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  • 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
    Opens 1 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
    Opened 22 October 2021
  • 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
    Opened 1 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
    Opened 17 September 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
    Opened 10 September 2021
  • 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
    Opened 23 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
    Opened 14 July 2021
  • Galashiels Community Campus

    A further consultation on more detailed plans for Galashiels Community Campus is now available to view online. More
    Opened 8 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... More
    Opened 8 July 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... More
    Opened 8 July 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
    Opened 2 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... More
    Opened 29 June 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
    Opened 23 June 2021
  • 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
    Opened 11 June 2021
  • 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
    Opened 7 June 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... More
    Opened 26 May 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... More
    Opened 24 May 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
    Opened 10 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
    Opened 12 April 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
    Opened 9 April 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
    Opened 6 April 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
    Opened 30 March 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
    Opened 16 March 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
    Opened 15 March 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
    Opened 15 March 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
    Opened 12 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 16 February 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
    Opened 23 December 2020
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