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

Public Meeting on Wireless Broadband

Wednesday 2nd December 2015 at 7:30pm in the Gavinton Village Hall

The recent broadband survey results for GFPCC (see below) show significant demand for improved broadband.

Briskona, the company currently providing high speed wireless broadband locally, has used these results to develop a network expansion plan.

Come along to learn more about fast broadband in our area.

The operations manager for Briskona, Jamie Parsons, will explain:
·      overall plan and coverage
·      steps to determine if your property can be connected
·      installation costs, procedure, and likely timetable
·      available packages

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The network can only be installed if there are enough subscribers.

You can ask existing Briskona customers their views on the company’s performance.

Tim Jackson
Planning Officer, Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Community Council

Broadband Survey Results

The recent survey on broadband in the area has been analysed. There was an excellent response rate. Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete it.

The full summary is available in this pdf file.

Windfarms - Formal Application for Inch Moor Submitted

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

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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.