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BARRHILL NEWS December 2023


Winter Fuel/Community Energy Grants 2023-2024

Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) has agreed that Barrhill CIC can offer winter fuel grants of £475 this year, and the name has also been updated from ‘winter fuel’ to ‘Community Energy grants’ to bring it into line with SPR supported schemes elsewhere. Thanks go to Scottish Power Renewables and Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company for providing the funds for this initiative.

For this year’s community energy grants we are moving to using an online process and paying the grants direct into people’s bank accounts. We hope this will be more convenient for most people, and hard copy forms can still be used by people who are not online. For the 2023-2024 payments, BCIC is using Foundation Scotland to support the distribution of these grants. We have a joint data processing agreement (part of the privacy notice) that you can view here.

To be able to submit your application you will need:.

  • A copy of your Council Tax notice for this year
  • A recent bank statement in the same name and address

A photo of the documents is just as good as a scan (as long as it’s legible!) and you can cross out all the personal financial information – we’re just looking for the sort codes and account details and to cross-check the address. These documents, along with ticking a box to accept the conditions of grant will enable Foundation Scotland to make payment direct to your bank account. There are two payment runs a week, on Tuesday and Thursdays.

  • If you provided an email address last year Foundation Scotland will have already contacted you by email with a grant offer and how to log on and upload documents..
  • If you haven’t received an email, you can download a printable form here and return this by email (don’t forget the attachments), to the Hall by post (please don’t provide any document originals that you want back) or come to the Hall on the 9th December between 10 and 12 for a breakfast roll and to get your application processed..

If there are any problems with your application once submitted Foundation Scotland will contact you, or if you have problems, questions or concerns you can ring Foundation Scotland on 0131 524 0300 or email or

New Rail Timetable from December 10

Due to the fire at Ayr station there are alterations to the timetable and replacement coaches being used for part of the journeys. These are between Girvan and Ayr and between Ayr and Prestwick Town or alternatively Girvan to Troon. Disruption is expected until at least the end of the day on Saturday 13 January. From Monday 4th December, ScotRail will operate a half-hourly service between Ayr and Prestwick Town - then connecting with existing services to Glasgow Central. Please check online as train times keep changing.
Note that departure times from Glasgow are also affected.

To see the new Barrhill timetable use the Rail Timetable link on the menu or click here.

For the full new Glasgow - Ayr - Stranraer timetable click here.

Always check the service online as industrial action can cause changes.


27-29 Crown Street, Ayr, KA8 8AG Tel: 01292 270864: Email:

Out & About Club
Winter Programme 2023

Day and Half Day Minibus Trips November

Click here for the details

Barrhill Badminton

No badminton 26th December and 2nd January

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

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.

Events at Memorial Hall


Small Grants 2022/23 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 Autumn Small Grants applications now available.
The application form (in word format) is available here.


DATE             Thursdays
TIME:             7.00pm to 8.00pm
ADMISSION:   £4.00 per person (class fee)

Further information can be obtained from:
LYN  BROOKS  01465 821413

Skips and Bins

2023 Community Skips

January Friday 6th to Monday 9th
March Friday 10th to Monday 13th
April  Friday 21st to Monday 24th
June Friday 23rd to Monday 26th
August    Friday 25th to Monday 28th
October Friday 27th to Monday 30th
December Friday 8th to Monday 11th

The additional skips provided by BCC/BDT have still to have dates confirmed. They are planned for the middle Friday of the months not covered in the above table.

Bins Schedule

The schedule for bin collections for the year 2023/24 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.

Mobile Library

Latest Mobile Library Schedule is available here

For Barrhill it shows the following dates:

Barrhill Fri 28th July 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School
Barrhill Fri 11th Aug 1.45pm – 3pm Old Bank
Barrhill Fri 25th Aug 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School
Barrhill Fri 8th Sept 1.45pm – 3pm Old Bank
Barrhill Fri 6th Oct 1.45pm – 3pm Old Bank
Barrhill Fri 20th Oct 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School

Girvan & South Carrick Community Action Network

Do you need support travelling to hospital and health appointments?

For more information:
Call: 01465 714060

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.

Road Works Schedule

All the Amey roadworks can be seen on their website:

The weekly scheduled roadworks for SW Scotland is available in Excel spreadsheet format here.

Note these are the AMEY 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.
The Amey website has the roadworks always available


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

Ths services in the hall have restarted and are on the third Sunday of the month.

More details on the Dates page


The Community Council would like to remind dog owners that "poop" bags are available free of charge from the dispensers at either end of the village.
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.