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

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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Tesco Bags of Help - Fun Outdoors needs your support

Fun Outdoors is an inspirational after-school group for children of primary school age in Gatehouse of Fleet in which children learn many basic skills like starting fires, campfire cooking, building shelters, whittling, safe tool use, using maps, arts and crafts, whilst playing games and having fun. Many (if not most) of the primary school aged children in Gatehouse have benefited from this group over the last 4 years.

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Newton Stewart Walking Festival kicks off with walk through Cally Woods

A beautiful  sunny day greeted  festival walkers as they set off for a walk through a thousand years of history.  With the scent of bluebells strong in the air, the walkers visited the Cally Motte before going onto the Temple and then heading for Cally via the sunken dyke.  The walkers made their way to the Mill on the Fleet by way of the old school, where they were able to enjoy a welcome drink before heading back to Newton Stewart on the bus.

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Food Train Friends

Food Train is a social enterprise providing vital support services to enable older people to live independently at home for as long as possible. In addition to providing a vital grocery delivery service The Food Train is establishing a new befriending service in the Strewartry.

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Gatehouse receives biosphere recognition

New signs have been erected at the entrances to Gatehouse declaring that we are a Biosphere community.

Gatehouse of Fleet is a proud supporter of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.  A Biosphere is a special designation awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to areas renowned for their special environments which are valued by local people.  

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