Prestwick Promenade Celebrations
Thanks to all those who came to chat with June and Margaret about local issues at our joint stall on Prestwick Prom Day on Saturday 3rd August – it was a fantastic day! We had prepared a questionnaire for members of the public to give us their thoughts and opinions and we really appreciate all those who took the time to complete it. Read the results here.
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.
At the Prestwick Prom Day, PNCC & PSCC had a joint stall where the public were invited to complete a questionnaire on what was important to Prestwick, with a range of questions including should the two Community Councils have one vote on matters. The questions had a ‘yes/no/no opinion’ option. Of the 46 questionnaires completed, 33 were in favour of one community council vote for the town. The full results of the Prestwick Community Councils Public Consultation can be found here.
At the August Meeting, a lengthy discussion was held regarding the problems Prestwick has with flooding and sewage from overflowing drains. Although Scottish Water (SW) are aware of these problems, it appears nothing is being resolved. Midton Road is also affected now, with residents having to place sand bags at their doors as preventative measures during heavy rainfalls. It was noted a meeting will be held on 5th September with SW.
Dementia Friendly Prestwick recently held a public consultation into proposed enhancements to Prestwick Seafront, and one prominent suggestion was the introduction of a crossing, or traffic calming measures at the end of Links Road by the public toilets/Mancini’s Café. Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) advised footfall measured ruled out a traffic crossing, but possible for a road island to be installed and part of the road to be painted red, with 2 new dipped kerbs. It was agreed this suggestion could be publicised on the joint community council website, and on respective Facebooks, inviting comments.
Best High Street Competition has commenced with everyone being asked to register their votes for Prestwick Main Street. PNCC asked if they would support the application for Prestwick Main Street, and this was agreed.
20mph speed limit again was discussed, with the Chair advising of average speeds recorded on various roads in Prestwick by ARA, ranging from 21mph on Briarhill Road to 31mph on East Road.
At the PSCC August meeting, PSCC achieved their long-time ambition to become paperless by presenting the entire meeting by a projector with no paper minutes or reports issued. A presentation about the Prestwick Prom Public Consultation results was given and the subject of merging both Community Councils into one single Prestwick Community Council was again discussed. A vote to merge was taken by PSCC and the result was unanimous in favour of having the one Prestwick Community Council. To improve community engagement and blend with the joint website, a vote was taken to merge all social media. This was also voted in favour of. The proposal to merge social media will be put to PNCC at their next meeting.
PS Barlas (PNCC meeting) and PC Coulter (PSCC meeting) delivered the following reports:
It was noted that reports are now based on the 5 police priorities and the numbers given are approximate.
Violence/Antisocial behaviour, 77 calls. 35 disturbances recorded, including at the 3 Prestwick primary schools, Boyd Street, Kirk Street, The Brig, St Ninians Road and Church, and Sandfield Road where youths were throwing eggs at houses and cars. The Police will be working with the new Campus Police on an ongoing basis.
Alcohol/drugs, 10 cases reported in Prestwick. People at risk/of concern (including missing persons, those with mental health issues, domestic incidents) 40 cases reported. There have been 6 housebreakings in Prestwick. Road Speed checks to be rolled out at the end of September, and there have been 6 road accidents with injuries, none serious.
SAC COUNCILLOR REPORTS:
The Prestwick Prom was a great success and the committee and volunteers were congratulated for doing a remarkable job; Reminder to complete the electoral register; Carers’ day is 4th October.
Communities Fun Day is Saturday 14th September from 11am – 4pm at Citadel Centre in Ayr; Best start food payment replaces food vouchers, low-income families can contact 0800 182 2222 for further information.
Demolition of the old police station and social work building has begun.
Our next meetings will be in September:
Prestwick North – Tuesday 24th September, 7pm at the 65 Club
Prestwick South – Thursday 26th September, 7pm at Kingcase Church Hall
PNCC can be contacted by telephone via their Secretary Margaret Milligan on 01292 476396, and PSCC Vice-Chairman 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