Ballantrae community host safety event

The panel take questions from the audience
The panel take questions from the audience

A Keeping Ballantrae Safe event took place on 23 September and was run jointly by the Ballantrae Development Group (a sub group of the Community Council) and Ballantrae Youth Club.

The purpose of the evening was “To ensure Ballantrae remains a safe place to live, work and visit”.

The first part of the evening gave villagers the opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with the agencies represented - Police Scotland, South Ayrshire Council Community Safety Team, Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard Ballantrae, South Ayrshire Crime Prevention Panel and South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. A panel Question and Answer session concluded the evening.

Andy McAlpine, Secretary of the Ballantrae Development Group said “Over 60 villagers dropped in during the course of the evening to talk to the various agencies, to raise issues and to take part in the question and answer session.

“A variety of important issues were discussed including speeding on the A77 and local roads, the maintenance of roads and footpaths, local access during road closures and keeping our homes secure. We will be discussing the issues raised with each of the agencies involved and developing a joint action plan.”