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.

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
Click picture to enlarge


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, November 30th 2021

Minutes of Meeting – 30th November 2021

Kyle Academy, 7.00pm

 

Attended: John McGuire, Anne Miller, Samantha Laidlaw, Bill White, Tom Houston, Dougie Smith, Mary Elliot

SAC:               Cllr Chris Cullen.

Guests:          Brian Heddle, Elizabeth Andrew, Neil Andrew, Steven Mackie, Justin Malone

Apologies:     Sandra Taylor, Sarah Gamble, Cllr McGinley,Cllr Kilpatrick, Brian Wotherspoon,

Alison Russell

Matters

Arising: None

 

September Minutes: Proposer Dougie Smith, Seconded – Tom Houston

 

Police Report:    FHMCC remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact the Police if they see anything

   suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only) 

 

Secretary's report :  A letter of thanks was received from the Kincaidston Community Centre Committee               for the FHMCC donation following recent events in Kincaidston.  

 

Treasurer's report :  The Treasurer discussed the current financial report and incomings and outgoings.

 

FHMCC 2021 Projects Update

· Castlehill Woods Play area update,  The children’s climbing frame and swings were damaged beyond repair and had to be removed for health and safety reasons.  It’s planned to install an interactive play area and new paths will be laid.  A wild flower meadow will be planted in the spring of 2022.

· Litter/Environment.  FHMCC Members have planted 2000 Spring Bulbs in the grassy areas at Glenriddel Road, Shaven Brae, adjacent to Forehill Primary school and where Caledonia Road meets Glencairn Road.   Many thanks to two sterling local lads, Justin and Steven for their help with the planting.   Two trees have been delivered for the plant a tree initiative and they will be stored securely until planting at Kyle and QM Academies in the spring,

· Annual fundraising has been deferred until the Spring of 2022.  

Round Table

· Local Governance Review (CC’s handbook).   Anne will contact SAC re an update on our new SAC Link Officer.

· New notice board for Forehill Shopping Arcade.  Thanks to Dougie for installing the new notice board  and to Samantha for organising the purchase.  The notice board at Castlehill Woods will remain meantime.  The Holmston Primary notice board was beyond repair and has been removed.

· Glencairn Park.  Solar lampposts for the centre pathway are being costed. Work on the Mugga has been completed.

· The pumpkin walk was a huge success.  An estimated 600 plus fantastic Guysers and their Maws and Paws enjoyed the pumpkin lit walk, complete with monsters, werewolves, witches and spooky music.  Everyone was given a treat from the witches cauldron in the centre of the park.  Thanks to local Residents Mary, Don, Damian, Sam, Lynn and Kim for all of their help.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  And a special thanks to the pupils and teachers at Forehill Early Years and Holmston Primary School for their fantastic pumpkin carvings.

· Kyle Academy Beach Volleyball Park Installation. The park will be used for other activities eg hand ball, beach rugby, beach volleyball etc and will be used all year round.

 

 

 

 

Round Table (Cont)

· The Sardg meeting re the proposed new builds near Dobbies is being finalised.  The venue is booked for 7th December at Belmont Academy Assembly hall and the meeting will run from 7pm till 8pm.  Invitations have been sent out.

AOB

· A general discussion took place regarding the Citadel versus the proposed new baths at the Arran Mall.  Concerns raised included that there would not be the same facilities available to the general public and that certain activities had already been moved to North Ayr.  Questions were raised regarding the potential cost of refurbishing the Citadel.  Parking was also mentioned with the comment that the Citadel has free parking. Cllr Cullen replied to all points raised and commented on the carbon neutral target date.

· The new police station will be sited at Newton House in Ayr.

· A question was raised regarding the old Burns House site and what plans are in place for the site.  At present it will remain as is.

· It was noted that traffic measurements are underway in the main roads into Ayr.

· FHMCC will be in recess in December.

