Postal Votes

Sent on behalf of David Robertson, Returning Officer

You will be aware there is a national problem regarding the delivery of postal votes, with some voters still awaiting their postal packs.

In response, the Scottish Borders Council is to open a drop-in facility to allow postal voters who have a problem with, or have not yet received their postal pack, to pick up a pack in person. This will be set-up at Council Headquarters in Newtown St Boswells.

The facility will be open from 9am to 2pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June.

Voters should come to the Council Headquarters in Newtown St Boswells, with photographic identification and proof of address, and a postal pack will be issued to them.

Only voters from Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk will be issued replacements.  Any electors for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale should contact Dumfries and Galloway Council for a replacement.”

Placemaking Leaflet

Placemaking is well on its way to becoming a reality.  Thanks go to all who visited the placemaking stand at the School’s Fun Day on Saturday and thanks, especially, to those who volunteered and/or wanted to know more about placemaking.

This is an ongoing project so look out for further updates. You can also email the placemaking group at to request more information. One of the placemaking team will get back to you.


Clovenfords & District Community Council
Come along to the Placemaking Stall  at the School’s Fun  Day this
Saturday, 25 May 2024, 12 – 2.30 pm
to find out all about the new placemaking initiative.
Representatives will be there to guide you through the initiative/give
you more information.
Information can also be obtained by contacting CC members on




The following candidates remain validly nominated for the elected Community Council for the Clovenfords & District area and as the number of candidates remaining validly nominated does not exceed the number of vacancies on the Community Council, there will be no Poll, and the said Candidates are hereby declared to be elected Councillors of the said Community Council. There remains six vacancies on the Community Council.

Name of Candidate Remaining Validly Nominated    Electoral Register No.

Stuart Bell                                                                                                   2F/552
Jennifer Jepson                                                                                        2F/537
Ashley Cooper Sharp                                                                           2F/103
Kenneth Turnbull                                                                                    2F/695
Sheila Turnbull                                                                                         2F/696
Cathy Wilson                                                                                            2F/174

Community Council Elections


Your Community Council needs


Nominations are invited from members of the community whose names appear on the current Electoral Register for the Clovenfords and District Community Council area.

In the event of there being more nominations than places on the Community Council, a ballot will be held.

Nomination Forms can be obtained from:

  • The Clovenfords Hotel, 1 Vine St, Clovenfords, Galashiels TD1 3LU,
  • Democratic Services, Scottish Borders Council, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 OSA.  Tel 01835 826527
  • Or by downloading the form from the Scottish Borders Council website

The final date for the return of completed nomination forms is 12 noon, Monday 29 April 2024.

Forms (originals) should be delivered or posted to:

Lynne Cuerden                                                                                                                          Clovenfords Community Council                                                                           Democratic Services                                                                                                          Scottish Borders Council                                                                                                Newtown St Boswells                                                                                                                  TD6 0SA

Or E-Mailed:


Watchnight Service

Come and join us at Caddonfoot Parish Church for our
Watchnight Service
Sunday 24th December at 11.00 pm for Carols
Service beings at 11.15 pm
There will be a retiring offering for the Caddonfoot Watchnight Appeal, which this year will benefit Christian Aid.
All welcome.


A rare opportunity to purchase a building plot at Caddonbank, off Millbank Road, in the sought after village of Clovenfords.

Outline planning permission for 1 dwelling

Size –   approximately 0.24 Acres (956 m2)

Services nearby

Flat site

Offers in the region of £110,000.00

Tel: 07928436782 for further details