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Colvend and Southwick Community Council

 

Nominations for the Community Council Elections are now closed and the elections take place on Thursday 3rd October 2019.  However Colvend and Southwick was not contested as there were less nominations than places.  Full details are on the Dumfries & Galloway Community Council website.  The minutes for 10th October also contain detail of the first meeting of the new session.

Colvend and Southwick Community Council as with all the other Community Councils plays an important role in allowing members of the community to raise a variety of issues.  The Dumfries & Galloway website has a comprehensive overview of the structure and duties of Community Councils.  Click the link here to go to their Community Councils' page. This also has details of the upcoming Community Council elections.  The Scottish Government has also has a website devoted to Community Councils.  See it here.

If you have a concern about local services or wish to know about the issues facing the community come along to a meeting. 

The Colvend & Southwick Community Council normally meets the first Thursday of each month in Colvend Public Hall at 7.00pm with the exception of January and August when there is not a meeting.  Occasionally this can vary but you should find the date of the next meeting on the front page of this website or refer to the last minutes below.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend Community Council meetings - just turn up. 

You can see who your current Community Councillors are by following this link to a Dumfries & Galloway website.  Please make contact with them if you have a local issue you wish them to follow up. 

Minutes of Colvend & Southwick Community Council are published every month and there are links to the last six meetings below  Please note that the last minutes will be the draft minutes. They will be approved at the following meeting.  If you wish earlier information, or have any concerns or issues you wish to bring to the attention of the next meeting, please contact the secretary Mrs Sue Gourlay email suegourlay@icloud.com

The minutes show the various local planning applications, which have been reviewed.  You can see full details of all planning applications by following this link to the Dumfries and Galloway planning department website page going to the "Search applications and view decisions" box.

Your Community Council is in receipt of much information from both Dumfries & Galloway Council and the Scottish Government.  Recently they were circulated with the report from Audit Scotland on Dumfries & Galloway Council called the Best Value Assurance Report.  This details the Council's performance against its various objectives and provides a good insight into its problems, strategies and performance.  You can read it here.