Carrick Gazette Letters page


Poor job

Nice to see another stretch of road partly finished again in Girvan.

There was enough congestion this week on Vicarton street without tarring the areas that needed done most - where cars park on either sides of the street.

It was all nice white lines from the bridge to Asda but surely it would have made more sense to do the other 60 metres as well , as it will need to be done sooner rather than later as it is sinking and full of potholes. This is again causing disruption and is another cost cutting exercise yet again by TranServ Scotland.

Workers couldn’t believe their eyes when they were told sides weren’t getting done and tar that was layed was only 40 ml thick.

When I approached three supervisors in shirt and ties their smart comments were, ‘it’s just a sticky plaster repair’.

That sums up the whole job which was also well planned starting on the Sunday of the Lowland Gathering .

A Girvan resident


Tenth year

Once again I took part in the 10 mile Breast Cancer Walk, held in Girvan on Saturday night.

This was the 10th Anniversary walk. The weather wasn’t as bad as it could have been but, we were accompanied by rain for the first two miles!

There weren’t quite as many in this years walk as last year when I did it for the first time. Weather was a deciding factor I think. Some were well suited for the rain, others took their chances and there were even a few in fancy dress.

A few ran the route, most walked in groups of friends/family and workmates, some went solo. There was Carol/Joan/Ann-Marie/Nicola/Sharon/Elaine/Lesley and myself, Co-op staff (also Debbie/Robbie and Callum, walking with their family members on Co-op team) who were sponsored by customers and likewise a team from Asda and there was even a dream team.

There were kids with parents/grandparents and a few on bikes too. All chose the distance they wished to do with all monies raised going to such a good cause.

There were even a few who have now done all 10 walks over the decade. A nice touch by the organisers - framed certificates and goody bags for them. Everyone who finished also got a bag and a piece of birthday cake.

I really enjoyed the route and the weather didn’t put me off. There were some stiff hill climbs and long, open stretches of road and pavements.

Being June, although wet at times, it was very muggy and warm and the jacket ended up around the waist fairly early on in the walk. Eventually got rid of it on turning point at the college, along with my brolly and hat.

Only round the town to walk after this and it was good to get back along the prom to the finish at the College. Legs were sore afterwards but, it was a worthwhile soreness. Well done to all who took part and brilliant organisation once again, marshals were spot on with water and wee treats to keep us all going. I’m glad it stopped raining too. Hope lots of money is raised.

Shirley McBride



Charity Climb

Eight year old Summer Kennedy recently raised £225 from the shops in Girvan to help with a Cancer Research UK climb up Ben Nevis on 16th July. Well done to her.

Ross Kennedy


Lost camera

Help needed

A camera was lost around 6pm on Sunday evening in Colmonell and the owner is very keen to retrieve it. It is believed to have been lost in the Main Street in the village near the Ballantrae end.

It happened after a meeting of the Ayrshire Rivers Trust in Colmonell on Sunday and it has a tag with Ayrshire Rivers Trust on it.

If anyone finds the camera can they should contact Gordon Hyslop on 07767 332800.

Gordon Hyslop



Girvan events

Come along and celebrate the achievements of People with Learning Disabilities by participating in the fun programme of activities taking place during Learning Disability week 16th till 22nd June 2014. Most events are at the Carrick Opportunities Centre in Girvan

Monday 16th June

Fun Interactive Talking Mats Sessions for Service Users, Parents/Carer’s

Carrick Opportunities Centre

10.30am - 11.30am

Tuesday 17th June

ZOO Lab : an opportunity to see and experience a variety of different animals

Carrick Opportunities Centre

1.15pm - 2.15pm

Wednesday 18th June

Fun Dance Session with local School Children

Sacred Heart Hall

10.00am - 11.30am

Thursday 19th June

Open Dance performance and celebration of achievement Awards

Carrick Opportunities Centre

1.15pm - 3.00pm

Friday 20th June

Summer Ball with Red Carpet & Paparrazi arrival

Carrick Opportunites Centre

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Carrick Opportunities Centre



Volunteers required

Are you looking to become more involved in your local community?

Citizen Advocacy Support Services (CASS) is looking for you.

CASS is a registered charity, jointly funded by

South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Our aim is simply to ensure adults living in South Ayrshire with learning disabilities have their views heard, valued and respected.

If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life now, please call the CASS office on: 01292 268873.

CASS have a member of staff available on Monday, 16 June to discuss any issues surrounding advocacy / volunteering. Jane Hunter will be available at Girvan Community Centre from 11am – 12.30pm and in Carrick Buildings from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Please feel free to drop in and have a chat. All Welcome!


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