Here's the agenda for our next meeting on Tuesday, 19th April 2022

  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Police Report
  • Minutes and Matters arising
  • Co-Option of Mr Carl Burn onto Borgue CC
  • Secretaries Report (circulated prior to meeting)
  • Treasurers Report
  • Community Interest Company
  • Community Issues

Various consultations ongoing:

  • Fly Tipping (discussed previously)
  • Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board’s (IJB) Draft Participation and Engagement Strategy for 2022/25.
  • LICENSING OF SEXUAL ENTERTAINMENT VENUES CONSULTATION
  • 22/0504/FUL 04.04.2022 Mr Andy Goldsworthy, Clauchendolly, Borgue Kirkcudbright, DG6 4TW: ALTERATIONS,EXTENSION AND CHANGE OF USE OF ARTISTS STUDIO TOFORM DWELLING HOUSE AND INSTALLATION OF SEPTIC TANK AND SOAKAWAY (RENEWAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION PREVIOUSLY GRANTED UNDER 19/0802/FUL

A Fabulous Programme of 2022 Festivals and Events is Supported with £100,000 of funding by the Council      

Events montage

The Council is to provide funding of over £99,000 for a total of 31 major festivals and community events projects. We will also provide marketing assistance and support for many of the events, which takes total Council investment in the projects to well over £100,000.

The funding comes from the Council’s Major Festivals and Events Strategy 2018-2021, which has been extended for one final year, to cover financial year 2022/23. A new events strategy will be prepared by the Council in partnership with other regional agencies and community organisations by the Autumn of this year. Seven projects are to receive £60,000 in total from the Major Events Strategic Fund. These are;

  • The Galloway Off Road Motorsports Festival, Drumlanrig, 18 – 19 June
  • Two traditional music festivals in Newton Stewart and Minnigaff, organised by the Trad Music Trust (festivals take place July 8 – 10 and October 21 – 23)
  • The Scottish National Sheepdog Trials, Thornhill, 17 – 20 August
  • Stranraer Oyster Festival, 2 – 4 September
  • Music at the Multiverse, September 3 – 4
  • The Galloway Hills Rally, 9 – 10 September
  • The Wild Goose Festival, Dumfries, 22 – 29 October

Twenty four grassroots community events projects received £40,000 in total from the Council’s Community Events Fund.

A Council spokesperson said, “There is deep-rooted, high quality, events management skills across Dumfries and Galloway, within our community and voluntary organisations, and this is leading to a strong recovery in our events programme. With our region being a standout destination for staycations; local people and holidaymakers will have lots of great entertainment and fabulous events available to visit in 2022. The Council is genuinely thrilled at the response we have had over the past two years, to the introduction of the Community Events Fund. The Council’s announcement of grant support for thirty one great projects is additional to the confirmed support we will provide to our Signature Events such as the Wigtown Book Festival and the upcoming Arts Festival and Spring Fling.

 

The UK National Road Cycling Championships in Dumfries and Galloway

D&G Arts Festival

Spring Fling

Big Burns Supper

Scottish Rally Championship

A 14-week period of public consultation is now underway around Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board’s (IJB) Draft Participation and Engagement Strategy for 2022/25.

The strategy will be an important document - it will set out how participation and engagement around health and social care will be undertaken and improved over the next three years. We invite everyone in the region with an interest in health and social care to read the draft strategy and let us know their views. 

The draft strategy, a survey allowing anyone to give their views, and an easy read version of the strategy are online at https://dghscp.co.uk/consultation/dghscp-engagement-strategy/.

Printed copies of the survey and the strategy can be requested from the DGHSCP communications team at the address below.

As well as the survey, online events over the next two months will also allow members of the public and other interested groups to make their views known:

 Seldom-heard groups: 26 April at 2 pm

Community council members: 27 April at 2.30 pm

Public events: 4 May at 5.30 pm and 11 May at 5.30 pm

 Staff at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and elsewhere in the Health and Social Care Partnership: 5 May at 2 pm and 12 May at 2 pm

Anyone interested in attending any of these events should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anyone with any special communications requirements, such as an interpreter or translator, should inform the communications team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as far in advance as possible. A British Sign Language version of the draft strategy will be available shortly.

Completed surveys, and any other comments on the draft strategy, can also be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or posted to: Communications Team, DGHSCP, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Cargenbridge, Dumfries DG2 8RX.