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.

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

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
Click picture to enlarge


Sunset over Glencairn Park taken on the 11th March 2014
Sunset over Glencairn Park taken on the 11th March 2014
Click picture to enlarge


Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council Documents

 

Community Council Handbook

 

Please visit this link to view the complete Community Council Handbook.

 

Meeting Minutes

 

All meetings of Community Councils, or its Sub–Committees are required to be recorded in the form of written minutes.

 

Minutes should be agreed and approved at the next meeting of the Community Council, or its Sub–Committee.

 

A copy of the approved minutes must be sent within two weeks of them being approved to the:

 

Head of Policy, Community Planning and Public Affairs,
South Ayrshire Council,
County Buildings,
Wellington Square,
Ayr,
KA7 1DR,
Email: communitycouncils@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

Anyone wishing a copy of a particular Community Council Minute should contact:

 

Community Councils,
Legal and Democratic Services,
Resources, Governance and Organisation Directorate,
South Ayrshire Council,
County Buildings,
Wellington Square,
AYR,
Tel: (01292) 612181,
Email: communitycouncils@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday November 29th 2016

Minutes of Meeting

29TH November, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Tom Houston, Samantha Stewart, Eileen Alexander, Brian Wotherspoon, Allison Russell, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble, Sandra Taylor,

SAC : Cllr John Wallace, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr Brian McGinley SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell,

 

MOPs: Ian McPherson

 

Guests: PC Coulter, PC Harding, Stewart Turner, ARA.

 

Apologies: None

 

Matters Arising : None

 

October Minutes : Anne proposed. John seconded.

 

 

       Secretary's report

 

        November correspondence was read out with some included as agenda items.

 

       Treasurer's report

 

        Treasurer's report was read out and discussed.

 

        Police Report

 

         Local incidents discussed. Comparing November 16 with November 15, the number of break-ins (1) and assaults (2) in the area are down on this time last year. There was an increase in breaches of the piece (3).

         POLICE SCOTLAND REMIND RESIDENTS TO ENSURE HOUSES, VEHICLES & SHEDS/GARAGES ARE KEPT SECURE IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS AND RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website/FB - Links to be added (Anne). Review of website and FB page by all Community Councillors. Feedback to Anne.

         Castlehill Estate Pathways - John met with Fiona Ross and Gavin Rowan of SAC, on site, to discuss our vision for the woodland paths. It is estimated that around £20,000 will be needed to carry out this work. John will progress this project and report again in January. John will also attend SAC Community Planning open evening at JPC on 7th December.

         Litter/Environment - Bill will continue to monitor.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing - Chris

 

        Round Table Updates

 

         Parking at Forehill Shops. A general discussion with Stuart Turner of ARA. Stuart accepted an invitation to our January meeting for further talks. All Board members are asked to email Anne with their roads concerns no later than Monday 16th January. Anne will also post this feedback request on the website/FB pages.

         Cut back of vegetation overhang on the Castlehill Road public footpath - Bill is following up.

         Notice Board repairs. John will request the cost of materials required.

         Signage on Overmills Road. Cllr Wallace advised that four new speed signs have been installed.

         Holmston Road / Alternative Cycle Lane - John has contacted Sustrans.

         Blue book review group meeting outcome was discussed.

         SAC Community Council Conference was discussed.

         Defib update. Anne confirmed we have one placement site offer. She will progress the next steps and update again in January.

         FHMCC environmental award to local primary schools - Bill and Anne progressing.

         FHMCC environmental award to Kyle Academy - Chris provided an update on this early spring project. The Committee is asked to nominate local residents and pass their contact details to Anne.

         Holmston House sale is complete - Bill attended their open night.

         Parking at 1 Glenriddel Road. Cllrs Kilpatrick and Wallace provided updates.

         Ayr Bus Users Group correspondence was emailed to all Community Councillors.

         Forehill Library closure for upgrade has been postponed until the new SAC financial year.

         Energy Agency Board Nomination request will be followed up by Bill.

 

        AOB

 

         The filter lane from Holmston Road / Hillfoot Road needs speed signs. Cllr Douglas will follow up.

         Cllr McGinley suggests a letter of congratulations to the Market Inn on their recent upgrade - John.

         Cllr Douglas suggested similar correspondence to 6 Holmston Road on their beautiful Christmas decorations - Anne.

 

        Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

        ADDENDUM

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

         Castlehill Estate Pathways - John met with Fiona Ross and Gavin Rowan of SAC, on site, to discuss our vision for the woodland paths. It is estimated that around £20,000 will be needed to carry out this work. John will progress this project and report again in January. John will also attend SAC Community Planning open evening at JPC on 7th December.

In relation to the above agenda item we would note that regarding any engagement with improvements in Castlehill woods, the meeting discussed whether we create a separate ‘Friends of Castlehill Woods’ or drive these desired improvements through the Community Council. The meeting agreed that the programme would be under the auspices of the Community Council. John McGuire will lead the search for funding and the definition of the work needing done. This avoids the need to constitute a new organisation and the effort that would take.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday October 25th 2016

Minutes of Meeting

25TH October, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Tom Houston, Samantha Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Sandra Taylor, Allison Russell, Mary Elliot

SAC : Cllr John Wallace, Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr Brian McGinley SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell,

 

MOPs: Alison McMillan, Chris Cullen, Ian McPherson

 

Guests: Police Scotland, PC Erin Padkin, PC Lewis Johnstone

 

Apologies: Eileen Alexander, Sarah Gamble, Cllr Kilpatrick

 

Matters Arising : None

 

 

        Secretary's report

 

         Emails from Forehill PS Parents Council, BKSTL CC and Alloway & Doonfoot CC were read out. The remaining emails are included in the agenda.

 

       Treasurer's report

 

         Final paperwork for council funding has been submitted to SAC. Fund totals were discussed.

 

       Police Report

 

         Local incidents discussed. Instances of serious assault, drug possession and house breaking are all down from this time last year. Six common assaults & four motor thefts are up from this time last year.

