TGB Gatehouse seeks to provide volunteering opportunities for people of different ages - in ways which harness the skills and experiences of our community. Sara-leigh Cain is the Volunteers Coordinator - a temporary post that has been made possible by funding from the Big Lottery’s Investing in Ideas fund. For several years TGB Gatehouse has offered 2 groups for primary aged children, namely The Bunker youth group and The Bunkeroo performing arts group.
For many years Gatehouse of Fleet has displayed Christmas lights on the High Street and Fleet Street, a project previously undertaken by the Lions Club who, sadly, are no longer able to manage this display. In December 2011 an urgent appeal was launched by concerned volunteers to continue with the Christmas display; the response from the community was overwhelming and in less than 10 days the people of Gatehouse raised enough money to purchase new LED lights which, along with donated silhouette lights from the Lions Club, illuminated the High Street and Fleet Street in time for Christmas.
Galloway Cricket club is based in Gatehouse of Fleet.
The club prides itself on being an exceptionally friendly and welcoming community and has members ranging from pre-school to 70+, all with various different cricketing backgrounds and a range of abilities levels. Complete beginners are especially encouraged to join this thriving club as one of our main aims is to promote the many physical, social and mental benefits that cricket has to offer.
The Gatehouse Singers is a mixed voice choir, with 20 members at present – 7 sopranos, 7 altos, 3 tenors and 3 basses – performing a wide range of music both serious and light in nature, and both traditional and more modern. The choir normally gives 2 main concerts each season, in December and April, and occasionally performs for other events. The concerts are normally held in Gatehouse of Fleet Parish Church, Castramont Road, DG7 2JE.
Newly formed in early 2015, this group has the goal of conserving the red squirrel populations living in the woodlands of the lower Fleet Valley. It operates under the auspices of the Gatehouse Development Initiative and is affiliated to Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels, a national project coordinated by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
The club provides a regular meeting point for retired professional and business men - particularly for those who would appreciate and value in their retirement increased social contacts. The club has a coffee monthly morning and a monthly lunch with a speaker. Other activities are also organised. if you would like details of the current programme or more information, please contact George Wishart as above.
Jill Watterson 01557 814165
Gatehouse Scottish Country Dancers run classes on Monday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, September to March in the Community Centre. It's a fun and friendly class. Experience is not needed, so why not come and try it out as you get plenty of exercise both physically and mentally while making new friends and it's often easier and more fun than you expect.