Welcome to the Home page of Hawick Community Council. Along with Burnfoot Community Council we cover the Hawick and Hermitage and Hawick and Denholm Ward areas of Scottish Borders Council.  Our 6 elected Scottish Borders Councillors are ex-officio members.  Co-opted and ex-officio members have no votes at committee meetings. 

As one of 67 community councils in the Scottish Borders our purpose is to express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies.   We also get involved in other activities – please see our Projects page.

Please note if any member of the public has any Town issues/problems during this present time of uncertainty, please forward them to Hawick Community Council through our Facebook page or our website as your Community Council is “still open for business”.

Cameron Knox
Chair, Hawick Community Council.

Scroll down for information on Phase 3 Covid-19 and recycling update

Hawick -  2020 Shop Front Grants are still available to apply for, for more information contact Future Hawick.

New Alcohol Byelaw

Below is the link for the survey for the new proposed Alcohol Byelaw to be piloted.
It is important that as many people as possible fill this in as the outcome will depend on the results.


Flood Scheme information can be found in the Project

The Hawick Resilience Group now have representatives from Newmill, Roberton and Stobs available, so if anyone in these communities and the rural area surrounding Hawick would like any assistance please call us on 07566 733 135 and we can pass your requests to these relevant volunteers

  Help for those who need it, please see the message below from Gordon Short Co-ordinator of Hawick Resilient Communities

All Resilient Communities have now been contacted by Scottish Borders Council and reminded that only volunteers within the Resilient Communities framework will be able to operate for insurance purposes so it is therefore important that volunteers register with me


I have been led to believe also that scams are taking place and I know for instance that the British Red Cross are concerned at individuals calling at properties offering to help but at a cost, whereas any service we can offer such as deliveries of food and medication and even just the opportunity to have a chat, will be free of charge


To combat this I am arranging for any member working for the Resilience Group to have access to identification which should alleviate the fears of the elderly and vulnerable residents


Please therefore if you feel you can assist in Hawick, contact me on 07496485222 or at over50s@tiscali.co.uk to register your interest”




Other numbers / links  for enquiries

Stuart Marshall Smarshall@scotborders.gov.uk

Tel. 07767323189 


 Denholm: https://www.facebook.com/groups/denholmvillage


Southdean &  Chesters:  https://www.facebook.com/SouthdeanHall/posts



Hawick Community Recycling Centre

Community Recycling Centres update


Bright Street, Hawick

Parking will be prohibited on the following road from 08:00 on the 15th July 2020 until 18:00 on the 17th July 2020 to allow BT Openreach to carry out manhole repairs.

 • Bright Street, Hawick – from number 2 to number 10 Bright Street – both sides of the road




Road Closure 

Sunnyhill Road, Hawick – from Dean Road to Wood Norton

Start Date and Duration –

• 3rd August to 7th August 2020 – between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00 each day.

• 10th August to 14th August 2020 – between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00 each day.

• 17th August to 21st August 2020 – between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00 each day.

 There is no alternative route.

Commercial Road Part Road C losure 6 months. 30th June - December 2020 

A section of Commercial Road between Sainsbury’s junction and Wilton Lane will be closed from Tuesday 30 June 2020 to allow essential advanced

works for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme to be carried out. The closure is in place now for approximately six months, with diversion routes for A7 traffic in place.

Commercial Road will remain two way traffic between Albert Road junction and Sainsbury’s junction.

A new link road will provide access to Aldi from Sainsbury’s junction. All Commercial Road businesses will

remain open as normal for the durationof these works.

Road users wishing to access Wilton Lane and Dovemount Place can still do so from North Bridge roundabout as



The diversion route sees northbound A7 traffic diverted away from Commercial Road along

Albert Road and Princes Street re- joining the existing A7 at Wilton Hill under traffic light control.

The section of Princes Street from Dickson Street junction to A7 at Wilton Hill is now one way and there is novehicle access into Princes Street

from A7 Wilton Hill junction. Princes Street businesses and properties can be accessed via the northbound A7 diversion route.


Southbound A7 traffic will be diverted away from Commercial Road at North

Bridge roundabout along Mart Street and High Street, rejoining the existing A7 at Sandbed.


The project team appreciate this will bring some disruption to the townand we would like to thank the people

of Hawick for their ongoing patience and understanding. 

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