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  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019

    In line with the requirements of Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983, Scottish Borders Council is undertaking a review of polling districts and polling places for use in parliamentary and local elections. The aim of the Review is to ensure: (1) a ll... More
    Opened 8 August 2019
  • Future of Play Parks

    Members of the public and community groups are being invited to provide further feedback on our strategy for the future of play-park provision in the area. The strategy was discussed at a local level at each of the Scottish Borders’ five Area Partnerships throughout June. Area... More
    Opened 25 July 2019
  • Scottish Borders Food Growing Strategy

    Would you like to or are you already growing your own fruit and vegetables close to where you live or work? We want to hear from you. We are developing a Food Growing Strategy for the Scottish Borders and we need local people to tell us why, where and how they would like to be... More
    Opened 24 July 2019
  • Taxi Fare Scales Review 2019 - 20

    The law states that The Council as licensing authority is required in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to review the scales for fares and other charges in connection with the hire of a taxi at intervals not exceeding 18 months of the last review. The... More
    Opened 21 June 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to close Eccles Leitholm Primary School

    In March 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on the proposals that:- Eccles Leitholmn Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for Eccles Leitholm Primary School is permanently zoned to either Coldstream Primary... More
    Opened 19 June 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to close Ettrick Primary School

    In March 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on the proposals that:- Ettrick Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for Ettrick Primary School is permanently zoned to Kirkhope Primary School Scottish... More
    Opened 19 June 2019
  • Consultation Report - Proposal to close Hobkirk Primary School

    In March 2019, Scottish Borders Council commenced a statutory consultation on the proposals that:- Hobkirk Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for Hobkirk Primary School is permanently zoned to Denholm Primary School Scottish Borders... More
    Opened 19 June 2019
  • The Housing Needs of Wheelchair Users

    We would like to invite you to participate in this important research project we are conducting, by completing this survey. Your views are important to us and the study will help to improve the lives of people, across the Scottish Borders, who require wheelchair accessible homes . ... More
    Opened 19 June 2019
  • MSYP Consultation

    Th e Scottish National Youth Parliament will be running a National Campaign starting in October. We want the young people in the Scottish Borders to have a voice in the decision of which campaign to run. More
    Opened 18 June 2019
  • Parental involvement and engagement survey - special schools

    Scottish Borders Council is urging all parents to complete the Parental Involvement and Engagement census, being held as part of the Government’s commitment to improving the ways in which parents, carers and families work in partnership with teachers and partners. They are also looking to... More
    Opened 3 June 2019
  • Parental involvement and engagement survey - primary schools

    Scottish Borders Council is urging all parents to complete the Parental Involvement and Engagement census, being held as part of the Government’s commitment to improving the ways in which parents, carers and families work in partnership with teachers and partners. They are also looking to... More
    Opened 3 June 2019
  • Parental involvement and engagement survey - secondary schools

    Scottish Borders Council is urging all parents to complete the Parental Involvement and Engagement census, being held as part of the Government’s commitment to improving the ways in which parents, carers and families work in partnership with teachers and partners. They are also looking to... More
    Opened 3 June 2019
  • Use of Shawburn Toll Embankment, Selkirk

    The Shawburn Toll Embankment was historically used by the general public as a viewing point for the Selkirk Common Riding. Prior to the 1998 Common Riding, it was deemed unsafe due to the poor state of the timber terracing along the steep angle of the slope and the lack of any... More
    Opened 30 May 2019
  • New Jedburgh campus name

    Members of the public can help mark a new era for Jedburgh by voting for the new name of the town’s new Intergenerational Community Campus. Voting is open until Sunday 30 June 2019 for the new community facility, which is due to open in spring 2020. We asked the public for... More
    Opened 27 May 2019
  • Jim Clark Rally 2019

    The organisers of the Jim Clark Rally have lodged an application with Scottish Borders Council seeking a Motor Sport Order to run the event on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November 2019. To approve the rally, new legislation requires the Council to consider any potential impacts, both... More
    Opened 27 May 2019
  • Yarrow Primary School and Philiphaugh Community School - Proposed Catchment Area Amendments