Next Meeting

· Tuesday 25th January, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, October 23rd 2021

Minutes of Meeting – 23RD October 2021

Kyle Academy, 7.00pm

 

Attended: John McGuire, Anne Miller, Samantha Laidlaw, Alison Russell, Bill White, Tom Houston, Sarah Gamble, Dougie Smith.

 

SAC:               Cllr Chris Cullen.

 

Guests:           Elsie McDougall, Brian Heddle, Neil Andrew, Eleanor Wilson, Jill Kavanagh,

 David Kavanagh, Mike Grey, Senga Park, Irene Lumsdon, Alex Lumsdon,

 David McCormick, Iain Hay, Iain Colquhoun, G. McCormack, H. McMorland.

 

Apologies:     Mary Elliot, Sandra Taylor, Cllr McGinley,Cllr Kilpatrick, Brian Wotherspoon,

            SAC Link Officer David Porte.

 

Matters

Arising: None

 

September Minutes: Proposed by – Samantha Laidlaw, Seconded – Bill White

 

 

Police Report:    FHMCC remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact the Police if they see anything

   suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only) 

 

 

Secretary's report :  A letter was read out from SAC with information on forthcoming Community

Council elections and other CC information

 

 

Treasurer's report :  The Treasurer discussed the current financial report and incomings and outgoings.

 

FHMCC 2021 Projects Update

· Castlehill Woods update deferred due to Cllr Chris Cullen’s ongoing support to the Residents and Emergency Services Personnel at Kincaidston.

· Litter/Environment.  Spring Bulbs.  Anne will follow up.   Plant a tree initiative.  Due to problems with transportation it was suggested that FHMCC purchase two small trees – one each for Kyle and Queen Margaret Academies.  Bill will update in November.

· Annual fundraising has been deferred until the Spring of 2022.  The Arnold Clark Community Fund has been suspended for Community Council’s until further notice.

Round Table

· Local Governance Review (CC’s handbook).  Deferred until our new SAC Link Officer is in place.

· New notice board for Forehill Shopping Arcade.  The notice board has been purchased.  Dougie and John will install.

· Glencairn Park.  It was mentioned that there was some standing water in the new Mugga however this was a minimal amount.  Costings to widen the pathways is underway.  ARA are considering the installation of three solar lampposts in the centre pathway through the park between Glencairn Road and Cunningham Crescent.

· The pumpkin walk set up will begin a 5pm with the walk scheduled from 6pm to 7:30pm.  A request for volunteers to help on the night was made.

· Kyle Academy Beach Volleyball Park Installation.  We have advertised this proposal on our website and facebook pages and have contacted a local neighbourhood group in the Overmills area to advise that funding has been sourced for this proposal.

 

 

(FHMCC Oct 2021 minutes cont)

 

Proposed Builds at Holmston Old Toll

 

FHMCC welcomed a group of local Residents from Ayr East and Coylton areas who wished to discuss the proposed builds at Holmston Old Toll. Group spokesperson David Kavanagh voiced their concerns regarding the infrastructure required for these builds and the impact on, amongst other things, overcrowding of the local health service and schools, the increase in the volume of traffic for the area, the water/sewerage services and the effect on the peaceful environment, including the Garden of Remembrance at the Ayr Crematorium.  Concerns were raised at a proposed underpass between the east and west sides of the A77 into the Cloverhill area of Masonhill.  

 

Also mentioned were the proposed 250 new builds near Ayr Hospital, the new builds proposed at Corton, and the proposed travellers encampment in the same general area.

 

Archived meetings held to discuss older builds circa 2001 / 2013 were commented on however none of the group had any further information on these meetings which would have enabled them to search for minutes and outcomes.

 

Queries were also raised regarding greenfield and brownfield sites in both areas.  Further information on these can be found on the council website, https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/  Type brownfield sites into the searchbox and press enter, then the same for greenfield sites.

 

FHMCC Planning Officer contacted planning in advance to raise road infrastructure concerns and is awaiting their response.

 

Mention was made of the Local Development Plan.  This, and much more information, can be found on the SAC website at https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/search?q=local+development+plan.

