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
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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

 

Annual Chair's Report


Download the 2018-2019 Report Here

 

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting Minutes, May 28th 2019

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy


Attended: Anne Miller, Allison Russell, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Ian McPherson, Mary Elliot, Samantha Stewart Laidlaw, Sarah Gamble, Tom Houston.

Apologies CC John McGuire, CC Sandra Taylor, CC Brian Wotherspoon, SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell

Police Scotland: PC Fiona Hartley, PS Aaron Rankin

SAC: SAC Cllr Mary Kilpatrick. SAC Cllr Chris Cullen

Guests: Brian Heddle, Douglas Paton, Margaret Gossman, Mary Smith.

Matters Arising: None.

Declarations of

Interest: None

April Minutes: Proposer Dougie Smith, Second, Brian Heddle

Police Scotland Report


  • Since the last meeting there have been 28 crime reports in the FHM area.

  • FHMCC Vice Chair Ian McPherson asked about the possibility of a police foot patrol in Castlehill Woods. This request and related information will be passed to the Police Tasking Team.

  • A local Resident thanked the police for their patrols around the Overmills area following concerns of anti-social behaviour and asked if the police could provide a foot patrol in the area at around 08:45 am weekdays.

  • 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

  • Contact has been made by Ayr Advertiser and they have been added to the FHMCC email distribution list.

  • A thank you card was received following the FHMCC donation to the Kilt Walk. Volunteers for Kyle Stroke Group, of which some residents are members, raised a magnificent £3806.78. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.

Treasurer's report


  • Total banked finances this month stand at £2893.82. Treasurer Dougie Smith reported on income and pending grants income and expenditure.


FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

  • Castlehill Estate Pathways. There are 30/40 yards of the new path still to be completed and it’s hoped this work can be carried out soon. Flood prevention work has also been carried out.

  • Litter/Environment. Litter at the Overmills area continues to be a problem. A local Overmills Resident commented on the refuse build up after Kyle Academy pupils make use of the fast food van parked at lunch times near the school. Anne will write to SAC Cllr Ian Cochrane to express concerns of heavy littering at the entrance to Overmills and in Kilnbank Crescent. It was suggested that the Environment Volunteer Ayrshire group (EVA) visit schools in the area to speak to pupils re litter prevention. Ian McPherson will take this to EVA. If you know of any areas which would benefit from more litter bins, contact FHMCC with details.

  • Fundraising. There is one planned fundraiser in October pending the publication of the outcome of the recent consultation for the BKSTL area.

  • Beautification of the area. Bill reported that planting bulbs in the Lothian Road and Shaven Brae grassy areas will be perimeter planting only. Ian will source bulbs with SAC and Dobbies and Bill will attend the next meeting of the sub-group/SAC re this agenda item.




(FHMCC April Minutes Cont.).

Round Table Update


  • No planning or licencing concerns identified this month.

  • The Energy Agency Committee did not meet this month.

  • Flooding at Glencairn Park. Investigations have shown blocked drainage channels around the paths. There was a general discussion on potential solutions and guest Brian Heddle gave his thoughts on how this could be approached. This item will be on the June agenda.

  • The Overmills landscaping project update – Chris Campbell.

  • FHM Community Fun Day – planning is ongoing and the event will be advertised within the next few weeks.

AOB

  • The ARA planned dropped kerb on the Cunningham Crescent side of Glencairn Park, scheduled for January 2019, has been delayed. Cllr. Cullen with follow this up with ARA.

  • There is a change to the planned roadworks in the area. Castlehill Road works have been postponed. Repairs will be carried out in the Meadowpark area.

  • Cllr Kilpatrick will attend a meeting with ARA and residents of Hillfoot Road regarding concerns about speeding vehicles. She will report back at our June meeting.

  • Corton Development – Cllr Kilpatrick reports no progress.

  • Forehill Library Kitchen. As FHMCC utilise the library and kitchen frequently throughout the year it was agreed that we will donate a small dishwasher. SAC will meet the cost of installation.

