This week’s Carrick Chatter


Living with leisure

Our season will come to an end earlier than planned owing to work to commence in Centre.

We welcome all members to a meeting on Monday, 7th March at 1.45p.m. when we welcome back Mrs Florence Clark to talk about her trip to Jordan.

Please try and attend to finalise outing details. Our AGM will be moved to a date late April, please watch this space .

Community Centre

The Centre is to have a Disabled Toilet installed. The contractors begin work on 14th March and the work will take 4weeks. Because of this the Main Hall only will be closed during daytime. The contractors have agreed that evening meetings can proceed as normal, but space maybe limited.

Craft fair

There will be a craft fair and boot sale in Girvan South Parish Church on Saturday 2nd April from 10 am to 2pm (later if required).

If you would like to reserve a table for either please contact Anne on 01465 713427. Fee for table is £10. You can donate items to the Church Craft or Car Boot tables if you wish. Now is the time to get out the needles and threads and get making or just have a Spring clean and bring your good condition unwanted items to the car boot sale. There will be tea & coffee and light snacks to purchase too. Entry is free so we hope you will come along and support this event.

Prize Bingo

Girvan Scout Group is holding its usual Prize Bingo on Friday 4th March, at 7.30pm, in the Scout Hall at 9 Glendoune Street (near Monty’s).

Entry is free with game books going for 50p each and a raffle will be available too. Why not join them for the evening? You’ll have a good night out and will help their essential fund-raising.


Historical society

The next meeting of Maybole Historical Society will be held in the Lesser Town Hall on Monday, March 7 at 7:30 pm.

Speaker will be Allan Harvey on “Conservation in Africa - Work as a volunteer”. All Welcome Non-members £2.

The Carrick Centre

Wednesday, March 2 - The Book Club – 11am-12.30pm. FREE & ALL WELCOME. Love reading? The book club is a friendly informal get together and the group would love to see you along. March book: Time after Time by Ben Elton. For next month’s see website.

Wednesday, March 2 – “Sign & Be Heard” Beginners Course 7pm-9pm

Thursday, March 3 - NEW Dance Classes for Children Age 2+. Caroline’s Dance Academy: Various Classes from March 3 - Mon 6.30pm-9.15pm, Thu 3.15pm-6pm. Tap, Modern, Majorette, Street, Freestyle, Cheerleading.

Friday, March 4 - THE CARRICK SENIORS LUNCH CLUB, 12noon-2pm. All welcome. Enjoy great company over a lovely 2 course lunch with tea/coffee prepared by wonderful volunteers £3pp. Available first Friday each month.

Friday, March 4 – Carrick Academy Parent Council Quiz Night 7pm. Teams of 4. £10/team. To book contact Carrick Academy or members of the Parent Council.

Friday, March 18 – CARRICK CINEMA CLUB showing “The Lady in the Van” Cert12A. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7:30pm. Tickets £5 at door. Members Free. Delicious Lime Tree larder ice cream on sale. See website for more info.

Wednesday, March 30 – Alzheimer Scotland “Football Memories” 10.30am-12noon. ALL WELCOME. An afternoon of reminiscence about the beautiful game with pies, banter and scores settled. Contact Jim Baird on 07584327875 for more info and how to attend.

Mondays & Fridays. SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK is in the Centre 10am-12noon. All Donations of non-perishable goods greatly appreciated. There is also a drop off box available in the Centre out with these times.



At the February meeting of Minishant SWI, members were given a very interesting talk on crime prevention by Alex Kelly of Carrick Crime Prevention Panel. He provided advice on personal and property safety measures; helpful leaflets and aids to security were also available. The ladies would like to thank Alex for his informative talk and for bearing with them as the venue and dates changed.

Competition winners were: 3 cup cakes - 1) Anne Walker 2) Fiona Robertson

Valentine card - Fiona Robertson, The next meeting will be held on March 17 at 7.30pm in the normal venue of the IFE wing at Minishant Primary School.


Church Guild

World Day of Prayer - There will be a meeting in Ballantrae Church on Friday, 4th March at 7pm.

The service this year is written by the women of Cuba around the theme: “Receive children, receive me”.

All will be made welcome to join in prayer with people from 100 countries around the world.

Quiz night

On Sunday evening there was a good turn out to support the quiz night.

Seven teams entered the first Kings Arms Hotel Ballantrae McMillan Cancer Support Quiz. The winning team were Lynn McCreadie, Muriel Gilmour and Aileen McGinlay who won £25 Gift Vouchers donate by Scotmid, the refund of the entry fee, £10 (which they kindly donated back), 2 bottles of sparkling wine from Majestic Wines, Ayr and three free drinks at the bar. A large raffle took place which helped to raise £131 on the night.

Thanks to all who donated and attended..we look forward to further events.


Community hero

Do you know someone that has given a helping hand to their community? STIHL is on the search for Great Britain’s Local Community Heroes to recognise and reward those people that have given back to their neighbourhood in the form of landscaping, gardening, clearing or cultivating.

STIHL will be giving away £2,500 worth of STIHL cordless system product to a deserving winner who has been nominated by someone in their community. Six finalists will also win a STIHL FSA 90 cordless brushcutter with battery and charger, worth more than £550. STIHL is encouraging the public to visit their website, from March 1st 2016 to nominate. Entries close 31st May 2016 and submissions will be judged by the STIHL judging panel, including Jane Moore – head gardener at The Bath Priory and Brownsword Hotels, Chelsea Flower Show medal-winner.