Thematic Forums and Partnerships

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There is a small number of thematic forums which have responsibility for strategic plans that contribute to the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan. These bodies are not created by or the responsibility of the CPP Board, but each has its own individual governance and operating arrangements. However they agree to provide the CPP with an annual report on their activities including meetings, training of members and the overall workplan.

Place Planning Partnership (PPP)


  • to develop coherence in joint working arrangements
  • to better understand the requirements of Community Planning Locality Plans, Local Place Plans and Borderlands Place Plans,
  • to develop joint workforce training in Place and locality working
  • develop a co-ordinated offer to communities to support them to develop their Place Plans
  • to identify and share best practice at national level and in other areas
  • to develop peer learning across our communities



Representatives of:

  • Borderlands Growth Initiative
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council (Economy and Development and Community Services)
  • Health and Social Care Partnership
  • South of Scotland Enterprise
  • The Stove
  • Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Public Health Scotland attends as an observer

Place initiatives covered by the PPP

Dumfries and Galloway Cultural Partnership - CPP

The Dumfries and Galloway Cultural Partnership is currently in development.  The emerging arrangements are as follows:


The remit of the Cultural Partnership is to lead and oversee delivery of the Dumfries and Galloway Cultural Strategy 2022-2030. This will include:

  • To support the cultural sector as a whole to contribute to Dumfries and Galloway's economy, wellbeing and international profile.
  • To facilitate the cultural sector working together to develop and deliver strategic priorities.
  • To increase the visibility and impact of all those working in culture in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • To support and improve the working environment, conditions and rewards for all those working in culture in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Managing the Dumfries and Galloway Cultural Fund

Sub Partnerships

  • Fair Work and Governance: Promoting and shaping best practice regionally.
  • Visitor Economy: International profile, regional identify, marketing.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Supporting/initiating culture and wellbeing.
  • Place and Community Wealth Building: Cross sector working and new income streams for culture.
  • Education and Skills: Supporting/initiating culture and education skills/initiatives


Founding members have been agreed as:

  • DG Unlimited
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Dumfries and Galloway Museums and Heritage Network
  • South of Scotland Enterprise

The membership of the Sub Partnerships will involve a wider group of stakeholders

Background Information

ยท       Cultural Strategy for Dumfries and Galloway 2022-2030

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