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BARRHILL NEWS October 2017

ST. Colmon Church

Annual Fundraising Auction

Saturday 21st October

For full details see events page

Flu Can KILL

Whatever your age, If you suffer from:

• Diabetes
• Chronic Bronchitis
• Kidney Disease
• Heart Disease
• Stroke
• MS
• Or are aged 65 or over?
• Or are you a Carer?

Flu vaccination is recommended

Make an appointment NOW if you are eligible: Tel. 01465831302

Barrhill Tuesday 10th October AM
Ballantrae Friday 13th October AM

Barrhill Community Council


The Barrhill Community Council currently has two vacancies.

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.

Liquor licensing and some other licensing matters may also be of keen interest to Community Councils and are areas on which Community Councils views might usefully be sought.

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 before 4th October 2017.

Celia Strain
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: 821333
Email to:
or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill

BCIC Autumn Newsletter

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Barrhill Badminton

The new season started on
September 5th
in the School Hall
Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
until the 19th December

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.


No skip this month the next skip will be in the village Friday 24th to Monday 27th November

Dates for 2017 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 2017/18 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Public Holiday’s 2017/2018

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Monday 25th December
Tuesday 26th December
Monday 1st January
Tuesday 2nd January

Church Services

Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in Barrhill School Hall at 3pm.
The next being Sunday15th October.

All are welcome.


WARNING: There is currently a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and is going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone 0161 8508494 and press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the case. This scam is becoming widely reported and seems to be targeting older people. Please do not reply to the message.

The HMRC phone scam is using the number 02033223867 although there are other numbers that they use.


Small Grants 2017 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications for August, October & November 2017 is now available.

Barrhill Bowling Club
● Founded 1934 ●
The new season has now started

Please come along and join us 
Everyone is welcome, players and spectators 
You don’t have to be a member of the club to play

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2017 is now available through the dates page.


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.

Barrhill Playgroup

Every Fridayday 12 - 2pm

All children from Barrhill and surrounding villages welcome.
Birth to Nursery age 2.00 poer session.

See the full poster on the Events page

Broadband Availability  

You can find out whether "Superfast Broadband" will be available to you by entering your postcode in the search box on:

There is further information on the other pages of the Digital Scotland site:

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!



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