Welcome to the Jed Valley Community Council website
The remit of the community council is to act on behalf of the residents of the Jed Valley area. Issues which are of particular interest at present include the proposed Mossburn Distillery and ongoing roadworks on the A68 affecting transport and potentially tourism in the locality.
Meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis with the venue alternating between Edgerston Village Hall and Glendouglas Community Hall, please see calendar for dates and venue. Members of the public are invited to use the feedback link if they have any concerns they wish to bring to the attention of the community council . Likewise you are welcome to attend meetings to view the proceedings.
SAVE MONEY ON HEAT OIL
Jed Valley Community Council are now running bulk buying of heating Oil. If you would like to find out more or are interested in placing an order please let us know, either by feedback page on this website or by direct contact with a community council member.
WINDY EDGE WIND TURBINE FARM
The JedValley Community Council (JVCC) has lodged an objection to the proposed Windy Edge Wind Turbine Farm which would be situated North West of Hermitage Castle. The proposal is for 9 number turbines up to 125 metres high and the associated infrastructure.Although the JVCC area is not directly affected by the proposal, excepting by visual sighting from Carter Bar and probabletraffic congestion on the A68,A698, and A6088, our neighbouring Community Councils most certainly are. It is those we have joined with to voice an opinion. We submitted our reasons as being:- Government targets having already been achieved; Impacts upon wild life and other protected species; Access route and traffic congestion; Visual impact on the landscape and loss of amenities; and Incorrect statements relating to scheme benefits. The Scottish Borders Council(SBC) has received a considerable number of comments both for and against the proposal all ofwhich can be viewed on the relevant web site. The application is now being considered by the SBCand we shall be advised in due course of the decision taken on the application.