Heads re-elected to new four-year Hawick Community Council

Marion Short
Marion Short

There’s no change this week at the head of Hawick Community Council as those who filled the top spots during the last term were re-elected unopposed for a four-year term.

Marion Short once again takes on the lead role after she was proposed and seconded by Wilson George and Cameron Knox respectively.

French Wight proposed Cameron Knox for the position of vice-chairman and this was seconded by Jim Little.

And the status quo remains as far as Liz Adams and Drew O’Mara are concerned and they will return as secretary and treasurer. Ex-Cornet Greg McLeod joined the ranks of the council on Monday night following the recent election.

Speaking to the Hawick News this week, Mrs Short said “I am pleased to be back in the chair at the community council. And the four-year term means we can plan projects for the long term. We have a lot planned.

“For the last five weeks we have been unable to function due to the election and this will be less of a problem with four-year terms.

The group has a 15-member capacity and currently has space for one co-opted member.