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

 

Meeting Minutes

 

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 March 26th 2018

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 2018

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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