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.
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
Prestwick North (PNCC) and Prestwick South (PSCC) Community Councils now write a combined editorial each month, as we are highlighting items which are of interest to Prestwick Community as a whole and we now share this website.
Both community councils held their November meeting in the 65 Club, Prestwick on Tuesday 26th November 2019.
Major concerns were raised regarding the new LED street lighting for Prestwick, noting that they were totally inadequate for purpose. Many streets are now so dark people struggle to see what is in front of them, with Mossbank having numerous lights not working. It was agreed to contact Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) on this matter.
Pavements in Prestwick are in a poor state of repair, resulting in several people falling near the 65 Club. Concerns also on where some of the plant tubs have been placed adjacent to the 65 Club, preventing wheel chair access and also causing obstruction.
Concerns again raised regarding the severe parking problems in Links Road, with vehicles being left there while owners are away on holiday, and when taking the train to work. This will again be raised with ARA.
Violence/Disorder/ASB: 10 approximately; 2 involving firework; 1 involving group of youths with eggs. Of concern was report of a male near the Toll with a machete, but on speaking to witnesses nobody actually saw a knife. Report of teenage boy being assaulted in the evening near the swimming pool, but with no serious injury. People at Risk: Over the last month local officers have been engaged in a number of these types of incidents. There is no identified pattern of concern and no Hate crimes. Road Safety: Several minor accidents. 1 involved a motorcycle but no serious injuries. No further accidents around Heathfield Road. Acquisitive Crimes: Under 10 reported, mostly shoplifting but 1 purse stolen in a shop. The public should continue to be aware of their surroundings and take sensible precautions with bags placed in trolleys etc. 1 attempted break-in at Newdykes Road, and 2 people arrested regarding break-ins in Heathfied area with property recovered. Police will be carrying out patrols. Minor damage to 2 vehicles with no link to time, location or method. General: Regarding the fire at the play park at Kids Play – this was reported to Fire and Rescue about 21:30hrs on 1st October, and they attended and extinguished the fire. Police were not informed by Fire and Rescue or the Council, who are assumed to be the owners, therefore Police have no record of the incident. There is however, no CCTV in the area, no overlooking properties, and no one called the police to report any incidents at or around the area that night.
SAC Councillor Reports:
- The 65 Club, 65 Main Street and Lily Lingerie in Gardner Street are taking donations for the Christmas Toy Bank, and donations of any kind of toys, clothes and sweets will be very welcome.
- At a recent meeting of Prestwick Strategic Drainage Project, Stakeholders Group, and engineers set out their designs for short, medium and long term mitigation measures. Planning application currently with SAC for review – with decision expected end December. Meanwhile area is being prepared and this has required the removal of two trees which will be replaced close by.
- A petition received from residents of two streets bordering the Prestwick Controlled Parking Zone, requesting inclusion in the Resident Parking Permit Scheme. The main complaint focuses on holiday makers parking for extended periods. The petition has been forwarded to ARA officers for consideration in the next parking review.
There will no meetings for either community council in December, due to the Christmas break. Meetings will recommence in January 2020 as follows:
PNCC – Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 7.00pm in 65 Club, Main Street, Prestwick
PSCC – Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7.00pm in Kingcase Church Small Hall.
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
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.
On behalf of both our community councils we would like to thank everyone for your support over the past year, and we look forward to welcoming you to our meetings in January.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and an even happier New Year.
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
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