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Cockburnspath & Cove Community Council

Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK

Community Council

The Community Council represents the local community to large organisations including Scottish Borders Council, Police Scotland, NHS Borders etc. We work hard to represent the area of Cockburnspath & Cove, to consult with local residents and pass their views onto public sector organisations including Scottish Borders Council, Police Scotland, NHS Borders etc.

We liaise with local and national organisations to ensure that Cockburnspath and Cove is a great place to live, work and visit. Community council meetings are open to members of the public who are welcome and encouraged to attend all or part of any meeting. Meetings are held usually on the second Wednesday of every month (except July). If you would like to raise any matters please feel free to come along or speak to our Community Councillors.

The size of each community council varies, some are as small as five and others as large as 18 people. Community councils in the Scottish Borders are governed by the Scottish Borders Scheme for Community Councils.

Cockburnspath Community Council has ten members but new members are welcome to attend and see if they would be interested in becoming a member.  Community elections will take place in August 2021, COVID restrictions allowing, and we are looking for people to join and contribute.  Further details from  Please get in touch and we can let you know what’s involved. 

Current Members of Cockburnspath & Cove Community Council are:

  • Pauline Hood (Chair)
  • Scott Hay (Vice Chair)
  • Karen Nelson (Treasurer )
  • Jean Fairburn (Member)
  • Scott Kennedy (Member)
  • Jean Virtue (Member)
  • Martin Given (Member)
  • Craig Morrison (co-opted Member)
  • Jennie Sutton (co-opted Member) 
  • Suzanne Fletcher (co-opted Member)  
  • Neil Simpson (co-opted Member)

What do community councils do?

The main role of community councils is to:

  • represent their local area
  • consult with local residents
  • pass their views on to public sector organisations such as Local Authority/SBC and NHS Borders

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