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Restart of Community Skips

2021

July   Friday 16th to Monday 19th
October Friday 22nd to Monday 25th
December Friday 3rd to Monday 6th

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Rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is now available for people without symptoms in South Ayrshire.

The community testing initiative, in partnership with the Scottish Government; NHS Scotland; The Army; and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service aims to drive down local COVID-19 rates and transmission by identifying positive cases more quickly, as people can spread the virus to others before symptoms appear.

Residents who don't have any of the three COVID-19 symptoms (a new and continuous cough; high temperature; loss or change in sense of taste or smell) are encouraged to get tested.

There is no need to book, and testing is available at the following location from Monday 31 May until Sunday 6 June:

  • Town Hall, High Street, Maybole, KA19 7BZ - 10.00am - 6.00pm

These sites are only for people without symptoms. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should book a test in the usual way via nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.

Residents will be tested using lateral flow devices (LFD), which can give people their results in around 45 minutes. Any positive cases will then be confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

Those who receive a positive LFD or PCR test result will be asked to self-isolate.

Dedicated support is available to South Ayrshire residents who need to self-isolate, including access to food and financial support. People who need help should call 01292 616101.

Further advice and information on what support is available for people who need to self-isolate is available from nhsinform.scot.

For more information on Community Testing, please visit nhsinform.scot. 


Mobile Library

The Mobile Library is coming back to the Barrhill area: 

Barrhill                Monday 19th July                           2pm to 3pm                     Main Street

At the moment visits will only be once every four weeks, but I will update you as things change.


Changes to New Rail Timetable

The new full timetable from Monday 17 Mayis now available.

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

The timetable is subject to alterations and timetables may not be accurate after the 17th May.

Always check the service online as changes are being made all the time.


CLAUCHRIE WIND FARM

SECTION 36 APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A WINDFARM ON LAND APPROXIMATELY 5.5 KM NORTH EAST OF BARRHILL, SOUTH AYRSHIRE

NOTICE OF INQUIRY AND HEARING SESSIONS TO BE HELD AS PART OF THE PUBLIC INQUIRY

Scottish Ministers have appointed Mr Stephen Hall BA(Hons) BPI MRTPI to consider and submit a report to them on an application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to install and operate the Clauchrie Wind Farm on land approximately 5.5km north east of Barrhill, South Ayrshire. The application (which is available to view on the DPEA web site) is subject to environmental impact assessment and is supported by the following environmental information:

  • Clauchrie Windfarm Environmental Impact Assessment Report (December 2019), the responses of statutory consultees and other relevant representations

The reporter also requested the submission of a Landscape and Visual Cumulative Update (25 February 2021) to verify that the 2019 Report's conclusions on these matters remained valid.

The Reporter will hold a public inquiry to obtain more information on certain matters before he reports to Scottish Ministers on the case.  The matters to be considered during the oral sessions of the public inquiry are:

  • Landscape and Visual including Aviation lighting, Night-time impacts, Wild Land and other impacts, including residential amenity (Inquiry Session)
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology including private water supplies and flooding (Inquiry Session)
  • Socio-economics, Tourism and Recreation (Hearing Session)
  • Individual Objector Session (Informal Session)
  • Planning and Energy Policy; Need; Carbon and electricity generation   benefits (Hearing Session)
  • Aviation – radar mitigation (Inquiry Session)
  • Noise (Inquiry Session)
  • Conditions (Hearing Session)

Sessions will progress in the order provided above.  No other matters relevant to this case will be considered at the inquiry and hearing sessions.

The sessions will take place virtually from 24 May 2021 at 10:00 and will run for approximately 5 weeks. 

