Area’s transport issues up for debate

Ian Georgeson
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Transport Leader Cllr Gordon MacKenzie oversees the start of the Pot hole Repairs on Melville drive, Edinburgh, Carriered out by road contractors Lightways. Road works, Digging, traffic, tarmac,
Ian Georgeson 07921 567360 Transport Leader Cllr Gordon MacKenzie oversees the start of the Pot hole Repairs on Melville drive, Edinburgh, Carriered out by road contractors Lightways. Road works, Digging, traffic, tarmac,

Rural transport challenges in the Cheviot area will be tackled at an event at Jedburgh Grammar School on Tuesday, June 7, organised by the Community Planning Partnership’s Strategic Transport Board.

Rural transport can be a problem for residents, from children unable to access after-school clubs to people unable to take up jobs or apprenticeships because they cannot get to or from the place of work on time.

Speakers will include Lyndsay S Wilson from the British Red Cross who will discuss the Borders Community Transport Network Hub and Richard Armitage, an independent transport consultant.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “Innovative ideas are needed to tackle this issue in the Cheviot area, with public transport simply unable to meet everyone’s needs.”

The event at Jedburgh Grammar School takes place from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday 7 June. Booking is essential and lunch will be provided.

Anyone interested in attending this event but unable to get to the location by their own means can request a lift when they book.

Visit www.scotborders.gov.uk/cheviottransport for details and to book a place.