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.

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:

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

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, 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. 




· 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.







Meeting Agendas


Meeting Agenda, Tuesday April 27th 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




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


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


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


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


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


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

Community Council Handbook


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