Community council searching for new members to join up

HAWICK Community Council is appealing for new members to be co-opted on.

The voluntary organisation has suffered in recent months from the resignation of former chairman John Hope and member Jim Matthews.

Chairperson Marion Short said: “We are desperate to recruit new members because of the high volume of projects we are looking after.”

The body is also keen to hear from anyone who would consider being co-opted with a special responsibility for fund-raising for events.

Applicants need to be registered within Hawick.

Mrs Short added: “There is a fair selection which folks can become involved in apart from the normal monthly meetings, attendance at functions on behalf of HCC, selling raffle tickets and fund-raising in general.”