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 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 and Masonhill Community Council Documents

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday November 27th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, 27th November, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: Ian McPherson, Anne Miller, Dougie Smith, Allison Russell, Samantha Stewart, Sarah Gamble, Mary Elliot, Sandra Taylor

 

Apologies: John McGuire, Tom Houston, Eileen Alexander, Brian Wotherspoon, Bill White, Chris Campbell, Cllr Chris Cullen

 

Police Scotland: PC Fraser Campbell

 

SAC: Kenny Dalrymple, SAC Lead Officer for Recycling

 

Guests: June Miller Rininger, Jan Paton,

 

Matters Arising: None.

 

Declarations of

Interest: None

 

September Minutes: Proposed Douglas Smith, seconded Sandra Taylor ( no October minutes as the meeting was inquorate)

 

Police Scotland Report

 

        Constable Fraser Campbell advised that he and Constable Callum McGill will attend the meetings on alternate months. He gave an update on recent offences within the community.

        Castlehill Woods will continue to be patrolled although other identified areas of concern for gathering youths is Forehill Primary and Afton Court. Campus police in the Secondary Schools are very effective.

        Inconsiderate parking at Holmston and Forehill primary schools and possible solutions was discussed.

        Focusing on the new policing for Ayr East and Coylton, PC Campbell asked if we would consider supporting our local police in a picture opportunity with him for publication on the Police Scotland website. The picture was duly taken but it may not make the front cover of vogue. FHMCC fully support our Community Police, our local Police and Police Scotland.

        View police information for Ayr East at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

        Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars ESPECIALLY in the run up to Christmas. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

SAC Recycling:

        Kenny Darlymple, SAC Lead Officer for the new Recycling Scheme gave a very detailed and highly informative report about the new recycling scheme. He advised the room on the reason for upgrading the recycling initiative but re-assured that if anyone has a problem with the number or size of the bins, or what should go in which bin, they can contact SAC online or by phoning 0300 123 0900. Smaller bins are available on request for single occupancy households. New Collection calendars will be issued to every household.

 

 

Secretary's report

 

         Correspondence was read out and discussed. Thanks were received for our recent donations to Forehill Primary School Parents Association and Castlehill Church Bowling Club. Letters have been sent to our local businesses thanking them for their help with our recent fundraising in November.

 

Treasurer's report

 

        The Treasurer read his report of incoming and outgoing funds. Total funds stand at £3576.09. This amount includes allocated grant monies and administration costs funding from SAC

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

        Castlehill Estate Pathways.The work to lay the new path is ongoing however the autumn leaf fall and winter weather is having an effect. It may not be possible to complete the pathway now until spring but the material is ready when the weather allows.

 

        Litter/Environment. The lanes around Forehill/Castlehill and behind Forehill shops will be inspected for a future litter pick.

 

        Fundraising. The fundraising team held another successful fundraiser in November. Thanks to Samantha, Sarah and Mary for all your hard work. Funds raised are for the benefit of our local community. If you know of anyone in the area who is fundraising, or any local groups who may need help, let us know. Message us on FB at https://www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR/?ref=bookmarks, send a message to our Website, http://www.fhmcc.org.uk/or text 07935 169 749.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         Energy Agency. Update at our next meeting.

         Planning. Update at our next meeting.

         The Glencairn park kerb drop is included in the Roads winter works for the Cunningham Crescent side of Glencairn Park. This is for the benefit of those who require a dropped kerb to access the pavement and the park. There is already a dropped kerb at the Glencairn Road side of the park.

 

AOB

 

        FHMCC will hold a Residents Christmas afternoon tea at Forehill Library on the 18th December from 2pm till 4pm. If you know of anyone in the area who would like to come along for the companionship, tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake please spread the word. There will be a wee free raffle prize too.

         A proposed Summer Gala day for Residents was discussed and will be looked at further.

 

Next Meeting

 

        FHMCC is in recess in December. Our next meeting will be on January 29th 2019 at 7pm in Kyle Academy. We would like to wish all Residents of Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday September 25th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, 25TH September, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Anne Miller, Dougie Smith, Tom Houston, Allison Russell, Mary Elliot, Samantha Stewart, Bill White, Ian McPherson

 

Apologies: Sandra Taylor, Eileen Alexander, Brian Wotherspoon, Sarah Gamble

 

Police Scotland: PC Marie Nichol, PC Fraser Campbell

 

SAC: Cllr Brian McGinley, SAC Liaison Officer Chris Campbell.

 

Guests: Brian Heddle, Allison McMillan, June Rininger

April Minutes

Matters Arising: No matters arising from the June minutes.

 

June Minutes: Proposed Douglas Smith, seconded Samantha Stewart

 

Police Scotland Report

        The Officers updated the room on the re-organisation of Police Scotland. Ayr East is now within Ayr South and Coylton with a policing team of four Officers plus the community Policeman.

