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Following ongoing and updated information on the availability of staff, the decision has been made to close all local authority schools and local authority Early Learning Centre (ELC) settings on Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 September, inclusive.
This is Wilson Weir who is a Civil celebrant.
Wednesday 6 September
This is Tony. Tony is a Care Call Operator. Care Call is a 24-hour 365-day response service that works through a control unit connected to a service user's telephone line.
Prudence will be required from Dumfries and Galloway Council to meet budget commitments over the medium-term.
Last year Dumfries and Galloway Council injected more than £56 million into the local economy through supply chain spending.
This is Peri Wallach. Peri is the Bikeability Coordinator for the region. Peri organises the Bikeability programme to our 99 primary schools across the region with her dedicated team of trained tutors.
This is Stacey who is an Environmental Health officer for DGC. Stacey's role is to ensure all our favourite local takeaways are in tip top condition and making the very best dishes for us to enjoy.
This is Denise. Denise is the catering manager for Whithorn and Garlieston primary schools.
This is Ruairi, who is a leisure attendant at Dumfries Ice Bowl. Ruairi makes sure the ice pad is in the best condition for recreational activity and competitive sport.
Elected Members on Dumfries and Galloway Council's Finance, Procurement and Transformation (FPT) Committee met today (Tuesday 20 June) to receive a report on the Council's financial performance for the year ended 31 March 2023.
Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council Pension Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board and South West of Scotland Transport Partnership and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds for the year ended 31 march 2023
This is Lydia, who's title is museums officer, collections. Lydia's role centres on the conservation and cleaning of objects ensuring they are preserved in their current condition in Dumfries Museum and in five others across the east of the region.
Elected members gave two Community Asset Transfers (CATs) and the lease of the Loreburn Hall the green light to progress at today's (Tuesday 20 June) meeting of the Finance, Procurement and Transformation Committee.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is to host a unique event on 23 September 2023 to celebrate the young people who are crowned in the many community galas and Riding of the Marches that take place across our region.
Dumfries and Galloway Council's Full Council will convene on Tuesday 27 June and will receive a update on the Children's Services Joint Annual Report as part of its business.
This is Brian. We are not sure Brian needs an introduction, he is so well known - and for good reason.
Meet Gail, the senior harbour assistant for Stranraer Harbour and Marina for Dumfries and Galloway Council.
A social media campaign like none before.
The Community Safety Team along with various other departments, run public engagement days throughout Dumfries & Galloway.
Our Council is delighted to announce the launch of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Design Awards for 2023. This year's awards are for development or building works completed between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2023.
Dualling the A77/A75 trunk roads linking Scotland and England with Northern Ireland would bring £5bn of "positive benefits" to the UK economy, according to a new report launched today (Thursday 30 March).
Page last updated: 25/09/2023
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