  • Forehill Library are hosting a TEA AT 3 day on 12th June. All proceeds are going to the Ayrshire Hospice. It was agreed that FHMCC would donate £50 to the Hospice through the Library Event.



Next Meeting


  • Tuesday 30TH June, 2019, 7pm, Kyle Academy.

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Meeting Minutes and AGM, Tuesday April 30th 2019

  Minutes of AGM Meeting

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended:  John McGuire, Anne Miller, Allison Russell, Mary Elliot, Brian Wotherspoon, Tom Houston

Apologies: Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, CC Sarah Gamble, CC Ian McPherson, CC Samantha Stewart, CC Sandra Taylor, CC Bill White, CC Dougie Smith

Police Scotland:       PC Fraser Campbell

SAC: SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, SAC Cllr Chris Cullen

Guests: Brian Heddle, June Rininger, Alison McMillan, Margaret Gossman, Frances Corbett, Shannon Donoghue

Matters Arising:  None.

Declarations of

Interest: None

February Minutes:      Proposer Tom Houston, second Allison Russell

Police Scotland Report    

 

· PC Campbell discussed this month’s report,  there were a total of 26 recorded crimes since the last CC meeting.  It should be noted that these figures cover Ayr South and Coylton and incorporate new legislation for domestic abuse.  If your wish a copy of the report, please contact FHMCC.

· PC Campbell took notes of an incident raised by two of our guests.  He will look into their concerns and contact them direct with an update.

· 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

· No. 1 Glenriddel Road has been handed back to Ayrshire Housing who are carrying out work in the property ahead of new tenants moving in.

· Holmston House is on the market again following the new owners being in receivership.  

· Enquiries were made about establishing a Mobile Website however at this time the cost is prohibitive.

Treasurer's report

 

· This month’s treasurers report will be carried forward to the May meeting.

Chairman’s end of year report

 

· FHMCC Chair John McGuire summarised our year in the community and listed our achievements and our ambitions.  He gave special thanks to SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell for all his help, to SAC Cllr Chris Cullen for his direct support and involvement, and to Cllr Brian McGinley.  He also thanked all of the Community Councillors and praised everyone for all of our successes this year.

· A full copy of this report will be made available on our website and FB page.

AGM & Election of Officers

· FHMCC office bearers stood down and SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell took the Chair.  Chris explained the procedure to all present and asked for nominations for office bearer posts.  The results which Chris will submit to SAC on our behalf are as follows :-

· Chair – John McGuire.  Proposer Anne Miller, Second Mary Elliot

· Vice Chair – Ian McPherson.  Proposer John McGuire, Second Allison Russell

· Secretary – Anne Miller.  Proposer John McGuire, Second Brian Wotherspoon

· Treasurer – Dougie Smith.  Proposer John McGuire, Second  Allison Russell

· Planning & Environment – Bill White.  Proposer Brian Wotherspoon, Second Tom Houston

· Licencing – Samantha Stewart.  Proposer John McGuire, Second Tom Houston

Chris handed the meeting to elected Chair John McGuire who thanked Chris and the meeting continued.

 

(FHMCC April Minutes Cont.)

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives  

 

· Castlehill Estate Pathways.   Work is progressing and new funding opportunities will be followed up by John McGuire.  Thanks to Chris Campbell for forwarding this information. There were discussions on establishing Health Walks in the woods using trained volunteers (SAC offer free training) and Belleisle Park Rangers.  This will be progressed.  Thanks to Cllr Cullen for helping obtain three new badly needed dog waste bins in the Woods.

· Litter/Environment.  SAC Waste Management are considering carrying out a regular litter pick behind Forehill Shopping precinct in partnership with FHMCC.  More information on this will follow.  If you know of any areas which would benefit from more litter bins, contact FHMCC with info.

· Fundraising.  There is a planned fundraiser in October and a potential Gin Tasting night later this year.

· Beautification of the area.  John has found a source of potential funding for flowers, bulbs and trees and will look in to this further.  Ian McPherson has been in contact with SAC and Dobbies.

