Ayrshire Post - - PRESTWICK NEWS -

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.

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