 

FHMCC Chair read out a note of interest from Annbank & Coylton CC and asked those guests from that area to contact them, and their SAC Cllrs William Grant, Brian Connolly and Ian Campbell direct to voice their concerns.  FHMCC will also contact Annbank & Coylton CC with an update on tonight’s meeting.

 

FHMCC Chair asked members of the group from Ayr East to consider joining FHM Community Council.  

 

In summation, FHMCC Chair suggested a meeting on 7th December for all interested parties to attend and discuss the proposed builds.  FHMCC will help organise this meeting and send communications out in due course.

 

AOB

· None

Next Meeting

· Tuesday 30th November, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, September 28th 2021

Minutes of Meeting - 28TH September 2021

 

Kyle Academy, 7.00pm

 

Attended: John McGuire, Anne Miller, Samantha Laidlaw, Mary Elliot, Bill White, Tom Houston, Brian Wotherspoon

 

SAC:

 

 

Guests:

 

 

Apologies: Alison Russell, Sarah Gamble, Sandra Taylor, Cllr McGinley, Cllr Cullen, Cllr Kilpatrick, Glenpark Construction

 

 

Matters Arising: None

 

 

June Minutes:  Proposer – Bill White, Seconded – John McGuire 

 

 

 

Police Report: FHMCC remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact the Police if they see anything suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only) 

 

 

Secretary's report :  In Agenda

 

 

Treasurer's report :  The Treasurer discussed the August financial report and advised the total funds stand at £3783.36

 

 

FHMCC 2021 Projects Update

· Castlehill Woods.  Update from Cllr. Cullen has been deferred.

· Litter/Environment.  John will advise on bulb planting at the next meeting.  

· Annual fundraising has been deferred until the Spring of 2022.  The Arnold Clark Community Fund has been suspended until October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Fhmcc Sept minutes cont)

 

Round Table

· Plans for a treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods have been deferred until Spring 2022.

· Local Governance Review (CC’s handbook).  Deferred until our new SAC Link Officer is in place.

· Glencairn Park update on the Mugga  - Cllr Cullen – deferred.

· Glencairn Park parking proposals – creating parking spaces on Glencairn Park – deferred.

· New notice board for Forehill Shopping Arcade  – Dougie will source the notice board – Samantha will arrange installation.

· ARA letter asking if FHMCC will grit our own roads/pavements was discussed.  The Community Council does not have the means to carry out gritting in Ayr East.  We are aware that there are grit bins throughout the area and that many neighbours will help neighbours.  

· Xmas donations/gift giving was agreed as follows, £50 donation to the Parents Associations of the three primary schools in the catchment area and to Southcraig school.  The annual Christmas presents to Orchard House and Hamilton Court Residents and gifts of £20 to each of five lucky winners in our area.  The winners will be chosen randomly using a post code lottery style pick.

· Some paving needs have been identified at Glencairn Park at the area leading from the grass to the dog waste bin at the corner of Cunningham Crescent and Glencairn Road.

· Halloween Pumpkin Walk.  It was agreed that this will go ahead this year.

 

AOB

· CCTV cameras are being removed from Ayr High Street.  FHMCC disagree strongly with this action.

· Road markings in our area are poor, especially around busy junctions.

· Request updates on the CCTV removal from Ayr High Street, Holmston House, Ayr Station Hotel and the area at the bottom of the High Street from one or all of our local Councillors for our October meeting.

· Plant a tree for the Queens Jubilee.  This was agreed and will be taken forward by Bill White.

· FHMCC would like to thank outgoing SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell for all of his invaluable support, help and advice he unfailingly gave to the community council over the years and wish him all the best for the future.  We look forward to meeting our new SAC Link Officer.

Addendum

· The item to request updates from our local Councillors will be deferred till November due to a late addition to the October agenda

Next Meeting.

