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Welcome to the website of the Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council.

NOTICE OF ELECTION May 2016

In accordance with the terms of the Scottish Borders Council Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils and Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth's Community Council's Constitution, nominations are now being invited from members of the community aged 16 or over whose names appear on the current electoral register or who can provide proof of eligibility as advised by the Returning Officer.

Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Community Council consists of a maximum of 10 members. There are currently 7 vacancies to be filled. In the event of there being more nominations than required to fill the 7 vacancies on the Community Council, a By-Election will be held.

Nomination Forms can be obtained from:

• The Village Hall, Gavinton
• By completing the contact form on the Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Community Council website at:
• Councillor Frances Renton, 1 Rashie, Fogo, Duns TD11 3RA frenton@scotborders.gov.uk Mobile: 07767 334817
• Scottish Borders Council website at: http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/ccelections

FORMS (ORIGINALS) MUST BE RETURNED TO: Councillor Frances Renton, Returning Officer at: 1 Rashie, Fogo, Duns TD11 3RA

THE FINAL DATE FOR THE RETURN OF COMPLETED NOMINATION FORMS IS:

Noon on 2nd May 2016

Windfarms

Information on Windfarms in the area has been moved to a new page.

Wireless Broadband

FAST BROADBAND

is now available free in Gavinton Village Hall.

Hall users can connect to this service with the password gavinton2016

Completion of the installation means that villagers can now subscribe to a variety of packages from Briskona offering different services levels up to 24Mps download speeds.

For more information, visit www.briskona.com or download this pdf from the company.

Full details about wireless broadband for Gavinton are now in this separate page.

West Gavinton - Detailed Planning Consent

On Monday 27 April, 2015, the planning application for 54 new houses in West Gavinton was approved by the SBC Buildings and Standards Committee, with conditions governing development, including phasing.

The minutes of the SBC PLANNING AND BUILDING STANDARDS COMMITTEE are now available. Download the document here or view it on the SBC website. The approval appears in the appendix.

The approval gives details of a variety of conditions to be observed by the developer and is, therefore, well worth reading.

Click here for access to further information and all previous plans and documents.

Community Council Latest

Community Council Meeting Minutes

The minutes page has been updated and reports on all recent meetings are now available.

The village of Gavinton, with the associated parishes of Fogo and Polwarth, lies to the south-west of Duns in Berwickshire. This pdf file shows the local area with the community council's boundaries. The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, 18 miles, by road, to the east, provides access to the national rail network and the A1 trunk road, putting Edinburgh and Newcastle within easy reach.

A lot of the information on this website, such as information about the Gavinton Village Hall and access to the archives of the Gavinton, Fogo & Polwarth Community Council (GFPCC), is intended for residents of the area but other information, such as the history of the three communities and the photo galleries, should be of interest to anyone with links to this part of the Scottish Borders.

Daffodils by the Gavinton sign

Daffodils by the Gavinton sign

Like approximately 100 villages in Scotland, Gavinton resulted from the desire of a wealthy estate owner to manage his land more efficiently. It was established in 1759 when the laird of Langton, David Gavin, wished to clear the settlement of Langton in order to improve the agricultural output of the estate.

Langton church

The parish church in Gavinton
retains the Langton name.

Please use the navigation links at the side to explore the site. If you have come to the site because you believe you have family connections to this area and are looking for more information, please feel free to use the link to the webmaster at the bottom of every page.

 

 

Gavinton village green

The village green in Gavinton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Your House Heated by Oil?

Since 2013, Tim Jackson has co-ordinated the Polwarth Oil Group. Now, the area that can be included has been extended to take in Gavinton and other properties within about 3 miles of Polwarth.

By arranging deliveries on the same day to multiple addresses it is possible to make savings. Click here for full details.