South Ayrshire Council has responded well to the concerns about
issues with the former Cooperative building and 31 Whitehall which
forced the closure of the public conveniences in the town.
In an update on progress, Mark Fletcher, chair of Maybole Community
told us, "As you can see from the photos, 31 has now been demolished
tenders for the old Co-op are being reviewed at present and the
will be awarded soon. South Ayrshire council have granted the extra
required for the asbestos-based demolition so work can progress
He continued, "The long awaited bypass is still progressing and at a
in Maybole the Roads Manager from the council Kevin Braidwood
he was In regular meetings with Amey, Transport Scotland and the
"Other issues of road safety in around Maybole have been discussed
particularly regarding diversions when the A77 has to be closed and
alternative suggestions are being reviewed.
Concerns had been raised
recently by the community council regarding safety outside our
schools and zig-zags have been reprinted and parking enforcements will be
these areas. Bollards at the station to stop cars crossing the
been knocked down and will be replaced shortly."
He also said that the community council is reviving the town
committee and will start meetings with the newly appointed Town
Manager for South Ayrshire council this month.
"We are looking for input from community groups to help shape the
street of the future Maybole, particularly in light of the bypass,"
"It is important to start looking at this now and not waiting for
bypass. We will be contacting the local businesses, schools,
in Retirement, and as many other groups as we can.
"If anyone is interested in shaping the future of the High Street
other areas of the town then please let us know.
"There are many other projects ongoing but we felt it appropriate to
on some of the bigger issues. The community council currently has
vacancies and if anyone is interested in joining us please get in
South Ayrshire Council have announced
a review into public conveniences. Maybole Community Council are
alarmed to see that where most communities will either have services
maintained or even improved, Maybole potentially faces a closure on
a permanent basis of the facilities in Whitehall. The paper does say
that the alternative facility in Maybole would be the Carrick Centre
as part of the comfort scheme, although the opening hours of the
centre are considerably less than the council facility, it is also
away from the A77 so coaches full of football fans and lorry
drivers, or indeed visitors would not be aware of the Carrick
Maybole like other communities in Carrick have been actively
involved with a tourism project and have also just got into
discussions with the new town centre officer from South Ayrshire,
regarding the regeneration of the town centre and High Street. We
have also been involved and are awaiting the outcome of the rural 21
project. All of this is to reinvigorate the town centre and promote
the use of our area. Surely a closure of a public convenience is
detrimental to the town and this is why we have written to the
Council Leader Bill Mckintosh and also the Chief Executive Eileen
Howat to ask for a full consultation that we would want to be
Further news is the review of polling stations in Maybole. A
consultation is underway as South Ayrshire council want to move
polling stations out of schools because of the obvious disruption
this causes. The proposal is that instead of Gardenrose Primary
they would use the Carrick Centre and instead of Cairn Primary they
would use Maybole Town Hall. The community council has been asked to
comment and we would value any comments from the community. This can
be done by contacting our secretary or through our Facebook page
which is Maybole community council.