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.

FOREHILL LIBRARY ACTIVITY
FHMCC has recently made a donation of wool to our local Knit and Natter Group.

If you enjoy knitting and a good blether, the ladies of our local Knit and Natter Group would love your company at their weekly get together in Forehill Library. The group meet each Thursday afternoon to knit items which are then donated to worthwhile causes, (one of the most recent was the neo-natal clinic at Crosshouse). At the same time they manage a good old natter to set the world to rights. And it's free to join!

Whatever your knitting skills, your help will make a difference to the number of items made. If you can't spare the time to go along, why not donate some wool to help their cause – just hand it in to the Library any day.

If you fancy becoming a bit of a Knit, drop in to Forehill Library on Thursday between 2pm and 4pm. Tea and coffee are available and cost a modest 50p per cup.

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

Parking on Pavements
Parking on Pavements
A local Resident brought to the attention of the FHMCC, South Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland that there are a number of cars in our area parking on pavements and footpaths.

In Scotland, parking on pavements is set to become an offence if the Scottish Government pass a bill currently being debated — http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/ parliamentarybusiness/ CurrentCommittees/ 91535.aspx

Parking on corners at a junction has also been discussed and we would like to remind drivers that according to the Highway Code, cars should not be parked within 10 meters of a junction.

Please consider other drivers and pedestrians when parking your car.

Litter Picking
Litter Picking
Litter is bad for the environment, dangerous to wildlife and pets and attracts vermin. It is a hazard on roads and pavements and blocks street drains. Each one of us is responsible for keeping our community clean and safe—please dispose of your litter in a bin!

If you see, or know of, an area of concern, let South Ayrshire Council know on 0300 123 0900 or report the problem online.

http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/litter/

Kyle Stroke Group
Kingcase Church, Waterloo Road, Prestwick
Kyle Stroke Group meet in Kingcase Church, Waterloo Road, Prestwick, every Tuesday from 1.00pm until 3.00pm to give some positive and convivial engagement to Stroke suffers and a little respite for their carers and partners.

We need a few more volunteers to help us set out tables and chairs and square the meeting room when we're finished. Volunteers are also free and encouraged to mix and chat with the group members and join in our activities. Visit us on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Kylestrokegroup

If you would like to come along and help please contact John McGuire on 07921083325 or the group leader, Diane Barclay on 07952660267. Many thanks

KYLE CYCLE TRACK
Pupils of Kyle Academy along with Community Officers will continue work on the upkeep of the Kyle Cycle Track this year.

Located in the grounds of Kyle Academy, the track is free to use, and available to local residents of all ages. It's a fantastic, (and safe), way to enjoy a great, open air activity with family and friends.

Anyone who would like to help with the upkeep of the cycle track can find out more by by emailing chris.campbell@south-ayrshire.gov.uk. Boys and girls who volunteer to help will be rewarded with an all expenses cycle day out later in the year.
Ariel view of Kyle cycle track

Kyle Academy pupils and Community Officers working on the cycle track

Forehill Library at 31-33 Mt Oliphant Crescent is a hive of activity! Your local library is an ideal place to spend some time and is open to all ages 0-100! Why not check it out and try something new?

There are board games and jigsaws, a knit and natter group, a colouring book station and as colouring books are increasingly found to be a good source of therapy and relaxation- adults are catered for here too!

Tea and coffee is 50p a cup.
You can make use of the computers within the library, or you can take your own laptop and share the FREE wi-fi.

Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council is looking for suggestions for activities that you want to see at your local library.

Message us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR or email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk with your suggestions.
It's YOUR community so please get involved!

