Community Council

Meetings and Minutes of the Community Council

Meetings of the Community Council take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Gatehouse Community Centre (unless otherwise stated).

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Community Council

Gtaehouse of Fleet Community Council meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Community Centre.  Meetings are open to the public to attend.

The members of the Gatehouse Community Council

 

 


Sue Best: Chair and Provost

An architect by training, Sue worked for a number of large London architectural practices before setting up her own practice in London in 1993. In 2004 she and her husband moved up to Gatehouse, and after working for Dumfries & Galloway Council as Architectural Manager, she left the council in 2013 and embarked on a new direction, opening The Gatehouse Deli in May 2014.


 

 


Danny Alderslowe

 


 

 


Peter Cailey

 



Kathleen Hamblin

I have been living in Gatehouse of Fleet for over 25 years, although originally from Ayrshire.  I have three children who have gone through primary school in Gatehouse and secondary school in Kirkcudbright, with my youngest still there at present.  I am a community midwife and was community nurse as well for many years.  I am involved in the Galloway Cricket Club and the Kirkcudbright Running Club.  I feel that it is time for me to get involved with the Community Council now as I have more time now that my family have grown up.


 
Paula Hamilton


Helen Keating: Secretary

A musician by profession, an embroidery and tapestry weaver by hobby, I became a member of the Community Council in the 1990s, organising the town's bicentenary year of celebrations in 1995.



Gerard Macnamara: Dean of Guild

 


Nigel Scott

I came to Gatehouse of Fleet to work as an apprentice motor mechanic some 45 years ago and for 40 years I have lived here, becoming the “local postman” and serving 28 years to date.

Married to Liz with 2 now grown up children who attended Gatehouse Primary School going on to Kirkcudbright Academy.

I have been an adult member of The Scout Association for 35 years, currently District Commissioner for Galloway District Scout Council.

I have also been Secretary for Gatehouse Badminton Club and Stewartry Athletic Club.

 


 
Alison Veitch

Contact the Community Council

You can contact the Community Council for general enquiries using:

communitycouncil@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk


The Provost can be contacted using:
provost@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk

 

Recent News

Restoration work completed

The scaffolding surrounding the Rutherford monument has been taken down, the security fencing removed  and the last of the pointing at the foot of the monument finished.  The monument is now restored to its former glory.
 
To celebrate the restoration of the monument there will be a talk in the Mill on the Fleet on 26th October by Professor John Coffey of Leicester University.  In the meantime the Gatehouse Development Initiative will be preparing an information board on Samuel Rutherford and the monument which will be placed in the Mill on the Fleet and we will also be producing a trail leaflet.
 

Dyking competition to be held at Drummuckloch Gatehouse

A dyking competition is to be held at Drummuckloch to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding in Gatehouse of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.  Thirty years earlier Colonel Rainsford-Hannay of Cardoness, concerned at the decline in the number of dykers had established the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Drystane Dyking Committee.  It was this organisation which grew into the national body in 1965.

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Work gets underway on Rutherford monument

 The spell of find weather has created the perfect conditions to get the scaffolding up to the Rutherford monument.  The scaffolding arrived on 4th June and was immediatley taken up to the monument.   Work should be completed by the end of the week allowing Luce Bay construction to start work on taking down and rebuilding the top sections of the monument.

 

European project to meet in Gatehouse

Representatives from 5 different  countries will gather in Gatehouse on 5th and 6th June to discuss progress on a European project.  The Gatehouse Development Initiative is part of the Erasmus+ project Eco-management, yesterday's knowledge, tomorrow's know-how.

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Cally Gardens to open under new ownership

Cally gardens will open again on 17th April and entry will be free.The gardens, which were put on the market in the New Year have been bought by Kevin Hughes, who ran a specialist nursery, Kevin Hughes Plants, in Wiltshire.  Kevin stresses that there is a lot of work to do to get the gardens looking at their best but he has brought a good selection of plants with him from Wiltshire and there is still stock at Cally, so he is keen to get the gardens up and running and welcome visitors as soon as possible.

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