The monthly Community Council Meeting is a public meeting open to all residents of Loans and the wider community. It is usually held on the second Wednesday of the month.
Please join us at 19:00pm in Loans Village Hall on Wednesday the 14th of June 2023 which is when the next meeting will be held.
LOANS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Once approved by the Community Council, minutes of previous meetings will be saved here.
The email address to contact Loans Community Council is email@example.com
LOANS COMMUNITY COUNCIL VACANCIES
The Loans Community Council currently has a vacancy for a new member.
Community Councils give local people a real say in matters such as local service delivery and other issues which affect daily lives.
Community Councils have a local and statutory interest in the planning process. Local Authorities are required to consult Community Councils on planning applications affecting their areas.
Liquor licensing and some other licensing matters may also be of keen interest to Community Councils and are areas on which Community Councils views might usefully be sought.
Anyone resident within the area of Loans Community Council who is aged 16 years or over who is interested in becoming a Community Councillor should contact the Secretary as detailed below.
Loans Community Council
Date:8 March 2023
tel. 01292 739261
New Planning Application for Wind Turbines
Loans Park Future Planning
How would you like to see Loans Park improved?
Many will recall some 4 years ago how we fought off the inclusion of our park for housing when, along with the Loans/Muirhead Greenbelt, it was suggested that these areas be included in the South Ayrshire Replacement Development Plan to be developed.
Well, Development Plans are required to be reviewed every 5 years and it is not impossible that this proposal is revisited by SAC.
While SAC Parks Department continue to maintain our park adding this year some new play equipment, benches and wild flower meadow planting, the park sadly remains underused and therefore vulnerable. It was wonderful however to be reminded of the value of the Park when it played host to our late Queen’s Jubilee Celebration earlier this year organised by the Gala Committee. It brought back memories of the many successful Galas held there over the years.
Recognising the fragility of the future of our Park following the 2018 Development Plan episode the Community Council prepared a ‘Park Master Plan’ for presentation to stimulate community interest in the amenity value of the Park. Although this was displayed at a Community Council meeting then sadly COVID happened and like many things the momentum ceased.
However the presentation did bring forward some ideas such as community gardens, additional pathways to and from the park to facilitate accessibility for elderly, prams, bicycles, etc., jogging tracks, additional benches and planting and possibly car parking which could serve the Village Hall, overspill from the Loans Inn, the disabled accessing the park and future community gardens.
We have attached a copy of the above plan, again for comment but also to stimulate further ideas of what might be done. We would also like to hear from anyone who would be interested in taking these ideas forward and joining a group to do so.
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