         The Police were asked to patrol Castlehill Woods more frequently as there have been resident's reports of a large number of youths meeting, drinking etc. The Police are aware of this and foot patrols have been carried out resulting in some arrests. School Campus Police will also be asked to patrol the area during school lunch times.

         Officers were also asked to investigate a den built in the shrubbery at Millbrae car park. This has been reported to SAC but it is unclear at present if SAC or Transrail owns this piece of ground.

The Officers will take all concerns forward.

         There will be a new format of the police report going forward.

         View information for Ayr East at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

         Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

Secretary's report

         Correspondence was read out and discussed.

 

Treasurer's report

         A list of recent donations was read out. Total funds stand at £3684.09. This sum includes grant funding for the Castlehill Woods pathways work.

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

 

Castlehill Estate Pathways.The work to lay the new path is ongoing. There was a general discussion on what will be needed / affordable when the path is complete. SAC have still to invoice for materials. John will take this forward. The question of more litter bins will be followed up once the path is complete.

Progress on the pathway can be viewed on our website http://fhmcc.org.uk/

 

         Litter/Environment. There was very positive feedback from the Millbrae litter pick. The Environmental Volunteer Agency (EVA) will be happy to support any local litter picks if asked and can also supply waste sacks, gloves etc.

 

         Fundraising. The fundraising team advised on the progress of the 9th November event and asked for raffle prizes to be donated. The team will contact local businesses again to ask for their help. Anne will send thank you letters out.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         Energy Agency. At the last energy agency meeting there was a presentation of electric and hybrid cars. Bill will arrange for a presentation at a future FHMCC meeting.

         Planning. There has been no further information regarding Holmston House. Bill has contacted SAC to enquire. A Community Buy Out option was discussed. Bill will find out more on this for the next meeting. There is talk about area boundary moves however this has no bearing on Ayr East.

         The new dog waste / litter bin has been positioned on the grass area at the junction of Craigholm Road and Overmills Road near the pathway leading to the Scottish Water compound. This should prove to be a great help to all local residents, dog walkers and pupils of Kyle Academy in our efforts to reduce litter in the area. Thanks to everyone involved for their contributions to this project.

 

AOB

 

         Wheelchair access around Glencairn Park is inadequate with only one point of access for the entire area. Cllr Chris Cullen is progressing.

         There was a discussion on how to make improvements at a local litter ‘hot spot’ near Kyle Academy. Funding is being sought for a landscaping project and FHMCC will contribute from our funds. Kyle Pupils will help carry out the work.

         The new Head Teacher of Queen Margaret Academy has been added to our distribution list and will come along to one of our meetings soon.

         The proposed cycle path for Holmston Road. Anne will email ARA for an update.

         Donations in September were made to McMillan Cancer Support fundraiser held at Forehill Library (£20) and to the indoor bowling team at Castlehill Church to help towards a new bowling carpet (£50).

         The annual Christmas presents for Orchard and Hamilton Houses will go ahead again this year.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 30th October 2018, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday June 26th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, 26TH June, 2018, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Anne Miller, Dougie Smith, Tom Houston, Allison Russell, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble, Samantha Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Bill White.

 

Apologies: Sandra Taylor, Ian McPherson, Cllr Kilpatrick, Cllr McGinley, Brian Heddle.

 

Police Scotland: PC Callum McGill.

 

SAC: Cllr Chris Cullen, SAC Liaison Officer Chris Campbell.

 

Guests: Douglas Paton, Jan Paton, Steven Mackie, Allison McMillan, Bernard Smith and Martin Smith from Whiteleys Retreat (replacement Malcolm Sergeant House).

 

April Minutes

Matters Arising: Dougie Smith noted that contrary to the report in the May minutes stating that SAC would supply the plant for the path laying at the woods FOC, FHMCC paid for the machinery out of the grant money.

 

April Minutes: Proposed Sarah Gamble, seconded Tom Houston.

 

Police Scotland Report

         View information for Ayr East at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

         Police Scotland have investigated the recent fire-raising incidents at Overmills. Two people have been questioned and charges will be brought against an individual.

         Kyle Academy grounds will be used as a staging post as part of a national police event on 12th and 13th July. The event will be over 24 hours.

         Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

Secretary's report

 

         The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and Pathways for All grants are now open and information emailed to the group. The Secretary attended Southcraig School End of Year Awards to present the FHMCC Environmental Shield to the school's Footprint Challenge Team. Forehill Bowling Club confirmed booking for the November fundraiser. Cllr Kilpatrick will send some info for the website (Cllr's activities)

 

Treasurer's report

 

         The Treasurer reported on receipts and expenditures since our last meeting.

