BARRHILL NEWS December 2018


Notice is made that the following resident was duly co-opted onto the Barrhill Community Council until 31st March 2019, at the Barrhill Community Council meeting held on 28th November 2018.

Rod Ekern

Anyone wishing to comment on this co-option should do so to the Secretary, as detailed below, no later than 31st December 2018.

Celia Strain
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No. 01465 821333
Or in writing to: The Oaks, Barrhill


Due to the current progress of the works and the incoming inclement weather over the next week or so we have taken the decision to suspend the works until after the festive period.

Our intention is to finish up on Friday 07th December at 15:30 and return to site on Thursday 03rd January until Sunday 06th January (working hours will be 08:00 – 17:00).

The site will be left in a safe condition and regularly inspected between times.

Barrhill Christmas Craft Show

Think summer flower show…
BUT with all things Christmas instead!

Saturday 1st December 2018
Barrhill Memorial Hall

Further details on the Events page

New Rail Timetable

The new timetable starts on the 9th December. There are no major changes just a minute either way on the current times.

New timetable will be available on the website link from the 9th December.

If you want to check out the full timetable now click here.

Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

Christmas Break
No badminton on the 18th and 25th December
and the 1st January. Restart 8th 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.


From the Scotrail website:

From Monday 5 November, services between Stranraer – Ayr / Kilmarnock / Glasgow will return to normal.
However, local Ayr - Girvan services will continue to be replaced by bus.

The existing timetable for services between Ayr and Glasgow Central remains in place.

Service 359 - 26 Oct 2018 to 03 Dec 2018

There is carriageway resurfacing on the A714 between Girvan and Colmonell road end from
Monday 5th November until Sunday 2nd December, 2018 (approximately) 
between 0930hrs and 1530hrs each day.

The service 359 will divert between Pinwherry and Girvan via Colmonell during the closure times.


20 Mile Per Hour Through Barrhill

For a plan of the proposed measures for Barrhill click here.

For the 20mph policy document click here.

Fibre Broadband

You may have noticed that we now have a fibre enabled exchange in Barrhill. The bad news is from the openreach site:

"If your area has fibre but your cabinet isn’t ready, you can't order fibre yet. We’re working on it though."

The advice being given is to keep checking the website to find out when orders for fibre can be accepted.

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.


No skip in the village in December.

We do not have the 2019 dates as yet.

Dates for 2018 can be found here.

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

Bins Schedule

The shedule for bin collections for the year 2017/18 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.


BCIC now have their own website at

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Opening Hours

Ballantrae Medical Practice opening hours are as follows;

Monday - 8.30am - 6pm
Tuesday – Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Dispensary – 9am - 11am & 3pm – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

Barrhill surgery opening hours remain as follows;

Monday 3.00pm – 6.00pm - Doctor
Thursday 2.30pm – 5.30pm - Doctor
Tuesday 9.15am – 1pm - Nurse
Wednesday 9.30am – 12 noon – Nurse

Ballantrae Medical Practice

Public Holiday’s 2018/2019

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Tuesday 25th December
Wednesday 26th December
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019

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 15th December.

All are welcome.

Barrhill Community Council


The Barrhill Community Council currently has a vacancy.

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.

Liquor licensing and some other licensing matters may also be of keen interest to Community Councils and are areas on which Community Councils views might usefully be sought.

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 4th October 2017.

Celia Strain
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: 821333
Email to:
or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill

Barrhill Community Interest Company


The Barrhill Community Interest Company currently has two vacancies.

If interested in one of these vacancies Email to:

Small Grants 2018 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications for October & november 2018 is now available.

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2018 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.

Broadband Availability  

You can find out whether "Superfast Broadband" will be available to you by entering your postcode in the search box on:

There is further information on the other pages of the Digital Scotland site:

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!