Making best use of Council Properties
As part of the Fit for 2024 programme, we must drive innovation and creativity when it comes to our properties.
The size of our estate and the running costs involved is not sustainable. We have no choice but to reduce the size of our property portfolio but we can only do this by working with our communities and partners.
We are holding a series of engagement events across the Scottish Borders with communities aimed at exploring how we can make better use of our properties. The information boards at each event have been made available below:
- Jedburgh property engagement event 26 June
- Earlston property engagement event 19 September
- Eyemouth property engagement event 26 September
- Eyemouth property engagement event CitizenSpace survey (available until 15 November)
- Earlston property engagement event CitizenSpace survey (available until 15 November)
You can have your say by going along to the events, providing feedback or taking part in consultations or contacting the Communities and Partnerships team for information about Community Asset Transfer scheme.
This video explains what the property programme is all about:
How can you play #yourpart?
A joint approach needs to take place to radically rethink and reshape the collective property portfolio not just those assets belonging to us.