Home Security Advice from Police Scotland:
https://www.facebook.com/
AyrshirePoliceDivision

South Ayrshire 1000 - Citezens’ Panel
South Ayrshire Council with its partners in the public and voluntary sectors, wants to survey attitudes and views on public services and policy issues.
South Ayrshire 1000
Citizens’ Panels are a way for local people to provide feedback on a range of issues and influence decision makers. The South Ayrshire Citizens’ Panel is called “South Ayrshire 1000” as it is the intention to have 1,000 members on the Panel. We have managed to recruit around 850 people who live in South Ayrshire who volunteered to http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/sa1000

The Scottish Government has recently set up a national website highlighting the role of community councils.
See the letter below.
Scottish Government letter to Community Councils. November 2014
www.communitycouncils.org.uk

GET INVOLVED — Your input is what will help our community come together.
We would love to hear from you. We want this website to be about you. Send us your pictures, share your memories, tell us your stories about our area and we will publish them on our webpages. Let us know if you, or someone you know in the area, is celebrating a special occasion.
Check our website and facebook pages for forthcoming competitions.

Come to our meetings. FHMCC meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Kyle Academy and we extend a warm welcome to local residents.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FHMCCAYR

Email us at secretary@fhmcc.org.uk

Phone Us on 01292 280173

Ward 4, Ayr East area map
Ward 4, Ayr East area map
Click picture to enlarge


Sunset over Glencairn Park taken on the 11th March 2014
Sunset over Glencairn Park taken on the 11th March 2014
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Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council Documents

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday June 27th 2017

Minutes of Meeting

30TH June, 2017, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble, Samantha Stewart, Tom Houston, Ian McPherson, Eileen Alexander.

Police Scotland: PC Fraser Campbell, PC Emma McGinley.

 

Guests: Hugh Miller, Brian Heddle, William Sutherland (ARA), Gary Cummings (ARA), Stewart Turner (ARA), Kevin Braidwood (ARA), Iain Campbell (Sustran).

February Minutes : Proposed by Dougie Smith , seconded by Ian McPherson

 

Police Report

 

        Comparing local offences for this period with the same period last year shows that crime figures are down with the exception of assaults which increased from 3 to 5.

        Reports of an abandoned car in the Overmills area was discussed. Eileen Alexander will report this car to South Ayrshire Council.

        You can find the full report for Ayr East on our website at http://www.fhmcc.org.uk/

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

 

Ayrshire Roads Alliance and Sustrans Cycle Path Presentation

 

         Plans were viewed and discussed regarding four options to create a safe cycle path from Ayr's Holmston Road across the A77 to the Coylton footpath. It was noted that there will be no further work carried out on Holmston Road. A project team was formed by community councillors to examine the four options and select two for further investigation. There is no time scale for these works at present.

         The FHMCC project team is Ian McPherson, Dougie Smith, Brian Wotherspoon and Eileen Alexander.

         A bridge crossing from Ayr to the Coylton side of the A77 features in the plans but again, there is no time scale for this work to be carried out.

 

Secretary's report

 

         All new correspondence has been forwarded to the committee by email or included within the agenda items.

 

Treasurer's report

 

         A query regarding this year's grant is underway.

         A full treasurers' report will be provided at the September meeting.

 

FHMCC 2016/17 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website/FB. Re-design of the website not underway yet.

         Castlehill Estate Pathways. Creation of the survey is completed and the project is moving forward to the next phase which is contacting local people regarding their use of the paths.

        Litter/Environment - Eileen Alexander reported that local residents of the Overmills area carried out a litter pick of refuse from the gully, filling 19 bags with another pick up planned when the school closes for summer at the end of June. Community Councillors have trimmed back overgrowth of vegetation from the footpath at Castlehill Road (this item is now closed).

        Kyle Cycle Track - Work is ongoing to the upkeep of the cycle track.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         AED update. The training has been carried out. We are currently awaiting feedback from South Ayrshire Council regarding the placement of the AED. It was suggested we might ask a local group to contribute to the installation costs of the AED. Ian McPherson will make enquiries.

         Energy Agency. Bill brought along a calendar designed by local schoolchildren as part of an Energy Agency initiative. He advised that the Energy Agency may contact us regarding the proposed Golf Academy at Seafield.

         A request for a safe pubic walkway from Ayr to Dobbies was discussed during the cycle lane presentation.

