Public Partnership Forum (PPF)
The PPF brings together members of the public in Dumfries and Galloway who are interested in taking part in or commenting on local services particularly in relation of NHS or Council Services.
The Forum provides people with the opportunity to be trained in public involvement skills and to take part in changing and developing services. They can play as much or as little of an active part as they want. The NHS and Council both support and benefit from the network.
Telephone: 01671 404267
Community Councils are key partners in local government and in developing local communities. Community Councillors play an important part in local democracy, bringing their knowledge, dedication and expertise to the voluntary role.
The statutory remit for Community Councils gives them a great deal of scope to get involved in a variety of local issues, to develop local projects and to represent community opinion to public bodies.
Dumfries and Galloway has over 100 Community Councils, each with a boundary based on natural communities. Elections take place every three years, overseen by Dumfries and Galloway Council. People who are resident and recorded on the Electoral Roll within the Community Council area are eligible for election.
The wide range of voluntary and community organisations throughout Dumfries and Galloway play an important part in Community Planning and offer many opportunities for people to get involved.
The voluntary and community sector - known as the Third Sector - can influence the design and management of public services in our region, making sure they meet local needs. Many voluntary organisations are contracted to deliver key public services.
Third Sector First (the operating name of Dumfries and Galloway Third Sector Interface - DGTSI) has a remit to deliver in four key areas: