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
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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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Upcoming Events.

 

Events Disclaimer

FHMCC is not responsible for events and activities listed on our facebook and website which are run by other organisations. Publication of an event or activity does not imply endorsement. Events may change or be cancelled by the organisers. If in doubt, please contact the event organisers for information before setting off.

 

 

Forehill Primary Halloween Disco

Forehill Primary Halloween Disco

 

 

Forehill Primary Bingo & Quiz Night

Forehill Primary Bingo & Quiz Night

 

 

Forehill Library Fundraiser

 

The Librarians at Forehill Library have done it again and arranged another splendid fundraiser, this time for the worlds biggest coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The afternoon was a great success with lots of goodies on sale courtesy of the Forehill Knit and Knatter ladies who meet in the library each week. All proceeds went to the charity.

 

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Forehill Library Fundraiser       Forehill Library Fundraiser       Forehill Library Fundraiser

 

 

Forehill Primary Fete

 

Forehill Primary Parents Council's held there annual Fete at Forehill School on 8th September and the community council were glad to be asked along again with our annual hampers table. Despite the weather the fete was once again a great success. Thanks for inviting us along

 

Forehill Fete

 

 

Kyle Academy Pupils Spring Into Action

Green fingered pupils of Kyle Academy have recently been out and about in the Community helping elderly local residents tidy their gardens in a spring clean-up.

The project was the brainchild of Kyle Academy Campus Officer Peter Sykes and Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council. With the backing of the school, Peter called for pupil volunteers to carry out the local community initiative and was well rewarded with a fantastic group of enthusiastic pupils who took to the task with relish.

Their project was advertised earlier in the year throughout the area by Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council and homes were selected from the feedback. Residents who had work carried out by the team were delighted with the end result of the boys' hard work.

John McGuire, Chair of FHMCC commented that when different sections of the community work together things can get done and it certainly came up roses all round for Local Residents, Kyle Academy, FHMCC and most of all the cheery band of lads who worked so hard to help those in the Community who were in need of a hand.


Kyle Academy Pupils Spring Into Action     Kyle Academy Pupils Spring Into Action    Kyle Academy Pupils Spring Into Action

 

 

Forehill Textile Group win £1000 Grant

We would like to congratulate Forehill Textile Group who recently knitted together a successful bid through Ayr South Decides II whose funding will be used to purchase new machines and fabrics.

The group was formed when some of the ladies in the area became aware of the success of the children's textile group and thought it would be a great activity for adults too. It is open to local Residents who have an interest in any form of textiles, eg knitting, sewing, embroidery, crochet etc.

Projects to date have included making bunting and woodland creatures for the recent ‘yarnbomb’ at Belliesle for the voluntary arts week as well as a very successful Easter bonnet competition. The ladies use mostly recycled/up cycled fabrics (curtains etc) which they transform into soft toys and soft furnishings. Their long term goal is to become self-sufficient through the sale of their beautifully made goods at local craft fairs and galas and with that in mind the next project is to create a banner/backdrop for their stall.

The Group meet each Monday from 2pm to 4pm in Forehill and offer a warm welcome to any local Residents who are interested in joining. People with all levels of experience, from little or none to the more advanced, are welcome. The group have different skills and everyone is happy to share them.

This is a free activity with members donating 50p when requested to cover the cost of tea and biscuits.
If you would like to join, or find out more, contact the Group Organiser, Sandra Taylor by mobile on 07812578101 or email Sewinginthehut@btinternet.com.

Bunting and woodland creatures for the recent ‘yarnbomb’ at Belliesle
Bunting and woodland creatures for the recent ‘yarnbomb’ at Belliesle
Bunting and woodland creatures for the recent ‘yarnbomb’ at Belliesle
Forehill Textile Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forehill Library sewing club

 

Forehill Library sewing club

Forehill Library will be hosting a sewing club over the next few months. The club will run on a Monday afternoons between 4pm & 6pm (start date to be confirmed)
This is open to school children between the ages of 5–16. The club will teach fabric and textiles, sewing, using sewing machines and design skills.
There are a few spaces left and booking is essential!!
Bookings can be made at the library or by telephone on 01292 265591

 

 

Lego Club

Lego Club
Aged 4–99?

Lego bricks are available for play in Forehill Library. There is also a Lego club on the first Monday of each month between 5:45pm – 6:30pm.

No registration required, just come along and join in the fun!

 

 

 

 

 

FOREHILL LIBRARY ACTIVITY

Knit and Natter Group
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dobbies Little Seeds Club

 

Dobbies Little Seeds Club

 

 

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

 

 

Scouting within Youth United Ayrshire

 


Click to download the PDF document

 

Scouting links for more information

http://www.scouts-scotland.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scouting-in-Scotland/143041842379810?fref=ts

 

 

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!