Carrick Gazzette Editorial Comment

The plans revealed by Girvan FC to become a proper community club are ambitious to say the least.

However, they should be warmly welcomed and the Buy a Brick campaign that the Hamilton Park side have launched this week is an innovative way and a great start towards making the facilities at the ground ones that the whole community can be proud of.

And at just £5, the bricks are more than reasonably priced so that everyone has a chance of getting involved in the scheme.

For the price of less than a fish supper per month, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to help you local club and become a part of the club’s history.

The fund is going to be used to redevelop the changing rooms, build a new officials area, a new first aid/treatment room and also increase the number of spectators who can watch undercover.

So the Gazette would urge as many locals as possible to visit and join up to the scheme today.

More welcome news for Girvan this week is the fact that a free breakfast club is going to be set up at Girvan Primary School after the Easter holidays.

Judging by comments on the Gazette’s Facebook page this is a council scheme that has been well received and the benefits are clear to see.

It provides much needed support to those on low incomes whilst also providing their children with a nutritional start to the day ahead of their school lessons.

The pilot scheme has been well received at Dalmilling Primary in Ayr with around one in five kids taking up the scheme. Here’s hoping for a similar or an even better uptake at Girvan Primary to show councillors in June that the scheme should be extended into the new term.