The timetable is as follows:

24 May 2021

Introduction/ procedural matters

24 - 27 May

Landscape & Visual Impact, including Wild Land, aviation lighting/ night-time impacts, and residential amenity

1 & 2 June

Hydrology & Hydrogeology, (including private water supplies; flooding)

3 June

Socio-economics & Tourism

4 June

Individual Objector Session

7 June

Planning and Energy Policy; Need; Carbon and electricity generation benefits

8 – 10 June

Aviation – radar mitigation

11 June

Overspill if required

21 & 22 June

Noise

23 June

Conditions

24 & 25 June

Overspill if required

Any updates to the timetable will be shown on the DPEA website at http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/CaseDetails.aspx?ID=121198

Participating parties have been asked to familiarise themselves with the most up to date guidance issued by the Scottish Government on the coronavirus pandemic and the steps they should take to ensure their safety and the safety of others, in particular in relation to the wearing of face coverings and physical distancing measures. These can be found at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/.  The reporter will consider adjourning the session(s) if parties do not comply with these measures.

Members of the public are not invited to participate virtually at this meeting and are instead encouraged to follow the proceedings via the recording of the video conference which will be released to the public. The video conference recording will be available to view at: http://dpea.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Key documents including inquiry statements, documents and precognitions will be available to view on our website: http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk. On entering the website, enter the reference number WIN-370-3.

DPEA collect information if you take part in the planning process, use DPEA websites, send correspondence to DPEA or attend a webcast.  To find out more about what information is collected, how the information is used and managed please read the DPEA's privacy notice - https://beta.gov.scot/publications/planning-and-environmental-appeals-division-privacy-notice/

DAVID HENDERSON
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road
FALKIRK
FK1 1XR

Our ref: WIN-370-3


Mobile Covid-19 Testing Stations

Seven Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units will be situated in Ayr, Ballantrae, Coylton, Girvan, Maybole and Tarbolton this week.

  • Quay Zone Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan - Monday 29 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • John Pollock Centre Car Park, Mainholm Road, Ayr - Tuesday 30 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Tarbolton Community Centre Car Park, Montgomerie Road, Tarbolton - Wednesday 31 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Coylton Activity Centre Car Park, Hole Road, Coylton - Thursday 1 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Ballantrae Shorefront Car Park, Foreland, Ballantrae - Friday 2 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Carrick Academy Car Park, Kirkoswald Road, Maybole - Saturday 3 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Queen Margaret Academy Bus Parking Area fronting the school, Dalmellington Road, Ayr - Sunday 4 April -10.00am - 6.00pm

The centres will operate on a rolling programme from Monday 5 April, until further notice as follows:

  • Monday - Quay Zone Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan
  • Tuesday - John Pollock Centre Car Park, Mainholm Road, Ayr
  • Wednesday - Tarbolton Community Centre Car Park, Montgomerie Road, Tarbolton
  • Thursday - Coylton Activity Centre Car Park, Hole Road, Coylton
  • Friday - Ballantrae Shorefront Car Park, Foreland, Ballantrae
  • Saturday - Carrick Academy Car Park, Kirkoswald Road, Maybole
  • Sunday - Queen Margaret Academy Bus Parking Area fronting the school, Dalmellington Road, Ayr

Each site will open from 10.00am until 6.00pm.

These temporary facilities will allow people who have COVID-19 symptoms to get a free swab test as part of the Government's UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities. 

Tests must be booked in advance at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.


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


Small Grants 2021/22 Details

Although the community council is not meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions grant applications will still be considered. As there are no meetings then applications can be sent to the Secretary at any time and the Community Council will try to respond within two weeks.

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.


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.


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 BDT has organised a small food bank for anyone needing help. Contact Laura for further details: bdtsecretary@outlook.com


Skips and Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

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

SAC have not provided us with a date for the restart of skips as yet.

Bins Schedule

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


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.


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 2020 until further notice.

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


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.

