Police Scotland Consultation

Police Scotland are asking what you think of policing in your area.
Complete their consultation at:
http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/ decision-making/public-consultation/ local-policing-consultation/

 

 

Automated External Defibrillator

Automated External Defibrillator

Click here to find out more about Forehill's AED machine »

 

 

A77 Action Group

A77 Action Group

The campaign by the A77 Action Group is moving on. Find out the latest at https://www.facebook.com/ A77ActionGroup/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

 

 

Scottish Community Councils Website

can be found at http://www.communitycouncils.scot/

 

 

Information for John Scott MSP

can be found at www.facebook.com/JohnScottforAyr

 

 

South Ayrshire Council

Links to South Ayrshire Council Committee Papers »

 

 

Police Scotland Ayr East Information.

Find it here »

 

 

Ayrshire Homes
FHMCC wishes to thank Ayrshire Homes for their recent grant awarded in support of our 2016 / 17 projects. Information on the community council projects can be found in our monthly minutes at: http://fhmcc.org.uk/documents.php#meeting_minutes

Food waste bags
Food waste bags
Did you know that rolls of food waste caddy bags are for sale at Forehill Library?

Save the trip into town and pop into the library instead.

FOREHILL LIBRARY ACTIVITY
FHMCC has recently made a donation of wool to our local Knit and Natter Group.

If you enjoy knitting and a good blether, the ladies of our local Knit and Natter Group would love your company at their weekly get together in Forehill Library. The group meet each Thursday afternoon to knit items which are then donated to worthwhile causes, (one of the most recent was the neo-natal clinic at Crosshouse). At the same time they manage a good old natter to set the world to rights. And it's free to join!

Whatever your knitting skills, your help will make a difference to the number of items made. If you can't spare the time to go along, why not donate some wool to help their cause – just hand it in to the Library any day.

If you fancy becoming a bit of a Knit, drop in to Forehill Library on Thursday between 2pm and 4pm. Tea and coffee are available and cost a modest 50p per cup.

BBC Children In Need
Visit the news pages on this website for information on BBC Need awards grants.

DOG WORRYING (DISTURBING) SHEEP IS A CRIME
DOG WORRYING (DISTURBING) SHEEP IS A CRIME
This letter is to bring to your attention an increase in the number of sheep worrying reports received in the Ayrshire area. As lambing time approaches, Police Scotland has taken the decision to contact your community to highlight the seriousness of this crime and the penalties it incurs.

Please click on the image to download the letter as a PDF

Parking on Pavements
Parking on Pavements
A local Resident brought to the attention of the FHMCC, South Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland that there are a number of cars in our area parking on pavements and footpaths.

In Scotland, parking on pavements is set to become an offence if the Scottish Government pass a bill currently being debated — http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/ parliamentarybusiness/ CurrentCommittees/ 91535.aspx

Parking on corners at a junction has also been discussed and we would like to remind drivers that according to the Highway Code, cars should not be parked within 10 meters of a junction.

Please consider other drivers and pedestrians when parking your car.

Forehill Library at 31-33 Mt Oliphant Crescent is a hive of activity! Your local library is an ideal place to spend some time and is open to all ages 0-100! Why not check it out and try something new?

There are board games and jigsaws, a knit and natter group, a colouring book station and as colouring books are increasingly found to be a good source of therapy and relaxation- adults are catered for here too!

Tea and coffee is 50p a cup.
You can make use of the computers within the library, or you can take your own laptop and share the FREE wi-fi.

Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council is looking for suggestions for activities that you want to see at your local library.

Message us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR or email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk with your suggestions.
It's YOUR community so please get involved!

Home Security Advice from Police Scotland:
https://www.facebook.com/
AyrshirePoliceDivision

South Ayrshire 1000 - Citezens’ Panel
South Ayrshire Council with its partners in the public and voluntary sectors, wants to survey attitudes and views on public services and policy issues.
South Ayrshire 1000
Citizens’ Panels are a way for local people to provide feedback on a range of issues and influence decision makers. The South Ayrshire Citizens’ Panel is called “South Ayrshire 1000” as it is the intention to have 1,000 members on the Panel. We have managed to recruit around 850 people who live in South Ayrshire who volunteered to http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/sa1000

The Scottish Government has recently set up a national website highlighting the role of community councils.
See the letter below.
Scottish Government letter to Community Councils. November 2014
www.communitycouncils.org.uk

GET INVOLVED — Your input is what will help our community come together.
We would love to hear from you. We want this website to be about you. Send us your pictures, share your memories, tell us your stories about our area and we will publish them on our webpages. Let us know if you, or someone you know in the area, is celebrating a special occasion.
Check our website and facebook pages for forthcoming competitions.

