Prestwick South Community Council – Monthly Meetings
At their November meeting a number of significant issues were discussed including:
Police Report: The run up to Christmas and New Year will result in additional policing both with the usual daytime activities and enhanced night time cover to reflect the busy licensed premises in the Main Street. They have recently had several cases involving drug use but otherwise, the level of activity has remained much as usual with the exception of the serious assault outside Grant’s the fruiterer where an arrest has been made. They are continuing to maintain a good relationship with Prestwick Academy.
Sewerage Problems Update: As requested senior managers from Scottish Water gave an update on progress in addressing the issues identified earlier in the year. It was reported that the installation of holding tanks for excess sewerage had been ruled out due to a lack of space between properties and the railway line. They have been checking the frequency of incidents of flooding at 109 locations within the town and rectifying these where possible. A stakeholders meeting will be held on 18th January where senior politicians and other agencies will be present to discuss progress and it is their intention to advise the public through the media of the current situation. Provost Helen Moonie highlighted the fact that a large number of garden areas have been paved over in recent years causing rapid run-off in heavy rain.
Christmas Lights: SAC Cllr Hugh Hunter commented that the “Lighting Up” Sunday had worked well but some concern had been expressed regarding the health and safety issues with such a dense crowd at around 5pm. This will be taken into account next year.
Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday 31st January. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow us for updates 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 the first edition of 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 website for details
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