Community engagement

Community engagement refers to how we communicate and work with our community. It is to understand and act on the needs or issues that the community experiences.

We are committed to working with the Borders community, inclusive of everyone who lives and/or works in the Scottish Borders.

Why should the Council engage?

Effective community engagement provides a range of benefits for us and the community. It can empower people to plan and influence the future of their own community, encourage people to get involved and assist us to identify what needs to be improved.

Guidance on community engagement

To help us deliver this we have developed a community engagement toolkit.

The toolkit is part of a library of guides to support us in delivering our engagement activities so they are:

  • consistent
  • cost effective
  • transparent