Come to our meetings. FHMCC meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Kyle Academy and we extend a warm welcome to local residents.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR

Email us at secretary@fhmcc.org.uk

Phone Us on 01292 280173

Ward 4, Ayr East area map
Ward 4, Ayr East area map
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Sunset over Glencairn Park taken on the 11th March 2014
Sunset over Glencairn Park taken on the 11th March 2014
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Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Website

 

FHMCC monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Kyle Academy, Overmills Road, Ayr. KA7 3LH.

 

Our next meeting is on:
Tuesday 28-11-2017

All local residents are very welcome to attend.

 

 

Are you paying too much Council Tax

Council Tax Bill Find out more here »

 

 

Grit Bins

FIND YOUR NEAREST WINTER GRIT BINS IN AYR EAST HERE »

 

 

What's on at Forehill Bowling Club

Find out here »

 

 

Litter

Please BIN IT.

Report any litter issues at… https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/litter/

 

 

Taste @ Ayr

Re the training restaurant at Ayrshire College, Ayr Campus. We have a great training restaurant here at Ayr where you can come for lunch — a delicious 3 course meal including tea or coffee is only £7.50. Guests can also bring their own bottle if they wish to.(no charge)

View their menu »

 

 

Good Morning Service - Free of charge for those aged 60+ years living in South Ayrshire

 

The charity provides telephone befriending and alert calls to older people. Every morning, 365 days a year, Telephone Befrienders call out to members at a pre-arranged time to check that all is well and for a good blether. We take an active interest in people and over time hope to become a “good friend on the phone”, someone to share a laugh with or simply be there to listen and give emotional support in difficult times.

Read more on the Good Morning Service here »

 

 

Get Involved with FHMCC

Get Involved with FHMCC — Click to enlarge

 

 

Masonhill to Castlehill Road lanes

Masonhill to Castlehill Road lanes

If anyone is aware of a particular litter black spot in our ward, please contact us with details. You can email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk, message us on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR/ or text us on 07935 169 749

 

 

 

 

CASTLEHILL WOODS PATHWAY PROJECT
PHASE II

Castlehill Woods Footpaths

Phase I of the Castlehill Pathways project, the survey, has been completed and collated and FHMCC is now moving to Phase II, the project specifications, funding and delivery.

FHMCC Chair and Treasurer, John McGuire and Dougie Smith, met with South Ayrshire Council (SAC) Officers and the Chair of Belmont & Kincaidston Community Council , Mr Con Brennan. They walked a prospective circuit through the woods and this was estimated at .75 km. SAC will help develop a specification for the composition of the path and from there a costing can be fixed and this will form the basis of any funding requests.

SAC have provided maps that show areas where the land is held in private ownership. FHMCC will make contact to understand the owners position.

Please be aware that the community council can access funding from sources closed off from South Ayrshire Council hence this approach. As our project moves forward we will keep the connection with SAC and our neighbouring Community Council, Belmont, Kincaidston.

View the survey results here »

 

 

ROAD REPAIRS FOR AYR EAST 2017 / 2018

ROAD REPAIRS FOR AYR EAST 2017 / 2018

Any concerns about roads or footpath repairs should in the first instance be brought to the notice of Ayrshire Roads Alliance. This can be reported online at http://www.ayrshireroadsalliance.org/faults/ Report-a-fault.aspx or by phone to 0300 123 0900.

 

 

A picture speaks a thousand words

A picture speaks a thousand words

 

 

South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank

South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank

A school clothing bank has recently been set up in South Ayrshire. Operated by a charitable organisation, it will run all year.

If you would like to find out more or you know someone who may need some items- uniform, shoes, bag, stationary etc, please contact Nicola on 07932758448 or email Nicola@lpsltd.co.uk .

She will need to know the school colours, clothes/shoe sizes and where you would like to go to pick the items up. Pick up points will be the charity's base in Ayr or from any of the food bank locations.

 

Morrisons in Ayr are now an official drop off point for South Ayrshire Back to School Bank. If you have any new or good quality second hand items you would like to donate, please hand them ito the Customer Service Desk at Morrisons, Castlehill Road, Ayr KA7 2HT.

https://www.facebook.com/
SouthAyrshireSchoolClothingBank/

 

 

Volunteers needed for hospital meal times

 

One of our local residents is look for volunteers. Giill says;

“Hi everyone, I work for NHS Ayrshire & Arran and am currently looking for some Mealtime volunteers for Ayr and Biggart Hospitals.”

Read more on hospital volunteering here »