LOCALS are being invited to pop by the Welcome to Langholm shopfront to discuss any ideas and queries with the new recruits of the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve.
Angela Williams, Kat Mayer, and Jenny Barlow will be on hand every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm for people to drop-in and talk to them.
Jenny said it was an opportunity to come along, meet them, and find out what was happening and ask any questions.
“We were keen to have a regular slot, somewhere where people would be more likely to come visit us, at a time that was accessible,” she said.
“People can always contact us by phone and email still and they can find that information online, but this is another option.”
The drop-in sessions began around three weeks ago and Jenny said they had, so far, on each of the weeks, had a steady flow of people.
“It’s been nice to meet people and I feel being in this environment has mean that we’ve been able to talk to people about a lot of things.
“There’s been ideas and suggestions around the Sitka trees and removing them before they grow into too much of a woodland and talking about it here has been helpful in finding out when and who could volunteer.
“It’s not just been about talking about the Tarras Valley though, it’s also been about getting to know people and finding out about the town itself.”
There are plans to have more drop-ins out and about in the community, including at the next Love Langholm Local market, the Langholm Chilli Club Festival, and even at a local pub.
“We’re looking forward to talking to people and hearing what they have got to say,” added Kat.
“It’s not just a great opportunity for locals but a great opportunity for us.”
Jenny added: “If there’s more places we can be to meet people, we’re open to listening to them.
“We want to be flexible and work with the community.”