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Day of the Region

In 2012 we took part in the Day of the Region events. Overall the project was successful and pleasingly, we were in a position to take part and had the capacity to manage the project. These events happen in nominated rural towns all across Europe over a weekend in October, with the aim of...

bee conservation project

Bee Conservation Project

In 2007, Balloch Wood Community Project first proposed the idea of putting together a Honey Bee project. The idea behind such a project was that it would complement the ethos and work of the Balloch Wood Community Project: management of the woodland in order to preserve the natural resources and increase biodiversity. Creetown Initiative...

Creetown KGV Park Regeneration

In 2010, Kirkmabreck Community Council invited Creetown Initiative to undertake a community consultation to decide what regeneration work the community would like to have done in Creetown’s King George V Playing Field. Community Consultation Every household in the parish was contacted to ask for their views, community groups were approached, an open day was...

Reuse Matters Creetown

Reuse Matters

Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. Creetown’s “Reuse Matters” project existed to responsibly collect and divert waste from landfill, while promoting the concept of zero waste. The mission was to offer upcycled alternatives to traditional fashion and home goods as a way to reduce landfill waste. Benefits of...

Barholm Accommodation

In 2011 the Barholm Arms (or ‘The Ponda’ as it was locally known) closed permanently. After a few years the condition of the building deteriorated and became an eyesore on Creetown’s main street. Creetown Initiative purchased the building and secured £890,000 from the National Lottery to redevelop it into an Enterprise Centre. The aim...

Waverley Hall, Creetown

Creetown Initiative owns and manages the Waverley Hall on St John Street, Creetown, which is available to hire for community groups, businesses, private hire (e.g. parties) and organisations. After being permanently closed by the Council in 2013, Creetown Initiative acquired the hall, secured funding to refurbish the building, and reopened the hall in 2016....

Wheels4Creetown Car Hire

Creetown Initiative has a car hire scheme, Wheels4Creetown, available for local people, visitors to the village and also guests of Barholm Accommodation. Wheels4Creetown Car Hire provides access to cars without the burden of ownership. It’s perfect residents who only wish to drive occasionally and don’t want the large costs and time involved in owning a car. It’s also a...

Creetown Youth Friday Night Sports

Friday night is Sport Night! Creetown Initiative’s youth work team run youth sports sessions on Friday evenings, term time, from the Waverley Hall. The junior session is for children aged 5 – 9 and runs 6pm – 7pm, and the senior session is for young people aged 10 – 17, 7pm – 8pm. The...

Barholm Arts and Crafts

Barholm Arts and Crafts is home to a group of talented artists and designers. With an impressive collection of artwork, designer knitwear, jewellery, woodturning and unique handmade gifts, you are sure to find something to remind you of your visit to Dumfries and Galloway. The shop is located at the front of the Barholm...

Birchvale Players, Dalbeattie

Birchvale Players was formed in 1981 and has promoted interest and participation in theatrical activities including organising a regular programme of films and performances since then. They have operated from a wartime horsa hut in the grounds of the Primary School. In 2017 the committee commissioned a structural report on their existing theatre premises,...

Creetown Senior Youth Club

Creetown Initiative’s Youth Work Team runs Creetown Senior Youth Club on Thursday nights at the Creetown Youth and Leisure Hall. The youth club is for young people in S1 – S6/age 17/college and is open 7pm – 9pm. The team is comprised of Amy, Jody, Stacey and June. Each session costs £1 per young...

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