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With winter approaching, some local communities in our region are being urged to help themselves in bad weather.
Scottish Borders Council has contacted community councils in their area and has got fifty on board to train local volunteers.
They are also supplying extra salt bins so that residents can beat the worst of winter's storms.
Watch the full report from Matthew Taylor below.
Scottish Borders Council have announced that they will spend £16,000 to increase the number of salt bins in the region to almost 1,000.
The funding announcement comes just 24 hours after the Scottish Government launched its Ready for Winter campaign.
Through 2012 to 2013, salt usage was up to 43,000 tonnes from 23,000 the previous year, and staff were called out 271 times to pre-salt roads in 2012/13 - considerably higher than the annual winter average of 180.