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D&G Public Protection partnership have two surveys out to gather information/feedback on child and adult services. Links below:

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ID Training Day - Wednesday 16 June 2021

We have two remaining places available on our National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) ID day, run in conjunction with Plantlife, on Wednesday 16 June. 

The event, which is free of charge, will take place at an organic farm near Newton Stewart. It will be led by Michael Jeeves, plant recorder for Wigtownshire, and we will be concentrating on ID of grasses, sedges and rushes, but also other plants. Due to covid, the event will be entirely outdoors. Further details on the 
NPMS website.

There is no requirement to be an existing registered volunteer with NPMS to book these last two places. They will be offered to the first two people to email SWSEIC Project Officer Peter Norman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please find below information regarding a consultation on developing a new Community Learning and Development (CLD) Plan 2021 – 2024 including how you can take part.  We would be grateful if you could kindly share this with your local networks and across social media.  

The CLD partnership have a statutory duty to produce a plan with our partners every 3 years which sets out how the region's Community Learning and Development provision will be secured.

The CLD Partners' Strategic Plan affects all partners involved in areas such as:

  • community development
  • youth work
  • early intervention/prevention
  • volunteering
  • adult/family learning
  • learning for disadvantaged/vulnerable groups

The existing plan was agreed in September 2018 (see current plan here - CLD_Partners_Plan_2018-2021.pdf ( A new plan requires to be in place by September 2021. The Dumfries & Galloway CLD Partnership is keen to capture your views on a range of topics to help develop a new plan for our region.

There are 3 short surveys available to help us to do this:


Voluntary groups and organisation

Practitioners and volunteers

If you want to find out more on what CLD is all about then please watch our short animated video here:

If you need help in completing this survey or require it in a different language or format then please contact us through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please take the time to fill in a survey that is relevant to you or your organisation. As well as passing this email/information on to other partners. Your help and support is much appreciated and the surveys will remain open until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Thank you.


Ann McShane

Lifelong Learning Team Leader (Acting)

Communities Directorate

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Douglas Ewart High School

Corsbie Road

Newton Stewart