We have launched a public consultation on event organisers’ plans for the running of the Jim Clark Rally in May this year
Ourselves and partners have been in discussions with the event organisers for some time and now have received all relevant documentation and plans.
To approve the plans, legislation requires us to consider any potential impacts, both positive and negative, on local communities and businesses. It also requires that the public are consulted about the planning and implementation of the event.
In addition to the event organisers’ own consultation with residents and businesses along the proposed rally stages, we have launched a short public consultation, available online via our Consultations and Survey Hub or on our website
The proposed stage maps and timings can be accessed through the consultation.
Council officers, along with representatives of the Jim Clark Rally, will also attend the upcoming Berwickshire, Cheviot and Eildon Area Partnership meetings to discuss the event plan, including the proposed route and timings. The online consultation will close on 9 March.
Councillor Euan Jardine, Executive Member for Wellbeing, Sport and Culture:
“In considering the event plans, the Council must assess the impact of the proposed event on local communities and the economy, and ensure that the views of the local community are taken into account.
“Whilst the organisers themselves are consulting with those along the route, we have again taken the decision to run our own consultation to gather the views of those with an interest in the event, especially those residents who could be impacted by road closures.”