Welcome to the joint website of PNCC & PSCC where you will find information about the Prestwick Community, including links to local services, the Scottish Government, South Ayrshire Council, NHS and updates on our meetings and community activities.
With the lifting of restrictions, both community councils are pleased to announce the return of formal face to face meetings at which members of the public are welcome to join. We are delighted to be back and look forward to welcoming you all again. Meetings will be held in accordance with Government guidelines, and face coverings/masks must be worn when attending. Should restrictions be re-imposed, the meetings could be subject to change.
A Public Meeting was held on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 19.15hrs in the 65 Club, Main Street, at which Prestwick residents were informed of the process of forming one Prestwick Community Council. Although attendance at the meeting was disappointing, no objections to the proposal were received.
The next step in the process will be the dissolution of both PNCC and PSCC, which will take place at their final meeting on Tuesday 30th November 2021, at 19.15 hrs, in the 65 Club, Main Street. The petition of 20 signatures to support the proposal of forming one Prestwick Community Council has been forwarded to SAC as the process requires.
If SAC agrees to the proposal, it is hoped that the formation of Prestwick Community Council will take place in January 2022.
Both PNCC and PSCC held their normal October meetings on Thursday 28th October at 19.00hrs, in Kingcase Parish Church, Waterloo Road, Prestwick. Points to note included:
During COP 26 summit in Glasgow and predicted increase in air traffic at Prestwick Airport as a result, there will be no road closures around Prestwick Airport, although waiting and parking restrictions will be in force.
A presentation was given by LIDL GB Ltd on the proposal for a new Lidl store together with housing at the old Alexander Sawmills Site on East Road.
Elaine Harrigan was introduced as the new Head Teacher of Prestwick Academy; she advised she was aware of complaints regarding amount of litter scattered around at lunchtimes by pupils, and staff were actively looking at ways of improving this.
Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday 14th November at 12.30pm at Prestwick Cross and both Prestwick Community Councils are grateful to PNCC Councillor Shirley Harris for her hard work arranging this year’s service.
You can contact Prestwick Community Councils using the details below:
PNCC via Secretary Margaret Milligan on 01292 476396
PSCC via Chair Norrie Smith on 0795 146 7232
You can contact both Community Councils by email here
PNCC use Twitter at @PwkNorth_CC & Facebook @PrestwickNorthCommunityCouncil
PSCC use Twitter at @PikSCC and Facebook @prestwicksouth.co.uk
South Ayrshire Council Information
South Ayrshire Council Live – up to date Council news
Debt Advice from South Ayrshire Council
SAC Information and Advice Hub have just launched a new online Debt Advice Pack which gives resident’s within South Ayrshire the opportunity to reach out for help with personal debt.
Advisors are trained up to Bankruptcy level and offer a number of debt solutions suited to the customers personal circumstances. Our services are free, impartial and confidential to all users, supporting the Council’s commitment to Closing the Gap by reducing poverty and disadvantage.
More details can be found on our website – https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/information-and-advice-hub
The direct link to our Debt help page can be found here – https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/article/29961/Personal-Debt
Once submitted an advisor will assess the information provided and come up with a plan for each individual set of circumstances. We can even deal with creditors on behalf of our customers so they do not have to deal with this.
We have been notified of a change to how to contact NHS Ayshire & Arran for NON-LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS:
While people in Ayrshire and Arran should continue to call 999 or go directly to A&E in emergencies, those with non-life threatening conditions who would usually visit A&E should call NHS 24 – day or night – from 3 November. People can also continue to call their GP practice for urgent care or access help online from NHSinform.scot
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