Another chance to have your say – take part in South Ayrshire Budget survey
Prestwick South Community Council – Monthly Meetings
At their February meeting a number of significant issues were discussed including:
Police Report: Issues highlighted were a slight increase in shoplifting with repeat offenders; complaints in respect of vehicles obstructing driveways; and particular attention to target drug use in the town centre area. One unusual crime was the theft of a catalytic converter from a parked vehicle’s exhaust – something new in the local area and, hopefully, not to be repeated! – Police warned the public to be vigilant. The issue of parking on the pavement was raised with particular reference to a car delivery truck in the Heathfield area which completely closed off the footpath.
Proposed Business Improvement District: Donna Read, representing the Steering Group who are working on this proposal, gave a presentation and indicated that a ballot of Prestwick businesses within the formed BID District would take place in June. If agreed by the majority, all businesses within the BID District would be legally obliged to pay 1% of their rateable value to the group. Prestwick South Community Council decided that they would request that consideration be given to both Prestwick Community Councils having a seat on the board.
Mansefield Road – Traffic and Parking Issues: A group of residents from Mansefield Road and the surrounding streets alerted PSCC to high volumes of traffic and parking problems in their area. Cllr Martin Dorans agreed to assist the group and will liaise with South Ayrshire Councillor Ian Cochrane, who has already been in contact with Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) about the ongoing problem.
South Ayrshire Council Report: Cllr Hugh Hunter commented on the success of the first Prestwick Film Festival event which had over 100 people present and confirmed that funding had been achieved for Christmas lights at Prestwick Toll. Cllr Ian Cochrane advised, in addition to contacting ARA about traffic issues in the Mansefield Road area, he had also been involved in complaints about mains water quality in the Kings Meadow area, which are currently under investigation by Scottish Water.
Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday 28th March. 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 email@example.com. We are also on Twitter at @PikSCC.
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 Reports
Thanks to the Organisational Development Team for providing the attached link to their new online newspaper
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
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
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