         POLICE SCOTLAND REMIND RESIDENTS TO ENSURE HOUSES, VEHICLES & SHEDS/GARAGES ARE KEPT SECURE IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS.

         FHMCC take this opportunity to offer our sympathy and a speedy and full recovery to the Police Officers injured last month in Glasgow.

 

       FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

        FHMCC website/FB - If you have a story or information you would like to share with the community please let us know.

        Friends of Castlehill Woods - round table discussion regarding grants. John will progress. Vandalism to notice boards - repairs to be costed.

        Litter/Environment in the area and Castlehill Road overhang - Bill will progress.

        Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing - Chris

       Round Table Updates

 

         Traffic calming in Overmills - 30 Mph signs now in place. Cllr Wallace will progress a request for further signage in the area.

        FHMCC environmental awards to local schools. Both Forehill & Holmston P.S. Head teachers are in favour. Bill will progress with Holmston, Anne with Forehill and Chris with Kyle. Awards are for the prize giving ceremony at the end of the school year.

        Future Fundraising discussed. John will progress.

        Need for cut back of vegetation overhang on the public footpath behind Overmills/A77 and on Castlehill Road. Dougie and Bill will progress.

        Sale of Holmston House. Public meeting information has been posted on the website and FB pages. South West Hub will contact FHMCC to consult on build plans.

        Forehill Primary Notice Board. Confirmation received that this notice board belongs to FHMCC. Dougie will source the key for the board and determine what repairs are needed.

        Forehill Shops parking concerns. Following an inspection, ARA have advised that it will be cost prohibitive to install bollards.

        freshAyr initiative information has been posted on the website and fb pages.

        Holmston Road / Alternative Cycle Lane - John will progress with Sustrans.

        Blue book review group meeting. FHMCC will send two representatives.

        SAC Community Council Conference will be attended by John and two others.

 

 

       AOB

 

        £50 donated to Holmston Primary after school sewing group.

        1 Glenriddel Road parking not resolved. Anne will Email Cllr Kilpatrick requesting an update.

        Chris Campbell suggested we record the actions taken to arrange the cycle track meeting.

        Compliments received for September meeting minutes.

 

 

       Next Meeting

 

        Tuesday, 29th November at 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday September 27th 2016

Minutes of Meeting

September 27th 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire Chair, Bill White Vice Chair, Dougie Smith Treasurer, Anne Stewart Secretary, Samantha Stewart Planning, Brian Wotherspoon Licencing, Nicola Murray, Tom Houston, Allison Russell, Sarah Gamble, Mary Elliot

SAC : Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr. Allan Dorans, Cllr Bill Grant, Cllr John McDowall, Cllr Peter Convery, Lesley Bloomer, SAC Executive Director, Development & Environment,

SAC / FHMCC Link Officer Chris Campbell.

 

MOPs: In excess of 150 members of the public attended.

 

Guests:Corrie Wilson MP, John Scott, MSP, Chic Brody, Stuart Turner, Director, Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Kevin Braidwood ARA, David Manson ARA.

Apologies: Cllr John Wallace, Eileen Alexander, Sandra Taylor

 

Matters Arising : None

 

Agenda: Holmston Road Cycle Lane.

 

The meeting was held in the Kyle Academy annex as the community council expected a large turnout. In excess of 150 members of the public came along on what was a very miserable night weather-wise.

 

FHMCC Chair John McGuire opened with an overview of the purpose of the meeting and stated the published view of Forehill Holmston & Masonhill Community Council. A copy of this is included in these minutes. John then introduced Stewart Turner, Director of Ayrshire Roads Alliance who gave a presentation to the auditorium.

 

Stewart discussed the policy and objectives of the cycling initiative which included:-

         The Scottish Government are aiming for 10% of all journeys in Scotland made by bicycle by 2020.

         Health and Lifestyle.

         Cycling throughout the area, not just in Ayr East.

         The external funding for the cost of the work, £60K, was met by grants from three publicly funded bodies.

         The options for the cycle lane were Holmston Road and the River Ayr walk. Holmston Road was chosen as it was the cheaper of the two options and funding would not have been forthcoming for the River Ayr walk option.

         The make-up of the cycle lane, drainage, paintwork etc.

         An independent audit of the cycle lane reported that the work was within industry standard. When questioned on risk assessment, he advised that a risk assessment was included in the design project.

 

Lesley Bloomer commented:-

         ARA dialogue and presentation throughout were not enough.

         ARA had apologised in the local press about the lack of consultation.

         All future plans will be subject to proper consultation

 

The floor was then opened to general discussion. Questions raised included :-

 

         Who funded this work? The £60K cost of the cycle lane was met by grants from Sustrans, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Transport Scotland.

         Did ARA consult with SAC to ask if further funding was available from SAC to carry the extra cost of moving the cycle track to the River Ayr walk. Stewart Turner responded “No”.

         Did ARA consult with SAC at all prior to this work commencing. Stewart Turner replied “No”.

         Damage to Ayr Cemetery wall. Lesley Bloomer commented that recent work carried out to the brickwork and stone meant that the wall could withstand damage caused by vibrations from passing traffic. She was then advised from the floor that work carried out the previous week had already deteriorated/disappeared.

         The knock-on effect of drivers entering the cemetery rather than parking on Holmston Road and the damage caused by this to the cemetery grounds and headstones. No response from the table.

         Winter clearance of Ice and snow. Stewart Turner stated that normal road clearance of snow would go ahead and that excess snow would be moved from the carriageway to the cycle path. Concerns were raised that this would hide the kerbstones creating a hazard for all road users and pedestrians.

         How could Holmston Road be returned to its previous condition? Stewart Turner answered that the cost would have to be borne by South Ayrshire Council which would include the return of the grant of £60 and a further £20K to £30K would also have to be found from the local purse for the remedial work.

