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Temporary Road Closure

Marina Road & Grangemuir Rd, Prestwick – MAP

Temporary Road Closure & Temporary Waiting & Loading Restriction. Required to facilitate BT works, for more information contact Craig Mitchell.  Tel: 01563 576470

Prestwick South Community Council – Monthly Meetings

March

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

Police Report:  A meeting to which the Community Council will be invited is to be held in late April regarding the situation in relation to taxis in Main Street. Police incidents during the month included 19 in relation to Road Traffic offences (5 involved taxis); one missing person; 14 thefts by shoplifting; 2 cases of vandalism; 2 drug cases; 1 housebreaking; 2 assaults; 1 street robbery; and 7 complaints in  relation to antisocial behaviour by way of noise nuisance which also involved officers from South Ayrshire Council. The Police antisocial team are working on issues which usually arise in spring and summer with the light nights and are using a problem solving approach.

Election Results:  A newly elected Community Council will be in place from 1st April and will comprise 9 members – 4 from the west district and 5 from the east.  Only one new member, Mr Robert Smith, has been added to those currently serving. This leaves the Council well short of the maximum membership of 16. The appointment of office bearers will be made at the AGM on 25th April.

South Ayrshire Council Report:  Cllr Ian Cochrane commented on the significance for the airport of the financial input from the Ayrshire Growth Plan which could see progress on the Spaceport and new hangar capacity for aircraft maintenance which should generate many high-value jobs in the area.

Next Meeting:  The next meeting will be held in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday 25th April.  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 We use Twitter at @PikSCC and Facebook @ Prestwick South

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

Another chance to have your say – take part in South Ayrshire Budget survey

South Ayrshire Council Live

Thanks to the Organisational Development Team for providing the attached link to 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 section of this website for details – under construction

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