· Tuesday 26th October, 7pm, Kyle Academy

 

Meeting Minutes, June 29th 2021

Minutes of Zoom Meeting

29TH June  2021, 7.00pm

 

Attended: John McGuire, Anne Miller, Samantha Laidlaw, Mary Elliot, Bill White, Tom Houston

 

SAC: Cllr Cullen, SAC Officer Chris Campbell, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick

 

Guests : Brian Heddle

 

 

Apologies: Cllr Brian McGinley, Alison Russell, Sarah Gamble, Sandra Taylor,Tom Houston, Brian Wotherspoon, Dougie Smith

 

 

Matters Arising: None

 

 

March Minutes:  Proposer – John McGuire, Seconded – Samantha Laidlaw 

 

Police Report: N/A

FHMCC remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact the Police if they see anything suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only)

 

 

Secretary's report :  All incoming emails forwarded to the Committee Members.  Ongoing correspondence                      with Zurich Insurance will be followed up.

 

Treasurer's report :  Deferred to September 

 

FHMCC 2021 Projects Update

· Castlehill Woods.  Cllr Cullen advised the room of some of the proposed plans for the Woods play area and discussed matched funding.    

· Litter pick.  To be discussed at the next meeting.

· Fundraising.  Update from Samantha.  Arnold Clark Community Fund has been suspended until September.

 

Round Table

· A treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods was discussed.  Further discussion at the September meeting  

· Local Governance Review (CC’s handbook).  Chris Campbell will update its progress.

· Glencairn Park.  Work on the Mugga.  Update from Cllr Cullen.

· 2022 Bulb planting.   Update from John.

· Parking around Glencairn Park.  To be discussed at next meeting.

· Halloween Pumpkin Walk was discussed and agreed in principle.  Anne and Samantha will take this forward.

 

Next Meeting.

Tuesday 28th September, 7pm. Venue TBA

 

 

Meeting Minutes, May 25th 2021

Minutes of Zoom Meeting

25th May 2021, 7.00pm

 

Attended: John McGuire, Dougie Smith, Anne Miller, Samantha Laidlaw, Mary Elliot, Tom Houston, Brian Wotherspoon

SAC: Cllr Chris Cullen, Cnl Officer Chris Campbell

 

 

Apologies: Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Alison Russell, Bill White, Sarah Gamble, Sandra Taylor

 

 

Matters Arising:  Addendum to April Notes.  SAC Councillor Chris Cullen attended the April meeting.  

 

 

March Minutes:  Proposer – Samantha Laidlaw, Seconded – Dougie Smith 

 

 

Police Report: N/A

 

 

FHMCC remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact the Police if they see anything suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only)

 

 

Secretary's report 

· Correspondence from ARA regarding road workings in Ayrshire will be posted on our media sites

Treasurer's report

· Funds remain the same as April at £3600.  Auditing costs are £30.00.   

 

FHMCC 2021 Projects Update

· Castlehill Woods.  Discussions are ongoing between FHMCC (John McGuire) and Cllr Chris Cullen regarding the proposed new adult outdoor gym and the children’s play area in the woods.  A proposed audit of the children’s play equipment was discussed.  Local Resident Steven Mackie asked why the children’s playpark appeared to have been downgraded in the past and it was explained some equipment had to be removed because of wear and tear making it unsafe.

· A litter pick in the area will be considered later in the year.  If any local Residents would like to litter pick their own street (or part of it) FHMCC can loan litter pickers, bags, and gloves.  Please email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk for further information on this or reply to our notice on our facebook/website pages.

· Fundraising – The raffle to be held later in the year was discussed.  Samantha will take this forward nearer the time.  The Arnold Clark Funding opportunity will be explored further by Anne who will report back in June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(FHMCC April Minutes cont.)

Round Table

· A treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods was discussed and has been deferred until restrictions have lifted further.

· Local Governance Review (CC’s handbook).  Paper copy not yet available.   Going forward, Cllr. Cullen will update its progress.

· Dog fouling.    Discussion was had on how to enforce action against people who allow their dogs to foul without then lifting it.  Local Residents can email SAC to advise if their area is particularly plagued with dog fouling.  Contact SAC at https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/article/25354/Contact-us#:~:text=Contact%20us%20by%20phone,Call%200300%20123%200900.