 

Among many other comments raised from the floor were safety concerns, particularly for school children arriving and departing on foot at Kyle Academy; cyclists forced to cross a busy road to reach the cycle lane; safety for cyclists being made to cycle so close to oncoming traffic. One local resident commented that she cycled daily and was too afraid to use the cycle lane. Inadequate turn points at traffic lights; impediments for emergency vehicles, particularly at rush hour periods; general road congestion; the road is no longer fit for purpose for cyclists and drivers:

 

The total lack of consideration and consultation by Ayrshire Roads Alliance who have shown complete indifference to local opinion.

 

The comment by Stuart Turner that 600 cyclists per week used the cycle lane was greeted with loud disagreement and laughter from the auditorium. A member of the audience advised him that he was confusing the cycle lane with the Tour de France.

 

Representation was made by all front row guests, Corrie Wilson, John Scott, Chic Brodie and all South Ayrshire Councillors present. With the exception of Cllr John McDowall, all voiced grave concerns regarding the safety aspects and practicality of the Holmston Road cycle lane.

 

Alan Dorans, SAC SNP Group Leader addressed the auditorium and proposed that this matter should be brought to the agenda of next Thursday's SAC council meeting. He called on all SAC Councillors present to jointly support the Community Council's motion and to join together in a non-political initiative to represent local residents in a move to have Holmston Road returned to a carriageway, and for the cycle lane to be re-established along the River Ayr Walk. With the exception of Cllr John McDowall, all SAC Councillors present agreed to support taking this matter forward to the general Council meeting next Thursday.

 

FHMCC Chair, John McGuire, concluded the meeting by thanking all those present for coming along and also thanked Kyle Academy and their staff for accommodating us. He re-iterated FHMCC'S stance on the matter and asked for a show of hands on the Community Council's motion. The show of hands was unanimous.

 

Addendum:- Subsequent to our meeting Councillor Alan Dorans has raised a motion (copied below) on our behalf which will be heard at next week's full SAC Council meeting.

 

The Community Council urges all residents to attend this full council meeting, held on Thursday 6th October at 10am in the County Hall, County Buildings. You will be asked to sign in on arrival so we would suggest you go along early to allow time for this so that access to the meeting is assured.

 

FHMCC also ask all those present at the September meeting to come along to our October meeting, Tuesday 25th October at Kyle Academy Annexe at 7pm when the outcome of SAC's council meeting held on Thursday 6th October will be on the agenda.

 

Alan Doran's Motion

 

That Council agrees that the recently constructed bi-directional cycle lane at Holmston Road, Ayr imposed by the Ayrshire Roads Alliance without consultation is removed and the carriageway restored to the original condition existing prior to these works taking place.

That Council agrees that the Ayrshire Roads Alliance carry out this work immediately with the costs being met, at this stage, from uncommitted reserves.

That Officers are requested to enter into dialogue with East Ayrshire Council for reimbursement for any such costs incurred by this Council.

Further that Council agrees that the Ayrshire Roads Alliance investigate alternative routes for the cycle path specifically including the route along the path running parallel to the South bank of the River Ayr.

Proposed by Councillor Allan H Dorans

Signed:

Seconded by Councillor Ian Douglas

Signed:

28th September 2016

FHMCC MOTION REGARDING THE HOLMSTON ROAD CYLE LANE

On Tuesday, August 29th 2016, in a regular community council meeting, Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council (FHMCC) noted that they fully support the Scottish Government's initiatives to increase journeys by cycle rather than car and are enthusiastic in supporting this initiative.

However the execution of this initiative by Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) is not supported by this Community Council, particularly with the negative impact on Holmston Road in Ayr and the local residents. FHMCC firmly believe that the cycle lanes should have followed the River Ayr walk. This is what we wish to see happen.

Ongoing development of the cycle lanes down Overmills Road, across private land to allow access to the A77 underpass reinforces our opinion that the Holmston Road changes are wrong, never consulted on, not even with South Ayrshire Council, and are being implemented by ARA with an indifference to local opinion.

Consequently, Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council oppose current plans and want the River Ayr cycle paths option to be fully developed and funded with the changes made to Holmston Road reversed.

Ongoing discussions must involve all interested parties, including residents, that cycle usage can indeed be increased in South Ayrshire.

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday August 29th 2016

Minutes of Meeting

August, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Nicola Murray, Tom Houston, Sandra Taylor, Samantha Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Eileen Alexander, Allison Russell, Sarah Gamble, Mary Elliot

SAC: Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr John Wallace

MOPs: Tom Jackson, Brian Heddle

Guests: Police Scotland

Apologies: Chris Campbell, Cllr Ian Douglas

Matters Arising : None

 

        Secretary's report

 

         Response received from SAC regarding the sale of Holmston House which is progressing as anticipated. No further details available from SAC at this time. SAC Library department thanked FHMCC for supporting and profiling Forehill Library on our media outlets and for our donations to their events. All other pertinent correspondence has been included in the agenda.

 

       Treasurer's report

 

        Still awaiting annual funding from SAC. A report of the accounts was read out.

 

       FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

        FHMCC website/FB - ongoing as a ‘work in progress’. We invite Members of our Community to inform us of any matters of local interest for posting online.

        Friends of Castlehill Woods - following correspondence with SAC we are happy to note that they have reacted to our comments and have begun a clear-up and maintenance of the walkways and paths.

        Litter/Environment in the area - Dongola Road overhang has been cut back following the community councils' ongoing campaign. It was noted that a similar problem now exists on the Castlehill Road footpath which John will progress. A request has been made via our webpage for local residents to report litter blackspots in the area.

        Kyle Cycle Track - Chris will update at the next meeting. 

 

       Round Table Updates

 

        Large vehicles using Castlehill Road/ Holmston/Hillfoot Roads. French Haulage responded that they would cut back the use of Castlehill, Hillfoot and Holmston Roads whenever possible.

        Traffic calming in Overmills - Police Scotland will progress and update in September.

