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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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.

 

 

Financial Advice/Crisis Options for Residents of SAC

 

See below some information that you may find useful to help residents with Welfare Benefits, Money/Debt Advice and where to turn in a crisis.

Financial Advice/Crisis Options for Residents of SAC

 

 

 

Alzheimer Scotland - Online Groups

 

See below: Alzheimer Scotland updated Digital Groups schedule for East and South Ayrshire

Download the schedule

 

 

 

Device Refurbishment Support Fund

 

Please find below a link to an additional fund, which may be of assistance.

Device Refurbishment Support Fund – SCVO

 

 

 

Trellis - Gardening for Wellbeing

 

Trellis - Gardening for Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

South Ayrshire Food Growing Strategy workshops

Greenspace Scotland along with The Open Space & Technical Support Team, South Ayrshire Council are inviting individuals or organisations with an interest in food growing to attend workshops to identify local food growing opportunities and meet others who are interested in growing their own food too.
We are going to host three events, and these will take place:
Weds 12th February, 5.30 - 7.30pm, Prestwick Academy, 15 Newdykes Rd, Prestwick, KA9 2LB
Tue 18th February, 5.30 - 7.30pm, Carrick Opportunities Centre, Henrietta Street, Girvan, KA26 9AL
Thur 20th February, 5.30 - 7.30pm Belleisle Stables, Belleisle Park, Doonfoot Rd, Ayr KA7 4DU
greenspace scotland is working with South Ayrshire Council to support the development of a Food Growing Strategy for the area. All Scottish Local Authorities are required to develop a Local Food Growing Strategy as part of the implementation of Community Empowerment Act (2015).
In South Ayrshire the Council and partners aim to develop a Food Growing Strategy to explore food growing opportunities and sites to improve the health and wellbeing of its residents and help to fulfil South Ayrshire Council’s sustainability plan.   
We would be delighted if you could share this invitation with groups and organisations you work with. In addition to the events we also have an online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SouthAyrshireFoodGrowing
The events are free to attend, but to allow us to plan and organise catering please ask people to book on Eventbrite
North Ayr and Prestwick https://southayrshirefoodgrowingworkshop1.eventbrite.co.uk
Girvan and Southern villages https://southayrshirefoodgrowingworkshop2.eventbrite.co.uk
South Ayr and Alloway https://southayrshirefoodgrowingworkshop3.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

FHMCC's Community Fun Day


On the home page are a few pictures from FHMCC's first ever Community Fun Day and how the sun shone for us on the day. After a quiet start the day got busier and busier. We had Uncle Billy children's entertainer, Animal Man's Petting Zoo and a variety of games on the grass for the kids while the Fire Engine and Youth Bus were very popular with all age groups.

In the main hall there were a variety of craft tables, including Kieran's Dapper Thistle Crafts, Jennifer's Jools, Lynn's beautiful bags, Margaret with her lovely home made cards, and scrumptious home baking by Baby Bird Cakes. And for those folks with green thumbs, Caroline's plants proved very popular. There were competition tables dotted round the hall, a very well stocked tuck shop and loads of balloons to keep the wee one's happy. We also had a great set of live music from Euan and Jack which was very popular with everyone.

Everyone enjoyed the food village with hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs on offer while inside teas, coffees and biscuits were available, and a wee bit of shade too from the sun. Michael Mancini's Ice Creams were a delicious way to cool down in the brilliant sunshine.

We would like to thank the Fire Brigade and SAC's Youth Bus for coming along and making the day extra special. Thanks also to our stall holders for bringing their lovely arts and crafts for us to enjoy. A big thank you to our sponsors, National Lottery Awards for Scotland, Ayr South and Coylton Locality Decides, Spar at Holmston and Forehill and Morrisons Store for their funding and donations.

And last but by no means least, thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, Community Councillors, local Residents, friends and family who gave their time to help make our first ever Community Fun Day such a huge success and to all our residents who came along, enjoyed the day and, we hope, went home happy.


 

 

Ayr Your Views - Public Realm consultation
https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/consultations/ayr-your-views/

 

 

PSPA

PSPA

 

 

Green Gym™

Green Gym

Download the flyer »

 

 

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

 

 

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!