MORE than a quarter of people living in the Eildon Area Forum council wards, which include Selkirkshire, are dissatisfied with the cleanliness of local streets.
In addition, 43 per cent say it is common to see rubbish and litter lying around the area – both figures are the highest in the Borders.
The findings come from the council’s annual household survey of 6,000 homes.
In Selkirkshire, 361 residents received the questionnaire in April, with more than a third submitting a response.
The statistics have been compiled by the multi-ward forum areas.
For the Eildon area, more than one in 10 respondents said it is common to see vandalism or graffiti on cars or property in their neighbourhood, and one in five said youths cause an annoyance locally.
The survey questioned residents on a variety of issues, from their views on council services to their own financial well-being.
It also sought to find how safe people felt in their own area, with 21 per cent in the Eildon area saying they feel unsafe walking alone in local streets after dark.
Those who answered were asked to identify where they felt unsafe, with comments repeatedly mentioning youths congregating in Selkirk town centre as being behind the concerns for their safety.