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  • Instrumental Instruction Continuation Form 2021-2022

    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 tuition and for three months once the tuition ceases. For information on you rights under Data Protection Legislation, please visit http://www.scotborders.gov/DPYourRights . More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Instrumental Instruction New Start Form 2021-2022

    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 http://www.scotborders.gov/DPYourRights . More
    Closed 28 April 2022
  • Kerbside Waste and Recycling 2022

    Scottish Borders Council is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, and providing services which are fit for the future. We can all play our part to reduce the impact on the environment by the way in which we deal with the waste we produce. The Council would like to gather information on how residents deal with their household waste, find out what you think of the Council’s kerbside collection services and gather any suggestions you may have on how we can... More
    Closed 5 April 2022
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 2021-22

    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 for further information. Guidance notes are available here to help you complete the on-line form. Please note you must complete a new form for each academic year. You will... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Tweedbank to Eyemouth Active Travel Route

    Scottish Borders Council has received funding from the South of Scotland Enterprise for a feasibility study of a new 53km active travel route (for walking, cycling and wheeling) between the existing Tweedbank Railway Station and the new Reston Station Scottish Borders. The route is to be based generally on the alignment of the former railway line that originally linked the stations and runs through the heart of the region connecting towns and villages such as Earlston, Greenlaw, Duns... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Common Good Consultation 2022

    This consultation seeks your views on the Common Good registers for the former Burghs of the Scottish Borders. All former Burghs have a 'Common Good' which comprises the land, buildings, art, artefacts and funds which were owned and managed by the Burgh Council on behalf of the residents of the Burgh. The Burgh system was extinguished in 1975 but the assets owned by the Burgh at that date continue to be owned by the Common Good, which is administered by Councillors who sit as Common Good... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Jim Clark Rally 2022

    The organisers of the Jim Clark Rally have lodged an application with Scottish Borders Council seeking a Motor Sport Order to run the event in May 2022. To approve the rally, legislation requires the Council to consider any potential impacts, both positive and negative, on local communities and businesses. It also requires that the public are consulted about the planning and implementation of the event. Details of the proposed stages are available in the related documents... More
    Closed 9 March 2022
  • Scheme of Integration 2022 Consultation

    The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced a statutory duty for NHS Boards and Local Authorities to integrate the planning and delivery of health and social care services. It required the creation of Integration Authorities. The aim was to ensure that: Health and social care services should be firmly integrated around the needs of individuals, their carers and other family members. Health and social care services should be characterised by... More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • 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
    Opened 24 February 2022
  • Caddonfoot Road Temporary Closure

    As part of the SUSTRANS Spaces for People Project to encourage active travel during the Covid pandemic the Council restricted vehicle access on the Caddonfoot Road to allow pedestrians, cyclists and other wheeled users to make use of the road to access the playing field and to exercise in general. As there is insufficient space in the verge to provide a pavement from Clovenfords to Caddonfoot or to the playing field the Council is keen to gather the experiences of the public... More
    Closed 21 February 2022
  • Temporary 40 mph Speed Limit Consultation 2022

    As part of the Sustrans Spaces for People program to encourage active travel during the Covid 19 pandemic the speed limit on the above roads were reduced to 40mph. The Council is keen to gather the views of those who live and use these roads to determine if there is demand to retain the 40mph speed limit or to revert back to national speed limit. If there is a demand to retain the 40mph speed limit this would result in new permanent signing along the route to alert drivers. ... More
    Closed 21 February 2022
  • 2022/23 Budget survey

    We have launched a survey to understand the priorities of Borderers and give local people the opportunity to influence our next budget and a range of other important service areas for the future A short video is available which provides more information about the survey and the questions being asked. The online survey is live until 30 January. More
    Closed 6 February 2022
  • Local Housing Strategy 2023-28 Early Engagement Survey

    The Local Housing Strategy (LHS) will set out how Scottish Borders Council and its partners plan to address the housing and housing related opportunities and challenges over the five year period 2023 – 2028. This new plan will build on the significant progress made on the issues identified in the LHS 2017-2022 and will address newly arising housing matters particularly in response to the publication of new LHS Guidance , Housing to 2040 and the Covid-19 pandemic.... More
    Closed 30 November 2021
  • Z - Closed - Waste & Recycling Survey 2021

    The Council is keen to reduce the number of bins on the pavement on Magdala Terrace and High Buckholmside, and would like to work with residents to try and find a way forward. The Council has received comments regarding the bins in this area being permanently left on the pavement. The number of bins on the pavement does not create a good impression to visitors to the town and creates an inconvenience for pedestrians and residents alike. However, we also appreciate that the... More
    Closed 21 November 2021
  • Teviot & Liddesdale Community Fund Pot B Assessment Panel - volunteer application form

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community Fund, Scottish Borders Council has been supporting working groups to identify what the 2021-22 Community Fund arrangements should look like in each of the five localities. Teviot &... More
    Closed 14 November 2021
  • Chiefswood Road Melrose Feedback

