Our Place campaign begins

Two cyclists near Walkerburn.

Published: Tuesday, 21st February 2017

The Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is asking communities for their views on where they live through the Our Place campaign.

Our Place

The Scottish Borders CPP - which we are part of alongside NHS Borders, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Enterprise among other organisations – aims to work together for the benefit of people in the area.

The group now wants to know what people like about where they live, what they do not like and what they would change to make where they live better.

The CPP is offering a number of different ways in which residents and communities can get involved including a series of afternoon drop-in workshops for community groups.

The drop-in sessions give community organisations the chance to share their collective views by undertaking a survey in a group exercise. Groups can pop in anytime from 3pm to 6.30pm.

Venues and dates

  • Newcastleton Village Hall (Wednesday 22 February)
  • Eyemouth Hippodrome (Monday 27 February)
  • Duns, Council Chamber (Tuesday 28th February)
  • Hawick Town Hall (Wednesday 1 March)
  • Kelso, Tait Hall (Tuesday 7 March)
  • Peebles, Burgh Hall (Wednesday 8 March)
  • Selkirk, Victoria Halls (Thursday 9 March)
  • Jedburgh Town Hall (Monday 13 March)
  • Galashiels Transport Interchange (Thursday 16 March)

What other opportunities are there to get involved?

Members of the public can complete one of two surveys that are available until 31 March.

There is also an opportunity to get involved through social media. People can take a picture of something they like, dislike or would like to change about where they live and post it to:

  • Instagram
  • Twitter and tag @ourscotborders and #ourplace and #our(insertplace) for example #ourselkirk.

Councillor Jim Brown, Chairman of the Scottish Borders CPP Strategic Board

“The CPP looks to work together to make changes for the better and the Our Place campaign will give the public a direct voice to the CPP on what they think about their area and how it can be changed.”

Local property plans roadshow

The Our Place afternoon drop-in workshops are being run in conjunction with the property plans community engagement events in the same venues.