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

  • Mainstreaming Equality in Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders Council has an Equalities Mainstreaming Report (2017 -2021) which sets out its approach to Equalities. This includes a set of Equalities Outcomes (changes we want to make). The Equalities Mainstreaming Report now needs to be replaced with a new one which... More

    Closes 7 March 2021

  • Updated Supplementary Planning Guidance – Planning Brief – Former Borders College Galashiels

    The 'Updated Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) - Planning Brief - Former Borders College Galashiels' will replace the previous Planning Brief adopted in 2009 for the site which is now out of date on a number of component parts. The updated SPG ensures reference to up to date policies and site... More

    Closes 30 March 2021

  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) School Year 2020-2021

    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 2021

  • Instrumental Instruction Continuation Form 2020

    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 28 April 2021

  • Instrumental Instruction New Start Form 2020

    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 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues

    What is happening? A change in the law on 26 April 2019 means that Councils can decide if the operators of Sexual Entertainment Venues (“SEVs”) should be required to apply to the Council for a licence. What is a Sexual Entertainment Venue? The Civic... More

    Closed 14 February 2021

  • Scottish Borders Budget Challenge

    The annual Scottish Borders Council budget consultation is now open. This is your chance to play #yourpart and shape the Council’s financial plan for next year as well as its future priorities. This year the consultation, which is open for 12 weeks, focuses on some high-level... More

    Closed 31 January 2021

  • Z - Adult Protection Practitioners Questionnaire 2020

    The Public Protection Committee (PPC) would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire and provide honest feedback on your experience and knowledge of adult protection practice in the Scottish Borders, this will assist in our evaluation processes which helps keep... More

    Closed 29 January 2021

  • Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan

    We have produced the Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan (PLDP), which follows on from the Main Issues Report (MIR). The PLDP sets out land use allocations and planning policies for the Scottish Borders, for the next 10 years. The Plan is the Council’s settled position ... More

    Closed 25 January 2021

  • Consultation on Lauder Common Woodland Scheme

    Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the local authority is required to consult with the local community when it is planning to make changes to common good property. It is proposed that the Lauder Common Good removes from its existing lease to the Lauderhill Sheep... More

    Closed 10 January 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

During 2020 we began consulting on the introduction of Alcohol Byelaws in the Borders through a paper, online and face to face consultation.

You said

Many of you responded to us through the online and paper forms but we were unable to speak to you on a face to face basis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We did

This consultation has been paused and will be re-opened when it is safe to hold public meetings.

Thank you to everyone that has made comments. These will be kept and collated with all other feedback once the consultation has been completed. 

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