Carrick Gazette editorial- Great work is going on in Carrick villages

As the Gazette reports this week, the conservation village of Barr is all set to get a new ‘Super Playpark’ come September.

The fact that this £125,000 project is going ahead is testament to the hard work put in by the project leader Alexander Tait along with the Barr Parish Development Company.

And it wouldn’t have been achieved without fantastic input from the children in the village as well as funding from Carrick Futures and the Hadyard Hill community benefit fund.

Add in the fact that the Forestry Commission carried out drainage work for free and South Ayrshire Council were behind the playpark idea from the start, then this is a wonderful example of everyone working together to deliver something of real benefit to one of Carrick’s villages.

With 18 different elements, this is sure to be a success when it opens up and it is just the latest bit of good news happening across our villages.

Work is ongoing on the upgrade and extension of Barrhill Primary School which the council have supported to the tune of £1.1m.

This investment will ensure that primary school pupils are able to enjoy their education in a school which is fit for the 21st century.

And in the 2Pins of Pinmore and Pinwherry, plans are driving forward to ensure the 2 Pins Centre becomes a reality.

This will be a fantastic new facility for those communities and also to the South Carrick area as a whole.

Encompassing a five a side sporting facility, a cafe and a small retail shop among other things, this will be a facility that will more than fulfil the needs of many local groups across the region.

The work that is being put in by communities across Carrick should be congratulated by all and the Gazette wishes them the greatest success.