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THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT is backing:
 City Status for Dumfries, creating a National Park for Galloway, - promoting the Star of Caledonia statue at Gretna to increase tourism and bringing a Maggie's Centre to Dumfries and Galloway.

CALENDARS
Our People's Project calendars are on sale across the region, but following the article in the Standard of 6th December they are selling very fast this year.
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It's been an extremely busy year - having rejuvenated the sunken gardens at Castledkyes with new art work and a Robert the Bruce statue, transformed Market Square in Maxwelltown, replaced the Peter Pan statue at Garden Wise and won 'Best Large Town' in Scotland for Dumfries from Keep Scotland Beautiful.    


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  GET INVOLVED D&G BEACH CLEAN ‪#‎GIVEMBER‬
Being a coastal region we figured that one of the best ways to give back to the environment in November and December was by cleaning up the beaches. Rather than leaving the piles lying at the high water mark for the next winter storm to take it back out to sea, please take your rubbish away with you!

Get a group of friends to join in, or even pick up as you're taking a stroll. A little bit of effort goes a long way.

More information can be found on the Givember Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/givember/ or website www.givember.co.uk

 Below is the Dumfries Dining Directory.  

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LINCLUDEN ABBEY ORCHARD 

Planting of 150 fruit trees took place on the 25th November 2014. Up to 80 volunteers took part from local schools and residents as well as from Allanton Peace Sanctuary. 

Above is the Centenary Field that was planted in memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in WW1. The photograph was taken in June 2015 after having to be re-planted due to vandalism. 
To watch the feature on ITV Border, click here....

http://www.itv.com/news/border/search/?q=lincluden+abbey+orchard


You can now donate quickly and securely using Paypal or your debit/card card.

 
"ROBERT BURNS' ROCK"
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HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sculpture on the 9th of July 2013. "Robert Burns' Rock" was designed by local artist, the late David Gulland and carved by local stonemason David Little.
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The photographs below from the official opening were taken by Phil Rigby of Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk 

Below, HRH The Princess Royal admires the sculpture

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Photo by Phil Rigby of DG Life magazine www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk

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Above: Joanna Lumley opens the Peter Pan statue at Garden Wise in Dumfries in 2011, and then in 2013 HRH Princess Anne addresses the crowds beside Robert Burns' Rock.
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THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT
The time has come to look beyond
the "me culture," - the selfishness and the blame, - and instead consider what we might be able to offer our town, - our region, - our country and ultimately our world. 
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Litter: - 90% of the litter adorning our streets is cleaner than the average door handle or railing, - so don't leave it there, - pick it up  and find a bin!
"It only takes a second to pick up a piece of litter," -

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Many of the world's problems are caused by greed and avarice, - here in Dumfries and Galloway, some problems could be solved by giving and sharing.
Can you spare a little money to serve the good of humanity? To use the analogy of the loaves and fishes, - the five thousand were fed by sharing the available food equally. The People's Project aims to help and support the whole of our local community.
This is not about personal empire building, - but all about sharing.
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The aims of The People's Project:
  •   Through community involvement we aim to crown Dumfries and Galloway "The Queen of the South"
  • To give people the opportunity to make a difference to their communities 
  •  To create an eco-friendly environment, making Dumfries and Galloway the cleanest place in the UK and a top tourist destination 
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 IT'S NOT ABOUT WHAT YOUR TOWN (AND REGION) CAN DO FOR YOU, - BUT MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR TOWN AND (REGION).
"I passionately believe that a strong regional capital brings capital to the entire region." 
Mark Jardine, The People's Project

Mark Jardine

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