Proposal to permanently close The Wilton Centre, Hawick ( The Arches)

Closes 28 Jun 2024

Opened 8 May 2024


Scottish Borders Council has launched a consultation on its Proposal to permanently close The Wilton Centre, Hawick (The Arches) following a decision at the Education Sub Committee on 23rd April 2024. The aim of the consultation is to engage communities across the region to have their say on the proposal.

The Consultation will run from Wednesday 8th May and will close on Friday 28th June 2024.

The consultation aims to seek views across the region given the background and redesign of the Social Emotional and Behavioural Needs Service following the covid pandemic. This service was historically based out of the Wilton building as a standalone educational unit, but which is now part of the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. This service is a responsive service which continues to support children but within the children’s existing school settings now, instead of the unit in Hawick.

The building itself temporarily closed its doors during the covid pandemic and has been given a very low suitability rating of “D” by surveyors. This means that the building does not support the delivery of services to children and communities in its current state without significant capital investment.

The purpose of this consultation is for the Scottish Borders community to provide views and comment on the proposal to permanently close the building.

Give us your views


  • Online Public Meeting

    From 19 Jun 2024 at 18:00 to 19 Jun 2024 at 19:00

    Online public meeting to hear from Scottish Borders Council officers about the proposal and will provide an opportunity to have you views and comments recorded so that they can be considered as part of the proposal process. A link to the online meeting is below.


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