BARRHILL NEWS June 2019


The 3rd Barrhill Flower Show!

In memory of Annie Clarke

Saturday 7th September 2019 in Barrhill Memorial Hall

Show opens at 2pm. Presentation of prizes at 3:30pm

Admission £2.00 adults, accompanied children 50p includes a cream tea.

More details on the Flower Show Page. From the top menu >Other then >Flower Show


Barrhill Bowling Club

Fun Day starts at 1:30pm on Sunday 16th June

We have a wide range of bowls available for use.

You only need flat shoes or trainers so as not to damage the green.


Footpath to Feoch Meadows

This was created as part of the forestry development on what was Artnoch land jointly funded by Tilhill and BCC. There are marker post along the path. Footing is uneven in places and there is one steep section. Signposts at the start and end of the path have been funded by the small grants scheme run by the Community Council but are not yet in place.

The footpath leads from next to Feoch bridge on the A714 (parking for 4/5 cars) up to Feoch Meadows and is approximately 1 mile in length (1.6km). There are bridges over the deeper cuts but you can still expect there to be boggy patches, not too surprising as this is a site well known for its Marsh Orchids.


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.


Skip

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

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.

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.


Fibre Broadband Now Available

If with BT internet the cost of fibre is the same as non fibre.

The nearer the exchange the greater the speed. For those outside the village the speeds will reduce according to distance from the exchange.

 


Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

Badminton season ends 25th June.

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

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.


BCIC WEBSITE

BCIC now have their own website at www.bcic.org.uk


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 16th June.

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;

Friday 20th September
Monday 23rd September
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
Dial 111
IN A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY DIAL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE


Mobile Library

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!

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