BARRHILL NEWS November 2019
3pm Sunday 10th November
at the War Memorial
Barrhill Fireworks Display
Saturday 2nd November 6pm
including Guy Fawkes Competition
Community Post-Fireworks Party
Hosted by BDT in the Memorial Hall following the display.
Christmas Craft Show
Think summer flower show…
BUT with all things Christmas instead!
Christmas Children’s sections
With 39 classes there is something for everyone
and entry is open to all
Saturday 7th December 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Barrhill Memorial Hall
Presentation of prizes 4:00pm
Refreshments and Craft Stalls too, so you can buy unique Christmas gifts for friends and family
An event like this really is 'the more, the merrier', so spread the word amongst your friends and rivals, local or further afield, and challenge them to participate!
Please do come along and take part, and we look forward to seeing all
Barrhill Memorial Hall Community Association
P.S. Mark the date on your calendar, and don't forget to submit your entry form in advance - you'll find a link to this below.
Christmas Craft Show schedule and entry form (pdf file)
Wednesday 20th November 7pm in the Memorial Hall
A77 Stumpy Corner Refurbishment
As part of Transport Scotland's management and maintenance of the trunk road network, and in line with removing barriers to accessibility, Scotland TranServ is proposing a refurbishment programme for the A77 at Stumpy Corner, Girvan.
The works will include the upgrade of the traffic signals, new footways and resurfacing of the carriageway. It is proposed that this project will be completed within a 6 week schedule, starting on Monday 21st October.
The refurbishment of the traffic signals and footways will be completed under a 4 week period using temporary signals and lane closures. The resurfacing of the trunk road is then proposed to take place under a weekend closure. All works will be completed ahead of the busy Christmas period.
In order to complete this programme of work as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to work between the hours of:
8am to 6pm each day for four weeks from Monday 21st October
8pm on Friday 15th until 6am on Monday 18th November, resurfacing of A77 trunk road
All trunk road traffic will be diverted from Shallochpark Roundabout via Coalpots Road and the B734 to Bridgemill Roundabout, from the 21 October until works are completed. Local traffic for Girvan will be signed 'Business as Usual' for deliveries, shoppers and residents.
A skip will be in the village from Monday the 18th to Friday 21st November.
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 2019 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 shedule for bin collections for the year 2019/20 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.
Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
The Badminton season has started.
All ages and abilities welcome.
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.
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.
Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in the Memorial Hall.
The next service will be at 3 pm
on Sunday 17th November.
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.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL COVER WILL BE PROVIDED BY ADOC
IN A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY DIAL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE
The timetable for 2019 is available through the dates page.
DOG FOULING AND USE OF POOP BAGS
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!