· Painted Dog Fouling signs on the pavements.  It was mentioned that these need to be repainted.  Community Councillors are asked to email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk with their lists of these areas.

· Glencairn Park.  Work on the Mugga upgrade has begun and resurfacing should be underway within the next fortnight.  A feasibility study is underway regarding improving the paths in the park.  Cllr Cullen will report back on this in June.

· 2022 Bulb planting.  John will take this forward with SAC including if any bulbs are available for uplift now.

· Anti-Social behaviour at Glencairn park.  If anyone has concerns regarding this at any local location please report it to Police Scotland on 101.  This will allow data collection to begin which in turn will inform if/what action is required.

· It was noted that a local shop owner has sadly passed away.  Anne will extend our condolences.

 

Next Meeting.

Tuesday 29th June, 7pm on Zoom. If anyone would like to join us, please email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk no later than the day before the meeting to request a link.  Please include your agenda item when you email. The meeting link is emailed 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, April 27th 2021

Minutes of Meeting

27th April, 7.00pm, Zoom

 

Attended: John McGuire, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Samantha Laidlaw, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble

 

Apologies: Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Sandra Taylor, Tom Houston, Brian Wotherspoon, Alison Russell, Bill White

 

Matters Arising :  Addendum to March Notes.  SAC have asked the CC to arrange our own Audit of our

books rather than through SAC.  This is for one year only due to Covid.

 

March Minutes :  N/A  

 

Police Report : N/A

 

FHMCC remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact the Police if they see anything suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only)

 

Secretary's report 

· New correspondence has been forwarded to the committee by email

Treasurer's report

 

· Funds remain the same as March at £3600.  Under discussion was the upcoming audit of CC books.  Chris Campbell will advise at the May meeting if SAC funding this year will be a full funding or a top-up

 

FHMCC 2021 Projects Update

· Castlehill Woods.  The Park Rangers are still not allowed to meet face-2-face.  The possibility of using Apps to identify flora and fauna in the woods is under review.  SAC has proposals to install an adult gym area in the woods using, in part, the equipment from Glencairn Park.  This will involve removing the children’s play area.  FHMCC will formally raise an objection to the removal of the play area and this will be taken forward by John with SAC.  SAC is discussing the renovation of one of the paths in the woods.

· A litter pick in the area will be considered later in the year.

· Fundraising – Samantha updated the meeting regarding a local online raffle.  This is a work in progress and will be taken forward to the May meeting.

Round Table

· A treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods later in the year as restrictions lift was discussed and John will bring this forward to the May meeting.

· Local Governance Review (CC’s handbook).  This is a lengthy but comprehensive document which is awaiting ratification by SAC.  John will request a paper copy of the unratified document as this will be easier to review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(FHMCC Round Table Cont. April 2021)

· Glencairn Park.  There is funding available for upgrading the paths at Glencairn Park. FHMCC require a copy of the plans for this as they will be needed to help the CC to attempt to fund match the SAC spend which will be used to enhance the park even further. The question was asked if local Residents would be consulted prior to work being carried out and there may be a short online survey nearer the time.  There is a burst pipe in the park.  Repairs to this are being looked at.

· Street Lighting.  Ayrshire Roads Alliance visited the area and looked at Leslie Crescent and Mt Oliphant Crescent.  Lights out in Castlehill Road were repaired.  If any local Residents are concerned about the street lights in their area they should contact ARA direct on  01563 503 160

· Dog Fouling.  Many local residents have expressed concerns about the amount of dog fouling in the area.  The Committee discussed this problem and the decision was made to lead an initiative in an  effort to deter this from happening in our area.  Please watch our facebook and website pages for more on this campaign.

· Funding.  There is a funding package available from Arnold Clark which will be looked in to.

· Conflicts of Interest reports process was reviewed.

