Out& about

Ayrshire Post - - Troon News - With Mar­garet Robert­son

The Traid­craft An­nual Road Show will be held in St Med­dan’s Church Hall on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 4 from 4pm to 9.30pm.

All wel­come. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. There will be a dis­play of goods from the new Christ­mas Cat­a­logue and or­ders can be taken on the day.

Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 10 at the Muir­head Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre – Blood Dona­tions can be given at the fol­low­ing times – 2pm - 3.30pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Hansel Ladies Lunches – will be held at Lochgreen House Ho­tel from Sun­day Oc­to­ber 21 toThurs­day Oc­to­ber 25.

The ticket price of £ 35 in­cludes cof­fee and short­bread on ar­rival; an op­por­tu­nity to browse the many stalls sell­ing mer­chan­dise of a very high qual­ity; a three course lunch with wine and a Fash­ion Show from Septem­ber Skies.

Con­tact Clau­dia Chung on 01563 831426 for tick­ets.

Troon Probus Club wel­come new mem­bers – ladies and gen­tle­men - to their monthly meet­ings in the South Beach Ho­tel.

The Club meet on the first Mon­day of ev­ery month at noon for lunch at 12.30pm which is fol­lowed by a speaker.

All top­ics – non­re­li­gious and non­po­lit­i­cal - are cov­ered.

Con­tact Jim Don­ald­son on 318635 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Troon Food Bank is need­ing sup­plies of tinned meat and fish, veg­eta­bles and main meals.

Long- life milk and juices and es­sen­tial toi­letries. Col­lec­tion point in Troon Old Church Room 2, Tues­days and Fri­days 12noon un­til 2pm.

The patch of gorse bor­der­ing the third hole of the Dar­ley Golf Course was to be ripped out in a £ 1.77mil­lion de­vel­op­ment.

South Ayr­shire of­fi­cials Les­ley Bloomer and David Burns claimed the site would be fine for traf­fic and would not be hit by golf balls.

But Coun­cil­lor Phil Sax­ton re­vealed what had be­come a plan to build just ten units “will not pro­ceed in the fore­see­able fu­ture.”

It has emerged the stum­bling block is road ac­cess ... but also the im­pact on the golf course.

Coun­cil­lor Sax­ton added: “Muir­head Pri­mary car park is next to the area and ma­jor re- con­fig­u­ra­tion of the road would be needed to make this safe.

“Prob­lems around the third hole of the Dar­ley were also an is­sue.”

Sev­eral de­vel­op­ment ar­eas are still be­ing looked at for new coun­cil hous­ing in the town.

Be­tween ten and 20 homes at Buchan Road and an­other ten in Alder­side Av­enue are un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

The is­sue of van­dal­ism at Marr Col­lege play­ing fields is to get an air­ing on a new free dig­i­tal telly chan­nel.

Troon Com­mu­nity Coun­cil chair­man He­len Duff and com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Frances Car­son showed That’s TV the dam­age to the new pitches.

But the chair­man re­vealed since a pi­lot project to al­low lo­cal chil­dren in free while jan­i­tors were on site has been a huge suc­cess - and no dam­age has been re­ported.

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