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  • Tweedbank – Vision for Growth and Sustainability, A Community for the Future. Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance

    This Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) sets out to guide and inform the future expansion of Tweedbank within the site of the former Lowood Estate. This SPG builds on and refines the Tweedbank Masterplan and Spatial Framework prepared for Scottish Borders Council by the architects... More
    Opened 21 February 2020
  • Alcohol Byelaws 2020

    During 2019 the Council carried out a consultation asking whether people felt that the consumption of alcohol in public places was causing a problem. A total of 491 consultation responses were received. 44% of those who took part did not think that the consumption of alcohol in a... More
    Opened 19 February 2020
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage

    This Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) lays down good practice procedures for the design of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS), and gives reference to other documents where more detailed information can be obtained if desired. It expands current development plan policy and is... More
    Opened 13 February 2020
  • Supervision and Performance Management

    Please complete this questionnaire as honestly and thoughtfully as you can. The information gathered from this questionnaire will be used to review the current supervision and work performance policies and will maximise benefit and value from supervision to both the employee and the service. ... More
    Closed 31 January 2020
  • Scottish Borders Budget Challenge

    We have launched a consultation to help inform the upcoming budget which will be set on 20 February 2020. More
    Closed 31 January 2020
  • Scottish Borders Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan Consultation

    Community justice is a planned method of crime reduction that aims to address the underlying cause of offending behaviour. We want to hear your views on the new Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan that is being developed for the Scottish Borders. We last asked for your views and... More
    Opened 27 January 2020
  • Jim Clark Rally 2020

    The organiser of the Jim Clark Rally has lodged an application with Scottish Borders Council seeking a Motor Sport Order to run the event on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 2020. To approve the rally, legislation requires the Council to consider any potential impacts, both positive and... More
    Opened 23 January 2020
  • Eildon Area Partnership Meeting Times

    We are looking to the find the most apporiate time for the Eildon Area Partnership meeting taking place on Thursday 27th Feb in Earlston. More
    Closed 19 January 2020
  • Localities Bid Fund 2 Evaluation

    The purpose of the Localities Bid Fund (LBF) was to support community groups to develop ideas or projects which improved the lives of people living in the Scottish Borders. The decision as to which groups were awarded funding was made via a public vote. This process is called participatory... More
    Closed 12 January 2020
  • Mobile Recycling Service

    Scottish Borders Council is considering the provision of a mobile recycling service to support the Council's 7 Community Recycling Centres. It is proposed that the service would be provided one day a week at the following locations: Jedburgh Coldstream West... More
    Closed 12 January 2020
  • Z - CPC Practitioners Questionnaire 2019

    The Child Protection Committee (CPC) would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire and provide honest feedback on your experience and knowledge of child protection practice in the Scottish Borders, this will assist in our evaluation processes which helps keep... More
    Closed 10 January 2020
  • Provision of Early Learning & Childcare Parent Consultation 2019

    Local Authorities in Scotland are required to consult with parents every 2 years, to support their planning for the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). In Scottish Borders, ELC is provided in school nurseries and by private nurseries, playgroups, childminders and out of... More
    Closed 9 December 2019
  • Eyemouth Fit for 2024 property event survey

    As part of Fit for 2024 programme , we must drive innovation and creativity when it come to our properties. This is because the size of our estate and the running costs involved are not sustainable. On average, we spent £14million each year in the running costs of property which... More
    Closed 2 December 2019
  • Fit for 2024 - Earlston Property Event

    Community groups and members of the public were invited to view plans for the new Earlston Community Campus at an event in Earlston Primary School on Thursday 19 September. More
    Closed 2 December 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to amend the catchment areas for Yarrow Primary School and Philiphaugh Community School

    In May 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on a proposal to amend the catchment areas for Yarrow Primary School and Philiphaugh Community School. Scottish Borders Council has prepared a Consultation Report responding to the comments and issues raised during the... More
    Closed 21 November 2019
  • Public CCTV in the Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders Council currently operates 70 public space CCTV cameras located in the following towns: Duns, Hawick, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Eyemouth, Selkirk and Melrose. The Council currently meets all ongoing running costs, including energy consumption, telecoms charges,... More
    Closed 31 October 2019
  • 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
    Opened 29 October 2019
  • Holidays and In Service days for the academic years 2021/2022 to 2025/26

    The Council is seeking your views on the school holidays and In Service days for future academic years 2021/22 to 2025/26; ending June 2026. More
    Closed 20 October 2019
  • Scottish Borders Food Growing Strategy

    Would you like to or are you already growing your own fruit and vegetables close to where you live or work? We want to hear from you. We are developing a Food Growing Strategy for the Scottish Borders and we need local people to tell us why, where and how they would like to be... More
    Closed 16 October 2019
  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019

    In line with the requirements of Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983, Scottish Borders Council is undertaking a review of polling districts and polling places for use in parliamentary and local elections. The aim of the Review is to ensure: (1) a ll... More
    Closed 7 October 2019
  • 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
    Opened 1 October 2019
  • Scottish Borders Area Partnership and Community Fund Review 2019

    Area Partnerships In November 2017 Scottish Borders Council agreed to replace the existing Locality Committees with Area Partnerships from 1 January 2018. The Area Partnerships reflect the Council’s statutory duties under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 which seeks to... More
    Closed 26 September 2019
  • Use of Shawburn Toll Embankment, Selkirk

    The Shawburn Toll Embankment was historically used by the general public as a viewing point for the Selkirk Common Riding. Prior to the 1998 Common Riding, it was deemed unsafe due to the poor state of the timber terracing along the steep angle of the slope and the lack of any... More
    Closed 21 August 2019
  • Future of Play Parks

    Members of the public and community groups are being invited to provide further feedback on our strategy for the future of play-park provision in the area. The strategy was discussed at a local level at each of the Scottish Borders’ five Area Partnerships throughout June. Area... More
    Closed 19 August 2019
  • Taxi Fare Scales Review 2019 - 20

    The law states that The Council as licensing authority is required in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to review the scales for fares and other charges in connection with the hire of a taxi at intervals not exceeding 18 months of the last review. The... More
    Closed 22 July 2019
  • The Housing Needs of Wheelchair Users

    We would like to invite you to participate in this important research project we are conducting, by completing this survey. Your views are important to us and the study will help to improve the lives of people, across the Scottish Borders, who require wheelchair accessible homes . ... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to close Hobkirk Primary School

    In March 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on the proposals that:- Hobkirk Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for Hobkirk Primary School is permanently zoned to Denholm Primary School Scottish Borders... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to close Ettrick Primary School

    In March 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on the proposals that:- Ettrick Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for Ettrick Primary School is permanently zoned to Kirkhope Primary School Scottish... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to close Eccles Leitholm Primary School

    In March 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on the proposals that:- Eccles Leitholmn Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for Eccles Leitholm Primary School is permanently zoned to either Coldstream Primary... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
  • Alcohol in Public Places

    This consultation is being carried out to help inform the Council in considering if there are areas in the Scottish Borders where drinking alcohol in a public place should not be allowed. More
    Closed 30 June 2019
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