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Question: What do you plan to do with our area?

Asked by theo to Alastair, Elaine, Jane, Sandra, Ted on 27 Sep 2010 in Categories: .

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  • Photo: Elaine MurrayElaine Murray answered on 24 Sep 2010:

    I would like to see more employment and training opportunities in our area, more housing and better infrastructure such as faster broadband


  • Photo: Jane MaitlandJane Maitland answered on 25 Sep 2010:

    Theo, what is your area?


  • Photo: Ted BrownTed Brown answered on 26 Sep 2010:

    Hi Theo,

    No matter how well, or otherwise, our young people do at school, they often find it very difficult to stay in their local communities after they have completed their education. They find it hard to get good jobs and affordable housing in Dumfries & Galloway.

    As a Councillor, I take every opportunity that I can to promote sensible, sustainable and sympathetic growth in our area so as to potentially create more employment opportunities for everyone and I do believe that we need to strongly encourage the development of more affordable and social housing in our region.


  • Photo: Sandra McDowallSandra McDowall answered on 26 Sep 2010:

    The Council is trying hard to regenerate the town centres in Dumfries and Stranraer to make them nicer places for tourists and locals to enjoy. Given the lack of jobs in the area, if tourism could be improved, more opportunitites would be available for the locals either to find work or to start businesses of their own. Help should be given for new businesses to start up and to existing ones to expand.


  • Photo: Alastair WittsAlastair Witts answered on 27 Sep 2010:

    I’d need to know what your area is. If you’re talking about facilities for young people I’d have to say that it’s important that the facilities are available across the whole of Dumfries and galloway. Of course, not everyone can have a DG1 and an ice bowl in their own village, but on the other hand it wouldn’t be fair if everything was centralised in (say) Dumfries and Stranraer and not much anywhere else.