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Community Councillors (3)
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Ian Robertson - Community Councillor
I was born in Edinburgh in 1943 and was educated at primary and secondary schools in that city.
I left school at 16 and took up an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering with the then National Coal Board. I worked for the coal board for about 13 years as apprentice, coal face mechanic and Deputy Chiel Engineer at Bilston Glen Colliery. I left the Coal Board to work in England as a maintenance supervisor for a pet food manufacturing company. I was with this company for 20 years at both their Melton Mowbray and Peterborough factories as maintenance supervisor, maintenance manager, shift production manager and lastly training officer.
Since then I have worked for the Environment Agency in Peterborough and was hallkeeper at Dalbeattie town hall. I now run the caravan park in Dalbeattie in partnership with my wife.I moved to Dalbeattie after having lived in south Lincolnshire for about 23 years, about 11 years ago.
I have two sons, one in London and the other in Sweden, and a daughter who lives in Brighton. We have one Grandson, our daughters child.
I joined the Council to see what contribution I could make to reversing the fortunes of my adopted town which seems to have been in a decline since the closure of Stelrads. I believe the Community Council can be a strong voice for ensuring that Dalbeattie gets its share of resources to improve the living conditions for it's residents and help stimulate economic recovery.
Telephone 01556 612446.
Alison Kalotka - Treasurer
I have lived in Dalbeattie since I was born and was educated at both Dalbeattie Primary and High School. I graduated as a primary teacher in 2002 and currently work in all 5 of the Dalbeattie Cluster Primary Schools as an Additional Support for Learning Teacher. As a mum to a very lively wee boy I do not have a lot of free time but I enjoy helping out within the community. I have been a Sunday School Teacher for more years than I can count and in 2002 I joined a local group that were trying and establish a visitor centre in the town. It was then that I realised that there was a lot of negativity in Dalbeattie and I must admit I shared that feeling. I decided that, rather than moan about things, I would try and get more involved. This then lead to me becoming a Director of Dalbeattie Community Initiative and Joining the Community Council, firstly as a co-opted member and more recently as Treasurer (although with my mathematical skills this may not be the best of ideas!!!) I am very proud of Dalbeattie, but do feel that it lacks the facilities of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries and would love to see more for young people and families in the town.
Telephone: 01556 611263.
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