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.
Please email us seven days before the meeting with you agenda item
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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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**Defib back in service **

The Defibrillator on the wall of the Spar shop on Hillfoot Road is temporarily out of commission. The Spar shop is undergoing renovation and the electric supply to the defib housing unit has been cut off. Without the heat from this there is a danger of the Defib being damaged in this cold weather. We will update our website when the unit is back in service.



South Ayrshire Lifeline

South Ayrshire Lifeline is a community information resource which provides signposting to activities and support services.

Through the freephone helpline – 0800 432 0510 - and the website, local people of all ages can access a wealth of information on groups and services to help them tackle loneliness and social isolation, manage long-term health conditions and connect with their local communities.

South Ayrshire Lifeline | Things to do in Ayrshire



Scottish Water is encouraging customers in communities across Scotland to prepare their homes for winter.

Our winter advice advises anyone with a home, holiday home or business premises to take action to heat, insulate and protect their properties.

Visit where you can find winter information, films and advice.

Further information can be found online about your pipework responsibilities, visit

Follow us on twitter @scottish_water and

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy winter season.

Scottish Water Team



Pilot Wildflower Meadow Feedback Survey

In 2021 nine grassland areas within Ayr and Prestwick were selected by South Ayrshire Council Grounds Maintenance Team to develop as either a perennial meadow, an annual meadow or to have an altered maintenance with a feature cut. The purpose of this scheme is to improve local biodiversity and to create a more visually appealing and diverse range of habitats.

The details of all of the pilot sites can be seen in the attached SAC Leadership Panel Report but the relevant site for your community council are as follows: area opposite Castlehill play park. Please use the attached panel report for map/location guidance.

We are looking to obtain feedback from members of the public about these pilot sites via an online survey form (link below). Please feel free to share this link with members of your community and/or refer them to the ‘South Ayrshire Council's Ranger Service’ Facebook page where a link can also be found.

Wildflower Meadow Pilot Feedback Survey Link:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the ranger service at



South Ayrshire Council Missed Bin Charges

For those of us unaware of this change, SAC are going to begin charging residents if they are asked to return to collect a missed bin. Some reasons for returning include householders not placing the bin out in time, putting out the wrong colour or if your recycling bin is contaminated (ie wrong items in the bin) the council will not empty the bin until the householder has removed the contaminants. The return to service fee is £25. You can find out more on the Council website here »



Beach Volleyball Park proposal for Kyle Academy

Funding has been sourced to build a Beach Volleyball Park in the grounds of Kyle Academy. The school is holding a public consultation via Zoom.

Anyone interested in finding out out more about this project can join the meeting at the link below

Join Zoom Meeting



Message from South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire Council are making life a bit easier for residents with the launch of a new bins and recycling app.
From reporting missed bins, to booking special uplifts, the ‘SAC MyBins’ app will allow locals to organise all of their household waste needs on the go.

The free to use app, which was designed with Albion Environmental Ltd., includes features such as - personalised collection calendars; advice, tips and information on recycling; and access to online forms to report problems.

The bin calendar function allows users to see at a glance which bin is due for collection. This means no more relying on your neighbours to put their bins out first! You can even use the app to set up collection day reminders on your phone or tablet, so you'll never forget to put your bin out for collection again.

Another great benefit is that users will be able to contact the Council about waste collection services, such as special uplifts, direct from the app. You can even use the app to access the latest Council news and service alerts. Councillor Ian Cochrane, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “The SAC MyBins app provides a great new, interactive way for residents to keep up to date with waste and recycling services across South Ayrshire. We all lead busy lives, and with the facility to set collection day reminders on phones and tablets, the SAC MyBins app means we will have one less thing to remember each week. I know how frustrating it can be when you're unsure what items can and can't be recycled. The app really will make a difference to residents, as they can search products and their packaging to find out how to dispose of them properly.”

SAC MyBins can be found by on the app store on most mobile devices from Monday 14 December.

You can access this app from this link:



Recovery Is Reality

Recovery Is Reality

Recovery Is Reality



Launch of Community Council Boundary Review Consultation

Community Council Review Consultation
South Ayrshire Council is undertaking a formal review of its Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils (the “Scheme”) in line with procedures outlined within the Local Government Scotland Act (1973), and we want to know what you think about the proposed amendments to the Scheme. 
The review is happening in 2 phases. The first phase relates to the composition and boundaries of community councils; and the second phase will address the Scheme governance documentation (this will be publicised once the first phase of the review is completed).
You will find a link to an online survey related to the first phase below, which enables you to provide your feedback.
The review will take place from Wednesday 1st May 2019 to Wednesday 26th June 2019 - 4pm
Paper copies of the questionnaire with maps will be available at County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr and:
Customer Service Centres
  • The Wallace Tower, 172-175 High Street, Ayr
  • 17-19 Knockcushan Street, Girvan
  • 64 High Street, Maybole
  • 4-6 The Cross, Prestwick
  • Municipal Buildings, South Beach, Troon
  • Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Ayr KA7 4QQ
  • Ballantrae Library, The Hall, Ballantrae KA26 0NB
  • Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayr KA7 3EN
  • John Rodie Library, 39 Annbank Road, Mossblown KA6 5DZ
  • Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ
  • Tarbolton Library, Tarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QA
  • Mobile Library (from Thursday 2nd May 2019)
You can find out more information about the Mobile Library at the following link




Ayr Aikido Club

Ayr Aikido Club

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Orchard House and Hamilton House

Orchard House and Hamilton House Christmas surprises

Christmas surprises are ready to take to Orchard House and Hamilton House in Forehill. Residents will receive them when they gather for their Christmas Party on Sunday. Merry Christmas to all the residents from all os us at FHMCC.



Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Have you thought about your council tax bill recently? You or a family member or friend may be able to apply for a council tax reduction or even exemption. For example, people with dementia or alzheimer's who live alone can apply for a full exemption of their council tax and the council will even consider backdating this. If they live at home with others they may qualify for a 25% reduction. Those living alone are entitled to a single person discount of 25%. People with a disability and those who are wheelchair bound inside the house may also be in line for a council tax discount. For those of us on low incomes, there is a possibility of a discount through the Council's Benefits office. You can view a list of discounts and reductions and information on how to apply at:



Local Development Plan

Local Development Plan