         Road safety around Holmston Primary has been carried out by South Ayrshire Council

         Glencairn Park. Brian Heddle met with Mary Kilpatrick at the park and will update in September.

         Stagecoach proposed bus route changes. Mary and Sarah will draft a list of alternatives to the proposed Stagecoach route changes and will forward this to Anne.

 

AOB

 

        Anne will email local councillors with an enquiry about the release of a percentage of council funds to community councils.

         Progress of the change of use of Ayr Academy will be followed up by John.

         FHMCC Chair John McGuire was recently invited to attend the Kirkin' O' the Council at St John the Baptist Church and the County Buildings. John was impressed to note that this was attended by all denominations.

         Dougie proposed Brian Heddle to be co-opted on to the community council. Anne will arrange for the necessary adverts and paperwork before the September meeting.

 

Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday 26th, 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday May 30th 2017

Minutes of Meeting

30TH May, 2017, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

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

 

Police Scotland: PC A. McGregor, PC R. Armstrong.

 

Guests: J. Rininger, A. Bruce, W. Sutherland, H. Miller, S. Cockbain, P Chalmers, B. Heddle, M. Cockbain, J. Campbell, J. Cooper, M. Cooper, D. McHarrie.

Apologies: Cllr Chris Cullen, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr Brian McGinley, Eileen Alexander, SAC Link officer Chris Campbell,

Matters Arising : Community Councillor Tom Houston attended the April meeting which was not recorded in the minutes.

 

February Minutes : Proposed by Sandra Taylor , seconded by Dougie Smith

 

Police Report

 

         The ward priorities for Ayr East are Violence & Antisocial Behaviour, Drug Dealing/Misuse, Dishonesty, Housebreaking, Theft, and Road Safety. Incidents of crime are down from the same time last year with the exception of 5 assaults compared to 3 in 2016.

        During a round table discussion on Road Safety at the Forehill Shops Arcade the Officers offered to speak to the Spar & Butcher shop managers regarding delivery truck parking and report back at the June meeting.

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

 

A77 Action Group Presentation

 

         John Campbell and Donald McHarrie gave a compelling presentation regarding their group's efforts to engage with the Scottish Government and Community Councils to effect change along the A77. Their proposals include a dual carriageway from Whitletts roundabout to Cairn Ryan a by-pass for Maybole. FHMCC Chair John McGuire proposed that the community council endorse these proposals. The motion was seconded by Ian McPherson. The Community Council will use our online media to promote the A77 action group's petition.

 

Secretary's report

 

         All new correspondence has been forwarded to the committee by email or included within the agenda items. Emails were read regarding Community Councillor Training, Community Council Complaints process and Anti-Terrorism Awareness Training.

 

Treasurer's report

 

         Accounts have been audited. The SAC grant has still to be received. There is one query regarding grant spend which we will ask Chris Campbell to look in to.

         Combined total funds stand at £1425.33

 

FHMCC 2016/17 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website/FB. Re-design of the website not yet actioned.

        Castlehill Estate Pathways - the survey ready for publication however Brian Wotherspoon suggested an addition which John will consider and amend the survey as needed. Ian McPherson will organise the paper copy hand-outs to current users of the pathways. Anne will make enquiries regarding the SAC 1% of budget initiative.

        Litter/Environment - Bill reports an improvement due to members of the public being more aware of this problem.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Chris Campbell is on annual leave.

 

Round Table Updates

 

         FHMCC environmental award project is completed. All plaques delivered and thanks given from the four participating schools. This agenda item is now closed.

        Anne emailed SAC Cleansing and Parks departments to request the service dates for the bins in Kyle Academy and the Cycle Path - SAC response passed to Bill White

         The hazardous condition of the footpaths at Forehill Shops which has been reported to the Ayrshire Roads Alliance and the safety concerns voiced about Holmston Road following the recent fatality; update from Chris Campbell re the invitation to the Roads Safety Policy Officer to attend a meeting.

         The spring garden project has been successfully completed. This agenda item is now closed.

         AED update - progressing to the training date of 26th June at Forehill Library.

