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

  • 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... More

    Closes 9 January 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... More

    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... More

    Closes 30 April 2023

  • Financial Inclusion User Satisfaction

    This survey is for customers who have received advice, assistance or support from the Financial Inclusion Team at Scottish Borders Council. More

    Closes 30 September 2025

  • Children & Families Social Work Exit Survey

    This survey is to help us to understand what our involvement has felt like for you and your family and will be used to help us consider whether there are things we could do differently. This survey is asking about your experience of working with Children and Families’ social work More

    Closes 31 October 2025

Closed Consultations

  • Private Landlord Survey 2022

    This survey aims to collect the views of private landlords across a number of topics such as repairs, rental practices and tenant relations. The survey will help us to gain a better understanding of the private rented sector, your needs as landlords and help us to identify any areas where... More

    Closed 25 November 2022

  • West Linton Village Centre Asset Transfer Request

    An asset transfer request has been made to Scottish Borders Council under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The request has been made by West Linton Village Centre Trust and relates to West Linton Village Centre, West Linton EH46 7ED. The... More

    Closed 13 November 2022

  • Tweedbank Expansion Neighbourhood Centre 2022

    This public consultation has opened to gather feedback on the preferred uses to be developed within the area designated as a ‘Neighbourhood Centre’ within the Tweedbank Expansion site. The Neighbourhood Centre is identified within the ‘Tweedbank – Vision for Growth and... More

    Closed 13 November 2022

  • Licensing Short Term Lets 2022

    Scottish Borders Council is seeking your views on the proposed Short Term Lets Licensing Policy Statement. Here is a copy of the draft Short Term Lets Licensing Policy Statement. We are specifically asking your views about the proposed additional conditions set by Scottish Borders... More

    Closed 30 October 2022

  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Stakeholder Survey

    We are seeking the views of stakeholders in relation to Scottish Borders’ future Local Housing Strategy. As part of the early engagement, we have developed four issues papers: Housing Delivery and Place Making Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Housing Quality ... More

    Closed 30 September 2022

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.