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.

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 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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Forehill, Holmston & Masonhill Community Council Elections 2018



Local Politics - Links to information


South Ayrshire Council Committee Agendas, Papers and Minutes


Access to Information


Have your Say


Councillors and Committees


Finance and Budgeting


Voting and Elections




Information for John Scott MSP

can be found at www.facebook.com/JohnScottforAyr



Balancing the Budget 2018-2020


As you may be aware, we have now launched our ‘Balancing the Budget 2018–2020’ public consultation, which runs until 11 February. This is your chance to have your say on our budget and savings proposals for the next two years.

Your feedback is really important as we need to ensure we are able to balance our budget - in other words, have enough money to cover the day-to-day running costs for the wide range of services and facilities we provide.

This is a really tough challenge as the amount of grant funding we receive has gone down every year. Meanwhile, the costs we’ve had to pay to deliver services have increased and the demand for many services has gone up, which also costs more money.

This has left us facing an estimated budget gap of more than £20 million over the next two years. The gap is the difference between how much money we need to deliver services as they stand and how much money we will actually have.

To help bridge the gap, we’ve come up with a number of possible savings proposals that will help balance the books over the next two years. These include new ways of working, staffing restructures and service closures/reductions.

No decisions have been taken on these proposals and not of all them will necessarily be implemented. By taking part in the budget consultation, you can help influence the decisions Councillors will take when they set the budget on 1 March.

Taking part is easy - you can complete our online survey or come along to our drop-in sessions, taking place across South Ayrshire. You can find out more on all of this at www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/balancing-the-budget. We do want to hear from as many people as possible, so we would appreciate your support to raise awareness of, and participation in, the budget consultation by sharing information on the consultation with your members, family and friends.

This is your chance to influence the Council’s budget and your views really do matter.

Find out more at www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/balancing-the-budget or by calling 0300 123 0900.