Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

The Back Burn waterfall

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will  find upcoming events within the community area   If you wish an event included on this page just send the details to enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk.

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome.  Email enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk

 

Local Place Plan

The Local Place Plan is a significant initiative established by the Scottish Government which is being fully supported by the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  It provides an opportunity for everybody in the Community to influence the future development of almost every aspect of the area. Colvend's Local Place plan team has been beavering away and it is now time for Consultation 2.  You will find all the details by clicking on the Local Place plan tab above or follow this shortcut.

 

 Potholes

If you are concerned about potholes you encounter on local roads it is very easy to report them. Just ring Dumfries & Galloway Council on 030 33 33 3000.  You simply need to provide the location of the pothole. If you prefer you can go to the specific council website page where you can enter the details.  The Council will email you with the progress.

 

WhatsApp

The Community Council operates four WhatsApp groups

  • Colvend Connect for residents in the area from Colvend to Southwick

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

  • Portling Connect for Portling and Port o' Warren

  • Kippford Connect for its residents

If you wish to join these groups, require assistance or want to volunteer please email colvendconnect@gmail.com

 

Facebook

The Council also has a Facebook page

 

Visitors

If you are a visitor to the area you might care to look at the VisitScotland website for things to do and see both locally and elsewhere in Dumfries & Galloway

 

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
Colvend is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall, Parish Hall and a tourist information...
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...
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.  ...

Local Events

Sunday, 3 March, 2024 - 10:00

The Third Sunday of Lent

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch.

All are welcome

Stay for tea or coffee after the service

There is  more information on the Parish of Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean on its website 

Sunday, 3 March, 2024 - 11:30

The third Sunday of Lent

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch

All are welcome.  

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

.There is more information on the church website 

Tuesday, 5 March, 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Colvend Indoor Sports Club is a social event featuring

  • Short Mat Bowls
  • Tabel Tennis
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Darts

Come and have fun every Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome and tuition is available.

Thursday, 7 March, 2024 - 13:30 to 15:30

Come along to knit, craft or just chatter with a friendly group over a cup of tea or coffee.

All welcome - you don't have to be able to knit just join us for a chat.

Every Thursday in the conservatory of the Clonyard Hotel.

Thursday, 7 March, 2024 - 19:00

This is the monthly meeting of the Community Council. 

All members of the community are welcome at these meetings - just turn up.

There is more information on the Colvend and Southwick Community Council, including minutes of recent meetings, links to planning decisions etc. under the Your Community Council tab above, or follow this  shortcut.

Sunday, 10 March, 2024 - 10:00

The Fourth Sunday of Lent - Mothering Sunday

The service will be led by the Rev'd John Murdoch

All are welcome

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available after the service

There is  more information on the Parish of Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean on its website 

Sunday, 10 March, 2024 - 11:30

The Fourth Sunday of Lent - Mothering Sunday

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch 

All are welcome.

Teas and coffees are available after the service.

There is more information about Colvend Church on the church website

Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Colvend Indoor Sports Club

The Club is a social event featuring

  • Short Mat Bowls
  • Tabel Tennis
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Darts

Come and have fun every Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome and tuition is available.

Friday, 22 March, 2024 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired delicious pop-up-pizza for all. 

The Pizza Wagon is at Colvend on the fourth Friday of each month.

Check out the Pizza Wagon's Facebook page for the latest information.

Drop them a message to book your time slot.  Never to early to book

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

Saturday, 23 March, 2024 - 10:00 to 14:00

First market of 2024

Showcasing Producers & Makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.

For the latest information go to the Market's Facebook page

Entry is free and there is free parking

Sunday, 24 March, 2024 - 10:00

The service will be led by the Rev'd John Murdoch

Encourage your family and others to come.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is more information about our parish on the church website

Sunday, 24 March, 2024 - 11:30

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch

All are welcome.  Encourage your family and others to come.

There is more information on the church website 

Thursday, 8 August, 2024 - 12:00

Advance notice - more details to follow

Read all about the 2023 sale here