Carrick Gazette letters

Harbour fees

No more charges

A 20% increase in the cost of fuel burned at sea by the Clyde Fishing Fleet could cripple those businesses already struggling to survive an ailing industry.

Vessels working full time in the Clyde, depending on size, engine horsepower and time spent at sea, burn on average between 300litres and 3000litres per week 40 weeks per annum. The surcharge proposed by South Ayrshire Council would increase annual overheads for the vessel owners by approximately £1920 to £19200.

Joe Black

xmas lights

Poor show

Well it’s that time of year again and once again we were not disappointed by the excuse that passes for the pathetic Christmas lights in Girvan.

Maybole’s lights are beautiful, Dailly’s lights are beautiful, but as usual Girvan seems to get the dregs, or that’s how it seems.

The lights in Girvan are a disgrace for a town this size, who on earth is responsible for doling out the lights for South Ayrshire? Whoever it is should be hanging their head in shame where our town is concerned.

If we are only allocated a certain amount would it not be better to make Stumpy a feature of Christmas and make that the focus instead of having a pathetic string of lights every so often up the street.

Everyone is talking about this, and apparently it’s all over facebook that the tree lights were out on Monday night, and that’s another thing, if any lights go out or are not working properly they are never replaced.

Why should Girvan put up with this, we used to have lovely lights, where have they gone?

It’s time the powers that be did some rethinking about our lights and not leave us to get the dregs while all other Ayrshire towns flourish at Christmas time.

C Brown

Street Party

Successful night

The Christmas Street Party was organised by the Girvan Street Party Committee a very small local group. The fact that the party was such a success is down to their efforts and the involvement and support on the night of some 15 local groups and organisations.

Whilst the night provides an excellent fundraising opportunity for many of the local groups the main theme for all our efforts is to provide something magical and special for young children and local families. Over 200 children visited Santa’s grotto and his reindeer’s.

The Christmas Street Party Committee would like to thank all local groups and the local community for their support of what has become a special annual event.

The committee would like to hear from anyone wishing to help organise the 2014 party, the committee can be contacted on Facebook.

From a GYT point of view we would like to thank the local community for supporting our Magic of Christmas TOY Raffle a staggering 115 Toys were donated and won. A total of 12 prizes were subsequently handed back to be given to local children and families most in need. Some of the prizewinners are donating their toys to a children’s hospital or hospice. A total of £1,768 was raised in aid of the Christmas Street Party. The public support will ensure Christmas morning will be extra special for so many young children in Girvan and those in hospital at Christmas.

Snowball, our large polar bear’s birthday was 16th November. He now stays with James Hilliard from Wright’s Hardware. A total of £119 was raised in aid of the Christmas Street Party.

Girvan Youth Trust