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BARRHILL NEWS January 2021


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and the 19:27 from Ayr have been withdrawn.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:

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.


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.


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
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: (01465) 821333
Email to:
Or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill


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

Forms available from BDT and BCIC websites:
or email


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.


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!