Kelso Stakeholders’ finale

After five years and 37 meetings, the Kelso Stakeholders’ Group has held its final meeting after the recent completion of the town centre streetscape improvement works.

Members of Kelso Community Council, meeting last week, heard a report from Councillor Harry Tomcyzk – the council’s representative on the group – of the proceedings of the last gathering.

This meeting saw a presentation to sculptor Jake Harvey for his work on the Sainsbury’s-funded public artwork in the town centre, and also to Charlie Robertson, who had chaired the stakeholders’ group sub-committee which had overseen the competition to select the winning artwork proposal.

“Both these presentations were thoroughly deserved,” said Mr Tomcyzk, who added there had also been a presentation to David Robertson, of Scottish Borders Council, for his role in the streetscape works.

“David Robertson did a brilliant job – I have great admiration for what he has done,” said Mr Tomcyzk.

Fellow community councillor Fiona Scott echoed Mr Tomcyzk’s comments, saying Mr Robertson had been an “exemplary professional” in his handling of the project.

Provost John Bassett thanked Mr Tomcyzk for his role in representing the community council on the stakeholders’ group.