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

Riverbank Park Project

The project was born in 2017 after a year of campaigning for better play parks in the area.

Unfortunately the Council, Loreburn and DGHP did not have any funding for upgrades.

Local residents were encouraged to take the reigns and fundraise for better facilities themselves.

It started out as a removal and replacement of the current climbing frame, until local parents approached us with other concerns regarding DDA compliant equipment, disabled facilities and outdoor exercise equipment and an outdoor sensory garden was suggested.

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Cally Bluebell Run

A new 10km trail run through the blue carpet of Cally Wood starting and finishing in Garries Park, Gatehouse of Fleet the route will cover many of the trails within the wood. The date is 5th May and should fit well for those preparing for the Kirkcudbright half marathon as well as those on a bit of a break over the bank holiday. The event is for all levels, it is a test for those hardy trail runners and a lovely route for those more social and fun runners; there are a few ups and downs, some wet sections and a bit of a water splash as well as a number of historic monuments within the wood. However the main reason for the race is the opportunity to run through the areas of Bluebells; the spectacular annual bloom of these wildflowers is a sight and smell to behold.

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Cally snowdrops at their best

This is the time to enjoy the snowdrops in Cally Woods, which are at their best just now.

 

Co-op spending helps to restore Cally walls

Up and down the country spending by Co-op members has raised over £19 million to be spent on over 4000 Local Community Fund projects.  Thanks to spending by local Co-op members over £1800 is being made available to help restore the Cally boundary walls. 

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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.
 


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