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Prestwick South Community Council – Monthly Meetings

January

At their January meeting a number of significant issues were discussed including:

Sewerage Problems Update:  Chair Meic Evans reported on the recent Key Stakeholders meeting convened by Scottish Water to give an update on the situation to date.  It was reported that following from thorough investigations that some improvements have been made and the number of complaints reduced as a result.  The finance required to make major improvements to the sewerage system is considerable and a decision on affordable solutions has yet to be made.

Road Improvements Request:  Two residents from the Mansefield Road area attended the meeting to repeat their previously intimated concerns regarding the crossroads where Whinfield Road crosses Mansfield Road. A recent bad accident at this location has highlighted a need to improve the road markings and have a 20mph limit for the whole of this area as the transition from 30 to 20 and back to 30mpn is confusing.  The Ayrshire Roads Alliance have been asked to address the issues raised.

South Ayrshire Council Report:  Cllr Margaret Toner commented on the renewal of the Fairtrade Zone designation and a Fairtrade Breakfast at Kingcase Church on Saturday 9th March between 10am and 12 noon. She also reported that the proposed development of flats on the seafront next to the Sailing Club has been approved despite local concern about the risk from storm damage.

Cllr Ian Cochrane welcomed the announcement of Ayrshire Growth Deal which has been allocated £2.6m from the UK and Scottish Governments (£1m each) and the three Ayrshire Councils.  Investment in aerospace technology around the airport will be a significant part of the deal.  He also reported that the deadline for the Council budget is 28th February and that the costs involved in the Social Care joint working with the NHS present significant problems.

Next Meeting:  The next meeting will be held in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday 28th February.  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 info@prestwicksouth.co.uk 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

South Ayrshire Council Live

Thanks to the Organisational Development Team for providing the attached link to the first edition of their new online newspaper

South Ayrshire Council Live.

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

The public consultation ended on 11 February 2018.  Read the Results here

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

South Ayrshire success in Scottish beach awards

 

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