Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

Looking west from Mersehead

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will find upcoming events within the community.  Elsewhere on the site there is a wealth of local information.

The Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund is now open for the benfit of coastal communities.  Follow the links from our Solway Firth Partnership page. 

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome and if you have an event in the area served by the Community Council please send the information to 

enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk 

and we would be happy to publish it.  We only feature events within the community area.  The Dalbeattie Matters website covers a wider area.

 

 

 

 

Our communities

Barnbaroch
Where the road from Kippford joins the A710 lies the hamlet of Barnbarroch. Barnbarroch just consists of a few houses but here you will find...
Southwick is the name of the parish and where the B793 from Dalbeattie meets the A710 is the hamlet of Caulkerbush thus the road sign states "...
Colvend
Arguably Colvend is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall. Colvend Church is about half a...
Kippford is attractively positioned on the eastern bank of the River Urr, near where it runs into the Solway Firth, and has extensive views across...
Mainsriddle is five and a half miles east of Colvend on the main road to Dumfries. It is little more than an attractive row of houses but once had...
The hamlet of Portling overlooks the Solway and incorporates a stony beach at Port O' Warren. The local coastguard base is in Portling. If you are...
Rockcliffe
The village is at the head of a sheltered bay on the shores of The Solway Firth. The village has an attractive sandy beach, interspersed by rocky...
Sandyhills has a large sandy beach which gently slopes so the water is always shallow.  It is a great favourite with families. The...

Coming up

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played badminton before you are welcome to come along and give it a go with a good friendly crowd.

Sessions are only £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for school children.

For more information contact Andrea on 0771 375 1987

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:00

Coffee is available after the service.

Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Church and a sister church to the Church of England.

Friday, 28 February, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired pop-up-pizza for all.

Every fourth Friday of the month at Colvend

For more information telephone 07704 479902 or email:  thepizzawagon@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played before come and give it a go.

Adults £2.00 children £1.00

For more information contact Andrea Robb 07713 751987

Thursday, 5 March, 2020 - 02:30

Annual General Meeting

Plus speaker Heather Hall on the Usual Place in Dumfries.

All welcome

For more information contact Anne Millar Tel 01556 620253

Thursday, 5 March, 2020 - 19:00

All members of the community are welcome to attend - just come along.

There is more information on the Community Council including minutes of recent meetings under Community Council Information.  Follow the link below.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played badminton before you are welcome to come along and give it a go.

Adults £2.00 children £1.00

For more information contact Andrea on 0771 375 1987

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 - 14:00

Progress on the maintenance of the Hall will be reviewed and future plans discussed.

Colvend Public Hall is owned by the local community and its day-to-day running is dependent on hall lets and various events organised by the Management Committee .

Everybody is welcome to attend these meetings observe, offer help or participate in how the Hall is being managed on your behalf.

Saturday, 28 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 14:00

Showcasing producers and makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.  

The first market of 2020 then the fourth Saturday of each month

Refreshments.  Free parking.

Thursday, 2 April, 2020 - 11:00 to 13:00

Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on this farm at Easter time.  As the season changes so do the habitats and special creatures found here - from emerging insects to chicks hatching, the first flowers and departing geese.  These walks will give you a chance to see it all close-up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands.

Price:  Adult Members £3.00, Adult non-members £4.00, Child Members £1.50, Child non-members £2.00

Booking essential.  Tel:  01387 780579.  Email:  mersehead@rspb.org.uk

Saturday, 25 April, 2020 - 10:00 to 14:00

Showcasing producers and makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.  Lots of good things to see and taste

Refreshments

Free Parking