#Village News

Join us on Friday 27th September in Kippford Village Hall for Tea, Coffee, and Cake. Entry £5, with the full amount going to the Macmillan Cancer Charity.

Tickets available from Colvend Shop; Gowans of Dalbeatie; emailing events@kippfordvillage.org
 

Antiques Valuation

02 Sep 2019

Friday 4th October 2019.  1-4pm in Kippford Village Hall

£5.00 per item (max two items).  Professionally valued by Thomson Roddick Valuers, Dumfries

The 17th August 2019 saw our popular annual Fun Dog Show in the Village.  We were delighted to welcome dogs from the village, and visitors and their four-legged friends from around the region, and beyond.

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a huge success.  We raised £912 for the Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre.

You may have noticed the road closure sign on the entrance to Kippford from the A710 Dalbeattie Road.

Merse Way AGM 2019

01 Aug 2019

The Merse Way AGM for 2019 is on 12 August 2019, in the village hall.  From 7pm

 

Please note that Kevin Gibson (developer)  has advised that he will be closing the lower access from Merse Way through his new development and that this closure will take place with immediate effect.

UPDATE:  Pedestrian access is now available, however please be aware this is a working site and this may change.  Take care when walking.

This decision has been made for health and safety reasons and, whilst no timescale has been given, the closure is expected to be temporary. For the time being, there will therefore be no pedestrian or vehicular access.

Squirrel pox is a devastating virus which has a 95% fatality rate in red squirrels. Symptoms of the disease include pus-filled lesions on the face (particularly around the eyes and mouth), paws and genitalia with squirrels often showing signs of disorientation, lack of coordination and lethargy.

The annual Village Dinner is almost here.  We're delighted to confirm that it will once again be held in the Village Hall.  More details on the evening will follow, but for now save the date:

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On the evening on the 15th March 2019, the Village Hall hosted a fundraiser for the Dumfries Branch of Parkinson's UK.

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We're delighted to report that the new hall curtains have been hung, and are looking great.

Paper News Letters

09 Feb 2019

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One of our aims for 2019 and beyond is to have better communication with Villagers.  We recognise that not everyone is on email, and also that some prefer a physical read, so we have been considering the relaunch of a paper newsletter.

February Pot Holes

08 Feb 2019

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The following potholes have been reported to the Council:

Near the entrance to Merse Way
As you come into the village at the Kippford sign
Near the entrance to the Caravan Park
Just past the Mariner pub

On Monday 11th February at 7pm we are holding a brief update meeting regarding The Kipp.  We would be pleased to explain our funding applications, and our plans to plant 4,600 trees in the coming few weeks.

Burst Sewage Pipe

21 Jan 2019

There is a burst sewage pipe on the way in to the village, opposite the old telephone exchange. This has been reported to both Scottish Water (SW) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). SW are attending as a matter of extreme urgency but the repair will involve Scottish Power because the burst is adjacent to an electricity pole.

Congratulations to the Solway Yacht Club in Kippford -- they won the Royal Yachting Association Club of the Year.  They were recognised for their commitment to developing their cadet programme, their innovative engagement with the local school, their growing membership and active approach to skilling their committee.