         The end of year audit has been accepted and the SAC grant issued.

         Combined funds stand at £3753.13 (less the 2018 / 2019/ grant)

 

Bernard Smith:

         Bernard updated the room on the progress at Whiteleys. They expect their first families to arrive in September 2018. Bernard thanked FHMCC for their recent donation and commented that they will engage with all community councils on an ongoing basis.

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

 

Castlehill Estate Pathways. Work has commenced on the pathway by John McGuire, Ian McPherson and Cllr Chris Cullen and is ongoing. The pathway is expected to be completed towards the end of this year. It was discussed If FHMCC should ask for volunteers to help with the work. Progress on the pathway can be viewed on our website http://fhmcc.org.uk/

 

         Litter/Environment. June 2018 litter picks were carried out at Forehill shopping arcade, Masonhill lanes and

shopping arcade and the Overmills area. The litter picking initiative will be ongoing.

 

         Fundraising. Reserves of money required going forward will be discussed in Septembers.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         Energy Agency. Bill advised that talks are progressing to build a hydroelectric plant near the weir on the River Ayr. This project has the backing of SAC and the Energy Agency. No start date has been decided. Bill brought 2019 calendars produced by the Energy Agency and designed by local primary schools. Pupils from Forehill and Holmston primaries had their work selected for entry. The calendars will be available at Forehill Library from November (while stocks last) and are free to local Residents.

         Planning. Bill reported there were no planning issues arising for Ayr East.

         Tom mentioned that broken, rusty postbox sited at the top of Glenriddel Road in the children's play area has been replaced.

         Chris Campbell advised that dog/waste litter bins will be placed out in the area leading from Craigholm Road to the River Ayr. Chris will speak with local residents to identify the best places for the bins and will follow this up with the SAC Waste Management Team.

 

AOB

 

         Bill raised concerns about large vehicles again using Castlehill Road as a route to and from the town and the damage to the road particularly the stretch between Morrisons and Dongola Road. Bill made enquiries to ARA who advised that there are no vehicle weight restrictions for Castlehill Road.

         Residents of Orchard House have mentioned that there is no wheelchair access at some of the Forehill shops. These premises are privately owned. Access is a matter for the owners.

         Wheelchair access around Glencairn Park is inadequate with only one point of access for the entire area. Cllr Chris Cullen will take this forward.

         Litter bins and dog waste bins are needed at some points in Castlehill Woods. SAC Liaison Officer Chris Campbell will look into this.

         A huge shout out to the Eco Teams of Kyle Academy and Southcraig School who shared first place in Provost, Helen Moonie's Footprint Challenge. The team from Kyle ran ‘War on Waste’ and ‘switch off’ campaigns while Southcraig embarked on litter picks of the school and Ayr beach and water saving and switch off campaigns in their campus. Congratulations to our local Eco Warriors on their joint award.

         FHMCC is in summer recess until September 2018.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 25th September, 2018, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday May 29th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: Ian McPherson, Anne Miller, Dougie Smith, Tom Houston, Allison Russell, Eileen Alexander, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble.

 

Apologies: John McGuire, Bill White, Brian Wotherspoon, Samantha Stewart, Sandra Taylor, Chris Campbell, Cllr Kilpatrick, Brian Heddle, Campbell Johnstone.

 

Police Scotland: PC Callum McGill.

 

SAC: Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Chris Cullen, Kyle Academy Head Teacher Mary Byrne.

 

Guests: Douglas Paton, Jan Paton, Steven Mackie.

 

April Minutes: Proposed Dougie Smith, seconded Tom Houston.

 

Mary Byrne: FHMCC welcomed Kyle Academy's Headteacher to the meeting. There was general discussion about the school and school grounds. The school is working with SAC Community Officer Chris Campbell to tackle the litter problem. More litter bins have been purchased and the annual litter pick by 1st year school pupils will take place before the summer recess. PC McGill took note of the litter black spots in the area and will request more frequent visits by SAC litter wardens. We mentioned the environmental shield we donated to Kyle Academy last summer. Mary expressed her interest in joining us again at a future meeting and we thank her for coming along tonight.

 

Police Scotland Report

 

        View information for Ayr East at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

         Discussion of litter blackspots in the Overmills area.

         Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

Secretary's report

 

        New Data Protection laws come in to force towards the end of May.

         A ‘letter of support’ request from the Roads office was read out. It was agreed FHMCC would email support for the application for joint funding to Timber Transport.

         The Great Get Together will take place between the 22nd and 24th June. For more information contact the Secretary.

         John McGuire and Samantha Stewart completed the online licencing Community Survey on behalf of FHMCC.

         Ayr East's SAC Cllrs were asked to contribute some information on their activities over the last twelve months for our website.