        1 Glenriddel Road usage and parking. Concerns continuing re parking. SAC Councillors Wallace and Kirkpatrick will follow this up again.

        Forehill Shops parking concerns. Following an inspection, ARA have advised that it will be cost prohibitive to install bollards.

        freshAyr initiative update - Sandra is waiting for their response.

 

       AOB

 

         Anne and Sandra will visit Forehill PS Parents Council meeting on 21st September at 7pm at Forehill PS.

        FHMCC has a table at SAC Communities Fun Day on Saturday, 10th September at the Citadel, Ayr. This is a FREE event and we hope it will have a good turnout. You can see what's on at http://fhmcc.org.uk/events.php

         Forehill Library' children's summer holiday program was a great success.

        Repairs to Forehill PS notice board - Action by Cllr Wallace

        Concerns about speeding traffic on Roman Road - Action by John

        Establish a Kyle Environmental Award to tie in with Chris Campbells' Litter Clearance project - Action by Chris

        It was suggested at a previous meeting that we contact the local Primary Schools to discuss a similar annual award - Action by Anne.

        Raise general awareness about the danger to pedestrians of overhang onto public footpaths from gardens - Action by Anne

        Information on the regeneration project at the foot of Ayr High Street can be found here http://www.ayrren.com/projects.html

         Holmston Road Cycle Track. It was agreed that the community council will table and publish a motion on this prior to our September meeting.

 

 

        Next Meeting

 

        Tuesday, September 27TH , 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday June 28th 2016

Minutes of Meeting

June 28th , 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended:John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Nicola Murray, Mary Elliot, Tom Houston, Sandra Taylor, Samantha Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Eileen Alexander, Allison Russell.

SAC : Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr John Wallace, Chris Campbell, SAC Link Officer

 

MOPs: Mary Elliot

 

Guests: None

 

Apologies: Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, Sarah Gamble

 

Matters Arising : None

 

Previous Minutes : Proposed - Samantha, seconded - Nicola

 

 

        Secretary's report

 

         Correspondence to French Haulage, Spar, Morrisons, Correspondence from Ayrshire Housing, Forehill PS Parents Council, BKSTL. Contact with Dundonald CC. Postings on all of our media sites ref SAC assisted bin collection services, sale of Holmston House, Notice of CC vacancies and info on Malcolm Sergeant's' petition.

 

        Treasurer's report

 

         Awaiting annual funding from SAC therefore there is no change from last month's report. Annual accounts are with SAC. FHMCC has been awarded a £372 grant from Ayrshire Housing in support of our 2016 projects. How best to use these funds has still to be discussed. £25 was spent out of the private funds for the fund raising summer BBQ at Forehill PS. A clear profit of £75 was made. John and Anne will be added as signatories for financial accounts.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

         FHMCC website - Samantha will liaise with the Community Councils group re fund raising opportunities. Anne has emailed the local Spars and Morrisons. Samantha will collect offered funding from the Keystore at Forehill and from Masonhill Garage.

         Friends of Castlehill Woods will meet at the woods entrance off of Roman Road on Tuesday 5th July at 6pm. Grounds Maintenance tools are available. All local residents are welcome to come along and help for an hour. The vandalism to the notice board on the woods gates will be inspected.

         Litter/Environment in the area - John and Bill will walk known ‘blackspots’.

         Kyle Cycle Track - There is a summer programme scheduled to deal with the brambles and overgrown vegetation at the Kyle Cycle track and the quarterly Kyle Academy litter picks will occur in October, December, Easter and June. Bill suggested 3 voucher prizes for each litter pick. Chris will liaise with the school.

 

 

        Round Table Updates

 

         Large vehicles using Castlehill Road/ Holmston/Hillfoot Roads. Awaiting response from French Haulage. Anne will progress.

         Traffic calming in the area - Chris contacted the police following our April meeting and we await their response.

         Overhang on Dongola Road - Cllr Douglas advised that ARA will progress this.

         Summer fund raising to date totals £447.00

         Further road works are planned for Dongola Road/Holmston Road.

         1 Glenriddel Road usage. Cllr Douglas received a report from SAC SW stating there is no change to the usage of this address. Concerns continue to be raised regarding the number of cars parked at this address causing drivers to reverse on to the main road/bus route.

         Forehill Shops parking concerns. Following Sandra's formal complaint to SAC, she will liaise with Cllr Wallace who will progress these concerns.

         Disruption to freeview television service / 4G work. Cllr Douglas spoke with the operating company @0800 who have advised they expect these disruptions to clear when the Troon open has ended. If not they will then investigate further.

         Samantha provided an update on her visit to BKSTL Community Council

         The community council official election process concludes on 1st July

 

        AOB

         Correspondence to endorse a new town initiative, freshAyr, was received. Sandra will bring more information on this to the next meeting.

         Anne and Sandra will visit Forehill PS Parents Council meeting on 21st September at 7pm. Venue to be confirmed.

         It was agreed FHMCC will request a table at the SAC Communities Fun Day on Saturday, 10th September at the Citadel, Ayr. Anne will progress.

         Forehill Library are running a children's summer holiday program and have requested funding. Sandra will contact John with information

         Cllr Wallace will look at repairs required to Forehill PS notice board

         A new SAC police liaison officer will be in place in August

 

 

         Next Meeting and Summer Recess

 

         FHMCC is in summer recess. Our next meeting is Tuesday, 30th August, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Addendum:-

Cllr Wallace will progress the parking problems at Forehill shops.

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday May 31st 2016

 

Minutes of Meeting

May 31st, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Nicola Murray, Bill White, Tom Houston, Sandra Taylor

 

SAC : Cllr Ian Douglas

 

MOPs: Sarah Gamble, Mary Elliot

 

Guests: PC McGeechan, PC Rennie, Rod Winhall BKSTL CC,

Pauline Murray BKSTL CC

 

Apologies: John McGuire, Eileen Alexander, Allison Fife, Brian Wotherspoon, Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, Chris Campbell SAC Link Officer

 

Matters Arising : None

 

Previous Minutes : Proposed - Samantha, seconded - Nicola

 

 

        Police Report

 

         Over the past month there were a total of 35 offences in Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill including vandalism, breach of the peace, misuse of drugs, road traffic offences, theft, common assaults and one serious assault. Further information can be found at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/. There was discussion about cyclists riding on the pavements in Ayr town.

