Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

The barnacle geese have arrived at RSPB Mersehead

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will  find upcoming events within the community area   If you wish an event included on this page just send the details to

 enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk.

There are a number of issues of particular local interest to be discussed at the next Community Council Meeting on 2nd December 2021.  This is a shortcut to the agenda for this meeting.  Go to Your Community Council on the menu above for all the information on the Community Council.

The Community Council operates two WhatsApp groups

  • Colvend Connect for residents in the area from Colvend to Southwick

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

If you wish to join these groups, require assistance or want to volunteer please email colvendconnect@gmail.com

The Solway Firth Partnership is an independent charity that works to support the local communities while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character and natural features of our marine and coastal area.  They have lots of interesting publications related to our coast and the Winter edition of Tide Lines has just been published.  Go to their page under Local Information or take this shortcut.

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome.  Email enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk

 

Our communities

Barnbaroch
Where the road from Kippford joins the A710 lies the hamlet of Barnbarroch. Barnbarroch just consists of a few houses but here you will find...
Southwick is the name of the parish and where the B793 from Dalbeattie meets the A710 is the hamlet of Caulkerbush thus the road sign states "...
Colvend
Colvend is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall and a tourist information centre. Colvend...
Kippford is attractively positioned on the eastern bank of the River Urr, near where it runs into the Solway Firth, and has extensive views across...
Mainsriddle is five and a half miles east of Colvend on the main road to Dumfries. It is little more than an attractive row of houses but once had...
The hamlet of Portling overlooks the Solway and incorporates a stony beach at Port O' Warren. The local coastguard base is in Portling. If you are...
The village is at the head of a sheltered bay on the shores of The Solway Firth. The village has an attractive sandy beach, interspersed by rocky...
Sandyhills has a large sandy beach which gently slopes so the water is always shallow.  It is a great favourite with families. The...

Local Events

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played badminton before you are welcome to come along and give it a go with a good friendly crowd.

Sessions are only £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for school children.

There is room for more members but check  first with Andrea on 0771 375 1987 or give her a ring if you would simply like more information.

Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 19:00

All members of the community are welcome at our meetings - just turn up.

There is more information on the Colvend and Southwick Community Council, including minutes of recent meetings, links to planning decisions etc. in the Local Information section of this website, or follow the shortcut below.

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played badminton before you are welcome to come along and give it a go with a good friendly crowd.

Sessions are only £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for school children.

There is room for more members but check  first with Andrea on 0771 375 1987 or give her a ring if you would just like more information.