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BARRHILL NEWS October 2019

A77 Stumpy Corner Refurbishment

As part of Transport Scotland's management and maintenance of the trunk road network, and in line with removing barriers to accessibility, Scotland TranServ is proposing a refurbishment programme for the A77 at Stumpy Corner, Girvan.

The works will include the upgrade of the traffic signals, new footways and resurfacing of the carriageway. It is proposed that this project will be completed within a 6 week schedule, starting on Monday 21st October.

The refurbishment of the traffic signals and footways will be completed under a 4 week period using temporary signals and lane closures. The resurfacing of the trunk road is then proposed to take place under a weekend closure. All works will be completed ahead of the busy Christmas period.

In order to complete this programme of work as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to work between the hours of:

8am to 6pm each day for four weeks from Monday 21st October
8pm on Friday 15th until 6am on Monday 18th November, resurfacing of A77 trunk road

All trunk road traffic will be diverted from Shallochpark Roundabout via Coalpots Road and the B734 to Bridgemill Roundabout, from the 21 October until works are completed. Local traffic for Girvan will be signed 'Business as Usual' for deliveries, shoppers and residents.


A skip will be in the village from Friday 25th to Monday the 28th October.

In August someone put 19 used tyres and 2 cans of oil in the skip. The skip is to be used for domestic waste only.
South Ayrshire Council has notified us that if this is repeated they will not provide further skips.

Dates for 2019 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 2019/20 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.

Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

The Badminton season has started.

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.

Train Timetable from 19th May

The recently advertised improvements to Scotrail seem to have no effect on the trains through Barrhill.

The new timetable is available by clicking here.

Memorial Hall

The memorial hall is now fully open after the refurbishments.

Village based clubs are being charged at only £5.00 per hour.

For bookings contact Louise Ottaway on 07387 759052


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.

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 occassionally a week goes missing.

Church Services

Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in the Memorial Hall.

The next service will be at 3 pm on Sunday 20th October.

All are welcome.

Small Grants 2019/20 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications now available.
The application form (in word format) is available here.

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Public Holidays 2019/2020

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Wednesday 25th December
Thursday 26th December
Wednesday 1st January
Thursday 2nd January

Please ensure you have enough repeat medication to see you through the holidays.

Dial 111

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2019 is 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.

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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