    As part of the Spaces for People programme Scottish Borders Council turned Chiefswood Road into a temporary oneway road (downhill) to allow space for a temporary shared pedestrian and cycle path between June and September. The Council would now like pedestrians, cyclists, residents and drivers to share their experiences of the temporary arrangement. Using an AI monitor on a lampost the Council can report that between June * and September * the path was used by: * pedestrians... More
    Closed 25 October 2021
  • Social Work Charging Policy for 2022-23 (Non-residential)

    Each year, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) produces guidance on the principles that underpin local authority charging policies. The Guidance is subject to revision annually or as policy develops. As a result, Scottish Borders Council reviews its non-residential care charging policy every year. Income generated through the contributions people make through the charging policy enables the council to continue providing a service to people who have an assessed... More
    Closed 17 October 2021
  • Christmas 2021 & 2022 school holiday proposal

    School holidays are usually set 3 years in advance to allow families and schools to plan ahead. When planning school holiday and inservice dates we must ensure 190 school days for children and 195 days for staff each year. Although the school holiday dates for this coming session were agreed and published several years ago, we have been approached by a number of parents and staff about adjusting them, especially the Christmas holiday dates. Although the dates are similar to neighbouring... More
    Closed 29 August 2021
  • Galashiels Community Campus

    A further consultation on more detailed plans for Galashiels Community Campus is now available to view online. More
    Closed 20 August 2021
  • South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy 2021

    The Regional Economic Strategy (RES) is the economic plan for the South of Scotland being progressed by the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership (REP). It has been developed following an extensive period of engagement in early 2021. The REP has taken what you said and developed the draft strategy which you can read below. It is a vital strategy at a crucial time for our region setting out a clear vision for how we want the region's economy to look and work... More
    Closed 16 August 2021
  • Area Partnerships - next steps

    Local Area Partnerships are an opportunity for you to participate in discussion and debate about the challenges and opportunities you see affecting your area. Area Partnerships, established in 2017, seek to bring together key organisations, groups, businesses and individuals from across the public, private and third sectors and from within local communities to collectively work together. The main aim of the Area Partnerships is to develop and review priorities for... More
    Closed 1 August 2021
  • Tour O The Borders 2021

    Scottish Borders Council wish to engage with the general public regarding the Tour o the Borders event taking place on Sunday 5 th September 2021 on closed roads. Details of the event are available at Tour o the Borders 2021 More
    Closed 1 August 2021
  • Eildon Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community Fund, Scottish Borders Council has been supporting working groups to identify what the 2021-22 Community Fund arrangements should look like in each of the five localities. Eildon Community... More
    Closed 28 July 2021
  • Tweeddale Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community Fund, Scottish Borders Council has been supporting working groups to identify what the 2021-22 Community Fund arrangements should look like in each of the five localities. Tweeddale... More
    Closed 28 July 2021
  • Hall Street toilets, Innerleithen

    Scottish Borders Council is considering entering in to a lease agreement with The Hub Community Interest Company for the former public toilets in Hall Street, Innerleithen. We are now consulting on the proposal that has been received. Your views will be taken into consideration when making the decision whether or not to approve a lease. Comments made in writing are invited by 27 July 2021. You may do this by: completing this form enmailing your comments to ... More
    Closed 27 July 2021
  • Berwickshire Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

    The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them. In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community Fund, Scottish Borders Council has been supporting working groups to identify what the 2021-22 Community Fund arrangements should look like in each of the five localities. Berwickshire... More
    Closed 14 June 2021
  • 20mph public consultation

    As part of the Scottish Government/SUSTRANS Spaces for People programme Scottish Borders Council introduced a trial roll out of 20mph speed limits last October to encourage more active travel as lockdown eases and is now looking to obtain the views and experiences of pedestrians, cyclists, residents, businesses and drivers. The focus of the survey is on road safety and quality of life in relation to the introduction of the 20mph speed limits and to gather information on whether any... More
    Closed 6 June 2021
  • Scottish Borders Council Gaelic Plan 2021

    This plan has been prepared under Section 3 of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 and requires that public authorities consult on their draft Gaelic L anguage P lan to the attention of all interested parties before submitting it to Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Scottish Borders Council is interested in your views about the Gaelic Plan. More
    Closed 23 May 2021
  • Accessing and Using Scottish Borders Council Services

    Scottish Borders Council is undergoing a series of reviews to transform its services. The current COVID - 19 pandemic has added to the need to review how we deliver services and how they are accessed. This is your chance to influence our future customer service arrangements, online and digital services. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. More
    Closed 16 May 2021
  • Eyemouth Primary School 2021

    Scottish Borders Council have been developing three different education delivery models to inform the development of a new primary school and early years centre for the town. The thinking behind each model has been shared and discussed with schools leadership teams and parent councils. The three different education delivery models considered during this initial phase is set out in this consultation. Scottish Borders Council invites comments on the each model and... More
    Closed 16 May 2021
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