 

 Round Table Update

 

· No planning or licencing concerns identified this month.

· Flooding at Glencairn Park.  There was a general discussion on potential solutions to the flooding problem around the paths inside the park and guest Brian Heddle gave his thoughts on how this could be approached. This will be further discussed at the May meeting.

· Chris Campbell updated the room on the Landscaping project at Overmills and noted that there has been less litter of late in the area.  Plans to erect a fence at the site have been progressed and shrubs and bulbs will be planted.  Pupils are working very well on this project and will be invited to a BBQ on completion of this year’s work.  NB this project will be ongoing.  Allison McMillan thanked Chris and all who are involved in this project on behalf of the local Resident’s Association.

· FHM Community Fun Day - the planned Summer Community Fun Day is progressing and will be advertised publicly soon.  Chris Campbell will make enquiries about SAC’s Youth Bus availability.

 

AOB

 

· Local Resident Brian Heddle’s email regarding the structure of our meetings was acknowledged.  John McGuire will formally respond to Brian’s comments by email.  

· Brian also raised the question if SAC has plans to sell plots of land in the area however the land in question is protected green space.

· Mary enquired if Forehill Library’s kitchen could be upgraded as FHMCC utilise it throughout the year.  Cllr Cullen will make enquiries.

· John thanked our guests for their attendance and invited them to return.

 

Next Meeting

 

· Tuesday 28th May, 2019, 7pm, Kyle Academy.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday March 26th 2019

  Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

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

Apologies: Cllr Brian McGinley, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, CC Sarah Gamble

Police Scotland:      

SAC: SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, SAC Cllr Chris Cullen

Guests: Brian Heddle, Heather Kennedy (Energy Agency)

Matters Arising:  None.

 

Declarations of

Interest: None

 

February Minutes:      Proposed Ian McPherson, seconded Dougie Smith

 

Police Scotland Report    

 

· None this month

· 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).

 

Heather Kennedy – Energy Agency

 

· Heather gave a very interesting talk and slide show which covered several aspects of energy saving and how individuals can help towards a cleaner, greener atmosphere.  She discussed the work of the Energy Savings Trust which included green gas emissions and air quality (air quality has links to poor health).  She touched on the Climate Change (Scotland) act of 2009.  

· She also talked about the various models of electric cars and how and where they can be charged up free of cost.  There is a government car grant available with up to 35% off, (deduction taken at the dealership) and an interest free loan up to £35K.  

· Heather mentioned E-bikes (electric plus pedal power), the cost of which can range from £3k to £6k per bike.  Interest free loans over four years are available.  There are also a few for hire which are stored at the Auchincruive Estate

· For more information on electric cars and E-bikes contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.  

· Chairman John McGuire thanked Heather for giving up her time and for her very interesting talk.

  

Secretary’s report

· No. 1 Glenriddel Road is in the process of being handed back to Ayrshire Housing.

· The Holmston House Architects have advised their clients are in receivership.  An email has been sent asking for more information on who now owns the property.  

· There are three CC vacancies in the Castlehill/Masonhill/New Holmston area – none in Forehill/Holmston.  The CC elections were advertised in line with SAC’s guidelines and Community Councillors were duly elected.  Election of Office Bearers will take place at the April AGM.  

· The Pan Ayrshire CC conference is on Saturday 11th May from 10am till 3pm in Saltcoats Town Hall.

· The CAB Steering Groups response has been emailed to all Community Councillors.

· The query regarding the road surfacing on Chalmers Road has been passed to the ARA.

· 

 

Treasurer's report

· The Treasurer advised that total funds for March stand at £2585.25 with pending outgoings of £297 and a pending grant credit of £600.

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

 

· Castlehill Estate Pathways.   A proposed date of 30th March was discussed to lay pathway and drainage.  Good progress is being made and we would like to thank Cllr Chris Cullen for all his help and hands-on work with this project.