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


 

BARRHILL NEWS May 2021


CLAUCHRIE WIND FARM

SECTION 36 APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A WINDFARM ON LAND APPROXIMATELY 5.5 KM NORTH EAST OF BARRHILL, SOUTH AYRSHIRE

NOTICE OF INQUIRY AND HEARING SESSIONS TO BE HELD AS PART OF THE PUBLIC INQUIRY

Scottish Ministers have appointed Mr Stephen Hall BA(Hons) BPI MRTPI to consider and submit a report to them on an application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to install and operate the Clauchrie Wind Farm on land approximately 5.5km north east of Barrhill, South Ayrshire. The application (which is available to view on the DPEA web site) is subject to environmental impact assessment and is supported by the following environmental information:

  • Clauchrie Windfarm Environmental Impact Assessment Report (December 2019), the responses of statutory consultees and other relevant representations

The reporter also requested the submission of a Landscape and Visual Cumulative Update (25 February 2021) to verify that the 2019 Report's conclusions on these matters remained valid.

The Reporter will hold a public inquiry to obtain more information on certain matters before he reports to Scottish Ministers on the case.  The matters to be considered during the oral sessions of the public inquiry are:

  • Landscape and Visual including Aviation lighting, Night-time impacts, Wild Land and other impacts, including residential amenity (Inquiry Session)
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology including private water supplies and flooding (Inquiry Session)
  • Socio-economics, Tourism and Recreation (Hearing Session)
  • Individual Objector Session (Informal Session)
  • Planning and Energy Policy; Need; Carbon and electricity generation   benefits (Hearing Session)
  • Aviation – radar mitigation (Inquiry Session)
  • Noise (Inquiry Session)
  • Conditions (Hearing Session)

Sessions will progress in the order provided above.  No other matters relevant to this case will be considered at the inquiry and hearing sessions.

The sessions will take place virtually from 24 May 2021 at 10:00 and will run for approximately 5 weeks. 

The timetable is as follows:

24 May 2021

Introduction/ procedural matters

24 - 27 May

Landscape & Visual Impact, including Wild Land, aviation lighting/ night-time impacts, and residential amenity

1 & 2 June

Hydrology & Hydrogeology, (including private water supplies; flooding)

3 June

Socio-economics & Tourism

4 June

Individual Objector Session

7 June

Planning and Energy Policy; Need; Carbon and electricity generation benefits

8 – 10 June

Aviation – radar mitigation

11 June

Overspill if required

21 & 22 June

Noise

23 June

Conditions

24 & 25 June

Overspill if required

Any updates to the timetable will be shown on the DPEA website at http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/CaseDetails.aspx?ID=121198

Participating parties have been asked to familiarise themselves with the most up to date guidance issued by the Scottish Government on the coronavirus pandemic and the steps they should take to ensure their safety and the safety of others, in particular in relation to the wearing of face coverings and physical distancing measures. These can be found at https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/.  The reporter will consider adjourning the session(s) if parties do not comply with these measures.

Members of the public are not invited to participate virtually at this meeting and are instead encouraged to follow the proceedings via the recording of the video conference which will be released to the public. The video conference recording will be available to view at: http://dpea.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Key documents including inquiry statements, documents and precognitions will be available to view on our website: http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk. On entering the website, enter the reference number WIN-370-3.

DPEA collect information if you take part in the planning process, use DPEA websites, send correspondence to DPEA or attend a webcast.  To find out more about what information is collected, how the information is used and managed please read the DPEA's privacy notice - https://beta.gov.scot/publications/planning-and-environmental-appeals-division-privacy-notice/

DAVID HENDERSON
Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road
FALKIRK
FK1 1XR

Our ref: WIN-370-3


Changes to New Rail Timetable

The new full timetable from Monday 17 Mayis now available.

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

The timetable is subject to alterations and timetables may not be accurate after the 17th May.

Always check the service online as changes are being made all the time.


Mobile Library

The library service is suspended for the duration of Tier 4.
Ther will be no charges for books being overdue.


Mobile Covid-19 Testing Stations

Seven Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units will be situated in Ayr, Ballantrae, Coylton, Girvan, Maybole and Tarbolton this week.

