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Black’s Field Planning Proposal – Meeting

The Community Council agreed to convene a special Zoom meeting whenever a Planning Application for the proposed development in Black’s Field off Bank Street. As an application has now been submitted we have arranged a meeting for Thursday, 6 August via Zoom. If you want to take part you will need to register via Eventbrite. The discussions on the night will inform the Community Council response which will take into account the views expressed.

Meeting Time and Date:

Thursday 6th August at 7:00pm

To join the Zoom meeting, please REGISTER at Eventbrite using the following link:

Full details of the planning application can be found on the Dumfries and Galloway planning portal using the following link:

Wigtown Community Council Meeting Thursday 6th Aug 2020

COVID-19 Community Council Resilience Group

In response to the Covid-19 situation, we have issued alert cards to households in Wigtown, Kirkinner and Whauphill.  The scheme is being run under the auspices of the Community Council and taking advantage of the liability insurance cover that this provides.

If you need help from someone in the community because you can’t go outside to shop for groceries or to collect medicines or prescriptions, display the card in one of your front windows.

We are encouraging all community members to look out for vulnerable neighbours that are displaying a card in their window to indicate that they are in need of some help.

Volunteers are being co-ordinated by the Community Resilience group and you can get up to date information on the Facebook page: Wigtown & District Resilience.

Volunteers should not enter the house with all deliveries being left on the doorstep.

Whilst the cards are currently being used in relation to the current Covid-19 situation, please keep your card so that it can also be used in the future if the area is affected by power cuts or by cold, icy or snowy weather.

The Community Council will not be meeting in the foreseeable future; we are in contact with each other and will respond to any emails we receive. Community members are also able to contact individual Community Councillors if they want. The Council are exploring ways to meet via online technology should the current restrictions continue beyond April 2020.

About the Community Council

The Royal Burgh of Wigtown & District Community Council is the most local tier of the democratic process.

All of the elected Community Councillors are volunteers and give up their spare time to represent the views, opinions and concerns of the residents and businesses of the Royal Burgh of Wigtown.

Maximum Number of Voting Members: 14
Community Councillors (elected with voting rights): 14
Community Councillors (co-opted with voting rights):0
Vacancies: 0
Local Councillors (ex-officio with non-voting rights): 4
Estimated Population of Community Council area: 2200
AGM Month: June
Meeting Frequency: 2nd Monday of each month in County Buildings, Wigtown at 7.30pm

The latest minutes of the Community Council are posted on the noticeboard outside of the County Buildings in Wigtown and can also be found along with the previous 12 months on this website, including AGM and the Convenor’s annual report.

Wigtown Community Council Boundary Map

Wigtown Community Council Boundary Map