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Automated External Defibrillator

Automated External Defibrillator

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A77 Action Group

A77 Action Group

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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:

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.

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

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 or email with your suggestions.
It's YOUR community so please get involved!

Home Security Advice from Police Scotland:

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

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

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.

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Phone Us on 07935 169 749

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 25-02-2020

All local residents are very welcome to attend.



For the Attention of Leslie Bowie, Acting Chair of Ayrshire & Arran NHS.

We write to voice our concerns about the proposed move of the Cancer Care Unit from Ayr Hospital to Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, and would like to ask how this move will benefit Residents of South Ayrshire.

Has any person involved in making this decision apprised themselves of the travel involved and the problems that the extended travel will cause to extremely stressed and very ill patients and their extremely stressed and worried family and friends?

Are the faceless people who are suggesting this momentous change aware of travel times from South Ayrshire for anyone having to make the journey either by car or by public transport and in particular when they are facing an unknown future? Or is it a case of financial concerns taking precedence over patient wellbeing? 

How does it benefit a very ill person facing extreme cancer treatment to extend their travel time by hours on a round trip from their home to Crosshouse?  Even if they travel by car, the journey will still take an hour and a half (travelling from the South of our area) and that in the best circumstances ie, light traffic, no red lights etc, then the same for the return and not even considering the roundabouts to negotiate, now into double figures when travelling from certain areas, on the way to the Crosshouse.  A round trip which AT BEST, is three hours long – and that when you are feeling the full force of your treatment – how dreadful!

From the furthers part of South Ayrshire, if a patient has to take public transport here is their itinery by bus:-

Ballantrae to Girvan – around 20 minutes – return ticket £6.20.  Change at Girvan.
Girvan to Ayr – around 28 minutes – return ticket £8.10.  Change at Ayr.
From Ayr to Kilmarnock – around 44 minutes – return ticket £9.50. Change at Kilmarnock.
From Kilmarnock to Crosshouse Hospital- around 15 minutes – return ticket £2.60

And then again in reverse!

That’s a round trip journey well in excess of FOUR HOURS – it’s difficult to take into account the length of time people will have to wait for connections and is assuming the traffic is light.  And the bus times may not get patients to the hospital in time for their appointments!

It will cost patients a return fare of £26.40 to come to Kilmarnock for ONE treatment – a miniscule sum in the eyes of NHS Management but a disgraceful ask for people on small incomes.

All this when someone is facing their worst nightmare and  the worst time of their life.

For treatment at Ayr hospital, the worst travel scenario would take around one hour and fifty minutes by bus at a return cost of £14.20 and a short trip from Ayr to Ayr Hospital, at approximately £6 return.

All of the Residents of South Ayrshire, no matter which town they live in, deserve more than you propose.

We deserve to be confident that if the worst diagnosis happens, treatment will be in a familiar place where it's easiest for family and friends to share the burden.

We deserve to have this most important medical facility on our doorstep.

We deserve the utmost consideration from our National Health Service.

Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council are asking for your swift response on behalf of our local Residents and all Residents of South Ayrshire.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. 


Anne Miller
07935 169 749

On behalf of the FHMCC Chair and Committee



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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)

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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 »



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 .

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.




Castlehill Woods Footpaths

FHMCC have been successful in their grant application made to the South Ayr Decides Team and have been awarded just under £2.5K. This funding will be used to purchase the materials needed to complete 1 kilometre of pathway round Castlehill Woods. John McGuire will continue to pursue funding opportunities for Phase III and will organise the completion of Phase II









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 Report-a-fault.aspx or by phone to 0300 123 0900.







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 »



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, message us on facebook, or text us on 07935 169 749









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