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BARRHILL NEWS February 2019


A road closure will be put in place between Monday 4th Feb and Friday 9th February on the A714 between Shallochpark Roundabout and the B734 Barr road.

The closure will be in place overnight between 2000 hrs and 0600 hrs each night to carry out lining works.

The road will be closed only when signs are in place and the works are weather dependant.

Fibre Broadband Now Available

At last you can order fibre broadband in the village. I just ordered Superfast Plus from BT which is supposed to have a guaranteed minimum speed of 39Mb (but we will wait and see) and the cost was just £1 more than my current charge for what they claimed was 18Mb but in reality was less, OK in the morning but by the evening down to 2Mb or less.

For those nearer the exchange speeds will be greater for those outside the village the speeds will reduce according todistance from the exchange.


Open meeting on Suaturday 9th February 10am to 1pm

in the Memorial Hall

The case for a community buy out of the Trout Inn

Make your views be known

New Rail Timetable

The new timetable started on the 9th December. There are no major changes just a minute either way on the current times.

The new timetable will be available on the website link.

If you want to check out the full timetable click here.

Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

Badminton restarted on the 8th January.

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.

20 Mile Per Hour Through Barrhill

For a plan of the proposed measures for Barrhill click here.

For the 20mph policy document click 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.


We do not have the 2019 dates as yet.

Dates for 2018 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.


BCIC now have their own website at

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 17th February.

All are welcome.

Barrhill Community Interest Company


The Barrhill Community Interest Company currently has two vacancies.

If interested in one of these vacancies Email to:

Small Grants 2019 Details

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

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.

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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