 

Treasurer's report

 

         The Treasurer reported on receipts and expenditures since our last meeting.

         The end of year audit will be submitted to SAC before the June meeting.

         Combined funds stand at £5494.63. It was noted that a substantial portion of funds are ring fenced grants for the AED and Castlehill Woods Pathways project.

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

 

         Castlehill Estate Pathways. Ian McPherson met with SAC and a Community Payback representative on site at the end of May. Work on Phase II will commence on Monday 4th June and should be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting, after which a progress review will be held. Extra material will be evaluated to determine if there is enough to continue the work on other identified pathways in the estate. SAC will invoice FHMCC £2475.00 for the materials. SAC provided extra material at no extra cost to us. Their machinery and equipment were also provided FOC.

 

         Litter/Environment. Litter blackspots in Ayr East's lanes were discussed and will be passed to the Environmental Volunteer Ayrshire group (EVA) for consideration. It was decided that FHMCC would carry out a litter pick around Forehill shopping precinct. Cllr Cullen reported on the recent litter pick at Annfield Glen. Ian McPherson commented on EVA's latest outing. Eileen Alexander will pass the Overmills Neighbourhood Group email address to Ian for inclusion in EVA's email distribution list.

 

        Fundraising. The next fundraising event will be held in November 2018. Application to use Forehill Outdoor Bowling Club's premises has been made. A discussion was held regarding future donations.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         Energy Agency. No meetings have been scheduled.

 

         Planning. Bill informed by email that there are no recent planning concerns for Ayr East.

 

         Donations. FHMCC is delighted to make donations this month to the following causes:-

 

  Holmston Primary School - £100 towards a playground ‘buddy bench’.

  Forehill Primary School - £100 towards their summer fund raising fete.

  The Big Lunch - £50 towards play equipment.

  Nan McCrindle - £100 towards Cerys's trip to the world downs swimming championships in Canada in July 2018 where she will represent Great Britain.

  South Ayrshire Foodbank - £100 to purchase goods as needed.

 

AOB

 

         How to raise FHMCC's local profile? A leaflet campaign and/or local survey were suggested. No firm decision was reached. Guest Steven Mackie suggested on Al Fresco summer event. Anne will follow this up with possible venues in the area. It was suggested that FHMCC publish an annual newsletter detailing our activities. This was already carried out in April this year and is available to read on our website.

 

         Community Councillor Tom Houston mentioned the dangerous, broken, rusty postbox sited at the top of Glenriddel Road in the children's play area. He was approached by a local Resident who had emailed the Post Office regarding this with no results. Cllr McGinley will take this forward.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 26th June, 2018, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday April 24th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday , 24th April, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Miller, Samantha Stewart, Ian McPherson, Tom Houston, Allison Russell,

Apologies Eileen Alexander, Cllr Chris Cullen, Cllr Brian McGinley, Brian Wotherspoon, Mary Elliot, Sandra Tayler, Sarah Gamble.

Police Scotland PC McGill.

SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell.

ARA & Dougall Baillie For ARA, Kevin Braidwood, Operations Manager, Graeme Senior, For Dougall Baillie Associates, Colin Weir, Stuart Harrow.

Guests Brian Heddle, Douglas Paton, Jan Paton, Campbell Johnstone, Alison McMillan, Bob Templeton, Steven Mackie.

February Minutes Proposed Ian McPherson, seconded Samantha Stewart.

 

Police Scotland Report

        View information for Ayr East at http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/ayrshire/south-ayrshire/ayr-east/

        A question was asked about pavement parking. The Officers advised that this is now a matter for South Ayrshire Council as this responsibility has been devolved to them. Police Scotland will only engage for dangerous parking.

        Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

Secretary's report

        The Head of Kyle Academy has been invited to join us at our May meeting. The AED & Housing unit have been ordered.

 

Treasurer's report

        The Treasurer reported on receipts and expenditures since our last meeting.

        Combined funds stand at £2421.75

 

ARA & Dougall Baillie - Optioneering Report on Sustainable Travel Links in Ayr

 

        Dougall Baillie Consultants reported on their remit to progress a sustainable travel route from Ayr town centre to the Railway Station and along to the UWS Campus. After hearing their report and viewing the maps of the area FHMCC voiced support of their plans for Ayr town centre sustainable travel.

        ARA shared the latest on the River Ayr cycle lane options. Funding is still being sought and ARA will report back to the SAC Leadership Panel detailing progress and proposals. It was voiced around the room that FHMCC wish to be consulted at each stage.

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

 

        Castlehill Estate Pathways. John McGuire will continue to pursue funding opportunities for Phase III and will organise the completion of Phase II. He will contact SAC's funding office Andy Lee. Also discussed was the potential maintenance to the area of the pathway.

