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Welcome to 'THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT' web site, backing
 City Status for Dumfries: -)

"I passionately believe that city status and a strong regional capital brings capital to the entire region"

"SPRING CLEAN" 
This April, May and June let's spruce up our community.
Organise a litter pick, paint a fence, or place out a flower pot, it'll transform your property, your street or your town.
Choose a date that suits you and you might be so surprised you'll repeat the exercise!
                                                      Let's get cleaning! 
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We are now on Facebook so please 'like' us - https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesproject

NB Our Dining Directory is available from VisitScotland on the Whitesands 

 

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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 this November was by cleaning up the beaches. Working with Armstrong Waste Management Ltd we've arranged pick up points for the rubbish to be cleaned off, rather than leaving the piles lying at the high water mark for the next winter storm to take it back out to sea.

The beaches where there are pick up points are:
Powfoot Beach (Queensberry Bay...
Park - bags are available from the shop)
Southerness
Sandyhills
Rockcliffe
Mersehead
The Doon, Kirkcudbright

These pick up points are available all through the month so get a group of friends together to join in, or even just as you're taking a stroll. A little bit of effort goes a long way. Of course you can join in with the Givember beach clean where ever you are in the region, just make sure you dispose of the litter appropriately

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 providing you with a choice of eating establishments in the  regional capital and on the periphery of the town.  

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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. 
Our grateful thanks to you all. 

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 at St Michael's Church Dumfries on the hottest day of the year. "Robert Burns' Rock" was designed by local artist, the late David Gulland and carved out of sandstone 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 

 [ Please Note All pictures are the copyright of The People's Project or Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine ]

Below, HRH The Princess Royal admires the sculpture, while in the second photograph, she is beside the art work created by Jo McSkimming, with a stunning picture of HM The Queen at her Coronation.

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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. The designer David Gulland is the third person to the right of the Princess. Tragically, Mr. Gulland died just elven days after this opening ceremony. 
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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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"We must find a willingness to find a meaning in something greater than oursleves" (Said President Barack Obama in his inaugural speech) 
- and that meaning might be simply being of service to our community.
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So "Do not go where the path may lead, - but go instead where there is no path........and leave a trail" (Waldo Emerson)

Be different in your thinking, - dismiss thoughts of blame, - and be brave enough to make a difference.
Those of us who dare to change our pre-conceived notions will see an immediate change.......
Take litter for example: - Almost all of us blame our council's for the mess, - but the reality is that the solution lies in our own hands!
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," -
so go on- spare that one second every day, - and together we will solve the litter problem -
with no blame, - no pain and no cost....

SIMPLE!
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 THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT IS FOR EVERYONE, - NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, - IF YOU HAVE A DREAM, - WHY NOT MAKE IT A REALITY BY STARTING YOUR OWN PROJECT?
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Many of the world's problems are caused by greed and avarice, - equally, - 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 
 I would like people to identify projects which could be tackled on a "Challenge Aneka" type basis, - providing local communities an opportunity to feel they belong.  An example might be: To convert a piece of wasteland in your street into a garden or choose an old hall, - and renovate it by using volunteer plumbers ; joiners; painters ; electricians etc, - to transform the building into community use. The possibilities are endless, - and .....................................
the only limit is YOUR imagination.
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"Essentially, - I'd like the public to embrace the PP; for them to realise that this is their opportunity to make a difference to their communities.  We're all happy to raise money for good causes all over the world, - and that should obviously continue, - but sometimes charity should begin at home, - for the benefit of everyone."

 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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