Community role for Paton-Day

JOHN Paton-Day, recently deposed at the ballot box as one of three councillors for Leaderdale and Melrose on Scottish Borders Council, will begin a new role later this month – as a member of Earlston Community Council.

The professional artist, who represented the Lib Dems at Newtown, was one of 12 nominees for the 12 available places on the community council which will have its inaugural meeting at the Police Post on June 21 at 7pm.

Mr Paton-Day will be joined by Neville Barlow, Wilma Brennan, Thomas Burnham, Harry Cummings, Ronald Ford, Paul Goode, George Hardie, Michael Scott, Joy Snape, William Thom and Brian Thorburn.