· Holmston House.  No update is currently available on work being carried out in Holmston House

· Zoom.  It was agreed to pay for Zoom meetings until we can meet face-2-face.

Next Meeting.

Tuesday 25th May, 7pm on Zoom.  Anyone who would like to join our meeting can request the meeting link by emailing secretary@fhmcc.org.uk  Please make your request no later than the 24th May and include the subject you would like to raise and discuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, March 30th 2021

Tuesday, 30TH March, 7.00pm, Zoom Online

 

Attended:   John McGuire, Anne Miller, Mary Elliot, Douglas Smith, Samantha Laidlaw

SAC:            Chris Campbell

Apologies:   Tom Houston, Bill White, Alison Russell, Brian Wotherspoon,

        Sarah Gamble, Cllr Chris Cullen, Sandra Taylor

NB. The following are meeting notes, not formal minutes.  If anyone has concerns or comments regarding the contents, please take note and be ready to discuss at our next meeting or by email. 

 

UNDER DISCUSSION  

 

· Treasurer.  Our email account is moving from Go Daddy to Microsoft at an extra cost of £3 per month.   Cheques for Christmas Donations have been cashed apart from Southcraig School.  FHMCC have used £100 of raised funds which will be re-claimed from the SAC Admin Grant.  Annual audits will no longer be carried out by SAC.  Dougie will follow up and advise at the April meeting. FHMCC have £3600 total raised funds some of which are ring-fenced.  The annual Zurich insurance payment of £80 has been made.  The £60 per year Data Security admin cost will be paid for from the grant funds.

· Castlehill Estate.  Discussions continued regarding asking the Park Rangers to provide  guided walks around the Estate.  At present they are not allowed to engage face-to-face with the public.  Chris Campbell will provide updates on this at future meetings.     Also discussed was the use of Apps such as What Three Words to help walkers identify trees, flora and fauna. John and Chris will take this forward.  The new path FHMCC made in the woods is being enjoyed not only by walkers and dog walkers but by youths on mountain bikes.

· Spring bulbs for 2022.  John will contact Fiona Ross to discuss options

· ZOOM meetings.  It was agreed to continue with Zoom meetings until summer recess.

· South Ayrshire Council CC Handbook (the Blue Book). A copy has been emailed to Community Councillors for review and discussion at the next meeting.

· Future Funding.  Suggestions included our usual annual fundraiser.  This will be reviewed in line with restrictions; an online raffle which Samantha will look at; an outdoor event in August. Chris Campbell reminded the meeting that even if some restrictions are lifted by August there may still be a need for social distancing which will restrict what kind of event this will be.  

· Street Lighting.  The CC has received comments from several local residents about the dull, dark streetlights.  Concerns have been raised that this may encourage house breaking. Mary will follow this up and advise at the April meeting,

· Holmston House.  Anne will ask our Planning Officer Bill White for an update on the works being carried out at Holmston House.

· Opening up our CC meetings.  Chris Campbell mentioned that our meetings should now be made available to local residents. We shall do this view our website and facebook pages and by posting minutes on our noticeboard at Forehill Library.

· BE AWARE - LOCAL RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO BE AWARE OF CHALK MARKS APPEARING OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES.   Concerns have been raised to FHMCC that these marks are to identify homes with dogs, or which appear empty etc.

 

 

Next Meeting is Tuesday 27th April, 7pm on ZOOM – a meeting link will be emailed on the day.

 

*If any local residents would like to join our meeting please email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk the day prior to the meeting date to request a meeting link.

 

http://www.fhmcc.org.uk/

 

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

 



 

Meeting Agendas

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday January 25th 2022

· Apologies

· November Minutes

· Secretary’s Report

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table

 

· Castlehill Woods upgrade - deferred pending costings conclusion

· Litter/Environment.

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) update – Link Officer Update

· Glencairn Park pathways and solar street lighting update – deferred pending funding

· Glenpark Construction / Corton Build December Meeting Update

· Notice Board at Castlehill Woods

 

 

AOB 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday November 30th 2021

· Apologies

· October Minutes

· Secretary’s Report

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table

 

· Castlehill Woods upgrade - deferred pending costings conclusion

· Litter/Environment. Bulb planting update.

