Dynamic Dumfries: Newsletter January 2021

Dynamic Dumfries: Newsletter January 2021

Welcome to the first Revitalising Dumfries Town Centre newsletter!

Re-starting this January 2021 – Dumfries Town Centre Action Plan and Vision.

We’re now keen to re-energise this project and are formatting it digitally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The revitalising Dumfries Town Centre Action Plan is a 10-year (2021-2031) Vision and Action Plan, developed in partnership with the community, businesses and key stakeholders, addressing change over the short, medium and long term.

It is a joint project between Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Dumfries Partnership Action Group (DPAG), who will welcome new members as part of this process. It is facilitated by PAS, a charitable social enterprise which helps communities to have their say in planning and place matters.



Here is a summary of the project, how it works and how you can get involved:

The project promotes a collaborative, inclusive approach to address the many present-day challenges of Dumfries Town Centre. It will become a vehicle for delivery, funding and investment, identifying priorities for change.

Desk-top research, town audit, surveys, discussions and youth workshops have already taken place during the course of 2020 and we are now continuing this discussion through themed community workshops early next year.

You will be able to get involved in the community digital workshops early February 2021 and a drop-in event at The Smithy, to make sure your voice is heard.

Please note that that all our project/workshop planning is dependent on the evolving Covid-19 situation. More details about these events and how to register / take part will be included in our 2nd project newsletter in mid-January. Please sign up to receive future newsletters by clicking here.

Everyone is welcome to attend – no prior knowledge or experience required! Simply bring your ideas, local knowledge and enthusiasm to help create the plan.

To help us gear up for early February community workshops can you please let us know: What is your Vision for Dumfries Town Centre over the next 10 years? Click here to tell us your views.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas.

For more project information, please contact PAS directly: Mathilde Delestre (mathilde@pas.org.uk) or Julia Frost (julia@pas.org.uk).