Dalbeattie Community Initiative was formed in
September 1997 in response to a number of local business closures and
the subsequent negative impact on the local economy and the community.
The Initiative’s aims and objectives are:
To act as a catalyst within the community, to respond to local needs and effectively reflect local priorities in order to promote and encourage the economic, social and physical regeneration of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area.
CURRENT PROJECTS AND EVENTS:
Community Admin Services
Preloved Charity Shop
Visitor Information Point
What's On Guide
Community PR with Dalbeattie High School
Kippford Pontoon and Slipway
Solway Forest and Red Squirrels Project
Rocks and Wheels
Field of Hope
Dalbeattie E-bike project
MEETING DATES FOR 2020
Normally, all meetings (apart from the AGM) are held in Dalbeattie Fire Station meeting room, on Tuesday evening from 7pm until 9pm.
However, during the current COVID-19 restrictions, meetings are held on line. If you wish to attend a meeting during this time, please contact Michelle using the contact details on this page to request a link to the meeting.
The meetings for 2021 will be on the following dates:
25th May – Annual General Meeting
Dalbeattie Community Initiative office is open
Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10am -1pm
16 High Street
Telephone: 01556 612752
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TEAM
MEMBERS OF STAFF
The Initiative (DCI) currently employs the following people:
The Business Manager, Michelle McRobert, operates from our office at 71 High Street. She maintains the company's administration, and the development and management of our projects and services. In doing so, she collaborates closely with DCI Directors, staff and volunteers as they take forward their work.
Visitor Information Point Co-ordinator, Jenni Kingan, based at 24 High Street. Jenni coordinates the Visitor Information point dealing with such matters as stock selection, presentation, and pricing policy, and supervises the group of volunteers who provide the essential staff which make the VIP work.
Project Development Officer, David McMillan, working on Rocks and Wheels. David is working with the volunteer community team to develop their ideas into a viable business model for the site property and ground space of the old Dalbeattie Primary School.
E-bike coordinator, Tom Marshall joined the team in January 2020. He will be developing the Dalbeattie E-bike project.
Dalbeattie Food Bank Coordinator
Donna McKnight joined our team in November 2020. The Initiative have partnered with
Castle Douglas Development Forum on their Stepping Stones project, and
as a result the Initiative have created a part time employed position.
Donna is the main contact for the food bank, and is working with a team of volunteers to open the foodbank 5 days a week for those in need.
Contact Donna at
The Initiative recognises and highly appreciates the commitment from all individuals who give up their time and expertise to assist with many of the projects. Without the dedication of volunteers we couldn’t fulfil any of our project aims. This level of commitment is recognised and highly praised by all Directors, members and staff of the organisation.
Individuals volunteer for a variety of different reasons, some like being part of a team, others like to meet new people and many feel a connection to a particular project. Whatever the reason for volunteering new faces are always welcomed and anyone wishing to offer their services can do so by contacting Michelle.
Page updated December 2020