BARRHILL NEWS September 2018

Barrhill Community Interest Company

are having a


Saturday 3rd November 7:30 to 11:30

Then on the 4th November there will be a

Guy Fawkes competition followed by a Fireworks Display

See the events page for full details.

Ballantrae Medical Practice

Because of the carriageway works are proposed on the A714 week commencing 15th October 2018 for 2 weeks:

The surgery opening hours will be as follows during the 2 week period;

Monday 4pm – 6pm GP
Tuesday 9am – 1pm Nurse
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday 4pm – 6pm GP


Carriageway resurfacing works have been programmed to be carried out on A714.
Works will commence on Monday 15th October 2018 and are anticipated to last approximately 2 Weeks.
In order to carry out these operations it will be necessary to close this road from 09.30 to 15.30.

Protecting the safety and wellbeing of employees and local residents is of the utmost importance; therefore vehicle access to properties within the affected area will be strictly prohibited while surfacing works are in progress. Provision will be made to allow access out with the construction phase periods whenever possible.

Please ensure that your refuse bins are positioned for collection from 06.30 on your designated collection day.

S.P.T. have also been made aware of the road closures therefore if you have any enquiries regarding alternative bus stops/routes, then please contact Stagecoach on 01292 613 700.

Emergency Vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

A revised bus timetable during the roadworks is available here.

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

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.

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Will be CLOSED on

Friday 21st September
Monday 24th September

Dr Sondhi will be consulting at Barrhill on Tuesday 25th September 11am – 12 noon following nurse session.


Download a full list of impacted services here. No trains running South from Ayr.
If your normal train is not listed, it means that the service will run as normal.

I have not been sent any information regarding Barrhill Station, but I have been informed that a taxi sits up at the station at the times a train should be running, available for passengers to use.

South Ayrshire Council has imposed an exclusion zone at Ayr station, which will have an impact on our services. This is because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe. The hotel building isn’t owned or operated by ScotRail.

This exclusion zone means services via Ayr will be disrupted for the foreseeable future.

Service alterations

The following service alterations will apply from Monday, 10 September until further notice:

  • Services between Ayr and Glasgow Central will have reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.
  • Services between Kilmarnock and Ayr will return to normal Monday to Saturday, with some exceptions.
  • Services between Paisley Gilmour Street and Glasgow Central will return to normal. By starting/terminating some trains at Prestwick Town, we are able to operate longer trains on this route again. This means that we can restore capacity to previous levels.
  • There will be no services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer. Buses are in place to take customers between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer.

How can I keep up to date with what’s happening?

Please check @ScotRail on Twitter, the live departure information on our website, or download our app before starting your journey to check which services are operating.


Invitation to an Open Meeting for all Barrhill Residents
Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Barrhill Memorial Hall Snooker Room 7:00 - 8.00 pm

20mph Speed Limits in Villages in South Ayrshire.

Following the public meeting held on 16th November 2017, when a consultation was held to confirm that the residents of Barrhill wanted a 20mph speed limit to be introduced in the area, the proposed design for these measures has now been completed.

This meeting will again be addressed by Kevin Braidwood, Operations' Manager of Ayrshire Roads Alliance, when the design on how the lowered speed limit might be effectively implemented, given the specific local road structure and pattern of usage, will be put to residents for consultation.

This will be the public's last opportunity to give their views on the design and residents are therefore urged to attend.

Please come along to this Open Meeting on Wednesday 26th September at 7pm when this matter will be discussed, and let us know your views.

Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

2018/2019 season starts
4th September in the MemorialHall

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.

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.

Bowling Club

Fun Day Sunday 16th September 2pm
Closing Day Saturday 29th September 1:30pm

We will be running 'Fun Days' on the third Sunday of the month throughout the season where we welcome anyone from beginners to experienced bowlers to come and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon of bowling followed by refreshments.

Club days are Saturday 1:30pm start and Tuesday 7pm start until the second week in August then 6:30pm start until close of season in September.

Membership £10 adults, £5 children
Visitors £2 per session

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, we have bowls you can borrow so all you need is a pair of flat soled shoes.


The skip will be in the village from the 7th to the 10th September.

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;

Friday 21st September
Monday 24th September
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 that 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 16th September.

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 May, June & August 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!