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) update – deferred / awaiting Link Officer Input

· Glencairn Park pathways and solar street lighting update – deferred.

· Halloween Pumpkin Walk in Glencairn Park report and costs Anne/Samantha/Dougie

· Notice Board update report - Dougie

· Glenpark Construction / Corton Build - Bill

 

AOB

· 7th December meeting at Belmont Academy Assembly Room update - John

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday October 26th 2021

· Apologies

· September Minutes

· Secretary’s Report

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table 7pm – 7:30pm Committee Business

 

· Castlehill Woods.  Adult Gym/Childrens Play area, update from Cllr Cullen.  

· Litter/Environment.  Spring bulb update – John.

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) update – Cllr Cullen / SAC Link Officer

· Glencairn Park Mugga.  Update from Cllr Cullen.

· Halloween Pumpkin Walk in Glencairn Park.  Update from Anne and Samantha.

· Notice Board update – Dougie (purchase), Samantha (Installation)

· Kyle Academy Beach Volleyball Park Proposal

· Glenpark Construction / Corton Build - Bill

 

Round Table 7:30pm – 8pm David Kavanagh

 

· Holmston Old Toll Proposed Build

 

AOB

· Donation to Kincaidston

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday September 28th 2021

· Apologies

· June Minutes

· Secretary’s Report

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table

· Castlehill Woods.  Update from Cllr Cullen.  

· Proposed treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods.  Update from John

· Litter/Environment.  Deferred from June

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) update – Update from Chris Campbell

· Arnold Clark Community Fund.  Update from Anne

· Annual Fundraising Event.  Update from Samantha

· 2022 spring bulbs.  Update from John

· Glencairn Park Mugga.  Update from Cllr Cullen.

· Halloween Pumpkin Walk in Glencairn Park.  Update from Anne and Samantha

· New build at Corton / road infrastructure

· Roads email re gritting

· Supply dog waste bags at Glencairn and Castlehill parks.

· Forehill Parents Council Xmas fayre

· Christmas Hamper give-away?

· AOB

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday June 29th 2021

· Apologies

· May Minutes

· Secretary’s Report

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table

· Castlehill Woods.  Update on the objection to the removal of the children’s playpark and the proposed new adult gym equipment installation.  Proposed treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods - John

· Litter/Environment – Deferred

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) update – Cllr Cullen

· Fundraising – Arnold Clark Funding Application

· 2022 spring bulbs update – John

· Glencairn Park – Update on the park path feasibility study and mugga upgrade – Cllr Cullen

· Summer Break

· AOB

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday May 25th 2021

· Apologies

· April Minutes

· Secretary’s Report – All pertinent correspondence was forwarded by email to the Committee

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table

· Castlehill Woods/ APP under review.  Formal object to the removal of the children’s playpark in Castlehill Woods.  Proposed treasure hunt in Castlehill Woods - John

· Litter/Environment – For future discussion

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) hard copy request - John

· Fundraising – Online raffle.  Deferred till June due to Covid affecting donations from local businesses

· 2022 spring bulbs update – John

· Glencairn Park – Update on the park upgrade and the burst pipe – Cllr Cullen

· Arnold Clark Funding Opportunity update - Anne

· Dog Fouling Campaign

· AOB

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday April 27th 2021

FHMCC ZOOM AGENDA – 27TH APRIL 2021

 

· Apologies

· March Notes.

· Secretary’s Report – All pertinent correspondence has forwarded by email to the Committee

· Treasurer’s Report

 

Round table

· Castlehill Woods/ APP follow up – John and Chris

· Litter/Environment – suggestion from local Resident

· Local Governance Review (Blue Book) discussion - All

· Fundraising – Online Raffle - Samantha

· Holmston House Update- Bill

· 2022 spring bulbs – John

· Street Lighting Update - Mary

· AOB

 



 

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