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Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • Provision of Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Parent Consultation 2021

    Local Authorities in Scotland are required to consult with parents every 2 years, to support their planning for the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). This questionnaire is aimed at parents/carers whose children will access ELC provision in the future and those currently... More

    Closes 14 December 2021

  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 2021-22

    EMA provides financial support for 16-19 year olds who stay on in full-time non-advanced education or a community/voluntary activity programme after their statutory school leaving date. Students attending college full-time may also be eligible but should contact their Learning Centre direct... More

    Closes 31 March 2022

  • Instrumental Instruction New Start Form 2021-2022

    This form should be completed for pupils wishing to start instrumental instruction Only one pupil per form please. The information provided within this form will be held by Scottish Borders Council for the purpose described. It will be retained for duration of your child's music... More

    Closes 28 April 2022

  • Instrumental Instruction Continuation Form 2021-2022

    This form should be completed for pupils currently receiving instrumental instruction Only one pupil per form please. The information provided within this form will be held by Scottish Borders Council for the purpose described. It will be retained for duration of your child's music... More

    Closes 29 April 2022

  • Authorisation form for organisations/groups requesting Council building access

    We continue to live with the threat of COVID-19, highlighted by the number of new cases in the Scottish Borders in recent weeks. As a result, our absolute priority remains the safety of the public and staff, including external groups who previously accessed Council buildings for service... More

    Closes 7 September 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Early Engagement Survey

    The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) will set out how Scottish Borders Council and its partners plan to address the housing and housing related opportunities and challenges over the five year period 2023 – 2028. This new plan will build on the significant progress made on the issues identified... More

    Closed 30 November 2021

  • Waste & Recycling Survey 2021

    The Council is keen to reduce the number of bins on the pavement on Magdala Terrace and High Buckholmside, and would like to work with residents to try and find a way forward. The Council has received comments regarding the bins in this area being permanently left on the pavement.... More

    Closed 21 November 2021

  • Teviot & Liddesdale Community Fund Pot B 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 November 2021

  • Chiefswood Road Melrose Feedback

    As part of the Spaces for People programme Scottish Borders Council turned Chiefswood Road into a temporary oneway road (downhill) to allow space for a temporary shared pedestrian and cycle path between June and September. The Council would now like pedestrians, cyclists, residents and... More

    Closed 25 October 2021

  • Social Work Charging Policy for 2022-23 (Non-residential)

    Each year, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) produces guidance on the principles that underpin local authority charging policies. The Guidance is subject to revision annually or as policy develops. As a result, Scottish Borders Council reviews its non-residential... More

    Closed 17 October 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

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.

We asked

We asked for your views on the ongoing trial of a temporary reduced speed limit of 40mph for vehicles on the backroads between Peebles and Peel.

We wanted to know if the reduced speed limit helped encourage more walking and cycling on these backroads and if there was support for a more permanent change to the speed limit.

You said

442 people responded to our survey

The survey showed that:

  • 146 people (33%) were less likely to walk or cycle since the introduction of the trial 40mph on these roads
  • 114 people (26%) were more likely to walk or cycle since the introduction of the trial 40mph on these roads
  • 173 people (39%) would like to see the 40mph signs removed and the road revert back to national speed limit between Peebles and Innerleithen
  • 231 (52%) would not like to see the 40mph signs removed and the road revert back to national speed limit between Peebles and Innerleithen
  • 215 (49%) would like the lowered 40mph speed limit removed between Innerleithen and Walkerburn
  • 199 (45%) would not like the lowered 40mph speed limit removed between Innerleithen and Walkerburn
  • 232 (52%) would like the lowered 40mph speed limit removed between Walkerburn and Peel
  • 187 (42%) would not like the lowered 40mph speed limit removed between Walkerburn and Peel

We did

After carefully considering the data, which indicated that motorists would be in favour of a specific section of the road reverting back to 60mph, the stretch of road between Walkerburn (east) and the Craigmyle turn off will return to the national speed limit.

All other sections of the road will remain at 40mph and the trial will continue.