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BARRHILL NEWS October 2021


Small Grants 2021/22 Details

The Community Council has funds available for small grants.
If you have ideas that need funding then please apply. See the details in the link below.
Dates and details for Small Grants applications now available.
The application form (in word format) is available here.


Memorial Hall

The Memorial Hall is now available for use.


Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

The Badminton season has restarted.

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.


Skips and Bins

2021 Community Skips

October Friday 22nd to Monday 25th
December Friday 3rd to Monday 6th

The additional skips provided by BCC/BDT have still to have dates confirmed.

Bins Schedule

The schedule for bin collections for the year 2021/22 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.


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Mobile Library

Latest Mobile Library Schedule is available here

For Barrhill it shows the following dates:

Monday 19th July 2pm – 3pm Main Street
Tuesday 3rd August 2pm – 3pm Main Street
Tuesday 17th August 2pm – 3pm Main Street
Tuesday 31st August 2pm – 3pm Main Street
Tuesday 14th September 2pm – 3pm Main Street
Tuesday 28th September 2pm – 3pm Main Street


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Report Road Defects

The link below is to Ayrshire Roads Alliance. On the site you can enter reports on road defects.
The more people who report defects the more likely it is that they will be dealt with.

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



Coronavirus Tracker

I have been using this tracker for the past 6 months just to keep aware of what is happening. Use the Cases by Intermediate Zone about half way down the page and you can see cases by district. You can sort by rank, local authority etc.

https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/local


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.


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 occasionally a week goes missing.


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 4 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.

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.