         Vegetation overhang on Castlehill Road - Ian McPherson will co-ordinate a cut back.

        Energy Agency - First meeting has still to be held.

 

 

AOB

 

        The community council agreed to back local resident's objections to the planned build on Dongola Road / Castlehill Road. Bill will submit an objection on behalf of FHMCC.

        A local Resident requested assistance regarding re-instating 20mph signs & chevrons etc around Holmston Primary.

        Donations were requested for the FHMCC table at the Forehill Parents Council Summer Fayre.

        FHMCC recesses were agreed as July, August and December. Hall let dates have been submitted to SAC.

 

Next Meeting

 

 

         Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday April 25th 2017

 

Minutes of Meeting

25th April, 2017, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

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

 

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

 

MOPs: Mrs June Rininger, Mr. Chris Cullen, Mr Campbell Johnstone

Apologies: Samantha Stewart, Ian McPherson, Cllr Brian McGinley, Eileen Alexander

 

Matters Arising : None

 

 

February Minutes : Proposed by Sandra Taylor, seconded by Anne Stewart

 

        Secretary's report

 

         All new correspondence was forwarded to the committee by email or included within the agenda items.

 

        Treasurer's report

 

         Total funds including all grants and raised funds stand at £1705.30.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website/FB. Brian Wotherspoon proposed to re-design the website.

 

         Castlehill Estate Pathways - The survey template has been created and all Committee Members were asked to review this and feedback to John.

 

         Litter/Environment - Bill will continue to monitor the situation as the spring growth progresses.

 

         Kyle Cycle Track - Chris Campbell reported that bramble growth has been cut back.

 

 

        Round Table Updates

 

         FHMCC environmental award. Plaques have been ordered for Kyle Academy, Holmston and Forehill Primaries and SouthCraig school and should be ready in time for the next meeting - Anne.

         Energy Agency Board Committee - update in May - Bill.

         Chris Campbell will look into the forming of a problem solving group later in the year whose objective will be how to tackle the litter problem around Kyle Academy and neighbouring housing estates. Members will be drawn from the local Residents Association, Kyle Academy, FHMCC and SAC.

         Regarding concerns about high hedges in Overmills Estate, the area discussed is not public land. Chris Campbell will meet with the Residents Association to discuss possible solutions.

         Anne will email SAC Cleansing and Parks departments to request the service dates for the bins in Kyle Academy and the Cycle Path.

         Re the hazardous condition of the footpaths at Forehill Shops which has been reported to the Ayrshire Roads Alliance and the safety concerns voiced about Holmston Road following the recent fatality, Chris Campbell will email the Roads Safety Policy Officer inviting them to our May Meeting. Local Residents can report any non-emergency concerns to the police on telephone number 101.

         The spring garden project is underway.

         AED update. The AED has been purchased and delivered to the Ayr Ambulance Service who will carry out the training of the use of the equipment. Cllr Chris Cullen will provide the casing and install the AED FOC. Anne will organise the training.

 

        AOB

 

         Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council wish to thank outgoing Cllr Ian Douglas for his support and wish him well in the future.

 

        Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday March 28th 2017

Minutes of Meeting

28TH March, 2017, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended: John McGuire, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Brian Wotherspoon, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble, Samantha Stewart, Ian Ferguson, Sandra Taylor,

SAC : SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Cllr Ian Douglas,

MOPs: Mr Hans Miller, Mrs June Rininger, Mr. Chris Cullen

Police Scotland:PC. R. Armstrong, PC. A. McGregor

Guest:Peter Leslie, Principal Engineer, Transportation, Glasgow

 

Apologies: Bill White, Tom Houston, Eileen Alexander, Alison Russell, Cllr Brian McGinley

Matters Arising : Cllr Ian Douglas attended the February meeting.

 

February Minutes : Proposed - Dougie Smith, Seconded - Anne Stewart

 

 

        Police Report

         Local incidents for the whole of Ayr East since the last community council meeting include one housebreaking, one drug offence, two assaults, two breach of the peace and one drink driving.

