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Dumfries and Galloway Council (24 May 2022) has agreed to a new Administration between SNP, Labour and the Independent Group, with Councillor Stephen Thompson as Convenor of The Council, and Co-Leader alongside Councillor Linda Dorward who is also Depute Convenor, working with Councillor Richard Brodie, Leader of the Independent Group.
On Friday 22 April, our officers imposed an emergency road closure on English Street in Dumfries due to an unsafe building - the Treasure Cave.
Following an extensive recruitment process, Dumfries and Galloway Council has appointed Dawn Roberts as its new Chief Executive.
This year, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is running a special additional award to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. We want to celebrate fantastic work by national charities and their volunteers to empower young people and provide them with skills and opportunities.
Our Council already knew the great achievements of our Facilities Team, but we are very proud to announce that the team was recognised on the national stage by winning the highly acclaimed award of "Outstanding Contribution to Cleaning" at the ASSIST Conference last night. This is a fantastic achievement as this category is open to all the 32 Scottish Local Authorities.
The Community Safety Team are back out running engagement days for the public to come and speak about issues and concerns within their communities. Other council departments as well as many other agencies will be joining us each day.
Dumfries and Galloway Council recognises that Social Enterprises are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit, but it's what they do with their profits that sets them apart - reinvesting or donating to create positive social change.
There may be some disruption to waste collection services on Monday 2 May.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is working with third sector partners in the region to help support people who have fled the war in Ukraine.
Following the announcements yesterday from P&O Ferries on its UK-wide operations and the dismissal of over 800 of its staff including, we understand, some based at the Cairnryan-to-Larne crossing in our region, Dumfries and Galloway Council strongly condemns the insensitive action of P&O Ferries and the manner in which it has treated its workers.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed its budget and set the associated council tax level for financial year 2022/23.
Proud to support Scotland's Census.
Dumfries and Galloway Council Chief Executive Gavin Stevenson will retire from his post today (Thursday 16 December) after 12 years with the local authority.
An exciting new project, being launched this week, will support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to stimulate greater activity in the South of Scotland, encouraging more innovation and greater productivity
Following the extreme weather over the past few days Officers from Dumfries and Galloway Council have held a briefing with Members of Ward 10 (Annandale South) to discuss the impact of the flooding from the River Annan.
The ports of Cairnryan are of significant strategic importance to both Scotland and Great Britain as the largest roll on roll off freight volume in Scotland and the 6th largest in the United Kingdom. The Irish Trade Corridor and the proximity to the EU Customs zone are the ports unique selling point.
Here's a virtual service to bring our Armed Forces Week celebrations to an end. Thank you to all our forces personnel for their dedication, hard work and efforts. Then. Now. In the future.
The Scottish Parliamentary Election took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Wednesday 28 April is International Workers' Memorial Day. Dumfries and Galloway Council's senior politicians marked the day by expressing their condolences to friends and families who have lost loved ones as a result of losing their lives in the line of duty. In a joint statement, Council Leader Elaine Murray and Depute Leader, Rob Davidson said:
Dumfries and Galloway Council is launching a Property Improvement Grant Scheme for proprietors and occupants of commercial properties in Annan town centre and other neighbourhood centres in the DG12 post code area.
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