Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

The  view of Colvend from White Hill

The view of Colvend from White Hill

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.  

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 contact us, we would be happy to publish it.

Nominations are currently open for the Community Council elections due on 3rd October 2019.  Closing date for nominations is Tuesday 3rd September.  For links to more information go to our Colvend and Southwick Community page under Local Information on this website or click here.

 

 

 

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...
The name of the village says it all - Sandyhills. Dominated by a beautiful quiet sandy bay with sand dunes, and with a backdrop of rolling hills and...

Coming up

Saturday, 17 August, 2019 - 00:00

Singles Stableford

Loads of prizes 

Some spaces left for late entries

12.00 per person, juniors £5.00

For entries call the match secretary Tel: 01556 630398

email:  match@colvendgolfclub.co.uk

Saturday, 17 August, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

Bring along your "pooch", family and friends and join in the fun.

Registration opens at 1.00pm and judging starts at 2.00pm

Refreshments served in the Village Hall.

All proceeds from the dog show entry fees will be donated to the Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre.

 

Sunday, 18 August, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

There is more information on the church here

Sunday, 18 August, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

With the playground swings, badger sett, sand pit and mud-kitchen only a few steps away from mini-beast hunts and pond dipping our garden is a great place for your kids to discover and explore.  Please bring a picnic if stating for the day.

Admission free (a small charge for some activities)

Sunday, 18 August, 2019 - 11:30

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

There is more information on the church here

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 - 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, 22 August, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

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

Friday, 23 August, 2019 - 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

Saturday, 24 August, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

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

Refreshments.  Free parking.

Sunday, 25 August, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is some more information on the church here.

Sunday, 25 August, 2019 - 11:00

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

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

Sunday, 25 August, 2019 - 11:30

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is a description of the church here.

Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 - 09:30 to 13:00

We need help to clean up our shores.  Plastic pollution is drastic for marine life and seabirds.  We are removing washed up waste on our 3.2 mile shoreline and welcome you to join our volunteers on this clean up.  Please bring your own gloves, waterproofs, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch (if staying for the day).

Meet at the farm car park (along the road from the visitor centre). 

Hands on activity - booking not essential but please let us know if you are planning to come.

 

Friday, 30 August, 2019 - 22:00 to 23:30

Feast your eyes on badgers as they shuffle around for a snack in our garden.  Watch them from the comfort of our Sulwath Centre with hot drinks also available on the evening.  And who knows what else might turn up?.

Booking essential (maximum 12 people)

Price: Adults £12.00 (RSPB members £10.00) Children half price. Car parking charge does not apply. 

Sunday, 1 September, 2019 - 09:30

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

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

Tuesday, 3 September, 2019 - 23:45

This is the closing date for nominations and your chance to make a difference to your local community.

Nominations will be open from 13th August to 3rd September 2019

Full details of the role and qualifications here

If there are more nominations than places on the Community Council an election will be held on Thursday 3rd October 2019

Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 - 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

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 08:00

Ladies teams of three (£27 per team)

For entries call the match secretary Tel: 01556 630398

email:  match@colvendgolfclub.co.uk

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 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.

Saturday, 28 September, 2019 - 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