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Local News and Events
With the arrival of spring, it will be time for our annual village clean.
Please join us at the village hall at 1pm on Sunday 24th March for equipment and instructions and help keep Skirling beautiful!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
These events take place in Skirling Village Hall regularly, everyone is welcome!
Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm with Lindy. £6.50 per person per session. Contact Lindy on 07549 686 116 or by email on email@example.com.
Skirling Lunch Club –
Every second Thursday in the month from 12pm. £2 per person.
Toddler group for toddlers and babies every Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am. Swaps between Skirling and Broughton village halls. £2 per child. Contact Katy on 01899 860 252.
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.