Glendoune needs new ideas

RESIDENTS of Girvan’s Glendoune district are determined to grow in influence - but they need community support to get going.

The Glendoune Community Association are on the cusp of re-establishing a residents and tenants association for the area, but they need potential office holders to step up and be counted.

It is hoped an Association can be started from November 5, the date of the group’s AGM, and a chairperson, secretary and treasurer are sought to get the plans off the ground.

The Glendoune Community Centre itself is also looking for new members of any age to bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to their work.

Projects to date have included the provision of a multi-use games area at Linden Avenue, the establishment of regular coaching and sporting activities for young people, and a Saturday night social club.

The Association also runs Target Leisure, a service for youths who benefit from diversionary activities to motivate them and use their leisure time in a constructive way, which has been running successfully since 1997.

Anyone in the Glendoune area, Piedmont Road, Roxburgh Road or Park Road area is encouraged to get involved.

Councillor Alec Oattes for Girvan and South Carrick said he would encourage anyone who feels they can help to make themselves known.

“I support the work of the Glendoune Community Association and value the service it provides to the Glendoune and wider area, but just like any voluntary group it needs new people with energy and new ideas to remain a vibrant resource for the local community.

“I would urge anyone who feels they would like to take part to come along to the AGM at the Glendoune Centre, Piedmont Road, at 6.30pm.”

For more information contact chairperson Angela Isdale on 01465 715302.