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A report on the development of Dumfries and Galloway Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy and budget process was discussed by Councillors at a meeting of Full Council today (Thursday 29 September).
In an open letter to people living and working in Dumfries and Galloway, Council Convener Cllr Stephen Thompson and Deputy Convener Cllr Linda Dorward today paid tribute to the "warmth and kindness" the region's residents have shown in marking the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
A special meeting of Full Council took place today (Tuesday 13 September) at Council HQ in Dumfries.
A special meeting of Full Council has been called for Tuesday 13 September, at 10.30am, as Elected Members come together to reflect on the life and arrangements on the recent death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of His Majesty King Charles III.
It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
Members of Dumfries and Galloway Council's Finance, Procurement and Transformation (FPT) Committee will meet on Tuesday 13 September and receive a report on the impact of inflation on Council budgets this financial year.
An announcement of a consultation to close operations at their Newton Stewart site has been made by the owners of Rowan Glen, Dale Farm Ltd. We understand this follows a review of its business and has resulted in proposals, emerging today, which would see the possible closure of their plants at Newton Stewart and Kendal.
BIN STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED: The proposed bin strike that was due to start on Tuesday 6 September through to Wednesday 14 September has been suspended by Unite. For residents of Dumfries and Galloway, this means kerbside waste collections will go ahead as usual.
Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council Pension Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board, South West of Scotland Transport Partnership and Nithsdale Connected Trust Funds for the year ended 31 March 2022.
Dumfries and Galloway Council (24 May 2022) has agreed to a new Administration between SNP, Labour and the Independent Group, with Councillor Stephen Thompson as Convenor of The Council, and Co-Leader alongside Councillor Linda Dorward who is also Depute Convenor, working with Councillor Richard Brodie, Leader of the Independent Group.
Following an extensive recruitment process, Dumfries and Galloway Council has appointed Dawn Roberts as its new Chief Executive.
This year, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is running a special additional award to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. We want to celebrate fantastic work by national charities and their volunteers to empower young people and provide them with skills and opportunities.
Our Council already knew the great achievements of our Facilities Team, but we are very proud to announce that the team was recognised on the national stage by winning the highly acclaimed award of "Outstanding Contribution to Cleaning" at the ASSIST Conference last night. This is a fantastic achievement as this category is open to all the 32 Scottish Local Authorities.
Dumfries and Galloway Council recognises that Social Enterprises are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit, but it's what they do with their profits that sets them apart - reinvesting or donating to create positive social change.
There may be some disruption to waste collection services on Monday 2 May.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is working with third sector partners in the region to help support people who have fled the war in Ukraine.
Following the announcements yesterday from P&O Ferries on its UK-wide operations and the dismissal of over 800 of its staff including, we understand, some based at the Cairnryan-to-Larne crossing in our region, Dumfries and Galloway Council strongly condemns the insensitive action of P&O Ferries and the manner in which it has treated its workers.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed its budget and set the associated council tax level for financial year 2022/23.
Proud to support Scotland's Census.
Dumfries and Galloway Council Chief Executive Gavin Stevenson will retire from his post today (Thursday 16 December) after 12 years with the local authority.
An exciting new project, being launched this week, will support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to stimulate greater activity in the South of Scotland, encouraging more innovation and greater productivity
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