Common Good

THE consultation period into plans to lump money from Hawick’s Common Good Fund into a single investment has been extended.

The period was due to end after just six weeks, but after strong opposition at last week’s community council meeting in the town hall, Scottish Borders Council has increased it to the statutory 12-week timeframe – July 15.

And Councillor Zandra Elliot has revealed a further public meeting is to be arranged, when chairperson of the Common Good Working Group, Councillor Carolyn Riddell-Carre, will be invited.