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Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • Nursery lunch consultation for parents/carers 2022

    We are evaluating lunches in local authority Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, this survey is for parents/carers of children accessing funded ELC in a nursery run by Scottish Borders Council. The expansion of ELC, which was fully implemented in Scottish Borders in August... More

    Closes 22 May 2022

  • Priorities for the Scottish Borders (2022)

    Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership is refreshing the priorities for our area. This work will take account of how community priorities may have changed since the pandemic. Community planning is the process by which Councils and other public bodies such as Health Boards and Police... More

    Closes 5 June 2022

  • Electric Vehicle consultation

    With the clear commitments to deliver Net-Zero there are several key targets to hit over the coming 23 years. This will require a significant change in Local Authority, business and citizens travel habits and adoption of sustainable travel options like Electric Vehicles. To enable this to be a... More

    Closes 24 June 2022

  • School Meals Survey 2022

    A good diet is essential for good health and it is important that children and young people are provided with a solid foundation for establishing healthy life-long eating habits. Although schools alone cannot be expected to address poor eating habits, schools can make a valuable contribution... More

    Closes 30 June 2022

  • Improving Mental Health in the Scottish Borders

    Mental Health Improvement and Suicide Prevention – Action Plan Development (2022-2025) The Scottish Borders Joint Health Improvement Team (part of Public Health) is working with a multi-agency steering group of statutory and third sector partners to... More

    Closes 3 July 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Scottish Borders Council Taxi Fare Review 2022/2023

    Scottish Borders Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult with operators and members of the public on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. The council uses a formula which was agreed between the trade, the traffic commissioner and the council to determine... More

    Closed 15 May 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

    Closed 29 April 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

    Closed 28 April 2022

  • Kerbside Waste and Recycling 2022

    Scottish Borders Council is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, and providing services which are fit for the future. We can all play our part to reduce the impact on the environment by the way in which we deal with the waste we produce. The Council would like to... More

    Closed 5 April 2022

  • Common Good Consultation 2022

    This consultation seeks your views on the Common Good registers for the former Burghs of the Scottish Borders. All former Burghs have a 'Common Good' which comprises the land, buildings, art, artefacts and funds which were owned and managed by the Burgh Council on behalf of the residents of... More

    Closed 31 March 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

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.