BARRHILL NEWS January 2020


The Barrhill Community Council currently has four vacancies.

Community Councils give local people a real say in matters such as local service delivery and other issues which affect daily lives.
Community Councils have a local and statutory interest in the planning process.  Local Authorities are required to consult Community Councils on planning applications affecting their areas.
Anyone resident within the area of Barrhill Community Council who is aged 18 years or over and who is interested in becoming a Community Councillor should contact the Secretary as detailed below before  6th January 2020

Celia Strain
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: (01465) 821333
Email to:
Or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill

New Train Timetable

The new train timetable starts on the 15th December.

For Barrhill there is only one change in that the 21:37 to Kilmarnock arrives one minute later at 23:02.

Survey Results

For your information below are the results from the recent survey of the communities views on proposed windfarms and connecting power lines.



A skip will be in the village from Friday 31st January to Monday 3rd February.

In August someone put 19 used tyres and 2 cans of oil in the skip. The skip is to be used for domestic waste only.
South Ayrshire Council has notified us that if this is repeated they will not provide further skips.

Dates for 2020 can be found here.

Note that the skip is to be situated behind the fence not on the gravelled area in front of it.

The dates for 2020:
  • Friday 31st January (Council)
  • Monday 2nd March (BDT)
  • Friday 3rd April (Council)
  • Friday 15th May (Council)
  • Monday 15th June (BDT)
  • Friday 17th July (Council)
  • Monday 17th August (BDT)
  • Monday 14th September (BDT) 
  • Friday 23rd October (Council)
  • Monday 16th November (BDT)
  • Friday 4th December (Council)

Bins Schedule

The shedule for bin collections for the year 2019/20 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.

Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

The Badminton season has started.

New term sessions start 7th January.

All ages and abilities welcome.
Racquets available.

Come and enjoy a social evening with the benefit of some exercise disguised as fun.

No fees for residents of Barrhill and adjacent villages.

Train Timetable from 19th May

The recently advertised improvements to Scotrail seem to have no effect on the trains through Barrhill.

The new timetable is available by clicking here.

Memorial Hall

The memorial hall is now fully open after the refurbishments.

Village based clubs are being charged at only £5.00 per hour.

For bookings contact Louise Ottaway on 07387 759052


Litter along the roadsides is an ongoing problem in and around the village. The Community Council has been negotiating with South Ayrshire Council about litter signs for almost 2 years now with still no end product.

In a hope of improving the litter problem the CC has purchased litter pickers, gloves and bags which are available to anyone who is motivated enough to do some litter picking.

If you need any of these items contact either:

Ann Robertson on 07766 740179 or Andrew Clegg on 01465 821456

and we will get the supplies needed to you.

Road Works Schedule

The weekly scheduled roadworks for SW Scotland is available in Excel spreadsheet format here.

Note these are the TRANSERVE maintained roads so does not include the A714.
I can only upload these when they are sent to me so occassionally a week goes missing.

Church Services

Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in the Memorial Hall.

The next service will be at 3 pm on Sunday 19th January.

All are welcome.

Small Grants 2019/20 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications now available.
The application form (in word format) is available here.

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Public Holidays 2019/2020

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Wednesday 25th December
Thursday 26th December
Wednesday 1st January
Thursday 2nd January

Please ensure you have enough repeat medication to see you through the holidays.

Dial 111

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2019 is available through the dates page.


The Community Council would like to remind dog owners that "poop" bags are available free of charge from the village shop.
Please be considerate to other members of the community and clean up after your dogs misdeeds.

The use of "poop" bags has been successful in helping to keep the village clean but some people are still being inconsiderate in having very kindly bagged their dogs poop they have then just hung the bag in a nearby bush or tree. Being a generous soul I would like to think that they were put there with the intention of collecting them on the return journey of their walk rather than a deliberate act. Please dispose of "poop" bags in a hygienic and environmentaly friendly way.

Report Road Defects

The link below is to Ayrshire Roads Alliance. On the site you can enter reports on road defects - that should keep you going until next months newsletter!