         The full report is available to read on our website at http://www.fhmcc.org.uk

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

 

        Election of FHMCC Officer Bearers

 

         All incumbent officers stood down and the subsequent election was chaired by Chris Campbell, Sac Liaison Officer. The election results are: Chair, John McGuire, Vice Chair, Bill White, Secretary Anne Stewart, Treasurer Sandra Taylor, Planning Officer Brian Wotherspoon, Licencing Officer Samantha Stewart.

 

        Secretary's report

 

         New correspondence has been forwarded to the committee by email.

 

        Treasurer's report

 

         Total funds including grants and raised funds stands at £2440.29.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website/FB - A notice remains on the website reminding our local residents to ensure any overhang from their garden is not blocking footpaths. The Ayrshire Road Alliance repairs report for Ayr East has been added to the webpage. Community councils insurance will no longer be managed by the Highland council. Update on re-vamp of Website - Brian Wotherspoon.

         Castlehill Estate Pathways - Update from John.

         Litter/Environment - Update from Bill.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Update from Chris.

 

        Round Table Updates

 

         Peter Leslie of AACon discussed the proposed continuation of the Scottish Government's cycle path initiative. Peter will contact FHMCC again to discuss a consultation date. FHMCC re-iterated their view that the best place for a cycle path in Ayr East is along the River Ayr Banking.

         Defib update from Dougie (purchase) and Chris Cullen (placement).

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

         FHMCC environmental award to Kyle Academy - update by Chris.

         Energy Agency Board Committee - update by Bill

         Progress of the formation of a project group to take forward the problems of litter around overmills area - Update from Chris.

         The hazardous condition of the footpaths at Forehill Shops has been reported to the Ayrshire Roads Alliance. Please remember that any concerns about roads or footpath repairs should in the first instance be brought to the notice of Ayrshire Roads Alliance. This can be reported online at http://www.ayrshireroadsalliance.org/faults/Report-a-fault.aspx or by phone to 0300 123 0900

         The spring garden project update - Chris

 

 

        AOB

 

         Cllr Kilpatrick raised the litter problem around Kyle Academy. As the tuck van parks on what appears to be the Water Boards land it was agreed that a letter would be sent to them asking for help with the litter problem.

 

        Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday February 28th 2017

Minutes of Meeting

28TH February, 2017, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

Attended:Bill White, Dougie Smith, Anne Stewart, Tom Houston, Brian Wotherspoon, Allison Russell, Mary Elliot, Sarah Gamble, Eileen Alexander, Chris Cullen

SAC : SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell

MOPs: Mr H Miller, Mrs McGowan, Mr. McGowan, Tom Jackson, Mr McCurdie, Mrs McCurdie,

Apologies:Cllr John Wallace, Cllr Mary Kilpatrick, Samantha Stewart, Sandra Taylor, John McGuire, Ian McPherson, Stuart Turner

Matters Arising : None

 

January Minutes : Chris proposed. Anne seconded.

 

 

       Police Report

 

         Local police ran a high visibility road safety campaign during February and early March with aim of deterring speeding and reducing collisions and the number of people injured or killed on our roads.

         Local incidents since the last community council meeting include one housebreaking, 1 drug offence, five assaults and 6 breach of the peace.

         The full report is available to read on our website at fhmcc.org.uk

         Police Scotland remind local Residents to remain vigilant and to contact them 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.

        Correspondence sent to Stuart Turner.

        Letter from local resident regarding overhang.

 

       Treasurer's report

 

         Funds remain the same as February; the balance in the SAC grant account is £389.59; the balance in raised funds is £1154.70; The balance in the Community Grant fund is £1000.00. Totals this statement are £2490.06 banked and £54.23 cash.

 

       FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

        FHMCC website/FB - Links to John Scott's FB page and Corrie Wilson's newsletter are now on the website. A notice has been posted to the website reminding our local residents to ensure any overhang from their garden is not blocking footpaths. Chris Campbell will check who is responsible for monitoring/cutting back overgrowth from other areas.

