Hawick is the only town in the Borders to be targeted by metal thieves in the last three years.
The cost of repairing the damage totalled more than £4,000 and thieves visited the roofs of the same two buildings twice.
Hobkirk Primary School was hit to the tune of £1,864 and damage to Hawick’s town hall roof cost Scottish Borders Council £2,469.
Local council property boss Frank Scott said: “This is not something we deal a lot with. The scrap value of the stolen lead can’t be much more than £100 but it costs a lot more to replace and repair the damage.
“During the last incident the thieves took a wheelie bin from Allars Crescent, used it to jump onto a wall and from there got onto the [town hall] roof. They put the lead into the bin and made off but were apprehended and I believe they were convicted.”
At Monday night’s community council meeting, a police spokesperson revealed that checks on local scrap metal dealers were to be stepped up in the coming months.