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.

 

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

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019 - 12:30

The Colvend Friendship Circle is a friendly group of ladies from around the Colvend area who meet for lunch and a chat every third Wednesday of each month.  For more information contact Linda Edmundson 01556 630334 lindaedmundson@btinternet.com

Wednesday, 17 July, 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, 18 July, 2019 - 10:00

Coffee is available after the service. Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Church and a sister church to the Church of England.

Sunday, 21 July, 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

Sunday, 21 July, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is some more information on the church here.

Sunday, 21 July, 2019 - 11:30

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is a description of the church here.

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

(And 14:00 to 16:00)

Get dippy with a net and see what you can find lurking in the water.  Meet our guide to show you what minibeasts live in the ponds on the RSPB wetland.  Nets and trays and guides provided.

Hands-on activity.

Adults £3.00 (RSPB members £2.00) Children half price. Car parking charges apply for non members.

Wednesday, 24 July, 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, 25 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

Every fortnight to 22 August.  Discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on this farm.  As the season changes so do the habitats and special creatures found here - from birdsong to buzzing insects and flowers turning to seed.  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 adults 4.00 children £2.00 (£3.00 and £1.50 for RSPB members).  Guided walk - booking essential.

Car parking chages apply to non members.

Friday, 26 July, 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. 

Saturday, 27 July, 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

Sunday, 28 July, 2019 - 09:30

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

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

Wednesday, 31 July, 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 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, 1 August, 2019 - 00:00

Singles Stableford grouped as 50s, 60s 70+ and Ladies

For entries call the match secretary 01556 630398

email -  match@colvendcolfclub.co.uk

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, 31 August, 2019 - 17:00

Can you build a super sand castle or be a creature creator and build a super cool sand creature.  Enter our competition for the best built and and most exciting creature built this month (from the start to the end of August).  All photographic entries must be received no later than Monday 2 September 2019.  Details on how to enter when you visit the reserve.  

£2.00 per entry

Car parking charges apply to non members,

Sunday, 4 August, 2019 - 08:00

Open event

Any team of 4 - scratch prize included.

For entries or more information call the clubhouse on 01556 630398

Sunday, 4 August, 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

Thursday, 8 August, 2019 - 13:00

*Bargains Galore*

Stalls include:  Books, Bric-a-Brac, China and Glass, CDs and DVDs, Fancy Goods, Home Baking, Garden Produce, Jams, Jewellery, Pictures, Plants, Toos and much more.  Home-made teas.  Childrens games and glitter tattooos.

(Doors open at 1.00pm - some outside stalls sell earlier)

Suitable items can be donated at the hall on Tuesday 6th August 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm or Wednesday 7th August 10.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 - 14:00

Colvend Public Hall is owned by the local community and everybody is welcome to attend these meetings and see how the hall is being managed on your behalf..

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

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

Refreshments.  Free parking.

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.

 

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.