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Dumfries and Galloway Council are delighted to hear that Stranraer Marina will benefit from a share of a £36 million fund partly awarded to the Borderlands Partnership region by the UK Government's Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. This £3.8 million additional funding, shared between the marina and 4 other Borderlands' projects, is separate from the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal and feeds into the Borderlands' Digital Infrastructure Strategy.
This is Haylie a Youth Worker in Nithsdale (and an impressive one at that). Haylie's role is to support young people, helping them arrive at a positive destination in life.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is implementing a temporary 20mph speed limit in Annan from 17 November in response to a decision made at December 2021 Communities Committee, a target in the National Transport Strategy (NTS2) and feedback from the public.
The Integration Scheme for Dumfries and Galloway has been reviewed, revised and updated. This is a draft document until 2 December 2023 to give people a further opportunity to provide comments and/or suggest changes.
This is Ross Gemmell. Ross is a countryside ranger for Dumfries and Galloway Council. This role maintains the Southern Upland Way route, the Annandale Way and the core path network in Dumfries and Galloway - along with the Beehive Bothy and Polskeoch Bothy that are used by walkers and cyclists all year round.
This is Mark McClatchey. Mark is one of two STEM teachers here at Dumfries and Galloway Council. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
This is Gillian Thomas. Gillian works for the council as a rehabilitation officer who supports people with visual impairment.
Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader, Cllr Gail Macgregor, said:
Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader, Councillor Gail Macgregor, today welcomed the news that Dumfries will receive a £20 million investment from the UK Government.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is putting in place a temporary 20mph speed limit in Stranraer from 6 October 2023. The new limit is in response to a decision made at December 2021 Communities Committee, a target in the National Transport Strategy (NTS2), and feedback from the wider public.
Following ongoing and updated information on the availability of staff, the decision has been made to close all local authority schools and local authority Early Learning Centre (ELC) settings on Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 September, inclusive.
This is Wilson Weir who is a Civil celebrant.
Wednesday 6 September
This is Tony. Tony is a Care Call Operator. Care Call is a 24-hour 365-day response service that works through a control unit connected to a service user's telephone line.
Prudence will be required from Dumfries and Galloway Council to meet budget commitments over the medium-term.
Last year Dumfries and Galloway Council injected more than £56 million into the local economy through supply chain spending.
This is Peri Wallach. Peri is the Bikeability Coordinator for the region. Peri organises the Bikeability programme to our 99 primary schools across the region with her dedicated team of trained tutors.
Page last updated: 30/11/2023
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