Upcoming Roadworks - Bringing Superfast Broadband a step closer

Good News and Bad News.

Good News
Over the next 2 weeks, OpenReach will be doing their preparatory work for the pending Superfast Broadband rollout later this year. Probably blowing fibre the length of the valley from Craik to Hawick.

Bad News
This will involve a series of roadworks as detailed in the diagram below.

For the most part, traffic should still be able to pass. However, one  Craik resident has informed us that they have received a letter from Morrison's Utility Services (who are doing the work on behalf of OpenReach) stating that there will be a "road closure on ZU103, Borthwickbrae for 5 days" [from Thurs 24th Jan 2019]. 

Roberton war memorial

ROBERTON, Parish and Church War Memorial
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WENT FORTH ON ACTIVE SERVICE FROM THIS PARISH AT THE HIGH CALL OF DUTY AND LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
George Brunton, Pte. R.S.Fusilers
Robert Dickson, Pte. 2nd Lancs. Regt
Frank Dickson, Pte. 1st KOSB
William Dickson, Pte. 9th Royal Scots
Norman Elliot, Gunner R.G.A
James Elliot, Pte. 8th Cam. Highrs
James Ferguson, Pte. 8th Cam. Highrs
David Ferguson, Pte. 8th Cam. Highrs
John Hogg, 7th Regt. NZEF
George Lauder, Pte. 2nd S.R
David Little, Pte. 1st KOSB
John Rodgerson, Pte. 4th KOSB
Alex. N.H Scott, Lieut. Scots Guards
Charles Scott, Pte. Canadian Cam. Highrs

B711 - Road Closure

Road Closure Map

The B711 will be closed between Borthwick Brae and Roberton for 5 days from 3 - 7 September inclusive.  The road will be closed between 8.30 and p.m. and means that there will be no through route to Hawick along this road at those times.  Please see attached map for closure location.

Broadband Changes - STOP PRESS!

Thanks to Donald Knox for spotting it, but BT have lifted the artificial limits at the exchange and you may be now receiving much faster than 0.5Mbps broadband speeds. Donald has reported 9Mbps (download speed) at Deanburnhaugh, which is enough to get unbuffered video (eg iPlayer). The farther from the exchange (Borthwickbrae) you are, the lower the speed you're likely to get, unfortunately.

 

Bear in mind that this is before any fibre cabinets have been built, so further improvements in speed could be expected in due course. 

 

Roberton Kirk

A warm welcome awaits all who join us for worship at Roberton Kirk, which is part of Teviot & Roberton Parish Church. Under the leadership of the Rev Alistair Cook, the congregation has a desire to welcome all and spread the good news of Jesus in the valley.

We are holding an increased number of services in Roberton with the following planned for the rest of 2018:

200 Club

The ‘200 Club’ began in the 1980’s as a fund-raising scheme for the Forman Memorial Hall.  In that time, it has contributed around £400 every year towards the upkeep of the Hall.

This year we are doing things differently.

The new ‘200 Club’ will be relaunched in April this year with bigger and better prizes!

Members will each pay £10 per year to become a member of the club. (That’s less than £1 per month).  Each member is then assigned a number (from 1 through to 200) and will be given a ticket valid from April 2018 to March 2019.  

Gardener's Forum Indian Fusion Evening

As you will have seen from the 2018 programme the theme for this year’s supper is Indian Fusion and this will take the form of a ‘bring and share’ supper at the Forman Hall on Saturday 24th February at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.  

As the term Indian Fusion may cause some confusion we have, as usual, drawn up a list of dishes for the evening which is shown below.  All the recipes can be found below.

Gardener's Forum Events 2018

Despite the fact that winter is upon us and at the moment for most of us, gardening consists of reading seed catalogues and planning for the spring, the GF Committee have been thinking of events for 2018.  Further details of each event will be circulated nearer the time, but in the meantime please put the following dates in your diaries:

The February Supper is still as popular as ever and it will take place this year on Saturday 24th February.  The theme will be Indian Fusion, we will, of course, supply the necessary recipes for the event.  Further details, including the competition, will be circulated soon.

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