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  • 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 2021
  • Instrumental Instruction New Start Form 2020

    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 28 April 2021
  • Instrumental Instruction Continuation Form 2020

    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 28 April 2021
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) School Year 2020-2021

    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
    Closes 31 March 2021
  • Licensing of Sexual Entertainment Venues

    What is happening? A change in the law on 26 April 2019 means that Councils can decide if the operators of Sexual Entertainment Venues (“SEVs”) should be required to apply to the Council for a licence. What is a Sexual Entertainment Venue? The Civic... More
    Closes 14 February 2021
  • Scottish Borders Budget Challenge

    The annual Scottish Borders Council budget consultation is now open. This is your chance to play #yourpart and shape the Council’s financial plan for next year as well as its future priorities. This year the consultation, which is open for 12 weeks, focuses on some high-level... More
    Closes 31 January 2021
  • Adult Protection Practitioners Questionnaire 2020

    The Public Protection Committee (PPC) would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire and provide honest feedback on your experience and knowledge of adult protection practice in the Scottish Borders, this will assist in our evaluation processes which helps keep... More
    Closes 29 January 2021
  • Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan

    We have produced the Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan (PLDP), which follows on from the Main Issues Report (MIR). The PLDP sets out land use allocations and planning policies for the Scottish Borders, for the next 10 years. The Plan is the Council’s settled position ... More
    Closes 25 January 2021
  • Consultation on Lauder Common Woodland Scheme

    Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the local authority is required to consult with the local community when it is planning to make changes to common good property. It is proposed that the Lauder Common Good removes from its existing lease to the Lauderhill Sheep... More
    Closes 10 January 2021
  • Proposed allotment rules and regulations 2020

    Proposed allotments rules and regulations and conditions of let documents are available to view and comment upon. Further information on allotments across the Scottish Borders is available . Proposed allotments rules and regulations 2020 Allotments conditions of let ... More
    Closes 8 December 2020
  • Draft Scottish Borders Food Growing Strategy

    You can have your say on the final consultation on the Scottish Borders’ first Food Growing Strategy . Comments after welcomed on the draft strategy as part of the 12-week consultation, which runs until 8 December. An initial consultation took place last year,... More
    Closes 8 December 2020
  • Proposed donation of artwork to the National Galleries of Scotland

    Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the local authority is required to consult with the local community when it is planning to dispose of common good property. The proposed disposal is the donation of a painting thought to be owned by the Hawick Common Good. ... More
    Closes 7 December 2020
  • Hawick Flood Protection Active Travel Network: Travel Choices Survey

    Thank you for your interest in the Hawick Flood Protection Travel Choices Survey. This survey is collecting data as part of the Places for Everyone Hawick Active Travel Network Project for the purposes of understanding the barriers to certain travel modes and to help inform behaviour change... More
    Closes 30 November 2020
  • Older Peoples' Experience of Covid19

    Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership (BOPPP), one of the Health & Social Care Partnership engagement and planning groups, has proposed that older people should be engaged in a conversation to explore how they have experienced the Covid19 pandemic lockdown. The target group is... More
    Closes 29 November 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
    Closed 1 November 2020
  • Scottish Borders Council Non-Residential Charging Policy for 2021 - 2022

    The Social Care Charging Policy explains how the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) works out what people should pay towards the cost of their council-funded care and support, based on their ability to pay. People can either use their benefits to arrange and pay for their care and support... More
    Closed 27 September 2020
  • Changes to Social Care Charges - Easy Read

    Scottish Borders Council are looking at changing some care and support charges. We would like to know what you think about the changes. You can print the easy read consultation to fill in. There is a freepost address for you to send it to us. This means you won't need a stamp. More
    Closed 27 September 2020
  • Feedback on online Council meetings

    Scottish Borders Council is keen to understand the public and media's experience of viewing live broadcasts of online Council meetings following their introduction during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More
    Closed 31 August 2020
  • CAMHS patient/carer survey

    The CAMHs team would welcome your feedback to support the service moving forward in delivering care and treatment to Children & Young People and their families w ithin the Scottish Borders This short anonymous questionnaire will form one part of this process More
    Closed 16 August 2020
  • Transport booking arrangements

    Our online transport booking form is currently unavailable. Please make bookings by phone or email. Our demand response transport line can be reached on 01835 826 753 Monday – Friday between 08.45am and 4pm or you can email transport requests to PLACEtransport@scotborders.gov.uk ... More
    Closed 9 August 2020
  • Spaces for People suggestions

    Scottish Borders Council is seeking the input of Borderers to identify potential schemes to put temporary infrastructure in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spaces for People is a new, temporary infrastructure programme in Scotland which offers funding and support to make it safer for... More
    Closed 8 July 2020
  • School Transport Survey

    We are asking parents and carers whose children normally use school transport to complete this short survey so we can explore various options for school transport arrangements for when schools reopen in August. Almost 3,000 pupils normally travel on school transport every day,... More
    Closed 28 June 2020
  • School Holiday Childcare Requirements for Key Workers

    During the summer holiday period our childcare hubs will be offered in all nine of our secondary schools for children from P1 – S2. Our early years hubs will be delivered through our partner private providers. By completing this survey you will help us plan for the summer... More
    Closed 21 June 2020
  • Home Learning Evaluation May 2020

    Dear Parent/Carer , Following my recent update to you all, Scottish Borders Council has now developed an online survey to help us understand how home learning has been working for you and your children at this difficult time. We are very keen to understand how you have... More
    Closed 31 May 2020
  • 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
    Closed 15 May 2020
  • Future of Peebles High School

    We are currently looking for your views on the future of Peebles High School, which was severly damaged by a fire in November 2019. More
    Closed 30 April 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
    Closed 27 April 2020
  • National Entitlement Card 2020

    The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is a national programme sponsored by the Scottish Government. It provides citizens with a single card which can have multiple uses. Within Scottish Borders, the National Entitlement Card is used for travel concessions, as a Library Card, for Young Scot... More
    Closed 24 April 2020
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