        Litter/Environment. South Ayrshire Council have a new Environmental Joint Action Group. Chris Campbell will make enquiries regarding their contact details. There is also a new Environmental Volunteer Ayrshire group (EVA). Contact details for the group will follow.

        Fundraising. The next fundraising event will be held in November 2018.

 

Round Table Updates

 

        Energy Agency. Nothing to report this month.

        Glencairn Park. Work has been completed on the resurfacing of the paths within Glencairn Park. FHMCC would like to thank Ayrshire Roads Alliance and SAC Officer Fiona Ross for their involvement. We would also like to thank local Resident Brian Heddle who has helped keep this work to the fore. Brian will continue to monitor the pathways within Glencairn Park.

        Street Lighting at Forehill Shopping Arcade. We would also like to thank the ARA's Lighting Department who, following a request by FHMCC, increased street lighting in the middle footpath outside Forehill Arcade.

        Donations. Community Councillors suggested the following for consideration:- Holmston Primary School for Buddy Benches, South Ayrshire School Clothing Group, Unity Girl Restaurant, Ayrshire Women's Hub, Whiteleys Retreat (replacement for Malcolm Sargeant House). It was decided to donate £100 to Whiteleys retreat. Donations to others will follow.

        Ayr Esplanade Slide structure. Ian McPherson made enquiries regarding the wooden structure which is set to be demolished with a view to using some of it in our area, (EG Castlehill woods) however SAC confirmed that the structure will be unsafe to use.

 

AOB

 

        Following correspondence from a local Resident, the need for a litter bin/dog waste bin in the Craigholm Road to River Ayr Walk area was discussed. Chris Campbell will make enquiries.

 

Next Meeting

 

        Tuesday 29th May. 2018, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday March 27th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday 27th March, 2018, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Miller, Samantha Stewart, Sarah Gamble, Mary Elliot, Sandra Taylor, Ian McPherson.

Apologies Eileen Alexander, Tom Houston, Cllr Chris Cullen, Brian Wotherspoon.

Police Scotland PC Elizabeth Hunter, PC Ryan Cameron.

SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell.

Guests Brian Heddle, Douglas Paton, Jan Paton, Campbell Johnstone.

February Minutes Proposed by Ian McPherson, seconded by Samantha Stewart.

 

Police Scotland Report

 

         The level of reported crime remains low and is positive overall. Assaults have fallen and breaches of the peace have increased compared to March 2017. To view the full local report visit our webpage at http://fhmcc.org.uk/news.php and select the News and Events tag at the top of the page.

        Police Officers spoke to unit staff regarding parking at and around 1 Glenriddel Road however it was noted that No 1 Glenriddel will no longer be used as a SW unit and will revert back to housing stock.

        Resident's concerned about youth drinking and related noise in Glencairn Park at the weekends have reported back that this has calmed down considerably.

        A discussion was held concerning the rules around vehicle idling time and who oversees this.

        Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

Secretary's report

        Correspondence, both sent and received, was read out to the room and related items included in the agenda.

Treasurer's report

        The Treasurer reported on receipts and expenditures since our last meeting.

        At present total funds stand at £1730.57.

 

AGM and FHMCC Officer election.

 

        SAC Officer Chris Campbell took the chair and the FHMCC Office Bearers stood down. There followed nominations for the posts of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Planning Officer and Licencing Officer.

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

 

        FHMCC website - Design review progress. This item is ongoing and will no longer be classed as a CC Initiative

        Castlehill Estate Pathways. 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

        Litter/Environment. The litter problem around the Overmills area continues. Guests attending mentioned that an official complaint had been made to SAC and that some litter picking was carried out by students of Kyle. John McGuire agreed to contact SAC to take these concerns forward. Anne will contact the Kyle Academy Head teacher with an invitation to join us at our May meeting. All Community Councillors will bring ideas to the April meeting on how we can best highlight and progress resolution of the litter problem in our area.

         Kyle Cycle Track. No growth reported. This item is ongoing and will no longer be classed as a CC initiative.

Round Table Updates

 

        ARA Cycle Path. ARA will join us at our April meeting and provide an update on the cycle path and sustainable travel.

        Energy Agency. Bill reported that the Energy Agency are currently upgrading housing stock in surrounding villages.

         Glencairn Park. Brian Heddle advised that SAC will commence work on the lower section of the park's pathways. Brian will continue to monitor Glencairn Park and advise on progress.

        Forehill Shops Parking. Deferred.

        Fundraising/Donations. Thanks to all who gave raffle donations for our fundraiser on 6th April. A local resident generously funded the Daffodil Tea to be held at Forehill Library this spring. Keep an eye out for more information on this. Samantha proposed a £50 donation to a local initiative for McMillan Cancer support; Dougie seconded. It was agreed that Funding will be added to the 2018 / 2019 list of initiatives.