  • Quay Zone Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan - Monday 29 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • John Pollock Centre Car Park, Mainholm Road, Ayr - Tuesday 30 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Tarbolton Community Centre Car Park, Montgomerie Road, Tarbolton - Wednesday 31 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Coylton Activity Centre Car Park, Hole Road, Coylton - Thursday 1 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Ballantrae Shorefront Car Park, Foreland, Ballantrae - Friday 2 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Carrick Academy Car Park, Kirkoswald Road, Maybole - Saturday 3 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Queen Margaret Academy Bus Parking Area fronting the school, Dalmellington Road, Ayr - Sunday 4 April -10.00am - 6.00pm

The centres will operate on a rolling programme from Monday 5 April, until further notice as follows:

  • Monday - Quay Zone Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan
  • Tuesday - John Pollock Centre Car Park, Mainholm Road, Ayr
  • Wednesday - Tarbolton Community Centre Car Park, Montgomerie Road, Tarbolton
  • Thursday - Coylton Activity Centre Car Park, Hole Road, Coylton
  • Friday - Ballantrae Shorefront Car Park, Foreland, Ballantrae
  • Saturday - Carrick Academy Car Park, Kirkoswald Road, Maybole
  • Sunday - Queen Margaret Academy Bus Parking Area fronting the school, Dalmellington Road, Ayr

Each site will open from 10.00am until 6.00pm.

These temporary facilities will allow people who have COVID-19 symptoms to get a free swab test as part of the Government's UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities. 

Tests must be booked in advance at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.


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


Small Grants 2021/22 Details

Although the community council is not meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions grant applications will still be considered. As there are no meetings then applications can be sent to the Secretary at any time and the Community Council will try to respond within two weeks.

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.


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.


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 BDT has organised a small food bank for anyone needing help. Contact Laura for further details: bdtsecretary@outlook.com


Skips and Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

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

SAC have not provided us with a date for the restart of skips as yet.

Bins Schedule

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


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.


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 2020 until further notice.

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


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.

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


 

BARRHILL NEWS April 2021


Mobile Covid-19 Testing Stations

Seven Mobile COVID-19 Testing Units will be situated in Ayr, Ballantrae, Coylton, Girvan, Maybole and Tarbolton this week.

  • Quay Zone Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan - Monday 29 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • John Pollock Centre Car Park, Mainholm Road, Ayr - Tuesday 30 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Tarbolton Community Centre Car Park, Montgomerie Road, Tarbolton - Wednesday 31 March - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Coylton Activity Centre Car Park, Hole Road, Coylton - Thursday 1 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Ballantrae Shorefront Car Park, Foreland, Ballantrae - Friday 2 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Carrick Academy Car Park, Kirkoswald Road, Maybole - Saturday 3 April - 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Queen Margaret Academy Bus Parking Area fronting the school, Dalmellington Road, Ayr - Sunday 4 April -10.00am - 6.00pm

The centres will operate on a rolling programme from Monday 5 April, until further notice as follows:

  • Monday - Quay Zone Car Park, Knockcushan Street, Girvan
  • Tuesday - John Pollock Centre Car Park, Mainholm Road, Ayr
  • Wednesday - Tarbolton Community Centre Car Park, Montgomerie Road, Tarbolton
  • Thursday - Coylton Activity Centre Car Park, Hole Road, Coylton
  • Friday - Ballantrae Shorefront Car Park, Foreland, Ballantrae
  • Saturday - Carrick Academy Car Park, Kirkoswald Road, Maybole
  • Sunday - Queen Margaret Academy Bus Parking Area fronting the school, Dalmellington Road, Ayr

Each site will open from 10.00am until 6.00pm.

These temporary facilities will allow people who have COVID-19 symptoms to get a free swab test as part of the Government's UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities. 

Tests must be booked in advance at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.