    Scottish Borders Council is seeking your views on proposals to amend the catchment areas of Yarrow Primary School and Philiphaugh Community School, with the aim of increasing Yarrow's school roll and seeking to improve the school’s sustainability as a rural school near Selkirk. Links... More
    Opened 10 May 2019
  • Review of Scottish Borders Licensing Board Statement of Gambling Principles

    The Gambling Act 2005 requires Licensing Boards to review and publish a Statement of their Gambling Principles every 3 years. The Statement of Principles provides guidance for the Board, applicants and anyone with an interest in gambling in relation to how licensed gambling activity is regulated... More
    Opened 5 April 2019
  • Alcohol in Public Places

    This consultation is being carried out to help inform the Council in considering if there are areas in the Scottish Borders where drinking alcohol in a public place should not be allowed. More
    Opened 27 March 2019
  • Proposal to close Eccles Leitholm Primary School

    Details of the Proposal It is proposed, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended, that: Eccles Leitholm Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area... More
    Opened 14 March 2019
  • Consultation on the Scottish Borders Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy

    Scottish Borders Council is committed to creating a region that is fair for everyone and where we all have an equal and positive chance to succeed. Tackling fuel poverty will be a key step towards achieving this. Our aim is to provide affordable warmth and healthy homes for everyone living in the... More
    Opened 13 March 2019
  • Proposal to close Hobkirk Primary School

    Details of the Proposal It is proposed, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended, that: Hobkirk Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for... More
    Opened 7 March 2019
  • Proposal to close Ettrick Primary School

    Details of the Proposal It is proposed, subject to the outcome of this statutory consultation process as set out in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended, that: Ettrick Primary School is permanently closed; and If the school is closed, the catchment area for... More
    Opened 4 March 2019
  • Consultation on Encouraging Housing Development in the Scottish Borders

    The Housing Supply Strategy has been developed to help better understand how Scottish Borders Council and it's partners can more effectively respond to the challenge of increasing the supply of new and suitable housing for the local area, while acheiving our strategic vision for housing growth in... More
    Opened 7 January 2019
  • Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22 Consultation

    We would like your comments on the draft plan for carers for the period 2019-22. It is called Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22. This plan is mainly for adult carers, and a plan is also being prepared outlining aims and actions specifically to support Young Carers. It aims... More
    Opened 26 November 2018
  • LDP2 - Main Issues Report

    We have produced the Main Issues Report (MIR), which is a forerunner to the Council’s forthcoming Local Development Plan (LDP2). The MIR identifies key development and land use issues which the LDP2 must address. It sets out what are considered to be the Council’s preferred options for... More
    Opened 8 November 2018
  • Proposed sale of Common Good land at South Common, Selkirk to Scottish Water

    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 sale of common good land at South Common Farm, Selkirk is to accommodate a new Clear Water Tank. This... More
    Opened 1 October 2018
  • Local Biodiversity Action Plan

    The LBAP is identified as proposed Supplementary Guidance in the Local Development Plan. The LBAP informs the Council’s Supplementary Guidance for biodiversity and Policy EP3 Local Biodiversity. The purpose of the updated LBAP is to protect and enhance biodiversity in Scottish Borders, taking... More
    Opened 4 September 2018
  • Local BSL Plans

    The Scottish Government wants to make Scotland the best place in the world for (British Sign Language) BSL users to live, learn, work and visit. This means that people whose first or preferred language is BSL will be fully involved in daily and public life in Scotland, as active, healthy... More
    Opened 8 August 2018
  • Taxi Fare Review 2018

    The law states that The Council as licensing authority is required in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to review the scales for fares and other charges in connection with the hire of a taxi at intervals not exceeding 18 months of the last review. More
    Opened 2 July 2018
  • Scottish Borders Household Survey

    We had been made aware that some questions in this survey were incompatible with some Apple devices. We have now rectified this problem. Thank you for your patience. Scottish Borders Council would like to hear your views about issues such as quality of life in the Borders, your... More
    Opened 20 June 2018
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