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A warm welcome awaits all who join us for worship at Roberton Kirk, which is part of Teviot & Roberton Parish Church. Under the leadership of the Rev Alistair Cook, the congregation has a desire to welcome all and spread the good news of Jesus in the valley.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services in the church building are currently suspended but please join in online worship at 11am each Sunday - at Church Online

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Request from Farmers in the Valley

To all walkers of the Borthwick Water Valley, farmers would politely request that walking through farms is limited as much as possible during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Ideally, avoiding walks where touching of gates would be necessary. This will help keep our farmers safe and healthy during the very busy lambing season. 

And, of course, remember that during the lambing season itself, avoid walking dogs through fields where there are sheep. If you must walk your dog through such a field, please ensure your dog is kept on the lead at all times.

THANK YOU !

Advice from the Forestry Commission

This advice from the Forestry Commission :-

 

Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive

In light of the most recent Government directive in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, it is more important than ever that we pull together and do our utmost to look after ourselves and our loved ones.  As ever the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and contractors is our primary concern so we have made necessary decision to close down all our current non-essential operations, except some harvesting sites that provide essential woodfuel and material for other essential products. Details are listed on this page.

Coronavirus - "Help Needed" or "Able to Help"

If you're able to help fellow valley residents who are self-isolating due to the Coronavirus or are in fact self-isolating and need help getting groceries or prescriptions, then there are a couple of ways you can help or be helped.

On a valley-wide scale, David Pollard has offered to act as a contact point for those "able to help" or "needing help". Let him know (dp@david-pollard.com or 01450-880397) if you're in either of those categories and he'll do his best to put you in contact.

At a Hawick-level, Caroline Brophy-Parkin of the Salvation Army is coordinating the same for Hawick residents (01450 375075 is the contact number there).

 

Barrel Law 2-- Wind Farm Runs Out of Puff

Here is some great news from Stephen Lucking, who has been following and reporting on this issue from the start:

It was a surprise that the decision to refuse the appeal appeared on 23rd December but it made a great Christmas present.

The Andersons are very grateful for the support you have given us in fighting BL2 as am I.  I can't guarantee that there can be no BL3 but it does seem unlikely.

Thanks again and all the best for 2020.

Stephen

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