South Ayrshire Council Live – up to date Council news
Slowly but surely the easing of restrictions has begun, and for many the reopening of hairdressers and barbers will be really welcoming! Hopefully if the statistics keep improving there will further lifting of restrictions on the 26th April.
In the meantime: Please always remember the Scottish Government guidelines – FACTS. Face coverings; Avoid crowded places; Clean your hands regularly; Two metre distance; Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.
SAC Leisure Centre Consultation open until Friday 30th April 2021
During the 2018 ‘Ayr Your Views’ consultation, just under half of all respondents said they never use the Citadel Leisure Centre and the reasons for this varied. Some felt the facilities were tired, old fashioned and in poor condition. Others felt it was too remote, out of the way, not on bus routes and not pleasant to walk to. The majority of those surveyed felt the Citadel should be replaced with a more modern facility, and if it were to move closer to Ayr town centre then a third of respondents would use it more often than they do now.
Recognising the age and condition of the Citadel Leisure Centre, and the public views on the matter, SAC is now keen to replace it with a new leisure facility closer to Ayr town centre. Developers are planning to create a new cinema and food and beverage outlets at the Kyle Centre and there is an opportunity for the new leisure centre to link up with this development creating a strong leisure and entertainment hub in the centre of Ayr town that is easily accessible by car, public transport and on foot.
Early proposals have been developed for a new facility and SAC now want to engage communities and local people of South Ayrshire in decisions about the design of the centre. This is your opportunity to let SAC know what you think of these early proposals and also what you’d like to see in the new leisure centre. The consultation will look at some ideas for each of the key spaces in the new leisure centre and ask for your opinion.
Considering existing COVID restrictions, the consultation will take the form of a digital survey. This was launched on South Ayrshire Council’s Consultation Page https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/consultations on Monday 22nd March and will receive responses until Friday 30th April. Alternatively, to request a printed copy, please write to: Ayr Leisure Centre Consultation, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr KA7 1DR.
Due to the ongoing COVID -19 pandemic, the joint monthly meetings remain cancelled; however, as soon as we are in a position to do so, we will arrange for them to resume.
During this time of uncertainty you can still contact us:
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
Please remember the Scottish Government guidelines FACTS:
- Face coverings
- Avoid crowded places
- Clean your hands regularly
- Two metre distance
- Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.
HOW TO CONTACT NHS Ayshire & Arran
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
WATCH OUT FOR FRAUDSTERS
Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. Led by Financial Fraud Action UK (part of UK Finance) and backed by Her Majesty’s Government, it is being delivered with and through a range of partners in the UK payments industry, financial services firms, law enforcement agencies, telecommunication providers, commercial, public and third sector organisations.
Click on the image below to find out more from the official website www.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
COMMUNITY COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETINGS –
Postponed until further notice
JOINT PUBLIC MEETING – Postponed
Please see the joint statement below from Norrie Smith, PSCC Chair & Derek Hart, PNCC Chair.
“Due to potential risk associated with the current COVID-19 outbreak, PNCC & PSCC have decided to postpone the Public Meeting due to be held in the 65 Club on Thursday 12th March, until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused”
VACANCIES – Prestwick North
There are vacancies for Community Councillors in Prestwick North Community Council. Please contact us here for further information.
VACANCIES – Prestwick South
There are vacancies for Community Councillors in Prestwick South Community Council. Please contact us here for further information.