Open Consultations

  • 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 us what matters to you, we can make sure the voices of all Scottish Borders residents are heard. Sign up to receive updates from Scottish Borders Council on community engagement events in your... More
    Closes 24 February 2026
  • 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
  • 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
  • Draft Newstead Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

    The Council has produced a draft Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan for Newstead Conservation Area. The document is made of two parts, the Appraisal, and the Management Plan: The Appraisal aims to identify the special architectural and historic character of the conservation area. The Management Plan provides guidance to help preserve and enhance that special character. The document is intended to be an informative guide to the history, architecture and... More
    Closes 14 August 2023
  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Consultation

    The Scottish Borders Local Housing Strategy sets our vision for housing, setting our key partnership priorities and goals for the next five years, 2023-28. We want people to share their views on our proposed vision, outcomes, key actions and housing issues. We are interested to find out the view of anyone living or wanting to live in the Scottish Borders, as well as any group or organization with an interest in housing in the Scottish Borders. Please find below the draft summary of the... More
    Closes 21 July 2023
  • Community Insights into Alcohol Impact and Licensing in Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders Licensing Board will be reassessing their Alcohol Licensing Policy Statement over the next few months. This policy will apply for 5 years. This survey offers a chance to communities to influence the development of this policy. Your experience and opinions about the impact of alcohol in your community is highly influential. Scottish Borders Local Licensing Forum have a role in identifying any key licensing issues and providing advice to the Licensing Board. The... More
    Closes 16 July 2023
  • Priorities for the 2023/33 Community Plan

    Community planning is the process by which councils and other public bodies such as Health Boards and Police Scotland work with local communities, businesses and community groups to plan and deliver better services and improve the lives of people who live in Scotland. Community Planning Partnerships is the name given to the group of organisations who deliver community planning. Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Community Planning Partnerships are required to develop a... More
    Closes 16 July 2023
  • 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 tuition and for three months once the tuition ceases. For information on you rights under Data Protection Legislation, please visit . More
    Closes 30 June 2023
  • Galashiels Academy Consultation Report June 2023

    In March 2023, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on a proposal to relocate Galashiels Academy. The consultation ran until 12 May 2023. Scottish Borders Council has prepared a Consultation Report detailing the Consultation process and summarising and responding to the comments and issues raised during the consultation period. This report can be accessed below. Scottish Borders Council is now seeking your views regarding the proposal and the Consultation... More
    Closes 27 June 2023
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