 

        Secretary's report

 

         Correspondence from Dundonald CC, South Ayrshire Council, Ayrshire Roads Alliance. Information regarding the current waste management industrial action was shared with Belmont, Kincaidston & St Leonard CC, Alloway & Doonfoot CC and on our website and facebook pages. Replies from Valerie Andrews SAC re Holmston House sale and Ayrshire Roads Alliance re recent roads works in the area.

 

        Treasurer's report

 

         Dougie advised that there is no change from last month's report and that the end of financial year audit paperwork has been submitted to South Ayrshire Council. The 2015 accounts are missing a receipt which Anne will follow up.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

         FHMCC website - Funding is an ongoing initiative. Further updates in June

         Friends of Castlehill Woods. The next litter pick will be in June/July. All local residents are welcome to come along and help.

         Litter/Environment in the area will continue to be monitored. All local residents are invited to contact FHMCC with details of any litter ‘blackspots’.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing upkeep of the cycle track is planned over the coming months.

 

        Round Table Updates

         Large vehicles using Castlehill Road. Members of Belmont, Kincaidston and St Leonards CC and FHMCC agreed to use a joint approach. Anne will draft correspondence initially for the haulage company and will circulate before sending.

         Traffic calming in the area - Eileen and Cllr Wallace will update the progress in June.

         Overhang on Dongola Road - Cllr Douglas will progress and advise at the June meeting

         Summer fund raising - requests were made for donations.

         Sale of Holmston House. Bill read the reply from Valerie Andrews. It was agreed that a close eye should be kept on the planning list for information about the planning application for this grade B listed building.

         Response from Ayrshire Roads Alliance regarding recent road works and advising that our contact information would be kept on file so that Fhmcc can be notified of forthcoming road works in Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill.

         Dundonald Community Council has invited local residents who rent from Ayrshire Housing to meet with them to discuss the charges levied for grounds maintenance in the area. The information will be posted online and on the notice boards and Anne will reply to Dundonald CC detailing our actions.

         1 Glenriddel Road usage. Cllr Douglas will advise at June meeting.

 

        AOB

         Concerns were raise about parking around Forehill Shops and photographs were circulated showing the problem. Sandra advised that a formal complaint has been raised with SAC and she will update on this at the June meeting.

         Disruption to freeview television service was thought may be due to recent work carried out by 4G. Cllr Douglas will look into this and update at the June meeting.

         Samantha was invited to the May meeting of Belmont, Kincaidston & St Leonards CC

         Anne will post information about the assisted bin collection service available from SAC as many elderly and disabled people in the area may not be aware of this.

         Sarah Gamble and Mary Elliot expressed interest in co-opting on FHMCC. The election process is now underway and will culminate on 1st July.

 

         Next Meeting

         Tuesday, 28th June, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday April 26th 2016

 

Minutes of Meeting

April 26th, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, (Chair), Anne Stewart, Dougie Smith, Samantha Stewart, Nicola Murray, Bill White, Brian Wotherspoon, Tom Houston, Sandra Taylor

 

SAC : Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr John Wallace, Chris Campbell

 

MOPs: June Miller Rininger

 

Guests: PC McGeechan, PC Rennie

 

Apologies: Eileen Alexander, Allison Fife, Cllr Brian McGinley

 

Matters Arising : None

 

Previous Minutes : Proposer - John, seconder - Samantha.

 

 

        Police Report

 

         There was a total of 31 crimes recorded in our area from 1st April to 26th April. Information is available at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

 

        Secretary's report

 

         Responses from various emails were read.

 

        Treasurer's report

 

         The report was distributed to the committee. A copy is available from the Community Council upon request. End of year reports were discussed.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website - John and Samantha have sourced new businesses for our media outlets. This is an ongoing initiative which all CC Members can support.

         Friends of Castlehill Woods last litter pick went well. The next litter pick will be in June/July. All local residents are invited to come along and help.

         Litter/Environment in the area will continue to be monitored. All local residents are invited to contact FHMCC with details of any litter ‘blackspots’.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing upkeep of the cycle track is planned over the coming months.

  

 

        AGM - Chaired by Chris Campbell, South Ayrshire Council Liaison Officer

 

         All office bearers stood down and AGM business discussed. 2016/17 officer bearers were subsequently elected. Paperwork was distributed and will be lodged with South Ayrshire Council.

 

        Round Table Updates

 

         SAC Health and Social Partnership - John will provide feedback to the Health & Social Partnership committee.

         SAC Town Centre and Retail Proposed Local Development. There are no updates at present.

         Large vehicles using Castlehill Road. Members of Belmont, Kincaidston and St Leonards CC will join us at our May meeting to discuss a joint representation on this.

         Traffic calming in the area - John will progress.

         Overhang on Dongola Road - Discussed and Bill will update further at the May meeting.

         Fund raising - it was agreed that this will progress as last year.

         Possible venues for future events - Samantha will progress.

         Kyle Community Transport re-launch 27th April - John McG will attend.

 

 

        AOB

 

         Samantha was approached regarding a noise issue from a flat in Forehill. The local resident was advised to contact South Ayrshire Council in the first instance.

         Cllr Wallace reported that parking problems at Forehill Primary School will be monitored by Parking Attendants on an ongoing basis.

         Recent (welcome) road works in our area. Anne will contact Ayrshire Roads Alliance and request they notify FHMCC in advance of future work in our area. We can then notify Residents through our media outlets.

         Chris updated the room regarding ongoing community safety initiatives.

         Brian and John expressed advance apologies for the May meeting.