        Street Lighting at Forehill Shopping arcade. Following the February meeting an email request was sent to ARA Street lighting to enquire if more lighting could be installed at the Forehill precinct. FHMCC is very pleased to report that the street lighting in the central footway has been doubled from single pendants to double pendants.

 

AOB

 

        The problem of increased dog fouling was discussed. It was noted that members of the public can report dog fouling directly to Police Scotland on their 101 number with the dog owner's contact details.

        Community Councillors have been asked to bring donation ideas to the April meeting.

        Correspondence was received from the Scottish Rural Action group. This will not be pursued as it is intended for rural groups only.

        It was agreed that FHMCC would become members of the Galloway National Park Association. Anne will take this forward.

        The wooden structure with slides at Ayr Esplanade children's beach park is being dismantled. Can any part of the structure be used by FHMCC in either Castlehill Woods or Glencairn Park? Ian McPherson will contact SAC to discuss.

        Southcraig School will begin their gardening project soon. The school really need some keen gardeners to help with this project. If you would like the help them, please contact the school.

        FHMCC would like to thank our outgoing Vice-Chair, Mr. Bill White for all of his work for the community within FHMCC. Bill will continue in his role of Environment officer/ Energy Agency Board Member and as the community council Planning contact.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 24th April. 2018, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

http://fhmcc.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR/

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday February 28th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

28TH February, 2018, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Dougie Smith, Anne Miller, Samantha Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Sarah Gamble, Mary Lewis, Sandra Taylor, Eileen Alexander, Ian McPherson,

Apologies Bill White, Alison Russell, Tom Houston, Cllr Chris Cullen.

Police Scotland PC Ross Menzies, PC Buchanan Grant.

SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr Brian McGinley

Guests Brian Heddle, Ian Douglas, Douglas Paton, Jan Paton, Eileen Fellner, Campbell Johnston.

January Minutes Proposed by Sandra Taylor, seconded by Samantha Stewart

 

Police Scotland Report

 

         The level of reported crime remains low and is positive overall. Assaults have increased slightly whilst drugs offences have reduced and Breaches of the Peace have remained static but the detection rate remains high with regard to these types of crime. To view the full report visit our webpage at http://fhmcc.org.uk/news.php and select the News and Events tag at the top of the page.

         Concerns were raised by those present about parking at Forehill Shopping Arcade, Forehill Primary, Kilnbank Crescent and a particular hotspot in Glenriddel Road. Police Officers will engage with Staff at the Unit in Glenriddel and will discuss parking issues at a future CC meeting.

        Police Officers also took note of Residents concerns about youth drinking in Glencairn Park at the weekends.

         Officers also informed of the Youth Disorder and Anti Social Project and the Public Consultation underway. You can access their website at http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/decision-

         making/public-consultation/

         Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

 

Secretary's report

 

         All correspondence has been forwarded to FHMCC members or included in the agenda.

 

Treasurer's report

 

         The Treasurer reported on receipts and expenditures since our last meeting.

         At present total funds stand at £1794.57

 

FHMCC 2017 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website - Design review progress - Brian Wotherspoon

         Castlehill Estate Pathways. Funding opportunities were discussed. Chair John McGuire advised that a grant application has been submitted to the South Ayr Decides Team for funding for materials.

         Litter/Environment. The litter problem around the Overmills area continues. Local Residents attended to voice their concern and upset at the amount of litter being dumped in residential areas around Kyle Academy. Community Councillor Eileen Alexander brought four bags of refuse to the meeting to demonstrate the amount of litter in the area. The bags were collected from only one small area highlighting the scale of the problem.

         Kyle Cycle Track. Update will be made in March.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         ARA Cycle Path. Ian McPherson reported that consideration of the cycle track by Sustrans/ARA is currently static with no progression and no current updates. The cycle path breakout group will continue to monitor this and report back to the Committee. Members of the public at our meeting voiced their concerns and opinions and a general discussion took place.

         Energy Agency. Bill will report back in March.

         Glencairn Park. Brian Heddle advised there are no updates at present. Brian will continue to monitor Glencairn Park and advise the committee of any progress at future meetings.

         Forehill Shops Parking. Deferred until March - update from Cllr Cullen

         Safety Railings on Holmston Road. Maps of the area will be provided by Bill White at a future meeting.

         Fundraising. Dougie Smith and Anne Miller bid for a £1K grant for another AED and have been successful. Our second Defib will be installed on the wall of the Spar shop at Hillfoot Road. Arrangements are underway to have this work carried out. Anne has applied to Ayr Rotary Club for their £200 Treasure Chest grant. This grant is open to all local groups. Find out how to apply at http://rotaryclubofayr.org/

 

AOB

 

         Street Lighting at Forehill Shopping arcade. Staff at Forehill shopping arcade raised concerns with Community Councillors about the street lighting in the area. ARA are restricted in the number of lumens they are allowed to have in any one street and it was also noted that their purpose is to light public footpaths rather than buildings. FHMCC will email ARA to enquire if increased street lighting is possible in this area and will contact Forehill shops when ARA's response has been received.

