Nithsdale Local Rural Partnership meeting is on Thursday 5th October from 10am to 12pm in Auldgirth Village Hall, Dumfries DG2 0XG.

All welcome to the NLRP meeting.

Nithsdale Local Rural Partnership (NLRP) welcomes representatives from any local group, community or organisation in Nithsdale to join our meetings and help shape our communities.  We are the local tier of community planning to progress public, private and voluntary sectors working together to improve services so local people benefit by having a coherent, coordinated approach.

Fairtrade in Dumfries and Galloway

Individuals and groups work hard to promote Fairtrade in Dumfries and Galloway. The work of local Fairtrade Groups in  Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Dunscore, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown has been recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation who awarded each place with the title of ‘Fairtrade Town’. Campaigners are united in their efforts across the region too and hope this will be recognised with an award of ‘Fairtrade Zone’ status for Dumfries and Galloway.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dumfries & Galloway Council is undertaking the first period of public consultation under the Review of the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Dumfries & Galloway.
Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway are governed by a Scheme of Establishment. The Scheme details how Community Councils operate including elections, meetings, boundaries and finance. We want to ensure that the Scheme is effective and meets the needs of our Council and Community Councils. This is an opportunity to have your say.

Details of the Scheme and response forms are available online here

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Thursday the 2nd of March 2017, 10am-1pm at the hub, 24-26 Friars Vennel, Dumfries, DG1 2RL.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act is starting to come into effect. The final stages of its development are almost complete with statutory guidance drafted and regulations going through Scottish Parliament Committees. It’s looking like the different parts of the Act will be implemented over the coming weeks and some are already.

This free workshop for community organisations is a chance to find out what the Act contains and how to make use of it in order to do the sorts of things you want to do as a community. The main focus will be on how community organisations can use ‘participation requests‘ to start a dialogue with public bodies about things that matter to them. The workshop will also introduce you to:

  • New opportunities to be part of community planning processes in your local area.
  • Provisions around asset transfer and community right to buy
  • Other parts of the Act such as changes to National Outcomes and duties for local authorities around community food growing.

To book a place for any of these events please contact the hub on 01387 269161