 

         Next Meeting

         Tuesday 24th May, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday March 29th 2016

Minutes of Meeting

March 29th, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, (Chair), Anne Stewart, Dougie Smith, Samantha Stewart,

Nicola Murray, Bill White, Brian Wotherspoon, Tom Houston, Eileen Alexander, Alison Russel, Sandra Taylor

SAC : Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr John Wallace, Chris Campbell

MOPs: Robert Campbell

Guests: Constable Johnstone, Constable Coulter

Apologies: None

Matters Arising : None

Previous Minutes : Proposer, Anne. Seconder, Samantha.

 

        Police Report

         Constables Johnstone and Coulter provided an update on crime statistics for the area and reported that during the period in our area there were no serious assaults or burglaries from homes/sheds but there were seven common assaults. Information is available at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

 

        Secretary's report

         A brief report on correspondence received was read out including various emails from South Ayrshire Council, Oxfam, Highland Council, Ayrshire Homes and police notices. Anne has submitted a grant application to Ayrshire Homes for Fhmcc's various projects. An invitation was received for the re-launch of Kyle Community Transport on 27th April at 9.30 in the John Pollock Centre. John will attend.

        Treasurer's report

         The report was distributed to the committee. A copy is available from the Community Council upon request.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

         FHMCC website - John has sourced new business for our media outlets. This is an ongoing initiative which all CC Members can support.

         Friends of Castlehill Woods last litter pick went well. The next litter pick will be in May and a call for more volunteers will be made by Anne. Chris Campbell sourced and donated some litter picking tools.

         Litter/Environment in the area will continue to be monitored following the recent SAC litter pick of the back lanes in the area. Anne will use our media outlets to call for members of the public to contact us with any concerns. How best to tackle litter around Kyle Academy. Chris will look into pupil volunteers and changes to the frequency of litter picking around the school.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Chris plans to inspect the cycle track this month. Volunteer Pupils from Kyle Academy along with Community Safety officers will again work on the upkeep if the track.

 

 

        Round Table Updates

         SAC Health and Social Partnership - John provided feedback on the previous meeting and will attend their next meeting on 21st April.

         SAC Town Centre and Retail Proposed Local Development. Cllr Douglas advised that SAC are in contact with Historic Scotland regarding Ayr town centre proposals.

         Party flat - Cllr Wallace provided an update. There are no concerns at present.

         Large vehicles using Castlehill Road. Members of Belmont, Kincaidston and Lt Leonards CC have accepted an invitation to come along to our April meeting to discuss how best a joint representation can progress.

         Notice Board Repairs - Samantha has contacted our good Samaritan joiner who repaired our notice board and is awaiting a response.

 

        AOB

         John welcomed our new community councillor, Sandra Taylor of Forehill.

         1 Glenriddel Road. An email has been sent to SAC detailing residents' concerns and asking for information on their use of this Social Work unit.

         Traffic Calming in the area. Eileen will liaise with Cllr Wallace regarding speed signs. SAC are investigating traffic concerns in Forehill and Hillfoot.

         Overhang on Dongola Road. Bill will contact Ayrshire Roads Alliance

         Anne will contact Joe Lafferty, High Rise Comm Assoc. re information on the port-a-cabin supplied by SAC.

         Samantha will contact the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Mossgeil Road and Castlehill Church re the cost of hiring their halls for future events.

         John welcomed our new community councillor, Sandra Taylor.

         AOB addendum. FHMCC will now receive newsletters from the Scottish Community Council website - http://www.communitycouncils.scot/help-and-support.html and also receive a monthly newsletter from SAC. John and Anne will monitor for possible grants/fund raising opportunities

 

         Next Meeting & AGM

         Tuesday 26th April, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday February 23rd 2016

Minutes of Meeting

February 23rd, 2016, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attendees: John McGuire, (Chair), Anne Stewart, Dougie Smith, Samantha Stewart,

Nicola Murray, Bill White, Brian Wotherspoon, Tom Houston, Eileen Alexander, Alison Russel (co-opt)

 

SAC: Cllr Ian Douglas, Chris Campbell

 

MOPs: Robert Campbell

 

Guests: Constable Gary Thompson, Constable Stacey Coulter

 

Apologies: Roddy Cochrane, Lynne Smith, Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr John Wallace

 

Matters Arising : None

 

Previous Minutes : January meeting was inquorate.

 

        Police Report

o         From 20th January to 23rd February there were 50 crimes reported in Ayr East of which 24 were detected; eleven assaults, fifteen thefts, two drugs related, seven breach of the peace and the remainder related to vandalism and traffic offences.

o         Ayr East local area report is available to view online at Ayr Police Scotland's website.

o         It was proposed to invite an Inspector to a future meeting — John will progress

 

        Secretary's report

o       Correspondence was received from Ayr West Community Council, South Ayrshire Council, Countrywide Environmental Campaigns. Copies are available from the Community Council upon request.

        Treasurer's report

o       The report was distributed to the committee. A copy is available from the Community Council upon request.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

o         FHMCC website — Committee members will contact business owners known to them regarding advertising on our website. Anne is awaiting the response from the Spar group re funding.

o         SAC Health and Social Partnership — John/Eileen will attend the next meeting.

o         Friends of Castlehill Woods will litter pick on Thursday 25th Feb. Please meet at the main gates at Castlehill Woods at 9.30am

o         Litter/Environment — The back lanes targeted last montj have been litter picked and swept. Ongoing monitoring of all areas will continue.

o         Kyle Cycle Track — Chris has a plans for another summer initiative for vegetation control and is liaising with the school and pupils to encourage awareness of the environment.

