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Colvend and Southwick Community Council

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.  

We have recently received an Access Notice from Dumfries & Galloway Council seeking evidence of use of an alleged right of way in Colvend. To view the notice follow the link on the right of this page.

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.  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. Members of the public are always welcome to attend Community Council meetings - just turn up. The Community Council email address is: colvendandsouthwick@gmail.com

The Colvend & Southwick Community Council normally meets the first Thursday of each month in Colvend Public Hall at 7.00pm with the exceptions of January and August when there are no meetings.  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 on this page.  Due to covid-19 there were no meetings in April or May since then they have been held via Zoom.  Log in details are contained in the last minutes.

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 most recent meetings on this page.  

Please note that the last minutes shown will be draft minutes.

They will subsequently  be approved at the meeting following. 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 going to search on the planning section of the  Dumfries & Galloway website

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.

The Community Council also has a Facebook Page.