· Litter/Environment.  SAC are considering carrying out a regular litter pick behind Forehill Shopping precinct.   FHMCC will await their decision before discussing any further litter picks.  If you know of any areas which would benefit from more litter bins contact FHMCC with info.

· Fundraising.  The Summer Community Fun Day progress was discussed.

· Beautification of the area.  Green space areas for bulb planting will be considered, eg. Areas in Leslie Crescent, Shaven Brae, Glencairn roundabout, Glenriddel Road, Lochlea Drive, Castlehill Woods main gate.  Also discussed were insect hotels and bee friendly flowers.  Bill White will liaise with SAC to take this forward.  There was a general discussion about Christmas lights and trees for the area.  It was decided to wait until Ayr Town Centre have been awarded their grant before considering this again.

 

 Round Table Update

· No planning concerns identified this month.

· Flooding at Glencairn Park – to be taken forward at our April meeting.

 

AOB

· Landscaping at Overmills area.  Pupils are working well cutting back vegetation.  There are plans to erect a fence at the area.  Neighbours are delighted with the progress of the work.  

· The metal bridge near the railway line at Mill Brae area is in disrepair.  Bill advised metal caging has been proposed.

· GDPR – a link to the FHMCC GDPR statement can be found at the bottom of each of our website pages.

· Zurich Insurance.  Dougie will arrange payment.

· A £50 donation to Bill Vapes kilt walk was agreed.  

· Anne will speak to the Webmaster about a mobile friendly website.

· FHMCC would like to thank outgoing Community Councillor Eileen Alexander for all her work and community support over the years and wish her every success with her future ventures.

 

Next Meeting

 

· Tuesday 30th April, 2019, 7pm, Kyle Academy.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday February 26th 2019

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

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

Apologies: Tom Houston, Eileen Alexander

Police Scotland: PC Callum McGill

SAC: SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, SAC Cllr Chris Cullen, SAC Cllr Brian McGinley

Guests: Brian Heddle, Douglas Paton, Dennis McLellan & Andrew Russel (CAB Steering Group), Frank McComb & Sandy Paton (Alloway & Doonfoot CC)

 

Matters Arising: None.

 

Declarations of

Interest: None

 

November Minutes: Proposed Ian McPherson, seconded Samantha Stewart

 

Police Scotland Report

 

         PC McGill reported on crime statistics for Ayr East. There was a general discussion on what format future Police reports will take. PC McGill will look at splitting Ayr East stats to show separate summaries for both areas in Ayr East, (FHM and BKSTL).

         Regarding youths gathering in Castlehill Woods, Members of the Public are asked to report this each time it happens by calling Police Scotland on 101.

         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. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

CAB Steering Group

         A steering group has been formed which would like to establish a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

based in Ayr to service South Ayrshire. Dennis McLellan and Andrew Russell represented the group at what was a very lively discussion. A CAB office offers free, independent advice on a range of topics, eg NHS complaints, debt and benefits, pensions etc. If the group is successful in forming they will ask for affiliation with the Citizens Advice Scotland group. The steering group outlined their proposals, how the group would be made up, possible premises and how it could be funded. There followed a Q&A session. SAC's view is that they already offer the best service to SAC Residents, while the Steering Group think that their independent status would offer best value. It was mentioned that a report is underway by SAC on the services offered by the Council to allow comparisons to be drawn. It was agreed that FHMCC would email the Steering Group with further questions.

 

January Minutes: Proposed Dougie Smith, seconded Ian McPherson

Secretary's report

         Correspondence was sent to SAC Social Work Department regarding their lease from Ayrshire Homes of 1 Glenriddel Road. They will keep us updated on progress. Correspondence has also been sent to the Architects of new owners of Holmston House who have passed our enquiry along to their client. Both of these will be followed up for our March meeting if there is no further response.

 

Treasurer's report

         The Treasurer advise that total funds stand at £3101.55 with pending outgoings of £520 and pending credits of £617.70. Funds, debits and pending credits all include ring-fenced funding grants.

