Consultation and Survey Hub

Welcome to Citizen Space. This site will help you find and participate in consultations and surveys that interest you.

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

Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • 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

    Closes 6 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

    Closes 17 October 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

    Closes 25 October 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

Closed Consultations

  • Christmas 2021 & 2022 school holiday proposal

    School holidays are usually set 3 years in advance to allow families and schools to plan ahead. When planning school holiday and inservice dates we must ensure 190 school days for children and 195 days for staff each year. Although the school holiday dates for this coming session were agreed... More

    Closed 29 August 2021

  • Galashiels Community Campus

    A further consultation on more detailed plans for Galashiels Community Campus is now available to view online. More

    Closed 20 August 2021

  • South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy 2021

    The Regional Economic Strategy (RES) is the economic plan for the South of Scotland being progressed by the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership (REP). It has been developed following an extensive period of engagement in early 2021. The REP has taken what you said and... More

    Closed 16 August 2021

  • Tour O The Borders 2021

    Scottish Borders Council wish to engage with the general public regarding the Tour o the Borders event taking place on Sunday 5 th September 2021 on closed roads. Details of the event are available at Tour o the Borders 2021 More

    Closed 1 August 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

    Closed 1 August 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.