 

        Round Table Updates

o         There are no current issues with the children's house or the party flat.

o         SAC Health and Social Partnership — John/Eileen will attend the next meeting.

o         The Scottish Community Council website re-launch — Anne will look at linking their site with the committee site.

o         Countrywide Environmental Campaigns — John will report back in March

o         SAC Town Centre and Retail Proposed Local Development — details can be found online at http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/planning/planlpdocuments.aspx and http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/planning/publications.aspx. A copy of the original email is available from the community council on request.

o         Large vehicles using Castlehill Road are not breaking any law. It was proposed to contact Ayr West Community Council with a view to unite to progress this matter. John will action and advise the outcome at the March meeting.

o         Notice Board Repairs — Samantha will contact the local joiner who repaired our notice board and offer to link our two websites.

 

        AOB

o         Concerns were raised over the use of the Social Work unit at 1 Glenriddel Road and the knock on effect of parked cars. John will email Fiona McDonald to enquire if there has been a change of use at this address and report back in March.

o         Concerns were also raised re pavement parking in the area. The advice was to report this to the ARA.

o         Councillor Brian McGinley has been contacted by email to advise that he is welcome to attend the March FHMCC meeting in his capacity as the Labour candidate for the forthcoming May elections.

 

        Next Meeting

 

o         Tuesday 29th March 2016, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday January 26th 2016

 

Minutes of Meeting

November 24th 2015, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attendees: John McGuire, (Chair), Cllr John Wallace, Samantha Stewart,

Nicola Murray, Brian Wotherspoon, Alison Russell, Chris Campbell (SAC)

 

Guests: Constable Karen Ritchie and Sarah Hilley of the Ayrshire Post.

 

Apologies: Eileen Alexander, Cllr Ian Douglas, Anne Stewart, Dougie Smith, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr Brian McGinley, Tom Houston, Bill White.

 

This meeting is inquorate. Our quorum is six members and only four were present. This community council has 11 members being Eileen Alexander, Bill White, Lynne Thompson, Roddy Cochran, Douglas Smith, John McGuire, Anne Stewart, Tom Houston, Brian Wotherspoon, Nicola Murray and Samantha Stewart. Allison Russell is co-opted.

 

Previous Minutes: Proposed by Samantha Stewart and seconded by Nicola Murray.

 

Matters Arising: None, however please note that two of our office bearers have been impacted by family bereavements.

 

Police Report: It was reported that since the beginning of December we had one robbery, one house breaking although a few failed attempts, eight assaults, 0ne drugs offence, nine breaches of the peace and 12 instances of vandalism. The police report is available also through Police Scotland's web pages.

 

Secretary's report: There is no report for January.

Treasurer's report: There is no finance statement for January

 

Round Table Updates

         Fiona McDonald (SAC) will update our next meeting on how things are with the Children's House.

         John McGuire will participate in the Health and Social partnership and attend their meeting in the County buildings on February 11th.

         We should continue to encourage local businesses to advertise on our FHMCC web pages and an independent income stream.

         Litter picking in the paths between Hillfoot Road and Lesly Crescent seems to be successful. Residents are encouraged to highlight areas that would benefit from that effort.

         Castlehill Woods will have the benefit of a team of volunteers and with SAC support to cut back and prune the overgrowth that is blocking paths. If you wish to participate, please meet at the Castlehill Gates at 9.30am on Thursday February 25th 2016. This will, we hope, be an ongoing exercise.

         Community Council members should complete the forms for continued membership these to be returned to SAC by the end of February. New members are needed and will be made most welcome.

         Still reports of disturbance in Gavin Hamilton Court. The police are engaged as are SAC.

 

AOCB: John McGuire commented on the significant number of members who unfortunately never made tonight's meeting and posted advanced apologies for the anticipated brevity of the minutes, as he's also be producing them.

 

Next Meeting: Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agendas

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday November 29th 2016

Agenda

  Apologies

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report

  Secretary's report

   

  Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016 Initiatives

  Friends of Castlehill Woods - funding update - John

 

  Litter/Environment - No change / Ongoing

 

  FHMCC website - No change / Ongoing

 

  Kyle Cycle Track - No change / Ongoing

 

Round table updates

  Parking & Road Safety concerns at Forehill Shopping Arcade - Stewart

  Holmston Road / Alternative Cycle Lane - John

  Further Road signage on Overmills Road - Cllr Wallace

  SAC Community Council Conference Update - John, Sandra, Mary

  December fundraising brief - Samantha

  Defib update - Anne

  Cut back of vegetation overhang on the public footpath behind Overmills/A77 and on Castlehill Road - Dougie and Bill

  Repairs to Forehill PS, Forehill Library, Castlehill Woods notice boards will be undertaken by Chris Cullen (FOC)

  FHMCC environmental awards to local schools - Chris (Kyle), Bill (Holmston), Anne (Forehill)

  Sale of Holston House - any update?

  1 Glenriddel Road parking - Cllr Kilpatrick

  Local Plan Open Evening Invitation

  Queen Margaret Academy Development Open Day is December 13th from 2.00pm until 8.00pm

  Temporary closure of Forehill Library - Sandra

  Energy Agency Board Nomination Request

  Ayr Bus Users Group

 

AOB

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday October 25th 2016

Agenda

  Apologies

  Minutes of last meeting - emailed to members

  Police Report

  Secretary's report - Emails from Amanda ref joint defib effort, freshAyr initiative, replies from Holmston and Forehill PS re prize giving / environmental awards

 

 Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016 Initiatives

  Friends of Castlehill Woods - vandalism to notice board

 

  Litter/Environment

 

  FHMCC website

 

  Kyle Cycle Track

 

Round table updates

  Traffic calming in Overmills - Cllr Wallace

 

  Overhang on Dongola Road - Bill.

 

  Future Fundraising - Samantha

  Holmston Road - Discuss River Ayr Walk Cycle Track Option

  Kyle Academy litter picks - end of term voucher prizes - Chris

 

  Repairs to Forehill PS notice board - Cllr Wallace

 

AOB

 

  Holmston Primary after school sewing club application for £50 donation - Sandra

 

  Blue Book Review Group

  SAC Community Council Conference: Friday 18th November at County Building 10-4pm.

