If you do anything this week visit your local park - that's the message from Dumfries & Galloway Council.
Love Parks Week 2016 runs until 24 July and people are being urged to mark the event by getting out and about in their local park.
“During Love Parks Week, we are encouraging people to go and visit their local park – familiarise yourself with what is on your doorstep. We are lucky to have so many beautiful, open, green spaces here in Dumfries and Galloway. We want people to enjoy, take pride and fall in love with their local park.”
Dumfries and Galloway Council will be carrying out a number of roads maintenance works in Dumfries over the next three months.Read the full story ›
Kier Construction has released the following response to the statement from Dumfries and Galloway Council.
The statement has been agreed between Dumfries & Galloway Council and Kier:
Kier has met with Dumfries & Galloway Council for mediation discussions.
Under the rules guiding this mediation we are unable to make any further comment until this process is concluded.”
The latest report on the progress of works being carried out and the detailed project programme will be presented to Full Council on 19 October 2015.
The complexity of the project means that this has been a time consuming exercise, not just through the planning of remedial works but also through the accompanying legal case against the original contractor, Keir Construction.
As will be appreciated, the Council is working to have all strands of the project and accompanying legal case in place before taking any decisions on the way forward.
This will form the basis of a robust case, ensuring that we are in the best possible position to recover all costs relating to the building and subsequent closure of the site.
The temporary facilities that have been put in place to ensure no loss of service for DGOne customers have been a resounding success, with around 71,700 visits to the pool at the Ice Bowl. These facilities will remain in place for as long as they are required.
We anticipate that work will begin on the DGOne site as soon as possible after the Council makes a decision.
Dumfries and Galloway Council are being criticised after a one year delay in repairs to the town's largest leisure centre.
DG One was closed last October for repair work after years of problems.
The council say they're in an ongoing legal case with original developer Kier Construction.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has received an award for becoming a Living Wage Employer.Read the full story ›
Plans to regenerate Stranraer marina are being considered by Dumfries and Galloway Council today.
Four options are being put forward for discussion.
More than thirty jobs could be created by the proposals.
One hundred and ten million pounds is being invested in a plan which will affect almost every school in Dumfries.Read the full story ›
Designs for the new Dumfries Learning Town are being unveiled today.Read the full story ›
A number of groups and individuals have come forward to take over the management of flower beds in Wigtownshire.
Dumfries and Galloway Council appealed for volunteers after savings meant it could no longer maintain the beds.
The following organisations will now look after the following areas:
- Port Rodie Roundabout - Tesco, Stranraer
- Market Street - Stranraer BID’s
- Springwell Road Corner - YMCA, Apex and Morrisons
- Stoneykirk Road Verges - Wigtownshire Chamber of Commerce and Logan Botanic Gardens
In addition to all of the above, Seaforth Nurseries are also supporting the projects.
Chair of the Wigtown Area Committee, Councillor Marion McCutcheon stated:
“We were overwhelmed with the response from both organisations and individuals in relation to this consultation and their offers to take over the planting and management of the various flower beds within Stranraer.
We are also heartened to see so many groups working together in partnership with each other to plant and maintain displays within these bedding areas."