A State of the Sector Report and Improvement Plan for Community Transport in Dumfries and Galloway was undertaken by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway in April 2016 on behalf of the Community Planning Executive Group. The report recommended the development of a Public Social Partnership to achieve the step change required for the provision of community, demand responsive, health and social transport throughout Dumfries and Galloway. In November 2016 the Community Planning Executive Group approved the development of a Public Social Partnership (PSP).


The ability to continue to deliver community, demand responsive, health and social transport for the communities of Dumfries and Galloway currently faces significant challenges. Part of the work of the PSP will focus on the design and development of innovative transport solutions that can be tested and piloted. Input from third sector Community Transport providers and service users is vital to this process as it will ensure that services are able to deal with the increased demand; resulting from demographic change and other factors such as access to health and social care and leisure and social activities

Borgue and Brighouse Bay were identified as communities to take part in a pilot service. This report details the community engagement that took place. - 

Waterbeck and Middlebie were identified as communities to take part in a pilot service. This report details the community engagement that took place. -