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

         Castlehill Estate Pathways. On 7th March - weather permitting - work will continue on the pathway.

         Litter/Environment. There is still an issue with fly tipping in Castlehill Woods. Litter is building up again behind Forehill shopping arcade. Cllr Cullen will contact the Cleansing Department to request a clear up of these areas. He has also arranged for an inspection at Forehill shops to identify a site to install a litter picking station. CC Members and Members of the Public are asked to contact FHMCC or SAC about any litter hotspots in the area. If you know of any areas which would benefit from more litter bins contact FHMCC with info.

         Fundraising. It was noted that there will be only one fundraiser this year in October.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         Energy Agency. Bill updated on the Energy Agency's rolling program of housing upgrades.

         The Energy Agency is seeking sponsors to help fund their proposed Hydro Plant on the river Ayr.

         Electric bikes for hire. There are six new electric bikes for hire at Auchincruive. For further information, or to hire a bike, contact the Energy Agency on 01292 521896.

         Glencairn Park Grounds. No update this month.

AOB

 

         Proposed new 2019 Initiative - Beautification of the area. Early suggestions for this new initiative include bulb and flower planting and Christmas lights. There was also a suggestion of identifying a local Citizen of the Year and planting a tree in their honour. Further discussion to be held in March.

         Landscaping at Kyle. Phase II is complete and Phase III is underway. Vegetation is being cleared and fencing is planned. Later work will include planting bulbs for spring colour.

         The metal bridge near the railway line at Mill Brae area is in disrepair. Bill advised metal caging has been proposed.

         Community Fun day update. The Venue is Castlehill Church on 13th July 2019 from 1pm to 4pm with an hour before and after for set up and clear up. Further funding is being sought.

         Alloway and Doonfoot Community Councillors Frank McComb & Sandy Paton thanked us for our invitation for them to join us.

         It was agreed to donate £50 to Ian McPherson's Kilt Walk in aid of the Stroke Assocation.

         ADDENDUM. It was agreed to donate £50 to Ian McPherson's kilt walk fund raiser in support of the Kyle Stroke Group.

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 26th March 2019, 7pm, Kyle Academy.

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Meeting Minutes, Tuesday January 29th 2019

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

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

Apologies: Sarah Gamble, Sandra Taylor, Cllr Brian McGinley

Police Scotland: PC Callum McHill

SAC: SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, SAC Cllr Chris Cullen

Guests: Alison McMillan, Douglas Paton

 

Matters Arising: None.

 

Declarations of

Interest: None

 

November Minutes: Proposed Ian McPherson, seconded Samantha Stewart

 

Police Scotland Report

 

         PC McHill reported on crime statistics for FHM. He mentioned that the recent theft and vandalization of wreaths in Ayr Cemetery in December has been investigate and a suspect has been identified.

         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. If you see anything suspicious, contact them by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only).

 

 

Secretary's report

         All pertinent correspondence was emailed to Committee Members prior to the meeting.

 

Treasurer's report

         The Treasurer read his report of incoming and outgoing funds. Total funds in January are £3115.05. This amount includes allocated grant monies and administration costs funding from SAC

         An invoice has been received from SAC for materials for Castlehill Estate pathway project.

 

FHMCC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

         Castlehill Estate Pathways. Winter weather has impacted work which will recommence towards the end of February - climate allowing.

 

         Litter/Environment. Ian advised that parts of Castlehill Woods and Hillfoot Road have been litter picked. Cllr Cullen will enquire about installing a litter pick station in FHM (as per Kincaidston).

 

         Fundraising. Samantha requested funds for the Residents Spring Afternoon Tea to be held in Forehill Library. John thanked the fundraising team for all of their efforts.

 

 

Round Table Updates

 

         Energy Agency. Bill will invite a member of the Energy Agency to a future meeting.

         Planning. Anne will email SAC Planning office requesting an update and the status of Holmston House

         Planning. A new planning application to build a single dwelling on the Castlehill Road / Dongola Road site has been approved. The start date us not known.

