Floors, Makerstoun, Nenthorn and Smailholm (FMNS) Community Council covers this area of the Borders. Not everyone understands what the Community Council does, so we hope the information below will help, and perhaps encourage you to get involved.
The Community Council acts as a channel between local people and Scottish Borders Council (SBC). One of the local SBC councillors usually attends our meetings and brings information and takes away problems we want raised.
We are also consulted by SBC directly on such things as planning, and by other public sector bodies such as NHS Borders, Scottish Water, and the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government has plans to increase the role of community councils.
The Community Council has a small annual budget mainly for its running costs but can make small grants to local groups where appropriate. SBC also have budgets for small schemes for improving local environments with things like roadside benches, noticeboards, step and path repairs, etc. Access to these funds is through the Community Council.
If you're interested and want to find out more, come to a Council meeting! Members of the public are very welcome to attend. These are held in Makerstoun or Smailholm Village Halls about every three months. Minutes of meetings and agendas with dates and locations are displayed on the local noticeboards. This website will contain details of forthcoming meetings, and will also provide access to agendas, minutes and other information, such as the community police report.
Current Members of the Community Council are:
Ian Topping, Nenthorn
Lynda Stark, Nenthorn
David Stark, Nenthorn
Heather Kerr, Nenthorn
Tony Kime, Nenthorn
Kenneth Bone, Makerstoun
Andrew Carter, Makerstoun
Lord Biddulph, Makerstoun
Lady Mary Biddulph, Makerstoun
Ian Malcolm, Smailholm
Jane Roberts, Smailholm
Veronica Ross, Smailholm
For further information contact
The Convener , Andrew Carter
Secretary, Kirsty Baird (01573 460237)
The Community Council leaflet was delivered to all households in the area in early 2017. This is also available through the link below.
Tuesday 19th September 2017 at Smailholm Village Hall, 7pm
Tuesday 16th January 2018 in Makerstoun Village Hall, 7pm
Agendas for all meetings will be available shortly before the meeting.
or telephone 01573 460254