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. Funding


FHMCC Sponsors

Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council would like to thank all Local Residents and Businesses who supported and donated to our mystery book stall at the recent Forehill Parents School Council end of term Fete. Our table proved very popular at what was a great evening in the grounds of Forehill Primary School.

Thank you to our Sponsors:-

  • SPAR, Mt Oliphant Crescent
  • SPAR, Hillfoot Road
  • Morrisons, Castlehill Road
  • Forehill Cafe, Mt Oliphant Crescent
  • Keystores, Mt Oliphant Crescent
  • Stobb's the Baker Mount Oliphant Crescent
  • Masonhill Garage
  • LG Nail & Beauty, Cow Wynd
  • Scotland Ink, Kirk Port Ayr
  • BodyPiercing by Esther, Kirk Port, Ayr
  • Wards Window Cleaners
  • Reikie Healing by Alyson, Queens Court, Glasgow
  • Boswells Bar, Arthur Street, Ayr
  • Vapour Fresh, Queens Court, Ayr



Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill Community Council are keen to help fund local groups and local causes. To help us with this, we welcome any donations from local businesses. If you would like to find out how to give a donation to benefit our local community please contact the FHMCC Secretary (secretary@fhmcc.org.uk) to discuss. We will be happy to post details of your donation on our website and facebook pages.



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2018 Donations


Congratulations to Cerys McCrindle


Congratulations to Cerys McCrindle


Huge Congratulations to Cerys McCrindle on her selection to represent Great Britain at the world downs swimming championships in Canada in July this year. Pictured with Cerys at her fundraising event is local Resident, event organiser and Cerys's VERY proud Gran, Nan McCrindle and Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Councillors, Samantha Stewart, Sarah Gamble and Anne Miller.

The event raised a fantastic £1200 to help Cerys on her way and FHMCC was so pleased to help with a cheque for £100. We wish Cerys every success at the event and we can't wait to hear more about her wonderful journey.




Holmston Primary ‘Buddy Bench’


Holmston Primary ‘Buddy Bench’


FHMCC made a donation to Holmston Primary towards the cost of a ‘buddy bench’.

If a child is new to the school and hasnt had time to yet make friends, or perhaps is a bit shy at asking if they can join in a group or game, they take a seat on the buddy bench so classmates and other pupils can invite them to join in an activity or offer them some company.

It's a great way to help pupils be both involved and supportive-just as communities should be.

The cheque was received by Holmston Primary's Head boy and Head girl and our fund-raiser committee, Samantha, Sarah and Mary, would like to thank Head Teacher Mr. Hardie for the lovely welcome




WHITELEYS RETREAT (was Malcolm Sergeant in Prestwick)


Whiteleys Donation


Thank you to Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council who visited Whiteleys for a tour and kindly donated £100 to the charity. Most appreciated and we look forward to welcoming all local community councils in the very near future. Doors are always open.

Photo from left to right: Paris Bertschy, Poppy, Ian McPherson, Maxine Allan, Murphy and Alison Russell. Kindly taken by Alister Firth.






Did you know you can apply for a grant from your Community Council?


We may have funding available for organisations in our area.


Groups must operate on a voluntary basis and only within our community council area.


Applications are available from Forehill Library, Mt. Oliphant Crecent, Ayr or you can
Download a form here to print.


Please return your completed form to Forehill Library or bring it along to one of our Community Council meetings, held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7pm in:
Kyle Academy, Overmills Road, Ayr, KA7 3LH




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