout the year.
The Council would pay for the training and the only commitment is that once trained you would be willing to attend at least one event per year to provide First Aid Cover if required.
There will be a Basic First Aid Training on Wednesday 17th October from 7 – 8.30pm in the Pavilion.
Please contact Susan Stewart on 420231 if you would be interested in taking up this opportunity.