It is commonly accepted that a more sustainable approach is required if we are to continue to develop and enjoy a good quality of life. The Powerdown project seeks to help by assisting communities in finding a lower energy, lower carbon future that will help them to develop sustainably.
It would be easy to see the process as a negative one where we all stop or reduce what we are doing. While it’s true that we should each seek to reduce our carbon footprint, for the good of the environment and our future, it is much more about doing things just a little bit differently. One of the successes of the project was the establishment of allotments in the village on a site owned by Scottish Borders Housing Association and leased to the Development Trust.
In 2010, the village took part in a project funded by 'The Bridge' to find out what the community wanted to change and to draw up a community plan. This was published in June 2010. Currently there is a project taking place in the village to enhance the well being of the older members of the community.
This page was last updated on 16 February 2014