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Walkerburn and District Community Council elections

Elections for vacancies on the Community Council are held annually.  Nominations are sought from anyone over the age of 16 who is a registered voter in Walkerburn and District. 

This year the Election will be on Friday 14th June.   Nomination forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer by midday 27th May 2024. 

Forms are available by clicking this link or from the Secretary, email wccsecretary@walkerburn.com or telephone 01896 870251.

The Community Council acts as a link between the community and public bodies such as the Council and the Scottish Government.  It is used as a sounding board on a wide range of issues.  Meetings, open to the public, are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm in Walkerburn Public Hall and members are expected to attend most meetings.  In addition there are voluntary seminars and training opportunities. 

Members must be willing to give time to read papers, to listen to comments from other residents, to think about issues and to carry out some basic research if necessary (home or work access to the internet and email is an advantage). 

Members of the Walkerburn Community Council

Mr Peter L Waller (Chairman) Lindowan, Peebles Road 079260623968 peterwaller60@yahoo.co.uk
Ms Mary Daykin (Vice Chair) 3 Park Avenue 01896 870471 marydaykin7@gmail.com
Mrs Sheila E Horsburgh
Station Cottage 01896 870438 sheila.horsburgh@sky.com
Ms Gillian Jones 10 High Cottages   gillyjones10@gmail.com
Mr Colin Kerr Auld Mill Lade Caberston Road 01896 870670 cjkerr66@gmail.com
Mrs Patricia Purves (Co-opted)  Assistant Secretary Glenmead 01896 870447 mail@purves-glenmead.uk
Ms Shani Sedgewick Fern Cottage, 4 High Cottages 07912 434958 shanisedgewick@yahoo.co.uk
Mr G Thornton (Treasurer and minute secretary) 35 Peebles Road 01896 870251 geoles2@tiscali.co.uk
Mrs L Thornton (Secretary) 35 Peebles Road 01896 870251 wccsecretary@walkerburn.com
Mr M Wilcox (Contact for Scawd Law Windfarm proposal) Juniperbank 07771 618871 wdccscawdlaw@gmail.com

Meetings Schedule 2024

 Third Wednesday in every month at 7.00pm in Walkerburn Public Hall

17 January,   21 February,   20 March,   17 April,   15 May,   19 June (AGM),

17 July,   21 August (if urgent business),   18 September,   16 October,    20 November,     18 December ((if urgent business)

Links to information about the proposed Scawd Law wind farm development

1 Information about Scawd Law proposal      2 General information on wind farms     3  More sources of information about wind farms

Walkerburn and District Community Council have been receiving briefs from Fred Olsen’s agents and other Community Councils about the Scawd Law Windfarm proposal.  Given that COP 26 is in progress, we thought it might be helpful to summarise the current position as we see it – a planning application is imminent and it is important that residents are kept informed.  Please click here to read a summary of the implications for the village

Link to information about Walkerburn's response to the Ukraine crisis

Council minutes

Minutes of Community Council meetings can be found by clicking on this text


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Council minutes

Council constitution