Consultation and Survey Hub

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

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 sale of common good land at South Common Farm, Selkirk is to accommodate a new Clear Water Tank. We asked you for your comments on this disposal.

You Said

I would like to understand how the sale of this land is in the interest of the people of Selkirk. What benefits are to be gained by the sale? Rather than a sale is a long-term rental possible, thereby giving a steady income to the community each year?

We Did

The sale of land will allow the stability of drinking water supplies within the Selkirk Catchment. Whilst a lease was considered by all parties over the expected life of the Water Tank (approx. 100 years) the preferred option was a sale as this allows Selkirk Common Good to realise a capital sum now.  Receiving a capital sum provides flexibility for Selkirk Common Good to look at different options for the sum received. One option could be to invest the capital sum and receive income over the long term which could be equivalent to a rental income. By disposing of the asset, it is possible to include terms which provide the option for the land to be purchased back from the purchaser at the end of its life.

We Asked

The Household Survey asked about Council services, life in the Borders and your priorities for our area.

You Said

905 people completed the survey and, as well as telling us about how satisfied they are with services available to them, told us that they have a good quality of life (93%), their neighbourhood is a good place to live (95%) and that they feel safe walking alone in their local area during the day (97%).

We Did

The results of the report were discussed by the Council's Executive Committee on Tuesday 12 February 2019 and will be used to inform the future service direction.

 

We Asked

For feedback on the proposed actions in the local British Sign Language (BSL) Plans (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and Borders College).

The local BSL plans contibute to the National BSL Plan  which aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for (British Sign Language) BSL useres to live,learn, work and visit.

You Said

The actions proposed by the three local organisations (Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Borders College) were right for the Scottish Borders.

We Did

Used the feedback to finalise the local BSL Plans.