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  • 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
  • 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
    Closed 1 August 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
    Closed 1 August 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
    Closed 28 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
    Closed 28 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
    Closed 27 July 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
    Closed 14 June 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
    Closed 6 June 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 16 May 2021
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