Vacancies – Prestwick North
There are vacancies for Community Councillors in Prestwick North Community Council. Please contact Margaret Milligan or Derek Hart 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to apply.
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.
Congratulations were offered to Julie Twaddell who was named Volunteer of the Year for her work with Dementia Friendly Prestwick by Scottish inclusive walking charity Paths for All.
Problems with the new LED street lighting were again raised, noting that in Midton Road it was difficult to see, especially where there are pathways. It was agreed this item would be placed on the agenda for discussion at the October meeting, to which a representative from Roads Alliance would be invited.
A former resident of Prestwick, Ronald Hughson, whose great grandfather Alfred James Cochrane was Provost of Prestwick between 1916 and 1919 and was a founder member of Prestwick Town Council, has gifted PNCC with a hall-marked silver Quaich inscribed with the Arms of the Burgh. The Quaich was presented to Alfred Cochrane and his wife on their Golden Wedding in 1927 by the Town Council and other officials and friends. The family had always intended the Quaich be returned to the Town Council, and it will now be presented annually by Prestwick Academy as a special pupil award. Sincere thanks are given to Mr Ronald Hughson and his family for this wonderful gesture.
An election of office bearers was held due to the resignation of Meic Evans as Chair of PSCC, but he remains as a community councillor and planning contact. The following office bearers were duly elected after being proposed and seconded: Norrie Smith – Chair, Alison Quinn –Vice Chair and Secretary. A Minute Secretary was required to assist C/Cllr Quinn, and Margaret Milligan accepted the position after being proposed and seconded; point to note, this position is neither an office bearer nor community councillor of PSCC, so there is no conflict of interest. June Whittaker remains as Treasurer, Bob Smith as Airport Contact, Martin Dorans as Roads footpaths and lighting, Lynne Bowman as Licensing.
Concerns were raised regarding speeding vehicles on Adamton and East Roads, and these will be discussed with the Police and the new Transport Inspector.
Violence/Disorder/ASB. 20 calls mainly youth disorders in evening, noting vandalism in Boydfield Gardens; police have identified culprits for damage to community garden. Sexual assault, arrest made.
Alcohol and Drugs. Small number of drug possessions.
People at Risk: Less than 10 missing persons, no hate crimes. Less than 10 domestics and less than 5 child protection issues.
Road Safety: 5 traffic accidents, none serious.
Acquisitive Crimes: No robberies, housebreakings, vehicle or door step crimes. Less than 5 shoplifting.
SAC COUNCILLOR REPORTS:
SAC have been gifted a large bronze statue of Mahatma Ghandi which will be located in the Town Hall. Voting for the Great British High Street award open till 7/11/19 and public encouraged to vote daily for Prestwick. Ongoing complaints with LED lighting. Significant grant given by SAC to help stock Food Bank. Consultation to be carried out on SPT concessionary travel scheme to try and widen scheme rather than restrict it. From 02/09/19 – 31/10/19 Library will have an amnesty for book fines. Correct date for Prestwick Christmas lighting up is 24th November.
Our next meetings will be in October and we look forward to welcoming you there:
Prestwick North – Tuesday 29th October, 7pm at the 65 Club
Prestwick South – Thursday 31st October, 7pm at Kingcase Church 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.
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