APPLICATION FOR CONSENT UNDER SECTION 36 OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 FOR THE PROPOSED
Kilgallioch Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
& Associated Works including Synchronous Condenser (Syncon) IN THE PLANNING AUTHORITY AREA OF SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL AND DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL

On 23 December 2020, RPS Ireland Limited on behalf of ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited ("the Company") completed the submission of an application under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the Scottish Ministers' consent to construct and operate the proposed Kilgallioch Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) & Associated Works including Synchronous Condenser (Syncon) on land adjacent to the existing Kilgallioch Windfarm Substation and adjacent to an area of commercial forestry located to the north of the operational Kilgallioch Windfarm. The installed capacity of the proposed development would exceed 50 megawatts (MW) but would not exceed 100 MW. The application has been made on the premise that the proposed development is not subject to Environmental Impact Assessment.

The Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990 require details of the application be published in the national and local press. The Company is understood to be placing public notices in the near future but is as yet unable to confirm the details to Scottish Ministers.

Proposed Development

The main components of the development consist of the following:

· A portal frame building of approximate dimensions 100 metres by 40 metres with height up to 7 metres which will enclose:

- battery module room;

- HV switchgear room; `

- inverters;

- LV / Control room;

- Stores

- Office and welfare facilities (foul water sealed tank & borehole required for water supply);

- A fire suppression room.

· A compound surrounded by 3m high security fencing (mesh fence or palisade) and containing 40ft double stacked steel storage containers (approximately 6.5m high), CCTV and lighting columns.

· An extension and upgrading of the existing substation, by the creation of a new 275kV bay, to accommodate a Synchronous Condenser contained within a 15m x 10m x 6m acoustic enclosure.

· Vehicle parking spaces.

· Access to the development site will be via the existing Kilgallioch Windfarm access routes.

Consultation

The purpose of this email is to consult you on the application and request your views. The Electricity (Applications for Consent) Regulations 1990 allow 28 days for responses to this consultation, unless Ministers agree another date. The closing date in this case is 29 April 2021.

The application documentation can be viewed on the Company's website at https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/kilgallioch_bess.aspx. The Scottish Government's Energy Consents Unit website also hosts a copy at http://www.energyconsents.scot/ApplicationDetails.aspx?cr=ECU00002197.

Please submit your response by email to EconsentsAdmin@gov.scot

Please note reminders are not issued by Energy Consents, therefore if we have not received your comments, nor have we received any extension request by the closing date we will assume you have no comments to make.


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.
According to the website I am the only one so far to have reported the flooding up the B7027 due to the blocked drain.

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


Changes to New Rail Timetable

TIMETABLE STARTS 13th December 2020

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

The new full timetable is now available.
The timetable has been cut by 50% on weekdays, Saturday's timetable has a minute or so variation on some arrival times.

The 19:37 from Barrhill to Ayr and the 19:27
from Ayr have been taken out of service again.

Always check the service online as changes are being made all the time.


Mobile Library

The library service is suspended for the duration of Tier 4.
Ther will be no charges for books being overdue.


Small Grants 2020/21 Details

Although the community council is not meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions grant applications will still be considered. As there are no meetings then applications can be sent to the Secretary at any time and the Community Council will try to respond within two weeks.

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.


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.


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 BDT has organised a small food bank for anyone needing help. Contact Laura for further details: bdtsecretary@outlook.com


Skips and Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

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

SAC have not provided us with a date for the restart of skips as yet.

Bins Schedule

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


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.


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 2020 until further notice.

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


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.

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


 

BARRHILL NEWS March 2021


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.
According to the website I am the only one so far to have reported the flooding up the B7027 due to the blocked drain.

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


Changes to New Rail Timetable

TIMETABLE STARTS 13th December 2020

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

The new full timetable is now available.
The timetable has been cut by 50% on weekdays, Saturday's timetable has a minute or so variation on some arrival times.

The 19:37 from Barrhill to Ayr and the 19:27
from Ayr have been taken out of service again.