         Donation. A donation of £100 was proposed by John McGuire and seconded by Dougie Smith to help Forehill Sewing Club rebuild after a recent fire destroyed their entire stock and machinery.

         Forehill Primary School. The school are still looking for volunteers to mark their 50th anniversary. Sandra Taylor will contact the school to offer her help. If you think you can help please contact Ian McPherson in the first instance by email at ianmcpherson18@hotmai.co.uk

         Daffodil Tea. Our fundraisers, Samantha, Sarah and Mary are hosting a daffodil tea, on behalf of FHMCC, for our residents to be held at Forehill Library. Keep an eye on our notice boards, FB page and website for details.

         Raffle Prizes. The Fundraising Team have asked for donations for our April fundraiser. Please bring along to the March meeting.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 29th April. 2018. Local Residents are welcome.

http://fhmcc.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR/

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday January 30th 2018

Minutes of Meeting

30THJanuary, 2018, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Miller, Samantha Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Tom Houston, Sarah Gamble, Mary Lewis, Alison Russell, Sandra Taylor,

Apologies Ian McPherson, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr Brian McGinley, Eileen Alexander

Police Scotland PC Richard Armstrong

SAC Link Office, Chris Campbell

Guests Brian Heddle, Lochlin Highet, Richard North, M. Phinister

 

January Minutes Proposed by Dougie Smith, seconded by Mary Lewis.

 

Police Scotland Report

 

         There were no motor vehicle or drink driving offences in January. There was one housebreaking, 2 drugs offences, five assaults and two breaches of the peace.

         To view the full report visit our webpage at http://fhmcc.org.uk/news.php and select the News and Events tag at the top of the page.

         Police Scotland remind you to secure your homes and outbuildings and not to leave any items visible in your cars. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

Secretary's report

 

         Following concerns raised by Residents from Castlehill Road an email was sent to French Haulage asking them to reconsider the route used by their heavy goods vehicles.

         Correspondence was received from Spar confirming they will meet the cost of the AED installation and the machine running costs for the Hillfoot Road area AED machine.

         All other correspondence has been forwarded to FHMCC members or included in the agenda.

 

Treasurer's report

 

         The Treasurer reported on receipts and expenditures since our last meeting.

         At present total funds stand at £1,808.57

 

FHMCC 2017 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website - Design review ongoing - Brian Wotherspoon.

 

         Castlehill Estate Pathways. SAC have cleared 2 large sections of bamboo and will carry out weed control and weed spraying. The forestry team have identified which trees can be thinned out. Work has begun on clearing paths which will then be resurfaced with whin dust. Drainage work has also been carried out.

 

         Litter/Environment. The litter problem around the Overmills area continues. The FHMCC Officer for litter and environment has stepped down. There is no replacement at present.

 

         Kyle Cycle Track. A winter update will be made in March.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         ARA Cycle Path. 1500 leaflets were distributed by hand and through local shops. Local Resident's correspondence was acknowledged and their concerns are being collated prior to the next meeting with Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA). Discussions have been held with the West of Scotland University Campus, Ayr and meetings will be arranged with local cycle groups.

 

         Glencairn Park. Brian Heddle will contact Cllr Kilpatrick. SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell will speak to the SAC Grounds Maintenance office for an update on any planned remedial work. Brian and Chris will report their findings in February.

 

         Forehill Shops Parking. Cllr Cullen will update at February meeting.

 

         Safety Railings on Holmston Road. Bill will produce maps of the area for the next meeting.

 

         Fundraising. An application has been submitted to South Ayr Decides for a £1K grant to be used to install a second AED machine at the Hillfoot Road shopping arcade

 

AOB

 

         Street Lighting at Forehill Shopping arcade. Shop workers have voiced concerns regarding inadequate street lighting in the arcade. SAC Link officer Chris Campbell will make enquiries re individual shop Landlords and will advise in February. FHMCC endorse the request for better street lighting in the area and will support this where possible.

         SAC Budget Consultation. The link to this webpage was forwarded by email to the committee and all resident's email addresses on file. Information was posted on our website and FB pages. The consultation is now closed.

         Donation. Samantha requested on behalf of a local resident who is raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity. John proposed a £50 donation which was seconded by Sarah.

