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 and Masonhill Community Website. About Us

 

What is a Community Council?

 

Scottish Community Councils were first created under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.It is a statutory requirement that each Local Authority in Scotland ensures that they have a Community Council Scheme for each of the electoral wards within their area. Community Councils are governed by the Scheme for Community Councils. The scheme details the guidelines within which Community Council's must abide and covers amongst other things, information on the election of Community Councillors, what they are allowed to use their budget for, when to hold meetings and maps of their Community Council area.

 

All Community Councils are funded and overseen by their Local Authority and submit annual financial reports and copies of monthly meeting minutes to the local Council. They are independant bodies and are not a part of the local authority.

 

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Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council (FHMCC)

 

FHMCC covers electoral ward 4 of South Ayrshire and is made up of:-

 

Elected members: FHMCC can have no more than fifteen Community Councillors. This comprises eight members from Castlehill/Masonhill/New Holmston and seven members from Forehill and Holmston.

 

Co-opted members: The community council may co-opt additional members who have particular skills. These members may be co-opted for a specific time period or for an ongoing project but do not have voting rights and cannot hold office within the community council. The Youth of the area can be represented by a young person, or persons, between 14 and 18 who can be co-opted to represent their age group.

 

Ex officio members: Ex Officio is membership by 'right of office'. South Ayrshire Councillors, MSPs, MPs and MEP's for Ward 4 are entitled to Ex officio membership. As with Co-opted members, Ex officio members cannot be office bearers and do not have a vote on community council matters.

 

The current Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council held their first meeting on 11th January 2011. Its' specific purpose is to determine and co-ordinate the views of the residents and community within Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill and to represent these views to the local authority and other public authorities for the area if or when necessary/requested.

 

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Council Officials

 

Chair

Chair, John McGuire

John McGuire,
54 Roman Road,
Ayr,
KA73SZ,
Tel:01292 280173
Email: Johnmcguire998@hotmail.com

 

John is a retired Director of European Procurement for a worldwide computer company. John has lived and worked in four different countries and brings a wealth of management experience to the table.

 

 

Vice-Chair and Environment

Vice Chair, Roderick Cochran

Bill White,
57 Dongola Road,
Ayr,
KA7 3BN,
Tel: 01292 263659

 

 

 

Secretary

Secretary, Anne Stewart

Anne Stewart,
21 Glenriddel Road,
Ayr,
KA7 3HA,
Tel: 07724 062 053
Email: secretary@fhmcc.org.uk,

 

Anne has worked for multi-national companies both here and in the U.S. She has strong office management and administration skills and maintains and updates the Community Council's facebook and website pages.

 

 

Treasurer

Treasurer, Dougie Smith

Dougie Smith,
42 Holmston Road,
Ayr,
KA7 3BD,
Tel: 07966 322 695

 

 

 

Licensing Contact

Licensing Contact, Samantha Stewart

Samantha Stewart,
52B Cunningham Crescent,
Ayr,
Tel: 07783 855 561
Email: samantha.stewart618@gmail.com

 

 

Samantha has travelled and worked abroad but Ayr is home. Sam enjoys the challenge of any new task and brings planning, organisational and fund-raising skills to the Community Council table.

 

 

Planning Contact

Treasurer, Dougie Smith

Brian Wotherspoon,
Contact via the Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Aims

 

Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill community council is made up of local residents who want to help make our area a better place to live and work. The Community Council can play an important role within the community by representing the local population in matters of local interest.

 

As well as representing community views, the Community Council may, if asked, also be able to assist local residents who have exhausted the formal avenues of correspondance/feedback of public bodies regarding local matters. Any assistance we may be able to provide will be dependant upon the nature of the residents' concerns.

 

The community council may also be able to provide small monetary donations to local non-profit making organisations upon request.

 

FHMCC are able to fund raise independently with the aim of helping fund community projects. These fund raising projects, and who will benefit from them, will be decided in advance each year and details will be advertised on notice boards and electronically within the community.

 

To help us work towards our aims, we need the backing, contribution and feedback of all of our local residents from all walks of life and from all age groups. The Community Council is always eager to hear your views and concerns and is keen to encourage more people to become involved with, and support the community and the community council.

 

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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 07724 062 053

 

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