Top five ways SBC could save money

Borders residents have been offering Scottish Borders Council their ideas on how the local authority can save money.


Ahead of setting the budget the council told people across the region: “We are living in a difficult economic climate and on top of that more demands are being placed on the council than ever before.

“As a result of this, we need your help to shape the future of Scottish Borders Council.”

A request for money saving ideas resulted in a range of interesting thoughts, the top five being: cancel the tapestry project; solar panels on council buildings; cancel spending on the 3G pitch at Peebles; clear out all drains in the late autumn; turn off streetlights either after midnight or between 2-6am; and stop salting roads.

Ideas will be considered as part of the council’s budget-setting process.