Future Hawick meeting

Rates on the High Street were the key issue discussed between Future Hawick members and local MP Michael Moore when they met last week.

Group members updated Mr Moore on their work and a recent business survey, and the MP was able to update them on the series of discussions he has been having with senior council officials.

Separately, Mr Moore joined with group members in welcoming £30,000 new funding from the council, which will support the group’s work, adding: “It is also good that the council has agreed to host a workshop which will bring together local traders, community groups and others to discuss how we can secure the High Street’s future.”