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

  • Instrumental Instruction New Start Form 2022-2023

    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 30 April 2023

  • Instrumental Instruction Continuation Form 2022-2023

    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 30 April 2023

  • Financial Inclusion User Satisfaction

    This survey is for customers who have received advice, assistance or support from the Financial Inclusion Team at Scottish Borders Council. More

    Closes 30 September 2025

  • Children & Families Social Work Exit Survey

    This survey is to help us to understand what our involvement has felt like for you and your family and will be used to help us consider whether there are things we could do differently. This survey is asking about your experience of working with Children and Families’ social work More

    Closes 31 October 2025

  • Have Your Say - Placemaking and Community Engagement Sign Up

    The way we are engaging with our residents is changing - and we want you to have your say Placemaking is a process of community engagement where the opinions and desires of the community are used to inform the future of the places we live, work and play - and by getting involved and telling... More

    Closes 24 February 2026

Closed Consultations

  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Stakeholder Survey

    We are seeking the views of stakeholders in relation to Scottish Borders’ future Local Housing Strategy. As part of the early engagement, we have developed four issues papers: Housing Delivery and Place Making Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Housing Quality ... More

    Closed 30 September 2022

  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Resident Survey

    We are seeking the views of residents in relation to Scottish Borders’ future Local Housing Strategy. As part of the early engagement, we have developed four issues papers: Housing Delivery and Place Making Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Housing Quality ... More

    Closed 30 September 2022

  • Sexual Entertainment Venue Licensing Policy 2022

    On 25 March 2021, Council resolved to licence sexual entertainment venues. This followed a change in legislation which allows local authorities to licence such venues and which also stipulated that any such licensing schemes could not come into effect until at least a period of one year had... More

    Closed 18 September 2022

  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Resident Workshops - Sign Up

    Here you can register for one of our four Resident Workshop sessions. The workshops are a chance to discuss the housing issues which matter to you with other Scottish Borders residents. Your contributions will feed into the development of our next Local Housing Strategy. More

    Closed 11 September 2022

  • Authorisation form for organisations/groups requesting Council building access

    We continue to live with the threat of COVID-19, highlighted by the number of new cases in the Scottish Borders in recent weeks. As a result, our absolute priority remains the safety of the public and staff, including external groups who previously accessed Council buildings for service... More

    Closed 7 September 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

What your priorities are for the redevelopment of the former Jedburgh Grammar School site.

You said

636 people responded to the consultation and told us what is important to them.

We did

We are currently analysing the responses and will publish the consultation report as soon as we can.

We asked

We asked for your comments on what we might be missing from the Council's Common Good register.

 

You said

You gave us some useful information about the history of some of our local land and collections, some of which had not been considered by the Council before.

 

We did

We took your comments and investigated those areas of land and pieces of art or collections to ascertain whether they should properly be categorised as Common Good. We then discussed those findings with each Common Good Fund Sub-Committee and prepared final registers for each town. Following Council approval, these registers will be published on the Council’s website where they can be viewed.

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.