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

  • Older Peoples' Experience of Covid19

    Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership (BOPPP), one of the Health & Social Care Partnership engagement and planning groups, has proposed that older people should be engaged in a conversation to explore how they have experienced the Covid19 pandemic lockdown. The target group is... More

    Closes 29 November 2020

  • Hawick Flood Protection Active Travel Network: Travel Choices Survey

    Thank you for your interest in the Hawick Flood Protection Travel Choices Survey. This survey is collecting data as part of the Places for Everyone Hawick Active Travel Network Project for the purposes of understanding the barriers to certain travel modes and to help inform behaviour change... More

    Closes 30 November 2020

  • Proposed donation of artwork to the National Galleries of Scotland

    Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the local authority is required to consult with the local community when it is planning to dispose of common good property. The proposed disposal is the donation of a painting thought to be owned by the Hawick Common Good. ... More

    Closes 7 December 2020

  • Draft Scottish Borders Food Growing Strategy

    You can have your say on the final consultation on the Scottish Borders’ first Food Growing Strategy . Comments after welcomed on the draft strategy as part of the 12-week consultation, which runs until 8 December. An initial consultation took place last year,... More

    Closes 8 December 2020

  • Proposed allotment rules and regulations 2020

    Proposed allotments rules and regulations and conditions of let documents are available to view and comment upon. Further information on allotments across the Scottish Borders is available . Proposed allotments rules and regulations 2020 Allotments conditions of let ... More

    Closes 8 December 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Alcohol Byelaws 2020

    During 2019 the Council carried out a consultation asking whether people felt that the consumption of alcohol in public places was causing a problem. A total of 491 consultation responses were received. 44% of those who took part did not think that the consumption of alcohol in a... More

    Closed 1 November 2020

  • Scottish Borders Council Non-Residential Charging Policy for 2021 - 2022

    The Social Care Charging Policy explains how the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) works out what people should pay towards the cost of their council-funded care and support, based on their ability to pay. People can either use their benefits to arrange and pay for their care and support... More

    Closed 27 September 2020

  • Changes to Social Care Charges - Easy Read

    Scottish Borders Council are looking at changing some care and support charges. We would like to know what you think about the changes. You can print the easy read consultation to fill in. There is a freepost address for you to send it to us. This means you won't need a stamp. More

    Closed 27 September 2020

  • Feedback on online Council meetings

    Scottish Borders Council is keen to understand the public and media's experience of viewing live broadcasts of online Council meetings following their introduction during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More

    Closed 31 August 2020

  • CAMHS patient/carer survey

    The CAMHs team would welcome your feedback to support the service moving forward in delivering care and treatment to Children & Young People and their families w ithin the Scottish Borders This short anonymous questionnaire will form one part of this process More

    Closed 16 August 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

What time would best suit you for the Eilson Area Partnership meeting on 27 February to take place?

You Said

16 people responded - thank you.

We Did

The time that suits most people is tea and coffee from 5:30pm with the meeting starting at 6pm at Earlston Primary School.

Further information is available here on the Council's website.



We Asked

We asked for your views on the Localities Bid Fund 2 grant process.

You Said

You resonded to our evaluation survey which ran from 27 November 2019 to the 12 January 2020.

We Did

We have analysed what you told us and presented the results to Councillors on 27 August 2020. Both reports are available below:

Review of Localities Bid Fund, Community Fund and Participatory Budgeting

Localities Bid Fund Round Two - Project Evaluation

We Asked

We asked you for your views about the Area Partnerships following 18 months of operation. As part of this work we also wanted to know what you think about the new Community Fund.

You Said

You responded to our online survey and attended focus group across the Borders. You told us how you feel about the Area Partnerships and the Community Fund.

We Did

The Scottish Community Development Centre's report was presented to Councillors at the meeting of Scottish Borders Council on 25 June 2020 and discussed further on 27 August 2020. 

A Review of Local Area Partnerships and the Community Fund in the Scottish Borders

It was decided:

  • to request that each Area Partnership establish, at its next meeting, a mechanism to review the findings of the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) Report on the Community Fund and make recommendations for further public consultation within each locality;
  • to continue to ring fence grants made to Community Councils, Village Halls and Festival Grants within the Community Fund for 2020/21, with payments for Festival Grants only made to cover actual expenditure on public liability and insurance expenditure;
  • to make the changes to the Community Fund highlighted in Section 6 of the report (below), and detailed in Appendix 3 (below) as amended above to remove reference to not being a like for like replacement for Council services which had been withdrawn due to efficiencies or Best Value concerns,to come into effect on 1 September 2020, with a review after one year of operation.

Review of Locality Bid Fund, Communuity Fund and Participatory Budgeting

Appendix 3: Community Fund 2020/2021