Always check the service online as changes are being made all the time. eg Sat 27th Feb had no trains and only 2 substitute buses.


Mobile Library

The library service is suspended for the duration of Tier 4.
Ther will be no charges for books being overdue.


Small Grants 2020/21 Details

Although the community council is not meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions grant applications will still be considered. As there are no meetings then applications can be sent to the Secretary at any time and the Community Council will try to respond within two weeks.

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.


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.


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 BDT has organised a small food bank for anyone needing help. Contact Laura for further details: bdtsecretary@outlook.com


Skips and Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

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

SAC have not provided us with a date for the restart of skips as yet.

Bins Schedule

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


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.


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 2020 until further notice.

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


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.

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


 

BARRHILL NEWS February 2021


Coronavirus Jags

It is good news that jags have started to be given for Barrhill residents. Some have already been done at peoples homes where as other are having to travel to Ballantrae.


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


Changes to New Rail Timetable

TIMETABLE STARTS 13th December 2020

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

The new full timetable is now available.
The timetable has been cut by 50% on weekdays, Saturday's timetable has a minute or so variation on some arrival times.

It seems strange that the Sunday times have not changed and the full number of trains still run.

As of 1/2/21 the 19:37 from Barrhill to Ayr
and the 19:27 from Ayr have been reinstated.


Mobile Library

The library service is suspended for the duration of Tier 4.
Ther will be no charges for books being overdue.


Small Grants 2020/21 Details

Although the community council is not meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions grant applications will still be considered. As there are no meetings then applications can be sent to the Secretary at any time and the Community Council will try to respond within two weeks.

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.


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.


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 BDT has organised a small food bank for anyone needing help. Contact Laura for further details: bdtsecretary@outlook.com


Skips and Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

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

SAC have not provided us with a date for the restart of skips as yet.

Bins Schedule

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


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.


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 2020 until further notice.

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


BARRHILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL VACANCIES


The Barrhill Community Council currently has one 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.
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.

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


 

BARRHILL NEWS January 2021


HAPPY NEW YEAR

Lets hope for a better year than the last one.


New Rail Timetable

TIMETABLE STARTS 13th December 2020

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

The new full timetable is now available.
The timetable has been cut by 50% on weekdays, Saturday's timetable has a minute or so variation on some arrival times.

It seems strange that the Sunday times have not changed and the full number of trains still run.

As of 12/1/21 the 19:37 from Barrhill to Ayr
and the 19:27 from Ayr have been withdrawn.


Mobile Library

The library service is suspended for the duration of Tier 4.
Ther will be no charges for books being overdue.


Shop Christmas opening times:

    Open Close
Wednesday 23 Dec 7:00am 12noon
Christmas Eve 24 Dec 7:00am 12noon
Christmas Day 25 Dec Closed  
Boxing Day 26 Dec Closed  
Sunday 27 Dec Closed  
Monday 28 Dec 7:00am 12noon
Tuesday 29 Dec 7:00am 12noon
Wednesday 30 Dec 7:00am 12noon
New Year's Eve 31 Dec 7:00am 12noon
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2021 Closed  
Saturday 2 Jan 7:00am 12noon
Sunday 3 Jan 8:00am 12noon
Monday 4 Jan 7:00am 2:00pm

Small Grants 2019/20 Details

Although the community council is not meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions grant applications will still be considered. As there are no meetings then applications can be sent to the Secretary at any time and the Community Council will try to respond within two weeks.

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.


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.


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 BDT has organised a small food bank for anyone needing help. Contact Laura for further details: bdtsecretary@outlook.com


Skips and Bins

SAC have resumed collecting all bins.

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

SAC have not provided us with a date for the restart of skips as yet.

Bins Schedule

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


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.


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 2020 until further notice.

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


BARRHILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL VACANCIES


The Barrhill Community Council currently has one 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.
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.

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