 

AOB

 

         Litter bins/dog waste bins needed in Castlehill Estate. Chris Campbell will make enquiries with SAC WM/GM. Preferred sites for new bins are the woods entrance circa Hillfoot Road and Roman Road areas.

         Landscaping at Kyle. The litter problem remains ongoing and is impacting progress. Work has begun to clear the area of vegetation.

         John proposed a visit to the Ayr West Community Council meeting for an update on the situation at Burns Cottage.

         CAB Initiative. A general discussion was held regarding the CAB proposal for Ayr.

         Proposed Golf Academy. No news.

         Premises at 1 Glenriddel Road remain empty following SAC Social Work's return of the property to Ayrshire Homes. Anne will follow up.

         The metal bridge near the railway line at Mill Brae area is in disrepair. Bill will follow up with ARA and provide update in February.

         A Community Fun day was discussed for July 2019. The proposed venue is Castlehill Church. Anne will update in February.

         A decision on donations to local good causes is on hold pending further information regarding the Community Fun Day.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 26th February 2019, 7pm, Kyle Academy.

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Meeting Agendas

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday June 25th 2019

Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill

Community Council

Meeting Agenda / AGM

Tuesday 25th June 2019

7pm, Kyle Academy


Agenda

  • Apologies

  • Police Report

  • ARA David Manson, Kevin Braidwood – Hillfoot Road traffic/speeding

  • Minutes of March meeting

  • Secretary’s report

  • Treasurer’s Report


FHMC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

  • Castlehill Estate Pathways - John

  • Litter/Environment – Litter Team/All

  • Fundraising – Fundraising Team

  • Area Beautification – Bill / All


Round table

  • Energy Agency Board – Bill

  • Planning report – Bill

  • Area Landscaping Overmills Area update – Chris Campbell

  • Glencairn Park Update – Cllr Cullen

  • Summer Fete Update – Anne


AOB








 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday April 30th 2019

Agenda

Ø Apologies

Ø Police Report

Ø Minutes of March meeting

Ø Secretary’s report

Ø Treasurer’s Report

Ø  FHMCC Chair’s 2018 / 2019 report

Ø AGM and Officer Bearer Elections – Chair Chris Campbell, SAC

 

FHMC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

Ø Castlehill Estate Pathways - John

Ø Litter/Environment – Litter Team/All

Ø Fundraising – Fundraising Team

Ø Area Beautification – Bill / All

 

Round table

Ø Energy Agency Board – Bill

Ø Planning report – Bill

Ø Area Landscaping Overmills Area – Chris Campbell

Ø Glencairn Park Flooding – brought forward from the March meeting.

Ø Summer Fete Update – Anne

 

AOB

Ø Brian Heddle email enquiries of 2nd April - John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday March 26th 2019

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Energy Agency Guest

  Minutes of February meeting / Matters arising/Declarations of Interest

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - John

  Litter/Environment - Litter Team/All

  Fundraising - Fundraising Team

  Beautification of the Area - All

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Planning report - Bill

  Area Landscaping project near Kyle Academy progress - Chris Campbell

  Summer Fete Latest - Anne

  Bulbs, plants, insect hotels - Bill

  Glencairn Park Flooding Problems / Proposed Co-Opted Member - Dougie

  Christmas lights along Holmston Road - Bill

 

AOBC

  GDPR

  Zurich Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday February 26th 2019

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Steering Group (CAB)

  Minutes of November meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2018 / 2019 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - John

  Litter/Environment - Litter Team/All

  Fundraising - Fundraising Team

 

Round table

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  Planning report - Bill

  Area Landscaping project near Kyle Academy progress - Chris Campbell

  Holmston House update - Anne

  21 Glenriddel Road update - Anne

 

AOB

  Glencairn Park Upkeep - Cllr Cullen

  Summer Fete Latest - Anne

  Planting wild flowers / insect hotels to save the bees - Bill/Anne

  Kilt walk funding

 

 

 

 

 



 

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AYR,
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