BARRHILL NEWS October 2018
Ballantrae Medical Practice
Flu Can KILL
Whatever your age,
If you suffer from:
• Chronic Bronchitis
• Kidney Disease
• Heart Disease
• Or are aged 65 or over?
• Or are you a Carer?
Flu vaccination is recommended
Make an appointment NOW if you are eligible
Ballantrae Medical Practice Tel. 01465831302
Barrhill Tuesday 23rd October AM
Ballantrae Friday 26th October AM
Please note children's nasal vaccine will not be given on these dates.
No Skip this month.
The next skip will be in the village from the 9th to the 12th November.
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.
New Bins Schedule
The shedule for bin collections for the year 2018/19 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.
You may have noticed that we now have a fibre enabled exchange in Barrhill. The bad news is from the openreach site:
"If your area has fibre but your cabinet isn’t ready, you can't order fibre yet. We’re working on it though."
The advice being given is to keep checking the website
to find out when orders for fibre can be accepted.
RAIL SERVICE DISRUPTION
On checking train times on the Scotrail site there are no bus substitutes from the 15th October so hopefully the trains will be running as normal from then.
Download a full list of impacted services here. No trains running South from Ayr.
If your normal train is not listed, it means that the service will run as normal.
I have not been sent any information regarding Barrhill Station, but I have been informed that a taxi sits up at the station at the times a train should be running, available for passengers to use.
South Ayrshire Council has imposed an exclusion zone at Ayr station, which will have an impact on our services. This is because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe. The hotel building isn’t owned or operated by ScotRail.
This exclusion zone means services via Ayr will be disrupted for the foreseeable future.
The following service alterations will apply from Monday, 10 September until further notice:
- Services between Ayr and Glasgow Central will have reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.
- Services between Kilmarnock and Ayr will return to normal Monday to Saturday, with some exceptions.
- Services between Paisley Gilmour Street and Glasgow Central will return to normal. By starting/terminating some trains at Prestwick Town, we are able to operate longer trains on this route again. This means that we can restore capacity to previous levels.
- There will be no services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer. Buses are in place to take customers between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer.
How can I keep up to date with what’s happening?
Please check @ScotRail on Twitter, the live departure information on our website, or download our app before starting your journey to check which services are operating.
Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
in the MemorialHall
All ages and abilities welcome.
Come and enjoy a social evening with the benefit of some exercise disguised as fun.
No fees for residents of Barrhill and adjacent villages.
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.
BCIC now have their own website at www.bcic.org.uk
Ballantrae Medical Practice
Public Holiday’s 2018/2019
The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;
Tuesday 25th December
Wednesday 26th December
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Road Works Schedule
The weekly scheduled roadworks for SW Scotland is available in Excel spreadsheet format here.
Note that I can only upload these when they are sent to me so occassionally a week goes missing.
Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in the Memorial Hall.
The next service will be at 3 pm
on Sunday 21st October.
All are welcome.
Barrhill Community Council
The Barrhill Community Council currently has a 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.
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.
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: 821333
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill
Barrhill Community Interest Company
The Barrhill Community Interest Company currently has two vacancies.
If interested in one of these vacancies Email to: email@example.com
Small Grants 2018 Details
Dates and details for Small Grants applications for May, June & August 2018 is now available.
The timetable for 2018 is available through the dates page.
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.
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!