Port William Community Association SCIO is primarily involved with providing and organising recreational activities for the benefit of the inhabitants of Port William and the surrounding areas.  Advancement of citizenship and community development by promotion of civic responsibility by volunteering.

The main event is Carnival Week which usually takes place the first week of August, but the Association is involved in many other aspects of the community.

The Association meets once a month (except August and December) usually the last Thursday of the month in the Maxwell Hall at 7.30pm.  Everybody is welcome.

Minutes of meeting held on 23rd February 2017
Venue-Maxwell Hall ,Port William
Present –A Adam ,S Dodds, C Kelly, M Adams,D Kiltie ,J Gray ,R Kinnear, J McMaster,E Penrose,J Hobbs + 1 member of the public-P Smellie
Apologies-A Murphie, A Kevan,J Kevan,A McLaughlin ,L McLelland ,A Murray
Minutes of meeting of 26th January 2017 –proposed –C Kelly seconded -J Gray
Financial Report –A Adam read out the monthly financial statement and the business plan for the Caravan Site which is as follows
As Andrew will not be around all year he is looking for a little bit of support with the financial side of things.
Two wardens have been appointed –Paul Townson 6 days and Kath Lynch 1 day plus holiday cover.
A McDowall has been booked for The Electrical Test
Firepoint –dealing with Annual Fire Equipment Test
Andrew O’Malley has been appointed for the mowing contract ,he also has a strimmer on wheels which would cut the rough grass along the sea front.
K Penrose will train the new wardens on the 1st March
Robert Lochhead has dealt with any plumbing issues
Scottish Power has all been sorted out.
Charities Return –The constitution needs to be reviewed –this will be done at March meeting .Members who do not attend meetings need to be contacted to ask if they wish to remain ion the committee.
Correspondence-A letter has been received from the Port William Community Council thanking us for the £50 donation towards running costs of Port William .com website.Lowland Marquee company sent a quote for the marquee hire this is £5124 –committee agreed to the hire once more.A letter has been received from Development Planning stating that the 3B yard may be included as a development site for housing in the future.
Gardening Group –no report
Carnival Week- The poster is already out looking for nominations for a Carnival Queen for 2017.After a few suggestions it was decided that Computer Games would be the Theme for the floats for 2017.A tribute band is still to be decided on for this year ,suggestions are Beatles,Take That ,Queen ,Eagles –a budget of £2000 is set
A.O.B –Rory Christie has been in touch to ask if The Community Association wish to purchase the store on the harbour green for a sum of £25,000 ,the committee decided against the purchase, C Kelly has been in touch with our Wigtownshire and they wish to meet with the main committee to do feature on Carnival Week –would it be possible to have it in the May edition.The turning area opposite Mrs McBrydes needs resurfaced –could this be looked into. E Penrose asked if we advertise in the Gazette –unfortunately due to cost this does not happen anymore.
Next Meeting- 30th March-7.30pm Meeting closed at 8.45pm