        Castlehill Estate Pathways - a steering sub-committee has been established. More information will follow.

        Litter/Environment - Bill will continue to monitor. Ian Douglas will arrange an inspection of litter in local lanes and update at the March meeting.

        Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing

       Round Table Updates

 

        Notice Board repairs have been completed. Thanks to Chris Cullen of CC Carpentry for carrying this work out free of charge.

         Defib update from Dougie (purchase) and Chris Cullen (placement).

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

         FHMCC environmental award to Kyle Academy - update by Chris Campbell.

        Energy Agency Board Committee - update by Bill.

        Members of the public joined the meeting to discuss ongoing litter problems in the Overmills / Kilnbank area. Anne will read out an email from Eileen Alexander voicing a response from her local group.

        Chris Campbell proposed the formation of a sub-committee to take forward the litter problem around Kyle Academy which would include residents of the local area and representatives from the council, Kyle Academy and FHMCC. Chris will take this forward and provide an update in March.

        Eileen will look into who owns the area where the snack van parks during school lunchtimes.

        The footpaths at Forehill Shops are in disrepair and causing concern to local Residents. All local residents are reminded that any concerns about roads or footpath repairs should in the first instance be brought to the notice of Ayrshire Roads Alliance. This can be reported online at http://www.ayrshireroadsalliance.org/faults/Report-a-fault.aspx or by phone to 0300 123 0900.

        Brian will take aerial views of roads in need of repair and all community councillors are asked to email him with locations details of these roads.

        Local residents voiced concerns at Plant vehicles driving in and out of Ayr cemetery during times when pupils were walking to and from school. South Ayrshire Council contact names and telephone numbers were provided.

 

       AOB

 

        It is noted here that Eileen Alexander tendered apologies for the January meeting.

 

       Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes, Tuesday January 31st 2017

Minutes of Meeting

31st January, 2017, 7.00pm, Kyle Academy

 

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

 

SAC : Cllr Ian Douglas, Cllr Brian McGinley SAC Link Officer Chris Campbell, Head of Neighbourhood Services, Mike Newall, Bereavement Officer, Lizzie Linton

 

MOPs: Ian McPherson, Chris Cullen, Mr H Miller, Mrs McGowan, Mr. McGowan

 

Guests: PC Emma McGinley, PC Tracey Rennie,

 

Apologies: Cllr John Wallace

 

Matters Arising : None

 

October Minutes : Sandra proposed. Anne seconded.

 

 

        Police Report

 

         There was a general discussion regarding the traffic on the A77 at Holmston with some Committee members voicing concerns regarding traffic speed.

         Local incidents; comparing January 17 with January 16, there were three break ins (up x1) five assaults (down x2 ) five breaches of the piece (down x2). There were also three drug related incidents.

         Police Scotland remind local Residents to contact them if they see anything suspicious by calling 101 (999 for emergencies only)

 

        Ayr Cemetary Update

 

         South Ayrshire Council Head of Neighbourhood Services Mike Newall, and Bereavement Officer Lizzie Linton provided an update and slideshow of phase 1 work now begun at Ayr Cemetery. Phase 2 is planned for 2018. The new area must follow the guidelines of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) who have determined that the ground is not suitable for tradition earth burials due to the composition of the soil in the area. Planning permission has been granted for underground chambers which can be used in the same way as the tradition earth burial. The vaults will be the first of their kind in a Scottish public cemetery.

 

        Secretary's report

 

         New correspondence has been forwarded to the committee by email.

         Paperwork for the 2017 community council elections has been received. Anyone wishing to put their name forward to become a community councillor in this area should email secretary@fhmcc.org.uk or text 07935 169 749 no later than Friday 17th February.

  

        Treasurer's report

 

         Treasurer's report was read out and discussed. The SAC grant account has a balance of £427.59. The raised funds balance stands at £1154.70 (£52.43 of which is in cash) and the funding balance for the AED machine is £1000.00. In total we paid out £95.90 towards the raised funds events, the foodbank and Orchard House.

         Reminder that from 1st April the Post Office will no longer accept cheques.

