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.

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

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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Local Politics - Links to information

 

Budget Engagement Activity For 2019-20 Now Underway

As you will know, we are currently working to set our budget for 2019/20, at a challenging economic time. South Ayrshire Council and the Social Work element of the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership face a significant forecast budget deficit of £17m* in 2019-20 (*£11m and £6m respectively).

To help inform the decision making process, public engagement activity is now underway, asking people which areas they feel most strongly about. Information will be gathered online and at a series of face-to-face drop-in events ahead of Councillors considering final proposals on Thursday 28 February.

All final decisions will support South Ayrshire’s people and places in line with the six strategic objectives set out in the Council Plan 2018-2022:

•  Effective leadership that promotes fairness

•  Reduce poverty and disadvantage

•  Health and care systems that meet people’s needs

•  Make the most of the local economy

•  Increase the profile and reputation of South Ayrshire and the Council

•  Enhanced environment through social, cultural and economic activities.

This latest exercise builds on the response for the 2018/19 budget where more than 2,800 took part, with that feedback playing an important role in guiding decisions for 2019/20.

 

You can take part in the public engagement survey here, with responses made by midnight on Sunday 17 February considered as part of the 2019/20 budget process.

 

A summary of responses will be included in the report considered by the Council when agreeing the budget on 28 February 2019.

 

 

A Consultation on Fireworks in Scotland

In November last year, the Minister for Community Safety announced the Scottish Government would be taking forward a public consultation on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland. I am pleased to confirm that the consultation is now live and will run for a period 14 weeks, closing on Monday 13th May.

During the consultation the Scottish Government will seek views on how people use and enjoy fireworks, the impact they have on people and communities across Scotland, as well as their impact on animals. It will seek views on the sale of fireworks to the general public, and ideas on what action can be taken to ensure fireworks continue to be enjoyed safely and responsibly.

While much of the current legislation on the sale of fireworks is reserved to Westminster the consultation will help to identify gaps, issues or unintended consequences with the current regulatory framework.

Alongside the consultation we will be running a series of engagement events to create opportunities for members of the public, alongside local partners, to deliberate on the key issues and discuss with others what could be done going forward. Details of events alongside access to the consultation on Citizen Space can be found via the following link https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/fireworks/

 

 

Notice of Election 2019

 

 

South Ayrshire Council Committee Agendas, Papers and Minutes

https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/committees/agendas.aspx

Access to Information

https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/council/access-to-information/

Have your Say

https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/have-your-say/

Councillors and Committees

https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/councillors-committees/

Finance and Budgeting

https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/budgeting/

Voting and Elections

https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/elections/

 

 

Information for John Scott MSP

can be found at www.facebook.com/JohnScottforAyr

 

 

Information for Bill Grant MP

can be found at https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/bill-grant/4605

 

 

Information for the Ayr East local Councillors

can be found at https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/councillors/wards/

 

 

What have your local councillors been involved in in 2017 / 2018?

FHMCC asked our local Councillors what they have been up to over the last twelve months.
You can view their response here »