The telescope sited at Rockcliffe courtesy of the Community Council (see below)
Community Council Projects
Following is a summary of the projects undertaken on behalf of the community by Colvend and Southwick Community Council since 2014. These will be updated as required.
Regularly a comprehensive report is produced. The latest one is for October and you can read it here. There is a pdf of the same report with illustrations which you can view by following the link at the bottom of this page. Here is the report for August here which is the previous one. Again scroll down for earlier reports.
2021 to date
Bus Stop Projects
The bus stop projects at Sandyhills, Portling road end and Caulkerbush are now complete.
Barean Crannog Interpretation Board
Installed on 1st September with paving slabs to be laid by volunteers. The board was courtesy of a South West Environmental Action Trust grant. The location of five more interpretation boards have been agreed with the land owners. Provisional cost of making and installing them is £4,482
Colvend Public Hall Emergency Generator Installation.
Now installed .
Colvend Short Mats Bowls and Table Tennis Club.
Coaches have been appointed and equipment has been purchased for the bowling. Equipment for the table tennis club has been costed.
Progress on the Anti-Littering Project, Castle Point Beach Access and the Community Get-Together and all of the above arel detailed in the October Projects Report
vision cost Defibrilators
Four defibrilators were replaced including the cabinets and with heating at a cost of £5,995.20 with a grant from the Robin Rigg Community Fund. These are the ones located at the Colvend Shop, Barend Holiday Village, Castle Point Caravan and Camping site and Colvend Golf Club. There are seven defibrilators located in the community area. The full list is here.
Colvend Information Centre Railings
These enhanced the appearance of information centre at a cost of £1,063.24 provided by the D&G Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund
Four replacement defibrillators with cabinets and heating were installed at a cost of £5,995.20 funded by the Robin Rigg Community Fund
Colvend Recreation Field
Between 2017 and 2019 the Colvend Recreation Field was created. This significant project required the help of many individuals and organisations. There is a full report here.
The total cost was £49,913.35 with grants from Robin Rigg of £22,000, D&G LEADER £15,415.35 and the Dumfries & Galloway Stewartry Area Committee of £12,500.
There was a Grand Opening supported by £259.20 from the D&G Signature Gala Funding
Kippford Community Nature Reserve
Supported with £8,000 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund. Read more about the Kippford Community Nature Reserve on a page from the Kippford Association website.
Public Noticeboards Colvend Shop
Supported with £351.75 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund
Colvend Golf Club Washdown Area
Supported with £1,500 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund
Red Squirrel Network
Supported with £500 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund. Read more here.
Rockcliffe Telescope Mounting
Supported with £1,000 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund
The information Centre was refurbished at a cost of £500 funded by the Robin Rigg Community Fund
Colvend Public Hall Roof Repairs
Essential work was carried out with the assistance of £7,595.07 from the Robin Rigg fund.
Renovation of the grave and a new interpretation board. Total cost £1,281.20 with the help of the Robin Rigg fund and £500 from D&G Council
Southwick Flower Festival
This was supported with £300 from Robin Rigg
A footpath at Kippford road end was created. This and the footpath below cost £2,00.00. Robin Rigg provided £1,500.00 and the Dumfries & Galloway Safety Fund contributed £500.00.
Southwick Tennis Club posts and netting were replaced at a cost of £840.34. A Dalbeattie Forest picnic table was provided. New stage curtains were supplied to Colvend Public Hall at a cost of £1,000.00. The Robin Rigg Commuity Fund provided the funding, The footpath between the Rockcliffe road end almost to Colvend church was created.