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Community Councillors (1)
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Peter Allison - Community Councillor
I first came to Dalbeattie in1968 to work for Thomas Biggar to be Manager of their Poultry Unit at Edingham just outside the Town. Our children attended Play group and then Dalbeattie Primary School. My wife Pauline helped with playgroup,and Brownies. I was a Cubscout leader first in Dalbeattie then at the Haugh of Urr. We left Dalbeattie in1974 and always said we would return one day. We returned in1989 to live first at Netherdean on the bypass and now in Southwick Road. I am an Elder in the Parish Church, and take a keen interest in all matters about Dalbeattie. I was elected to the Community Council in 2002 and and was Chair from 2002 till 2008. The reasons I stood for the Community Council were twofold: (a) I was asked more than once to stand, and (b) I was fed up with the"Dalbeattie never gets anything" attitude. My hope for the future of the Town is that it will be a clean smart, safe, and thriving place to live.(maybe enter the Scotland in Bloom Competition and WIN! ) Hobbies: Community Council,walking gardening, the countryside in general.
Telephone: 01556 610478.
Brian Atwell-Community Councillor
I was schooled in Edinburgh and my Civil Service career took me to London, and to a variety of Scottish centres, which included Dumfries. I lived there from 1969 to 1975, and again from 1989 to 2001, and moved to Dalbeattie in 2001. I also have a long history in the Voluntary Sector, as National Chairman of Marriage Counselling Scotland (previously the Marriage Guidance Council), as a Director of various organisations, and latterly as Chair of The Sutherland Trust. My main interests are my family and grandchildren, travelling , rugby (just watching now), reading, jazz music, and going to the cinema. I served on the Torthorwald Community Council, and it was a logical progression to seek election to the Dalbeattie Community Council in 2002 . I believe we need to find ways of increasing the child care facilities in the Town, and we need to focus on how to keep our young people in Dalbeattie after they leave secondary education. With that in mind, I agreed to become a Director of D&G Low Cost Housing Association, to help develop affordable housing in the Stewartry.
Telephone: 01556 611520.
Erica Johnson- Chair
I was born in Lancashire to a proud Dalbeattie father, spent all of my childhood holidays in Dalbeattie and Sandyhills with cousins. My father finally managed to move the family back here and I went to Dalbeattie High School in the early 1970's. I returned to Dalbeattie almost 10 years ago with my husband and family because we wanted a better and safer future for our children than could be found in the city of Birmingham. I am now the Genealogy and History Researcher at the Ewart Library in Dumfries, pursuing an interest in Family History which started over 25 years ago and resulted in my returning to study as a mature student at Birmingham University, graduating with a BA Honours in Medieval History. I have been on Dalbeattie Community Council for over 7 years, and was Secretary till 2008 when I was elected Chair. I joined the Community Council because I wanted to be able to put something back into the community which I love and have always considered to be home. I am not afraid of standing up for Dalbeattie because I believe Dalbeattie deserves the best, with good facilities for everyone who lives here, but particularly the children and teenagers. My aim would be to try to stop them drifting away to the other areas by ensuring there are jobs, homes and entertainment facilities here that meet their needs.
Telephone: 01556 612426.
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