Speeding motorists going the wrong way in Girvan

SPEEDING motorists are driving the wrong way down a one-way Girvan street in the early hours as part of a “circuit”, it was claimed this week.

Girvan Community Council was told that the cars are heard by residents at about 2am being driven at speed along Dalrymple Street, turning onto Duncan Street, then Louise Drive and up Ailsa Street West through a one-way system the wrong way to rejoin Dalrymple Street.

Councillor Alec Clark said members would be taking the matter up with police and South Ayrshire Council’s Environmental Health Depart-ment due to the noise.

The monthly community council meeting also heard that over the past two months police had dealt with crimes including sexual and serious assaults and carried out drugs raids at addresses in Girvan.

Three houses were raided and a quantity of drugs and a large amount of money were recovered by the officers.

Three serious assaults were reported, with police making arrests in each case. Of 24 assaults reported in the South Carrick area, 15 had resulted in charges being brought.

Other crimes reported included charges being brought for a dangerous dog and three attempted house-breakings.

There were 24 thefts, three of which have resulted in charges being brought.

Police received three reports of people “prowling” in gardens and six breaches of the peace charges were reported. Four people were arrested for drinking in public places.

Officers also told the meeting that the force had started dog fouling patrols in conjunction with South Ayrshire Council.