Newton Stewart Inititiative

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NSI Community Shop Awards gives out over £6k to local groups and organisations

Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop is based in Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart. Relying purely on volunteers and generous donations from residents, the Community Shop Awards has become an annual event. The shop gives away 20% of it’s profits to other local groups and organisations in and around the town. If you shop in there thank …

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Celebrating Volunteer Week 2024

Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating and thanking those who give up their time to make a difference. Volunteers’ Week celebrates the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities across the UK. The celebration starts on the first Monday in June every year. It’s a chance to recognise, celebrate and thank the UK’s incredible volunteers for all …

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Local Place Plan first draft

Newton Stewart Initiative, Cree Valley Community Council and Cree Valley Area Development Trust worked together in 2023/2024 to put together a consultative draft Local Place Plan (LPP) for Newton Stewart and Minnigaff. Within the LPP are residents views and opinions on what the priorities for the town should be and how we can work together …

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We are hiring!

Newton Stewart Initiative are a local charitable organisation whose vision is based around the sustainable regeneration of the town and surrounding area. We currently have a vacancy for a full time Business / Project Manager to oversee the future development of the organisation, including a number of major current and future projects. This is a …

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Have your say on The Grapes Hotel, Newton Stewart

Background Information: – Research carried out by South of Scotland Community Housing in 2022 and our Place Plan consultations in 2023 showed that there was a demand for affordable housing in Newton Stewart. – Collective Architecture is leading on the redevelopment of the building. – Community Enterprise is conducting the feasibility study. The former Grapes …

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AGM May 17th 7pm Vibe 75

It’s that time of year again folks! Our annual AGM will be held on Friday May 17th at 7pm at Vibe 75, Victoria Street, Newton Stewart. Not only will we be having our AGM, but we will be presenting our Community Shop Awards cheques to local groups, organisations and individuals AND we will be having …

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