Consultation and Survey Hub

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Recently updated consultations and surveys are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • Cheviot Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community... More

    Closes today

  • Hall Street toilets, Innerleithen

    Scottish Borders Council is considering entering in to a lease agreement with The Hub Community Interest Company for the former public toilets in Hall Street, Innerleithen. We are now consulting on the proposal that has been received. Your views will be taken into consideration when making the... More

    Closes 27 July 2021

  • Eildon Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community... More

    Closes 28 July 2021

  • Tweeddale Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community... More

    Closes 28 July 2021

  • Area Partnerships - next steps

    Local Area Partnerships are an opportunity for you to participate in discussion and debate about the challenges and opportunities you see affecting your area. Area Partnerships, established in 2017, seek to bring together key organisations, groups, businesses and... More

    Closes 1 August 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Berwickshire Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community... More

    Closed 14 June 2021

  • 20mph public consultation

    As part of the Scottish Government/SUSTRANS Spaces for People programme Scottish Borders Council introduced a trial roll out of 20mph speed limits last October to encourage more active travel as lockdown eases and is now looking to obtain the views and experiences of pedestrians, cyclists,... More

    Closed 6 June 2021

  • Child Protection Practitioner Communication Survey 2021

    Child Protection practice, processes and procedures are always evolving; subject to local and national developments. You will likely be aware of some of the areas of work that are in need of being moved forward. Since March 2020 definite decisions have been made about not to progress at... More

    Closed 31 May 2021

  • Scottish Borders Council Gaelic Plan 2021

    This plan has been prepared under Section 3 of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 and requires that public authorities consult on their draft Gaelic L anguage P lan to the attention of all interested parties before submitting it to Bòrd na Gàidhlig. ... More

    Closed 23 May 2021

  • Anti-Poverty Strategy 2021 Consultation

    What is poverty? According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Poverty is when your resources are well below your minimum needs. Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for you or your children. It means waking up every day... More

    Closed 16 May 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

People living in the Berwickshire area to join a community led panel to undertake assessments on applications to SBC's Berwickshire Community Fund and make recommedations to Berwickshire Area Partnership for approval.

You said

Interest was shown in the opportunity

We did

Six people were appointed to the Panel. Berwickshire Area Partnership will be updated at the meeting at 6:30pm on 1 July 2021. This is a public meeting and will be held online.

We asked

What is the best way to communicate and consult with you on local and national child protection developments?

You said

76 responses:

  • Best way to receive information is via circulating emails from Managers then Team meetings, CP training and the PPC newsletter.
  • Best way to consult is via a team meeting then a one off meeting, using a Citizen Space survey and then via your CPDG member
  • Confusion about where to go – some understand that it is via the intranet that you access the CP procedures.  And the intranet is not accessible by all.
  • Links often do not work
  • Circulation limited if sent by email
  • Most not aware of the 7 minute briefings or the practitioner summaries
  • Information needs to be clearer, less jargon, easier to find, easier to use.
  • Most who receive the PPC newsletter read it and most found it informative with suggestions about how to improve presentation.
  • PPC website has huge potential to provide easy access, including links, to child protection materials including communications.  Needs to be user friendly, to differentiate between profession and public access, to include a glossary, explanation of job roles as well as an option for children and parents to provide feedback.

 

We did

  • We considered all of your feedback. 
  • We made sure that all feedback was fed into the Child Protection Delivery Group so that individual agencies are aware of, and can address dissemination of information within their agency. 
  • We shared your feedback with the Training as well as the Communications Delivery Groups
  • All suggestions were fed in to the PPC website development group to ensure this platform will be easy to access, has working links, that all relevant child protection materials including training and communications information will be available, differentiates between profession and public access, includes a glossary, explains of job roles as well as an option for children and parents to provide feedback.
  • If you raised any specific issues in the survey and would like to discuss further please contact  Fiona.Jones@scotborders.gov.uk

We asked

We asked for your views on introducing a range of temporary measures across Peebles as part of a trial to promote more active travel, including walking and cycling, in the area.

This included introducing temporary advisory cycle lanes across certain areas of Peebles, installing a puffin crossing at Eastgate and altering the existing taxi ranks within the town centre.

You said

602 people responded to our survey

  • 261 (43%) would welcome a six-month trial of advisory cycle lanes on Kingsmeadows Road
  • 307 (51%) would not welcome a six-month trial of advisory cycle lanes on Kingsmeadows Road
  • 253 (42%) would welcome a six-month trial of advisory cycle lanes on Innerleithen Road
  • 324 (54%) would not welcome a six-month trial of advisory cycle lanes on Innerleithen Road
  • 191 (32%) would welcome a six-month trial of advisory cycle lanes on High Street and East Gate 
  • 388 (64%) would not welcome a six-month trial of advisory cycle lanes on High Street and East Gate
  • 307 (51%) think installing a puffin crossing over the A72 at the Eastgate is a good idea
  • 223 (37%) think installing a puffin crossing over the A72 at the Eastgate is a bad idea
  • 391 (65%) think removing the taxi ranks from The Park and The County and extending the one outside Trespass is a good idea
  • 103 (17%) think removing the taxi ranks from The Park and The County and extending the one outside Trespass is a bad idea

 

  • 156 (26%) said the installation of cycle lanes and puffin crossing change would change how they walk or cycle in Peebles
  • 327 (54%) said the installation of cycle lanes and puffin crossing change would make no difference to their travel choices

We did

After carefully considering the data, a 12 month trial of cycle lanes will take place starting from summer 2021, to fully determine demand for more active travel spaces in Peebles which have the potential to make the town a more walking and cycling friendly area.

After taking into consideration public responses to the survey, which indicated that there was clearly no demand for cycle lanes at Peebles Eastgate and High Street, these areas will not form part of the trial.

As part of the wider trial, taxi ranks outside The Park Hotel and The Crown will be removed and the existing rank at the Eastgate Theatre will be extended.