Alcohol Byelaws 2020

Closes 1 Nov 2020

Opened 19 Feb 2020

Overview

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 public place was causing a problem. 36% thought it was and 20% were unsure.

 At a meeting on 31 October 2019, Councillors considered the responses in detail.  As a result, Scottish Borders Council has agreed to hold a consultation that asks people how they feel about a byelaw that would ban the consumption of alcohol in public places being introduced in any or all of the following towns:

  • Eyemouth
  • Galashiels
  • Hawick
  • Peebles

This consultation includes the boundary for each of the four towns and asks how you feel about a byelaw being introduced in each, whether there are any areas outside the town boundaries that should be included and if there are any events/dates where there should be an exemption from a byelaw e.g. New Year’s Eve.

Due to the situtaion regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) the forthcoming public consultation meetings in Galashiles, Eyemouth and Peebles have been postponed. The consultation period has been extended and the postponed meetings will be rearranged later in the year.

If an alcohol byelaw is introduced, it will be on a pilot basis so that the effect on individuals and the wider community can be monitored.

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Hawick Community Consultation

    From 9 Mar 2020 at 18:30 to 9 Mar 2020 at 19:00

    Come along to the Community Council meeting at Hawick High School and have your say about the possible introduction of an alcohol byelaw in Hawick.

  • Galashiels Community Consultation

    From 19 Mar 2020 at 18:30 to 19 Mar 2020 at 19:30

    Come along to the Balmoral Lounge at the Focus Centre and have your say about the possible introduction of an alcohol byelaw in Galashiels.

  • Eyemouth Community Consultation

    From 23 Mar 2020 at 18:30 to 23 Mar 2020 at 19:30

    Come along to the Primary School and have your say about the possible introduction of an alcohol byelaw in Eyemouth.

  • Peebles Community Consultation

    From 9 Apr 2020 at 19:00 to 9 Apr 2020 at 19:30

    Come along to the Community Council meeting at the Burgh Chamber, Chambers Institution and have your say about the possible introduction of an alcohol byelaw in Peebles.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Development management statutory consultations
  • Local Government