Final call for responses to budget survey

Magnifying glass over a 3D word "budget"

Published: Thursday, 26th January 2023

Borderers have less than a week to help shape the next Scottish Borders Council budget, with the ongoing survey set to close at midnight on Tuesday 31 January.

To date almost 700 responses have been received through the survey, which includes questions on local priorities, council tax, public transport and health and social care. The survey also seeks suggestions on things we could do differently, or potential savings we could make.

The survey can be completed online, however printed copies are also available from Scottish Borders Council Contact Centres and Library Contact Centres during normal opening hours.

Councillor Euan Jardine, Leader of Scottish Borders Council

“Throughout the time the survey has been live, Councillors have been receiving updates on the responses received and that has given us all food for thought as we develop our budget proposals.

“If you have not had your say yet, there is still time, so please go online or pick up a copy of the survey at one of our Contact Centres

“Currently responses from residents in the Cheviot locality (Kelso, Jedburgh, St Boswells) and Teviot and Liddesdale (Hawick, Newcastleton, Denholm) are lagging behind those of our other three localities. Please don’t miss this opportunity to shape the future of your community and the wider Scottish Borders.”