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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
  • 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,... More
    Closes 7 June 2021
  • Child Protection Practitioner Communication Survey 2021

    Child Protection practice, processes and procedures are always evolving; subject to local and national developments. You will likely be aware of some of the areas of work that are in need of being moved forward. Since March 2020 definite decisions have been made about not to progress at... More
    Closes 31 May 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. ... More
    Closes 23 May 2021
  • Anti-Poverty Strategy 2021 Consultation

    What is poverty? According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Poverty is when your resources are well below your minimum needs. Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for you or your children. It means waking up every day... More
    Closes 16 May 2021
  • Informing Scottish Borders Anti-Poverty Action Plan - How are you managing?

    We are developing an action plan for the Scottish Borders Anti-Poverty Strategy and want your help. We want to understand what its like living in the Scottish Borders and what actions could be taken to reduce poverty. We are also consulting on the stategy itself at Scottish Borders... More
    Closes 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. ... More
    Closes 16 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... More
    Closes 16 May 2021
  • Peebles Cycle Lanes

    With the aims of making Peebles High Street a more appealing place to walk and cycle and the Council are keen to gauge views on: Trial of advisory cycle lanes and removal of centre line, 6 months duration Trial revised positioning of taxi rank (removal of ranks at The Park... More
    Closed 30 April 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 28 April 2021
  • National Entitlement Card 2021

    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 25 April 2021
  • Jedderfield Farm Asset Transfer Request

    An asset transfer request has been made to Peebles Common Good and Scottish Borders Council under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The request has been made by Tweedgreen and relates to Jedderfield Farm, Peebles EH45 8NH. The request and... More
    Closed 11 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
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Peebles to Peel Backroads Questionnaire

    As part of the Scottish Government funded Spaces for People programme the Council temporarily reduced the speed limit from a national speed limit of 60mph for cars to 40mph for all vehicles along the backroads between Peebles and Peel for a trial period. The aim of this trial was to determine... More
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Updated Supplementary Planning Guidance – Planning Brief – Former Borders College Galashiels

    The 'Updated Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) - Planning Brief - Former Borders College Galashiels' will replace the previous Planning Brief adopted in 2009 for the site which is now out of date on a number of component parts. The updated SPG ensures reference to up to date policies and site... More
    Closed 30 March 2021
  • Chiefswood Road Questionnaire

    As part of the Spaces for People survey the Council received a number of requests to improve pedestrian and cycle provision on Chiefswood Road as part of a public survey last year and is considering a trial one way downhill on Chiefswood Road from April to September 2021. Spaces for People is a... More
    Closed 28 March 2021
  • Mainstreaming Equality in Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders Council has an Equalities Mainstreaming Report (2017 -2021) which sets out its approach to Equalities. This includes a set of Equalities Outcomes (changes we want to make). The Equalities Mainstreaming Report now needs to be replaced with a new one which... More
    Closed 7 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 31 January 2021
  • Z - 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 10 January 2021
  • Schools/settings - booking system January 2021 for Key Workers

    From Tuesday 5 th January 2021, as a result of the country being placed into level 4 restrictions, school buildings and early learning settings will only be open to staff, children of key workers and some invited children from the 5th to the 15th January (not Saturday or Sunday). All other... More
    Closed 3 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 30 November 2020
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