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Eat, Sleep, Ride

Eat Sleep Ride

The health of horses and ponies  is a key priority and they will continue to be loved, poo picked and groomed daily.

We have set up a chat for our children and young people which we are updating with games, in-house challenges , art competitions and morale-boosting videos. Staff are keeping in touch with children, young people, parents/carers regularly and discussing with them the best way to maintain contact, e.g., phone calls, text messages, email.

We have a bank of adult volunteers willing to help in the community and have been coordinating food for the disadvantaged and socially isolated.

Staff are keeping in touch with key agencies involved in supporting children and families ensuring that where possible any family in crisis receives the support they need.

We are looking to set up the ABRS rosette awards online and will update you as we work out how to deliver this across the board.

Call 07516 360235 or e-mail

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Community Transport Manager Required

Community Transport Manager

 Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS), Duns, Scottish Borders is recruiting a Community Transport Manager on an initial 2 year contract.

BAVS hosts Berwickshire Wheels providing Community Transport Services for people to attend health and social appointments. The service is experiencing a significant increase in business with an opportunity to combine with other services to develop a Borders wide service in the coming months, and we would welcome applicants with strategic planning experience. BAVS also hosts the Borders Community Transport Flow Centre booking system on behalf of the Scottish Borders Community Transport partnership.

The successful applicant will have great organisation skills and be good with people, working with volunteers and partners to run Berwickshire’s Community Transport and taking an active role in shaping Community Transport Development across the Scottish Borders.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th August, interviews will be in the w/c  Monday 13th August.

The post is part-time at 30 hours per week, salary £19700 to £21700 dependent on experience.

For a job description and an application form contact Kathy Cremin on 01361 883137 or email

Wheels Manager Job Specifics 7.6.18

Wheels Manager Application 7.6.18

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BAVS Assist Grants 2015/2016

The BAVS ASSIST Scheme is a discretionary grant scheme designed to support local small-scale projects to improve the quality of life in the communities of Berwickshire.  The scheme is supported only by BAVS.

Successful applicants this year were:

  • Allsorts Childcare Centre – £250 for excursions
  • Chirnside Common Good – £995 Build viewpoint panel
  • Duns & District Parish Church – £598 to update facilities at Dementia café
  • Coldstream Gateway Association – £646 to replace hanging baskets
  • Eyemouth & District Community Trust – £1,000 towards professional fees
  • PFA Coldingham School – £124 for trip to St Abbs
  • Duns Summer Festival – £1,000 emergency fund
  • Re-Tweed – £1,000 for pilot Re-Tweed project
  • Coldstream Community Trust – £780 survey of building
  • Me, Ourselves in Eye – £990 for activity for support group
  • Berwickshire Maritime Trust – £1,000 shed for Men’s Shed project

To apply for a grant contact Kathy Cremin or Dughall Laing at BAVS.

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