BARRHILL NEWS May 2020


Coronavirus Support Funding

Carrick Futures has set aside £5000 to support the Barrhill community in the current lockdown situation. The application form and instructions for a grant are on the Carrick Futures website. It does require you to be part of a constituted group or sponsored by one (eg the Community Council). The Community Council also has the small grant scheme which can also be used for some community resilience schemes.

Carrrick Futures has already provided £3000 support to Ayrshire Cancer Support for the transport of patients from the South Carrick area to hospital appointments.


Skips and Brown Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

SAC has notified us that they will not be providing skips until further notice.

Bins Schedule

The shedule for bin collections for the year 2020/21 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.


MEMORIAL HALL CLOSURE

In accordance with government recommended instructions to avoid public gatherings the Barrhill Development Trust has closed the Memorial Hall as of the 17th March until further notice.

They know that this will inconvenience some people but the health and safety of residents is of the utmost importance.


Barrhill Development Trust

During this difficult period, there is a list of volunteers willing to help out fellow visitors who are self isolating, vulnerable or unable to carry out essential tasks. If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions etc these volunteers are willing to help. The list should have been delivered to you by the postie. If you do not have the list then you can email me. (r.a.clegg@btinternet.com).


TRAIN TIMETABLE REDUCED

There are only two trains leaving Barrhill: 7:34 and 13:38 and two from Ayr at 11:34 and 19:29

These are subject to change so please check online.


NEW SHOP OPENING TIMES

As from 1st April 2020

  Open Close
Monday 7:00am 4:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am 4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am 2:00pm
Thursday 7:00am 4:00pm
Friday 7:00am 4:00pm
Saturday 7:00am 12noon
Sunday 8:00am 12noon

BARRHILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL
VACANCIES


The Barrhill Community Council currently has three 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:

Celia Strain
Secretary
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: (01465) 821333
Email to: celia@celiastrain.plus.com
Or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill


BARRHILL DEVELOPMENT TRUST
VACANCIES


The Barrhill Community Interest Company and Barrhill Deevlopment Trust currently has two vacancies.

Interested?
Forms available from BDT and BCIC websites:
www.barrhilldevtrust.org
www.bcic.org.uk
or email info@barrhilldevtrust.org


Litter

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.


Church Services


No services in Barrhill until the hall reopens.

Small Grants 2019/20 Details

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


Mobile Library

The timetable for 2019 is available through the dates page.
There is currently no information about 2020 available so assume it to be the same as 2019.


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!

http://www.ayrshireroadsalliance.org/Home.aspx