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Founded in 2019, DPAG are a unique collaboration of Dumfries-based businesses, community organisations and social enterprises that have joined forces to launch a new development partnership for the regional capital, the Dumfries Partnership Action Group (DPAG).

The initiative, which has the active support of Dumfries and Galloway Council, comes as towns across Scotland struggle to keep up with a mix of store closures, flagging business and consumer confidence and public sector cuts.
The central message from the new group however is one of both confidence and a passionate belief in the town’s future. While previous initiatives have struggled to deliver lasting change, the Action Group has pledged to learn from the limitations of past efforts and focus on ideas led by businesses, community groups and creative thinkers that will gain the support of local agencies and, hopefully, major external funders.
DPAG members have already committed to producing a blueprint for Dumfries Town Centre that will see it develop as a thriving town and a place that residents, businesses and visitors view with pride. Their mission is to develop a shared vision and economic masterplan for the sustainable and long-term regeneration of the town centre which not only builds on its existing business and community assets, but at the same time looks to attracting high value inward investment. Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment & Infrastructure Committee has already committed to supporting the work of the group and is looking to hear their views on the way forward.
The Action Group was originally brought together after an invitation was sent by the Council to more than 40 businesses and community groups. Membership is open to any business or group with an interest in the town and anyone wishing to get involved should contact Lee Medd on 07496 781 842 or by using the form below.

There are lots of exciting projects under development, the first one is this website lovedumfries.co.uk

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