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday September 27th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

The September meeting agenda will cover the Holmston Road Cycle Lane.

 

 

To allow time to discuss this fully our usual agenda items will move to the

 

October meeting.

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday August 30th 2016

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday 25th November 2014 at 7

Agenda

Apologies

Minutes of last meeting

Police Report

Secretary's report

Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016 Initiatives

Friends of Castlehill Woods - Update from 5th July litter pick / vandalism to notice board - John

 

Litter/Environment - Update from blackspot walkabout - John / Bill

 

FHMCC website - Ongoing postings and upkeep

 

Kyle Cycle Track - Summer programme update - Chris

 

Round table updates

Large vehicles using Castlehill Road/ Holmston/Hillfoot Roads. French Haulage response.

Traffic calming in Overmills - Update Cllr Wallace

 

Overhang on Dongola Road - Update Bill.

 

Fund raising update - Samantha

Holmston Road Debacle - September meeting update

Kyle Academy litter picks - progress on voucher prizes per litter pick - Update Chris' / Kyle

 

BKSTLCC - Their take on the French haulage reply

 

freshAyr initiative - Update from Sandra

Forehill Library children's summer holiday program - update - Sandra/Cllr Wallace

 

Repairs to Forehill PS notice board - Cllr Wallace

 

AOB

Formal proposal of new Community Councillors, Sarah, Sandra, Mary

Anne and Sandra will visit Forehill PS Parents Council at Forehill PS 21st Sep, 7pm

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday June 28th 2016

Agenda

  Apologies : Sarah Gamble

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report

  Secretary's report:

  Treasurers Report.

 

FHMC 2016 Initiatives and Funding Spend:

  FHMCC Webpage advertising campaign - Anne

  Friends of Castlehill Woods Litter Pick - John

 

  Litter and Environment Update - Bill.

 

  Kyle Cycle Track Update - Chris

 

Round table updates:

  French haulage - no response to date

 

   Overhang on Dongola Road - update from Cllr Douglas

 

  Traffic calming in the Overmills area - Chris response from SAC

 

  Use of SW unit at Glenriddel Road - Cllr Douglas

 

  Parking in Forehill - Sandra

 

  FHMCC donations - Samantha

 

  Disruption to freeview TV / recent 4G work - Cllr Douglas

 

  Belmont, Kincaidston, St Leonards CC visit - Samantha

 

 

AOB

  Meeting invitation from Forehill PS Parents Council.

 

  More roadworks planned for our area?

 

  Summer Recess and Next Meeting Date.

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday May 31st 2016

Agenda

Apologies : John McGuire, Eileen Alexander, Brian Wotherspoon, Allison Fife, Chris Campbell

Minutes of last meeting

Police Report

Secretary's report:

Treasurers Report.

 

  • FHMC 2016 Initiatives:
    • FHMCC Webpage advertising campaign - ongoing - update in June
    • Friends of Castlehill Woods Litter Pick - John to advise at June meeting.
    • Litter and Environment Update - Bill.
    • Kyle Cycle Track Update - Further update on this from Chris later in the summer

  • Round table updates:
    • Castlehill Road / French haulage
    • Traffic calming in the area - Eileen/Cllr Wallace
    • Overhang on Dongola Road - Bill
    • Summer Fund Raising - Samantha, Anne, Dougie
    • Castlehill Church / Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints venues - Samantha
    • Sale of Holmston House - Bill
    • Correspondence from Dundonald Community Council
    • 1 Glenriddel Road / parked cars

 

                     AOB

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday March 29th 2016

Agenda

  • Apologies: None at time of agenda issue
  • Minutes of last meeting.
  • Police Update:
  • Secretary's report:
  • Treasurers Report:
  • FHMC 2016 Initiatives update:
    • FHMCC Webpage advertising campaign. A request was made at the last meeting for the community councillors to ask their contacts if they will advertise on our pages - any updates on this?
    • Friends of Castlehill Woods Litter Pick update - John
    • Litter and Environment Update - Bill
    • Kyle Cycle Track Update - Chris
  • Round table updates
    • Childrens House Party Flat update. John to contact contact Fiona McDonald, SAC
    • South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership update - John / Eileen
    • Countrywide Environmental Campaigns Update - John
    • SAC Town Centre and Retail Proposed Local Development Plans update - John
    • Large vehicles using Castlehill Road. Contact Belmont, Kincaidston & St Leonard's Community Council with a view to unite to progress this matter - Update from John
    • Notice Board Repairs. Contact local joiner who repaired our notice board - Update Samantha.

 

  • AOB
    • SAC provided portacabin at the high rise flats for bingo etc which also had a kitchen

o   The Scottish Community Council website worth watching for grants opportunitiesapril

o   Invite to University of W. of Scotland Consultation Event 28/30 April

o   Invite to Kyle Community Transport re-launch 27th April

  • Next meeting - 26th April 2016

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday February 23rd 2016

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday 25th November 2014 at 7

Agenda

  • Apologies: None at time of agenda issue
  • Minutes of last meeting.
  • Police Update:
  • Secretary's report:
  • Treasurers Report:
  • FHMC 2016 Initiatives update:
    • FHMCC Webpage advertising campaign will begin in March — best way forward? Action ALL
    • Friends of Castlehill Woods Litter Pick Reminder (25/02)and volunteer update — John
    • Litter and Environment Update — Bill
    • Kyle Cycle Track Update — Chris

    

  • Round table updates
    • Childrens House update — Fiona McDonald, SAC
    • Party Flat
    • South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership meeting 11th Feb — John
    • FHMCC Online Media Numbers — no data available for this meeting
    • The Scottish Community Council website has been relaunched.  Volunteers needed to review the website and report back in March
    • Countywide Environmental Campaigns — John
    • SAC Town Centre and Retail Proposed Local Development Plans — John
    • Large vehicles using Castlehlll Road — Chris
    • Community Council Elections Reminder

  • AOB
  • Next meeting — 29th March 2016