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Prestwick Community Councils – North & South

January 2020

Our combined January meeting proved to be very busy and it was good to see so many members of the public in attendance.

Jim Johnstone, SAC Service Lead, Economic Development gave a very interesting and informative presentation regarding the Ayrshire Growth Deal and proposed developments at Prestwick Airport.  A link for the Ayrshire Growth Deal can be found on www.south-ayshire.gov.uk/growth-deal.  It was noted currently 4,000 work in the Prestwick aerospace sector, and it is intended to double this to 8,000, meaning a 9.5% increase in employment.  It was confirmed Prestwick Airport has been sold, with the name of the new owners to be announced late February or March 2020.

The Police report confirmed there were ongoing problems with teenagers causing disorder across Prestwick, but this is being monitored. Work is ongoing regarding complaints of speeding and issues around parking at schools. Several shoplifting crimes reported and a number of persons arrested. A new Locality Inspector, Ian McColl has taken up post, based out of Troon Police Office.

LED street lighting still causing concerns. The Chair of PNCC met with Roads Alliance, who have agreed to look at this again, as they had not anticipated the problems which have occurred.

Concerns were raised by members of the public on the planning application proposal to turn the former pet shop in the Main Street into another restaurant/take away with two flats above.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran are undertaking a public engagement in relation to Chemotherapy Services, specifically closure of Station 15 at University Hospital Ayr. The link for this is: https://www.nhsaaa.net/news/latest-news/planning-for-future-chemotherapy-services-in-ayrshire-and arran/

As everyone will now be aware, Prestwick Main Street won the Scottish High Street of the year award. Even if we are slightly biased, it was very well deserved. Way to go Prestwick, we are definitely a town like no other.

Our next joint meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020 in the 65 Club Main Street, Prestwick, and we hope to see you there.

Should you have any queries/concerns or wish to become involved, PNCC can be contacted via their Secretary Margaret Milligan on 01292 476396, and PSCC via their Chair Norrie Smith on 0795 146 7232                                                                     

Vacancies – Prestwick North

There are vacancies for Community Councillors in Prestwick North Community Council.  Please contact Margaret Milligan or Derek Hart here for further information.

Vacancies – Prestwick South

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 here if you would like to apply.

Should you have any queries/concerns, PNCC can also be contacted via their Secretary Margaret Milligan on 01292 476396, and PSCC via their Chair Norrie Smith on 0795 146 7232

If you have any issues you would like to raise with us or if you have a Community Event that you would like to publicise, please contact us here

PSCC use Twitter at @PikSCC and Facebook @prestwicksouth.co.uk

Community Council Review Consultation

Following on from the first phase of the Community Council Review Consultation. Please find the attached results of the first phase 1 of the Community Council review, and information below regarding the second phase. We would be obliged if you could comment on the proposed recommendations Read more

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 click the poster 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