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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.
This is Stacey who is an Environmental Health officer for DGC. Stacey's role is to ensure all our favourite local takeaways are in tip top condition and making the very best dishes for us to enjoy.
This is Denise. Denise is the catering manager for Whithorn and Garlieston primary schools.
This is Ruairi, who is a leisure attendant at Dumfries Ice Bowl. Ruairi makes sure the ice pad is in the best condition for recreational activity and competitive sport.
Elected Members on Dumfries and Galloway Council's Finance, Procurement and Transformation (FPT) Committee met today (Tuesday 20 June) to receive a report on the Council's financial performance for the year ended 31 March 2023.
Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council Pension Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board and South West of Scotland Transport Partnership and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds for the year ended 31 march 2023
This is Lydia, who's title is museums officer, collections. Lydia's role centres on the conservation and cleaning of objects ensuring they are preserved in their current condition in Dumfries Museum and in five others across the east of the region.
Elected members gave two Community Asset Transfers (CATs) and the lease of the Loreburn Hall the green light to progress at today's (Tuesday 20 June) meeting of the Finance, Procurement and Transformation Committee.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is to host a unique event on 23 September 2023 to celebrate the young people who are crowned in the many community galas and Riding of the Marches that take place across our region.
Page last updated: 30/05/2024
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