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Prestwick South Community Council – Monthly Meetings

Vacancies

There are currently 6 vacancies for Community Councillors in Prestwick South Community Council – 4 in the South West Sub Ward – and 2 in the South East Sub Ward.  Please contact us using the details below if you would like to apply.

May Meeting 

At their May meeting a number of significant issues were discussed including:

Police Report:  During the month 32 incidents involving vehicles were recorded with 7 of these relating to taxis.  The problem of large numbers of late night taxis in the Main Street continue to cause concern and a meeting with interested parties in an attempt to alleviate the situation is due to take place shortly.  While there were 11 cases relating to disorder this is a low figure for Prestwick and the re-opening of the former Elliots Bar and Restaurant has not resulted in any increase.  21 cases of theft (including shoplifting) were recorded.  Of particular concern have been incidents in the Heathfield commercial area.  In one instance materials to the value of £4,000 were stolen from a builders merchant’s yard after the wire fencing had been cut.  In a separate incident, an unusual case related to a vehicle which was stopped for not having being currently taxed but was found to contain a quantity of heroin!

South Ayrshire Council Report:  SAC Cllr Ian Cochrane commented on the ongoing collection at Council offices for the Chernobyl children; two extra in service days for teachers as part of their wage deal; and Best Start Grants for the very young.  SAC Cllr Hugh Hunter reported on the several dementia friendly events which have been proving very successful such as the Promenade Walk, Pop Up Cinema at the Biggart Hospital with support from the Friends of the Broadway; the Memory Café at Kingcase Church; the new dementia friendly bedroom at the Carlton Hotel and the Tea Dance at Troon Concert Hall on Thursday 6th June.  He also mentioned the Carer’s Day at Prestwick Academy on 4th October and the Lighting Up day on Sunday 24th November.  He confirmed that there will be Christmas Lights at Prestwick Toll this year.

Next Meeting:  The next meeting will be held in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday 27th June.  As always members of the public are warmly invited to attend and can be given the opportunity to raise any matters of concern affecting the Prestwick South area.  If you have any issues you would like to raise with the Community Council or if you have a Community Event that you would like to publicise, please contact us directly by email on info@prestwicksouth.co.uk We use Twitter at @PikSCC and Facebook @ Prestwick South

Take Five – action against Fraud

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

Scam Mail Alert from Royal Mail

Royal Mail contacted us this month to ask us to raise awareness of Scam mail which is, sadly, a very real threat.

Please see their poster below and share this information with all your friends, family and social networks to make everyone aware of these criminals.

South Ayrshire Council

Another chance to have your say – take part in South Ayrshire Budget survey

South Ayrshire Council Live

Thanks to the Organisational Development Team for providing the attached link to their new online newspaper

South Ayrshire Council Live.

The newspaper is part of their commitment to celebrating our people and our places. It will recognise our communities and the great work that council services and employees do to serve them.  The e-newspaper will be updated regularly, with a completely new edition published each month.  South Ayrshire Council Live can be viewed online on a range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets (Flash player is required).  It can also be made available in alternative formats and a printable PDF version is available at the link above. We hope you enjoy the first edition.

Main Issues Report (MIR)

South Ayrshire Council Planning Department provide their initial response to the recent MIR Consultation.  Read the results on their Planning page

Click here to explore South Ayrshire’s Local Development Plan as an interactive story map.

Balancing the Budget 2018

The public consultation ended on 11 February 2018.  Read the Results here

Kingcase Primary School

We wanted to share the excellent news from Kingcase Primary School, Scottish Winners of the Better Energy School Awards

South Ayrshire Life – Exciting activities in your area

On the Beach…

Prestwick Beach Litter Pick

Fortnightly – please check Prestwick North Community Council section of this website for details – under construction

South Ayrshire success in Scottish beach awards

Scottish Water Adopt a beach campaign; Prestwick North beach survey and clean

Thanks to Fiona Burley, Volunteering programme coordinator from Scottish Water for the following piece:

Scottish Water’s volunteering programme was launched in spring 2011. Our programme covers Education, local community work, conservation as well as fundraising for WaterAid our chosen charity.

I organised our beach clean at Prestwick North on 8th of June, under our ‘Adopt a Beach’ campaign. This campaign allows employees to clean up a beach at least once a year near where they live or work and survey this at least once a year.

We work closely with Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and at every beach clean, we record the data taken from litter in a 100m section of the beach.  MCS use this data and data collected from all over the UK in their campaigns to rid our beaches and seas of litter.

Our 11 volunteers consisted of Scottish Water employees and our alliance partners Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and Efficient Service Delivery (ESD).  I am glad to say we didn’t find a lot of litter on the sand but there was some in the grassy area which we removed.

We all enjoyed our time at the beach clean knowing that we had made a difference for people using that area and that we had also helped MCS with their campaigns.  www.scottishwater.co.uk