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

  • Have Your Say - Placemaking and Community Engagement Sign Up

    The way we are engaging with our residents is changing - and we want you to have your say Placemaking is a process of community engagement where the opinions and desires of the community are used to inform the future of the places we live, work and play - and by getting involved and telling us what matters to you, we can make sure the voices of all Scottish Borders residents are heard. Sign up to receive updates from Scottish Borders Council on community engagement events in your...

    Closes 24 February 2026

Open Consultations

  • Jim Clark Rally 2023

    The organisers of the Jim Clark Rally have lodged an application with Scottish Borders Council seeking a Motor Sport Order to run the event in May 2023. To approve the rally, legislation requires the Council to consider any potential impacts, both positive and negative, on local...

    Closes 2 April 2023

  • Peebles Parking Working Group - Parking Survey

    Peebles Parking Group consists of Peebles Councillors and Community Council as well as Scottish Borders Council Officers. Scottish Borders Council has been asked by Peebles Parking Group to collect data on the parking habits of residents, traders and visitors when using the town’s...

    Closes 16 April 2023

  • Instrumental Instruction New Start Form 2022-2023

    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 tuition...

    Closes 30 April 2023

  • Instrumental Instruction Continuation Form 2022-2023

    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...

    Closes 30 April 2023

  • Proposal to Relocate Galashiels Academy

    Scottish Borders Council is proposing to relocate Galashiels Acdemy to a campus site comprising the existing Academy site and extending into Scott Park, Galashiels. This proposal will see the creation of a new secondary school and additional support needs setting comprised in a new campus,...

    Closes 12 May 2023

Closed Consultations

  • Play Area Improvements - Sleepy Valley

    SBC is investing over £4 million in Play Areas and Outdoor Community Spaces over a seven year period. The intention is to improve community wellbeing and enhance outdoor activity for children and young people inclusive of all levels of ability. SBC currently has 187 play parks ranging from...

    Closed 23 February 2023

  • Reprovisioning of the Night Support Service

    The pressure on care services nationally, is already taking its toll and it is likely to increase. Continuing with current models of delivery is not going to be sustainable. New approaches and service delivery models need to be found that will deliver more efficient and effective care, whilst...

    Closed 12 February 2023

  • 2023/24 Budget survey

    Borders residents are being urged by cross-party politicians to complete a new survey and help shape the next Council budget, due to be set in February 2023. The survey also provides Borderers with the opportunity to provide feedback on a number of other areas, including public...

    Closed 31 January 2023

  • SBC Council Plan 2023 -Draft

    Please find below a draft of the Council Plan from April 2023 on which we are inviting comments. The contents of the plan are informed by the Council’s Summer Tour as well as the Place-Making workshops undertaken last year. Comments will inform the final draft Council Plan to be...

    Closed 30 January 2023

  • Bus Network Review 2022

    Have your say on the future of the Borders’ bus network Borders businesses and residents are being encouraged to take part in a survey which will help shape the future of the bus network in the area. Following changes to travel habits, both gradual and more significant...

    Closed 15 January 2023

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We asked

West Linton Village Centre Trust have applied, through Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, for a ten year lease of the Village Centre.

We asked what you thought of their proposal.

You said

Nine people responded to us either using the online consultation form or by email.

A copy of the comments received is available on the SBC website.

West Linton Village Centre - public consultation comments

We did

Your comments will be considered by the Asset Transfer Officer Group when deciding whether to agree or decline the request. The deadline for making this decision is 21 March 2023.

We asked

We asked for your comments on what we might be missing from the Council's Common Good register.


You said

You gave us some useful information about the history of some of our local land and collections, some of which had not been considered by the Council before.


We did

We took your comments and investigated those areas of land and pieces of art or collections to ascertain whether they should properly be categorised as Common Good. We then discussed those findings with each Common Good Fund Sub-Committee and prepared final registers for each town. Following Council approval, these registers will be published on the Council’s website where they can be viewed.

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.