 

        FHMCC 2016 Projects Update

 

         FHMCC website/FB - The review of website/FB was positive. It was agreed to add local MP Corrie Wilson's newsletters to the online media. An invitation has been sent by John McGuire to John Scott offering the same.

        Castlehill Estate Pathways - a steering sub-committee has been established. A separate email on this will follow.

         Litter/Environment - Bill will continue to monitor. Local residents are asked to cut back any overhang from their garden onto public footpaths to allow safe passage for pedestrians.

         Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing

 

        Round Table Updates

 

         Notice Board repairs. The cost of the materials is £90 in total. CC Carpentry & Joinery of Ayr have offered to carry out the repairs free of charge.

         Signage on Overmills Road. Cllr John Wallace has spoken with Police Scotland Inspector L´Anson. It was agreed to target Overmills Road for speeding motorists, parking at Forehill Shops and inconsiderate parents parking illegally at Forehill Primary.

         Correspondence to be sent to Stewart Turner, ARA, regarding work not carried out at Forehill Shops.

         Holmston Road / Alternative Cycle Lane - Ambiguous response from Sustrans

         Defib update. Anne will follow up information from Ayr Ambulance Service re obtaining this item at cost price and update at the February meeting.

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

         FHMCC environmental award to Kyle Academy - Chris provided an update on this early spring project. Anne will place out fliers and info and liaise with Forehill Library and Pharmacy to identify who could benefit from this project.

         Forehill Library upgrade work will commence in the spring.

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

         Members of the public at the meeting discussed their concerns about ongoing litter in the Overmills / Kilnbank area. Mr. McGowan agreed he would take the points raised around the table to the local Neighbourhood Committee for discussion.

 

        AOB

 

         A suggestion was made to contact other South Ayrshire Community Councils regarding road repairs. This will be on the agenda in February for further discussion.

 

        Next Meeting

 

         Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 7pm, Kyle Academy. Local Residents are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Agendas

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday September 26th 2017

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  Scottish Rail Partnership

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - John.

  Litter/Environment - Bill

  FHMCC Website/FB - Viewing numbers.

  Kyle Cycle Track - Chris

 

Round table

  AED - Anne

  Energy Agency Board update - Bill

  Glencairn Park upkeep and pathways - Brian Heddle

  Stagecoach proposed bus changes update - Sarah, Mary

  September Fundraiser - Samantha

  October Fundraiser - Sarah, Mary

  Change of use of Ayr Academy update - John

  Parking at Forehill Shops

 

AOB

 

Next Meeting - 31st October 2017

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday June 27th 2017

Agenda

  Apologies

  Police Report

  David Manson, Ayrshire Roads Alliance

  Minutes of last meeting

  Secretary's report

  Treasurer's Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - John.

  Litter/Environment - Bill

  FHMCC Website/FB - Brian W.

  Kyle Cycle Track - Chris

 

Round table

  AED - Anne

  Vegetation overhang on the public footpath on Castlehill Road - Ian McPherson

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

  A77 Action Group meeting invitation - John

 

AOB

         A request for a safe public walkway/route from Ayr to Dobbies Garden Centre

         Road Safety around Holmston Primary School

         Glencairn Park upkeep and pathways

         Ayr Bus Users Group meeting on 13th June 2017

         Stagecoach proposed bus changes petition - Sarah, Mary

         Summer recess and next meeting - September 26th, 7pm. Kyle Academy.

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday May 30th 2017

Agenda

  Apologies—Chris Campbell, Mary Kilpatrick

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report / Local Community Officer (Pedestrian Safety Issues)

  Mr John Campbell, A77 Action Group

  Secretary's report

  Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - John.

  Litter/Environment - Bill

  FHMCC Website/FB - Brian W.

  Kyle Cycle Track - Chris

 

Round table

  AED update - Cllr Chris Cullen (container and placement). Anne (Training)

  Vegetation overhang on the public footpath on Castlehill Road - Bill

  FHMCC environmental awards to local schools - Anne

  Kyle Spring Garden Project - Update in June.

