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

  • 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

    Closes 25 January 2021

  • 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

    Closes 29 January 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

    Closes 31 January 2021

  • 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

    Closes 14 February 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

Closed Consultations

  • 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

  • Schools/settings - booking system January 2021 for Key Workers

    From Tuesday 5 th January 2021, as a result of the country being placed into level 4 restrictions, school buildings and early learning settings will only be open to staff, children of key workers and some invited children from the 5th to the 15th January (not Saturday or Sunday). All other... More

    Closed 3 January 2021

  • 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

    Closed 8 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

    Closed 8 December 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

    Closed 7 December 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

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