How to play your part

Developing empowered, vibrant communities

Over the next 5 years  

Our plan Your part

Ensure that our 5 revamped Area Partnerships provide you with a regular and structured opportunity to get involved with decision making in your local area

Participate in your area partnership - this is your opportunity to shape and develop a locally based forum that can really understand and respond to the opportunities and challenges within your community.

Build community capacity in each locality to:

  • Take on projects that address inequalities
  • Improve health, well-being and get people active
  • Develop creative community based solutions to problems
  • Develop and manage buildings, assets  and greenspace to enhance our towns, villages and more remote rural areas

Get involved in local community initiatives, bring your ideas and discuss them with us. The Community Empowerment Act has given you the right to do this and we want to work with you.

Find out more about communities and partnerships.

Starting with our Localities Bid Fund, we will develop ways to get communities more actively involved with decisions about how we spend public money, and promote easier access to community funding.

Think about solving problems differently:

  • develop funding bids
  • contact us to submit a bid when the time comes
  • vote!

Find out more about Localities Bid Fund

Expand our “community hub” model with partners and the Third Sector to bring services and support into communities.

Where there is a need for health and care advice and services, encourage friends and family to attend the Community Hub nearest you.

Work with partners to incrase housing supply (both affordable and private sector) creating a sense of peace, community belonging and increasing health and wellbeing.  Take up the support we offer to make your home more energy efficient or contact the Energy Saving Trust.

Work with communities and businesses to develop a network of public conveniences across the Borders (a service that we don’t have to, but we want to provide)

Could your community group or business be part of a comprehensive network of public conveniences?

Find out how you can get involved in the comfort scheme.

Develop our Responsible Dog Ownership Strategy so that our public spaces remain safe and clean for use by everyone.

Take responsibility for your environment. If you have a dog, pick up after it!

Find out how you can get involved with Green Dog Walkers.