         Forehill Primary School. The school is 50 this year and would like to mark this with various events. The Nursery's project is “50 people for 50 years” and they are asking for Ayr East Residents to help them by sharing their experiences with school pupils and parents. For example if you draw or paint, write poetry, are involved with a local business or you have a particular hobby, the Nursery would love to hear from you. Contact Ian McPherson by email at ianmcpherson18@hotmai.co.uk

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 27th March 2018. Local Residents are welcome.

 



 

Meeting Agendas

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday November 27th 2018

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  SAC Waste Management - New Recycling Scheme - Kenny Dalrymple

  Guest - Oonagh Browne, Queen Margaret Academy Head Teacher

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase III and IV - Update Ian McPherson

  Litter/Environment - Litter Team/All

  Fundraising, November fundraiser update and December fundraiser info - Fundraising Team

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Planning report - Bill

  Litter bins and dog waste bins for the new Castlehill Estate pathway - Update from Chris Campbell

  Wheelchair access around Glencairn Park - update from Cllr. Chris Cullen

  Area Landscaping project near Kyle Academy - funding update - Chris, John

 

AOB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday October 30th 2018

 

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  SAC Waste Management - New Recycling Scheme

  Guest - Oonagh Browne, Queen Margaret Academy Head Teacher

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase III and IV - John

  Litter/Environment - Litter Team/All

  Fundraising Team Update.

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Planning report - Bill

  Litter bins and dog waste bins for the new Castlehill Estate pathway - Update from Chris Campbell

  Wheelchair access around Glencairn Park - update from Cllr. Chris Cullen

  Area Landscaping project near Kyle Academy - funding update - Chris, John

 

AOB

 

  Dog waste/litter bins in the Craigholm Road to River Ayr area - Completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday September 25th 2018

 

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase III and IV - John

  Litter/Environment - Litter Team/All

  Fundraising Team Update.

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Planning report - Bill

  Dog waste/litter bins in the Craigholm Road to River Ayr area - Update from SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell

  Litter bins and dog waste bins for the new Castlehill Estate pathway - Update from Chris Campbell

  Wheelchair access around Glencairn Park - update from Cllr. Chris Cullen

  Cash reserves required - Dougie / All

 

AOB

  Community Learning Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday June 26th 2018

 

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase II - John

  Litter/Environment - Litter Team

  Fundraising - Fundraising Team

 

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Planning report - Bill

 

AOB

Dog waste/litter bins in the Craigholm Road to River Ayr area - Chris Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday May 29th 2018

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Mrs. Mary Byrne, Kyle Academy Head Teacher

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase II - Ian/Chris

  Litter/Environment - Environmental Volunteers Ayrshire (EVA) update - Ian

  Fundraising - None this month

 

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

Donation Suggestions - All

Dog waste/litter bins in the Craigholm Road to River Ayr area - update from Chris Campbell

 

AOB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday April 24th 2018

 

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Minutes of last meeting

  Ayrshire Roads Alliance - optioneering report on sustainable travel links in Ayr

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase II - John

  Litter/Environment - Ideas from the room on how to tackle the litter problem

  Fundraising - Fundraising Team

 

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Glencairn Park - Brian Heddle

  The dismantling of the Esplanade children's play park wooden slide - Ian McPherson

  Donation Ideas - All

 

AOB

Dog waste/litter bins in the Craigholm Road to River Ayr area

Plastic Free Community

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday March 27th 2018

 

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report.

  Treasurer's Report

  AGM and Officer Elections - Chair Chris Campbell, SAC

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase II - John

  Litter/Environment - All

  Kyle Cycle Track - Winter update in March.

 

  FHMCC Website - Webpage re-design - Brian Wotherspoon

 

 

Round table

  2018 / 2019 Projects

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Cycle Path Update - Break out group

  Glencairn Park upkeep - Brian Heddle

  Fundraising update - Fundraising Team

  Poor street lighting at Forehill shopping precinct - Anne

  Scottish Rural Action Group

 

AOB

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday January 30th 2018

 

Agenda

  Apologies - Eileen Alexander, Ian McPherson

  Police Report

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report.

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2017 / 2018 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways Phase II - John

  Litter/Environment - Litter Audit Update - Kenny Campbell. Discuss possible rewards system for Kyle Pupils with Chris Campbell.

  Kyle Cycle Track. Update in February

 

  FHMCC Website - Brian Wotherspoon

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Cycle Path Update - Break out group

  Glencairn Park upkeep - Brian Heddle

  Fundraising - None planned this quarter

 

AOB

  Safety Railings at exits from the River Ayr Walk on to Holmston Road

  SAC Local Planning 2

  Poor street lighting at Forehill shopping precinct

  Forehill Primary 50 Year Celebration”. They are looking to find 50 local people who do something that is unusual or interesting in the local area, Artists , poetry, Represented Ayrshire or Country etc. Ian McPherson/John McGuire

 

 

 



 

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