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Meet Gail, the senior harbour assistant for Stranraer Harbour and Marina for Dumfries and Galloway Council.
A social media campaign like none before.
The Community Safety Team along with various other departments, run public engagement days throughout Dumfries & Galloway.
Our Council is delighted to announce the launch of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Design Awards for 2023. This year's awards are for development or building works completed between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2023.
Dualling the A77/A75 trunk roads linking Scotland and England with Northern Ireland would bring £5bn of "positive benefits" to the UK economy, according to a new report launched today (Thursday 30 March).
Following the resignation of the Convener and Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Thompson, at Full Council yesterday (Tuesday 28 February), a special meeting of Dumfries and Galloway's Full Council has been called for Tuesday 7 March at 10.30am.
Dumfries and Galloway Council met as a Full Council today (Tuesday 28 February) to agree its budget and set the council tax level for financial year 2023/24.
Dumfries and Galloway Council today (Tuesday 28 February) agreed a five-year plan that sets out the vision and strategic outcomes the Council wants to achieve for the region.
Following a recent procurement exercise, our Council is changing banking providers. This means that all Council bank accounts will transfer from Bank of Scotland to the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
A series of Community Conversations are set to take place across the region in response to the recent severe flooding that has affected householders and businesses.
At a special meeting of Full Council today (Friday 3 February), a motion was agreed by elected members to change the leadership arrangements of our Administration.
Dumfries and Galloway Council's Property/Buildings (Other) Asset Class Programme is currently forecast to spend £4.100 Million of the revised allocation of £4.536 Million. Projects are reported to the Council's Economy and Resources Committee (E&R) on an individual basis and by geographical location.
Our Council is delighted with the announcement that we have successfully bid to round two of the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund (LUF). We have received notification that Dumfries and Galloway Council has been awarded £17,698,660 for our Dumfries and Galloway Constituency bid for 'Reactivating Galloway'.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has set up a dedicated one-stop-shop webpage for householders and businesses affected by the severe flooding that took place across Dumfries and Galloway in late December 2022.
Our Council Plan sets out the vision and approach we take to ensure our services and activities deliver our ambitions from 2023 to 2028.
Well-known caterer and community stalwart, Sally Hair, has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Wigtownshire.
On Thursday 28November, hundreds of young people, invited guests and organisations from across the region gathered in Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries to take part in the annual DG Youth Awards, which aims to celebrate the achievements and talents of young people from across Dumfries and Galloway.
We deliver local services to around 148,000 people living in the rural and urban areas of the region and our Council Plan sets out the vision and approach we're taking to ensure our services and activities deliver our ambitions over the next few years.
Dumfries and Galloway Social Worker Suzy Rook is the social worker of the year! Suzy was awarded the accolade last night at an awards ceremony in Glasgow.
Dumfries and Galloway Council's Finance, Procurement and Transformation Committee met today (Tuesday 8 November) and agreed an £800,000 allocation for key projects and programmes in the Council's Roads and Infrastructure Service.
A new website has been launched today (Tuesday November 22) to help Dumfries and Galloway residents with cost-of-living increases.
Dumfries and Galloway Council are disappointed to have received news that Alpha Solway is consolidating its operations in Scotland and continuing with the formal consultation period on redundancies.
Page last updated: 01/06/2023
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