Borders College

College student Braden makes history in Hawick

A BORDERS College student has made history after becoming the youngest member of Hawick Community Council.

Braden George, who is 17, joined the new-look group after members of the public were invited to put their names forward.

And he has already taken part in his first meeting. The Carpentry and Joinery student said:

“The community council in Hawick has gone through a difficult time lately, but now we all have a chance to sort it all out.

“I first thought about joining at the start of the year. I really started to take more of an interest in what is going on in Hawick. And that was when I first thought I was capable of stepping up and getting involved myself. I want to try and help fix problems in the town and get Hawick back to what it was like in the past.

“I have not set myself any particular goals. I just want to do my best and work with others to make the town better for everyone who lives here.

“I have had a good responses from people and everybody on the community council has been very helpful and supportive.”

Braden is one of 15 new members following the reshuffle in September. But despite kicking off a career in local politics, his real ambition is to become a joiner.

He added:

“I have just recently started my College course and I am really enjoying it. It is really good. I want to be a joiner and the course I am doing is a great way for me to get the skills I need to achieve that.

“Everyone is very helpful at the College and we always manage to have a good laugh, which is great.”

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Published: Wed 6th Nov, 2019