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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Closes 7 September 2022
  • Copy of Common Good Consultation 2022 List

    This is a copy of the consultation seeking views on the Common Good registers for the former Burghs of the Scottish Borders. This consultation opened on 21 December 2021 and closed on 31 March 2022. Background: All former Burghs have a 'Common Good' which comprises the land,... More
    Closes 4 September 2022
  • Improving Mental Health in the Scottish Borders

    Mental Health Improvement and Suicide Prevention – Action Plan Development (2022-2025) The Scottish Borders Joint Health Improvement Team (part of Public Health) is working with a multi-agency steering group of statutory and third sector partners to... More
    Closes 3 July 2022
  • School Meals Survey 2022

    A good diet is essential for good health and it is important that children and young people are provided with a solid foundation for establishing healthy life-long eating habits. Although schools alone cannot be expected to address poor eating habits, schools can make a valuable contribution... More
    Closes 30 June 2022
  • Electric Vehicle consultation

    With the clear commitments to deliver Net-Zero there are several key targets to hit over the coming 23 years. This will require a significant change in Local Authority, business and citizens travel habits and adoption of sustainable travel options like Electric Vehicles. To enable this to be a... More
    Closes 24 June 2022
  • Priorities for the Scottish Borders (2022)

    Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership is refreshing the priorities for our area. This work will take account of how community priorities may have changed since the pandemic. Community planning is the process by which Councils and other public bodies such as Health Boards and Police... More
    Closes 5 June 2022
  • Nursery lunch consultation for parents/carers 2022

    We are evaluating lunches in local authority Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, this survey is for parents/carers of children accessing funded ELC in a nursery run by Scottish Borders Council. The expansion of ELC, which was fully implemented in Scottish Borders in August... More
    Closes 22 May 2022
  • Scottish Borders Council Taxi Fare Review 2022/2023

    Scottish Borders Council reviews taxi fares every 18 months and must consult with operators and members of the public on any proposals to change the taxi fare tariff. The council uses a formula which was agreed between the trade, the traffic commissioner and the council to determine... More
    Closed 15 May 2022
  • 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... 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... 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... More
    Closed 5 April 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... 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... More
    Closed 31 March 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... 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... 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: ... More
    Closed 28 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... More
    Closed 21 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... More
    Closed 16 August 2021
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