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20mph Bin Stickers

Please help yourself to two 20MPH bin stickers per household if you live in the 20MPH zone and are happy to display them on your bins to help calm traffic.

You can find them in the village hall foyer.

Click here for more info.

Biggar Medical Practice Patient Group

We welcome views from patients about your experience of the practice and also other NHS and social care services used by you.  You can let us know what has worked well and what has not – and how it might be improved.  If you would like to give any feedback, please email biggarpatientgroup@outlook.com.  Sarah Sinclair is the Chair of the Patient Group, which has membership across the practice area.

If, however, you wish to make a complaint – the practice follows the NHS Complaints Procedure, which we cannot participate in.  More details on the complaints procedure can be found below with the practice website link.

The below minutes are also available on the practice website, where there is lots of health information:  https://www.biggarmedicalpractice.co.uk/.  Under the section About Us/Have Your Say you can find the minutes as well as the NHS Complaints Procedure.

PATIENT GROUP MINUTES:  July 2023 | October 2023

Potholes and Road Repairs

To effectively register potholes and road repairs, use the FixMyStreet website or App, which allows you to locate the exact position of the problem and submit a photo.  This is then directly submitted to the correct council department and keeps track of when/if the problem is dealt with (including re-contacting the council if nothing is done).  A very effective tool.

Citizens Advice Bureau / What Matters Hubs

Citizens Advice Bureau – 

Contact Peebles Citizens Advice Bureau for information on a range of issues including benefits, debt advice, cost of living support, consumer, employment and housing issues – for free confidential advice, call them on 01721 721722. 

The Citizens Advice Bureau, doctors, churches, social work and schools can also make referrals to Peebleshire Foodbank  for people in need of emergency food parcels.

SBC – What Matters Hubs – 

What Matters Hubs offer drop in sessions and appointments where you can meet people from community groups and voluntary organisations as well as social workers and occupational therapists.  For more information, click here.

Live Borders Digital Library

As well as their physical libraries, Live Borders also offer an ever increasing digital library to all their members.  Click here for the full details and links.