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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.
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.
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.
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.
Parts of Dumfries town centre will fall under temporary 20mph speed limit from Friday 12 March. Dumfries and Galloway Council are responding to public feedback by putting in place a temporary 20mph speed limit in Dumfries town centre through working with Sustrans and their spaces for people project.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is asking all our region's businesses, citizens and interested parties to play their part in helping to shape the future economy of the region.
The Council is undertaking a review of the roads service to help us improve the service we deliver within our communities. As part of that we are very keen to hear your views and thoughts about the service we deliver.
Dumfries and Galloway Council's local area committees have a £312k fund available to support key civic and community initiatives.
Updates on the Council's response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Page last updated: 30/11/2023
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