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

European project gets under way

Gatehouse Development Initiative has teamed up with five other groups from across Europe to develop a project designed to bring together older people, younger people and the wider community to share knowledge and help protect the local environment. The project will see older members of the community passing on traditional skills to young people and the community undertaking landscape management projects.

As Local Authorities withdraw from providing services across Europe, volunteer groups must step in, if key features of the local landscape such as core paths or, here at Gatehouse, the town hall garden, for example, are to be maintained.

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Riverbank Play Park Campaign

The residents of Riverbank in Gatehouse are currently fundraising for a new play park for the young people as the current installation is over 25 years old and no longer fit for purpose.  The Dumfries and Galloway Council are no longer able to provide new play parks and it is up to the residents to fundraise, to design, and to procure their own playpark.  So far the intitial research has been carried out into what is needed, possible suppliers contacted and tenders received from the preferred suppliers.  A supplier has now been chosen and a range of equipment selected which the children would like to see in their new park. 

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Gatehouse Horticultural Show 2017

Gatehouse Horticultural Society 2017 Annual Show held on Saturday 26th August at Gatehouse Community Centre

Well what a show, a great turnout with lots of entries and new, and not so new, faces who came along with a great collection of exhibits.

The show was opened by the President Joe Proudlock who introduced Sara-Leigh Cain in his usual entertaining way, Sara-Leigh presented the trophies to the winners and thanked everyone for coming along and taking part.  A strong emphasis on working together as a community was made by Sara-Leigh to keep the vibrancy of Gatehouse going.

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Big hearted gardeners brave the rain

Heavy rain did not worry Gatehouse's Nurture in Nature group, who came well prepared to plant out begonias at the Town Hall garden.  A group of five small children and their parents, later joined by others eagerly set to work and planted out two big boxes of begonias, which had been kindly donated by Dumfries and Galloway council.  

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Restoring the Town Hall garden

A grant of £200 awarded to the Gatehouse Development Initiative will help restore the Town Hall garden, which the Local Authority is no longer able to maintain.  With the Council’s agreement volunteers have already begun to restore this garden which is much loved by visitors and locals alike.  This activity is part of the Volunteering Matters Action Earth campaign which is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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