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Do you live in Castle Douglas & Glenkens? Keep up to date with what your local SNP branch is doing
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Many congratulations to John Young, re-elected as your SNP Councillor for Castle Douglas & Crocketford, and also congratulations to Andy McFarlane, who has been elected SNP Councillor for Dee & Glenkens 🎉

Fantastic news! Well done to the candidates for all their hard work, and many thanks to all local activists and campaigners for their help.

Results are still coming in across Dumfries and...
On the eve of the election I’d just like to reflect on what a privilege it has been to serve as a Councillor for the Castle Douglas & Crocketford ward.
It has been wonderful to be able to help and support people in this community over the last few years.
The achievements listed on my leaflets include things like stopping the infilling of Lochanhead Railway Bridge or securing better equipment for...
Click on the link below to read the SNP Manifesto for the upcoming Regional Council Election:

D&G Council SNP Manifesto 2022 D&G Council SNP Manifesto 2022 SNP Dumfries and Galloway Council 2022 Manifesto Download the Manifesto as a PDF
Not1, Not 2 but 3 Tories standing for election in Castle Douglas & Crocketford Ward.
Bring it on, I'm proud of my achievements as your Councillor.

ASHBURN LIZ Scottish Green Party
DRYSDALE PAULINE Scottish Conservative and Unionist
DYKES GILL Independent (Tory Councillor from 2007 to 2017)
HERON KEITH Scottish Labour Party
HOWIE IAIN Independent
KENNEDY-MOFFAT IAIN Scottish Conservative...
SNP councillors have a strong record of delivery for the Castle Douglas and Crocketford area.

Just a selection of some of the administration's positive achievements for our local area ⬇️

Dumfries and Galloway's Active Travel Strategy is being refreshed, and your input is vital to developing this. D&G Council want to invite you to participate in our online survey, which will secure your views are considered in setting the future of active travel in our region.
D&G Council will hold one online and one drop-in Community Conversation
Stewartry Drop-in opportunity:
Date: Monday 14...
Interesting chart, showing tighter restrictions in Scotland and Wales appear to be effective. (The number of new cases per 100,000 persons by local authorities. Date 18th Jan 2022. Source UK Gov.)
Twenty New Car Charging Points for Caste Douglas

Good Afternoon Councillor Young,
Please find plans for 10 x 7KW Dual Chargepoints to be installed in Market Hill Car Park, Castle Douglas. These Chargepoints are for Public use (a tariff of 25p per KW, £1.50min charge applies).

Work will commence from Monday 25th Feb and will last for up to 4 weeks. Procast Ltd and SPEN are contracted to carry...
Free bus travel is being introduced for all children and young people aged 5-21 in Scotland from January 31st, in less than 3 weeks time.

To get free travel, you’ll need to apply as soon as possible and you’ll be sent a new young scot card that can be scanned on the buses.
Dear Councillor Young, - Aldi UK – Castle Douglas

I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the proposed store in Castle Douglas and make you aware of our consultation events.

We are seeking to develop a modern food store that will serve the communities of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and the wider Stewartry area and have identified a site at Oakwell Road (A745). Local...
At Communities Committee today, agenda item 23 was Traffic Calming with the introduction of 20mph zones round Primary Schools and in the main D&G towns, including Castle Douglas.

I proposed an ammendment to also include communities on the Timber Transport Routes in the 20 mph zones. Many thanks to my fellow ward Councillor Iain Howie who supported and seconded this proposal.

After discussion...
Crossmichael to Castle Douglas Cycleway/Walkway Application

Over two years ago a cross party community group involving NHS and other local representatives applied to Sustrans for funds for a feasability study hopefully leading to a cycleway/ walkway linking Crossmichael to Castle Douglas. If constructed this would open up other routes around Loch Ken and beyond.

Our application, led by the...
Good Things happen when D&G Council and Community Groups work together. Well done to all involved in this outcome.
Mark Geddes "Huge Breaking News for Threave Rovers Youth Development.
Following discussions with Dumfries and Galloway Council and Castle Douglas High School we are delighted to announce that we have signed a Service Level Agreement Partnership that means that Threave Rovers Youth...
Every young person in Scotland could be given an electric toothbrush under plans to be considered at the SNP’s conference, which will be held online at the end

D&G is rarely on the climate action radar, but it should be, and here's why.
It is your LAST CHANCE to have your say on Castle Douglas' Inclusive Playpark! Hope this wonderful swing is included in the final design.
Its been three years since CDDF consulted with the community about a need for an inclusive playpark and now we want to know which park location is best and what features should be the focus of phase one 🪁🌳...
CASES of COVID-19 have seen a smaller decrease in Dumfries and Galloway than in recent weeks, declining from 538 to stand at 504 in the week ending Sunday September 26.

Although the rate of decline slowed, the continuing fall in case numbers has been welcomed. However, numbers of identified close contacts of cases actually increased slightly, from 978 to 1004.

COVID-19 remains a very...
It is your last chance to have your say on Castle Douglas' Inclusive Playpark!
Its been three years since CDDF consulted with the community about a need for an inclusive playpark and now we want to know which park location is best and what features should be the focus of phase one 🪁🌳
There is also the opportunity to join the...
Do YOU still want an inclusive playpark in Castle Douglas?

In the three years since CDDF consulted with the community about a need for an inclusive playpark in the town we have not been idle. We have been raising money, including £5000 from our community through raffles, events and donations. Now we want to know which park location in Castle Douglas is best, are there new playpark equipment...
🎒 We're increasing the School Clothing Grant to £120 per eligible primary pupil and £150 per eligible secondary pupil.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 As we implement another of our manifesto promises, we're building a fairer nation and #DeliveringForScotland.
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