Prestwick South Community Council discussed several items of interest at their September meeting.
These included: flooding due to inadequate sewer capacity: The two residents from Brandon Gardens, who raised at the last meeting the continuing problem of the sewer which runs along the side of the railway which surcharges into homes located close to the sewer at times of heavy rainfall were in attendance accompanied by another seven householders from the affected area.
Sid Brierley reported that, since the previous meeting, a campaign group has been formed under the title P- RAAF ( Prestwick Residents Action Against Flooding) and that they have already been in contact with South Ayrshire Council, Scottish Water, SEPA, MSPs, MPs, Government Ministers and both Prestwick Community Councils and will continue to highlight the issue on social media.
After considerable discussion, it was agreed that this problem, which has been in existence for at least 40 years but getting worse, can only be tackled by the Scottish Government providing Scottish Water for funding to secure the required infrastructure improvements.
The Chairman, Meic Evans, agreed to draft a letter, with the agreement of the residents involved, to the Scottish Government seeking early action on this serious issue.
South Ayrshire Council: Cllr Ian Cochrane reported that the Ayrshire Roads Alliance have been asked to report on the situation regarding the railway bridge at Grangemuir Road where several complaints have been made in respect of pedestrians being put at hazard by vehicles and flooding. He also was pleased to report that the beach cleaning proposals to remove stones from the sand had met with approval.
Cllr Hugh Hunter commented on the continuing success of the Dementia Friendly projects; Prestwick Carers’ Day on November 24 and the Lighting Up to take place on Sunday, November 19 at 5pm.
The next meeting will be in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday, October 26. As always, members of the public are warmly invited to attend and can be given the opportunity to raise any matters of concern affecting the Prestwick South area.