  Energy Agency Board - Bill

 

AOB

 

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday April 25th 2017

Agenda

  Apologies

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report

  Secretary's report

  Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - Update from John

  Litter/Environment - Update from Bill

  FHMCC Website/FB - Update will be in April

  Kyle Cycle Track - Update from Chris

 

Round table updates

  AED update - Dougie (purchase of equipment) and Chris Cullen (placement)

  Cut back of vegetation overhang on the public footpath on Castlehill Road - Bill

  FHMCC environmental awards to local schools - Bill (Holmston), Anne (Forehill and Southcraig)

  Kyle Spring Garden Project update - Chris

  Energy Agency Board Update - Bill

  Litter around Kyle Academy

 

AOB

 

Next meeting is Tuesday, 30th May, 7pm, Kyle Academy.

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday March 28th 2017

Agenda

  Apologies

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report

  AECOM Principal Engineer, Peter Leslie

  Election of FHMCC Office Bearers

  Secretary's report

  Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - Work on creating the survey has begun. John has met with SAC representatives. Further updates in March.

  Litter/Environment - Ongoing / Bill

  FHMCC Website/FB - Ongoing / Anne & Samantha

  Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing / Chris

 

Round table updates

  Community Council Elections update - Anne

  AED update - Dougie (purchase of equipment) and Chris Cullen (placement)

 Cut back of vegetation overhang on the public footpath on Castlehill Road - Bill

  FHMCC environmental awards to local schools - Bill (Holmston), Anne (Forehill and Southcraig)

  Kyle Spring Garden Project update - Chris / All

  Energy Agency Board Update - Bill

  Roads repairs discussion - Brian / All.

 

AOB

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday February 28th 2017

Agenda

  Apologies

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report

  Ayrshire Roads Alliance - Stewart Turner, Director of ARA

  Secretary's report

  Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - Work on creating the survey has begun. John has met with SAC representatives. Further updates in March.

  Litter/Environment - Ongoing / Bill

  FHMCC Website/FB - Ticking along

  Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing / Chris

  Community Council Elections

Round table updates

  AED update - Anne

  Cut back of vegetation overhang on the public footpath on Castlehill Road - Bill

  Repairs to notice boards update - Chris Cullins

  FHMCC environmental awards to local schools - Chris (Kyle), Bill (Holmston), Anne (Forehill and Southcraig) all ongoing. Nominations for the Kyle Project - flier has been posted.

  Energy Agency Board Nomination request Update - Bill

  Roads repairs discussion.

 

AOB

 

Meeting Agenda, Tuesday January 31st 2017

Agenda

  Apologies

  Minutes of last meeting

  Police Report

  Ayr Cemetery Update - Mike Newall (Head of Neighbourhood Services) & Lizzie Linton, (Bereavement Services Officer), SAC

  Ayrshire Roads Alliance - Stewart Turner, Director of ARA

  Secretary's report

  Treasurers Report

 

FHMC 2016/2017 Initiatives

  Castlehill Estate Pathways - funding update & feedback from the SAC Community Planning open evening at JPC on 7th December - John

  Litter/Environment - Ongoing / Bill

  FHMCC website - Review of website and FB page - All. Adding Links - Anne

  Kyle Cycle Track - Ongoing / Chris

Round table updates

  Holmston Road / Alternative Cycle Lane - John / Sustrans

  Defib update - Anne and Sandra

  Cut back of vegetation overhang on the public footpath on Castlehill Road - Bill

  Cost of materials to repair Forehill PS, Forehill Library, Castlehill Woods notice boards - John

  FHMCC environmental awards to local schools - Chris (Kyle), Bill (Holmston), Anne (Forehill and Southcraig). Nominations for the Kyle Project?

  Temporary closure of Forehill Library

  Ayr South & Coylton Locality Planning Group Meeting Update - Sandra

  Energy Agency Board Nomination request Update - Bill

  Speed signs from Holmston Road to Hillfoot Road - Cllr Douglas

 

AOB



 

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