Questions to Council

Questions from the Public for Council

Submit a Question

Members of the public can now submit a question to be answered at a meeting of the Council about issues which relate to matters within our responsibility and which affect the general well-being of residents of the Borders.  Questions should be submitted on the correct form(s) from persons aged 16 or over.

How do I submit a question?

  1. Read our question procedure
  2. Download the contact details of questioner form
  3. Download the question form template
  4. Send the question and questioner forms to the Democratic Services Team Leader:
  • Tel:  01835 826556
  • Address:  Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA
  • Email:

What happens after I submit a question?

If your question is valid, it will be put forward for the next appropriate meeting of the Council.  The answer will be given at the meeting and a copy of that will be sent to you.  While you may attend the Council meeting to listen to the answer, you are not entitled to ask the question or any supplementary follow up question to that answer at the meeting.

A maximum of 5 questions from the public will be asked at each Council meeting.