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North Ayrshire Council


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NHS 24 - Ayrshire Doctors on Call: Phone 08454 24 24 24. Call that number for urgent medical care outside surgery hours, from 5.30pm-8.30am. Monday to Thursday, and from Friday 5.30pm to Monday 8.30am at weekends.

Emergency Dental Services: Phone 01292 51 38 44 based at Ayr Hospital.

West of Scotland Water: 0808 100 5333. 24 hours 7 days a week. Dirty water? Please make sure they LOG your complaint, or it'll happen again and again.

Litter Awareness Hotline: 01294 605600. Get a clean-up squad to clear that litter within a couple of hours.

Road and Lighting defects: 01292-612302.

SEPA - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency: If people within our community are worried about flooding and wonder if there's anything you can do to be better prepared then look no further. Floodline, Scotland's free national flooding information and advice service, can be accessed by phone on 0845 988 1188 or online at www.sepa.org.uk/flooding. It's run by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and our highly trained staff can tell you if you live within a flood warning scheme area, if any flood watches or warnings have been issued for an area, and can also provide practical advice on what to do before, during and after a flood.

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Largs & Millport Weekly News is best for local news. Email the editor or phone the news desk on +44.1475-689009. To subscribe call 01294-464321 (international +44-1294-464321). To advertise phone Ayrshire Weekly Press on 08457 313 313.

Largs Printing Co. 120 Main Street, Largs. 01475-675203.

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James Watt College of Further & Higher Education: 0800 085 8200 www.jameswatt.ac.uk

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Due Soon: The south prom is now in excellent condition. The local council staff do a great job keeping the proms clean, flower beds planted and beautifully tidy, and those chip pokes bagged and binned. There are dedicated staff at the NAC, but there's clowns there too. Which is why no money is spent on items like cycle tracks, skateboard parks or other leisure facilities, and why there's nothing for youngsters in this town to do.

 Public Library Public Computer facilities: Largs Library in Allanpark Street - £1.50 per hour.
There are four computers, comfortable seats and colour printers. Largs Library has computer facilities as does Millport, but hopefully the prices will come down to make it cheaper for job-seekers to do their CV, or search the internet for jobs.
Public Internet access: Largs Library: £2.50 half-hour. Flannigans:  £1 for 10 mins. Millport none, but six computers with internet access are planned for some time in 2001.

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Contact your MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament - Holyrood)

Our elected representative for Cunninghame North is: Kenneth Gibson MSP
Constituents can contact their MSP via these contact details
Constituency: Kenneth Gibson MSP, Parliamentary Office, 15 Main Street, Dalry, KA24 5DL
Telephone: 01294 833687, RNID TypeTalk calls welcome. Fax: 01294 835662

Parliament (Constituents and non-constituents): Kenneth Gibson MSP, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
Telephone: 0131 348 6536, Fax: 0131 348 6539
Parliament Office E-mail: Kenneth.Gibson.msp@scottish.parliament.uk

The West of Scotland regional MSPs are: Ross Finnie MSP (Scottish Liberal Democrats), Miss Annabel Goldie MSP and Jackson Carlaw MSP (Scottish Conservatives), Stewart Maxwell MSP, Gil Paterson MSP, Bill Wilson MSP and Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP).


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Contact your MP (Member of Parliament - Westminster)


2001 General Election
Brian Wilson (Labour)15,57146%
Campbell Martin (SNP)7,17321%
Richard Wilkinson (Con)6,66620%
Ross Chmiel (Lib Dem)3,0609%
Sean Scott (Scot Soc)9643%
Louise McDaid (Soc Lab)3821%

Katy Clark MP (Lab), House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA Phone: 0207-219-1053 or 219-3000   Email: clarkk@parliament.uk

Parliamentary Office: 53 Main Street, Kilbirnie KA25 7BX
Telephone: 01505 684127, Fax: 01505 684349

Scottish Parliament, Parliamentary Information Centre, 55 Hamilton Street, SALTCOATS, Ayrshire, KA21 5DX   Phone: 01294 605040 Fax: 01294 465329

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Contact your MEP (Member of European Parliament - Brussels)

Edinburgh office of the European Parliament Phone: 0131 557 7866, EU in the UK website www.europarl.org.uk. Scotland has 7 MEPs:
David Martin (Lab), Catherine Stihler (Lab), Struan Stevenson (Con), John Purvis (Con), Alyn Smith (SNP), Ian Hudghton (SNP), Elspeth Attwool (Lib-Dem).

Elspeth Attwooll - 142 Queen Street, (Suite 5, Floor 2, Olympic House), Glasgow G1 3BU; 2A Whitton Street, Glasgow G20 0AN.
Email: elspeth.attwooll@europarl.europa.eu (Lib Dem)

Ian Hudghton - 8 Old Glamis Road, Dundee DD3 8HP; 825-827 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen AB24 2BR.
Email: ian.hudghton@europarl.europa.eu, Website: http://www.hudghtonmep.com (SNP)

David Martin - P.O. Box 27030, Edinburgh, EH10 7YP. (Labour)

John Purvis - European Parliament, Rue Wiertz, ASP 14E107 BE-1047 Brussels.
Email: john.purvis@europarl.europa.eu, Website: http://www.scottishtorymeps.org.uk (Conservative)

Alyn Smith - European Parliament, Rue Wiertz, ASP 14E107 BE-1047 Brussels. (SNP)

Struan Stevenson - Balig House, Ballantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire KA26 0JY.
Email: struanmep@aol.com, Website: http://www.scottishtorymeps.org.uk (Conservative)

Catherine Stihler - Constituency Office, Music Hall Lane, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7NG.
Email: cstihler@cstihlermep.freeserve.co.uk, Website: http://www.cstihlermep.com (Labour)

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Contact your local Councillor (Ward 8, 6 & 7)

You can contact your councillor any reasonable time at the address or phone number given, or you can attend at their regular "surgeries" at the times shown.
Address: c/o Members Services, North Ayrshire Council, 3rd Floor, Cunninghame House, IRVINE, KA12 8EE

List amended 2nd Dec 2007.

Ward: Ward 8 - North Coast and Cumbraes

Councillor Alex Gallagher (Scottish Labour)
Office Tel: 01294 324172, Mobile Tel: 07920 586 555, Email: agallagher@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgeries:
1st Thursday of every month: Moorburn House, 24 Greenock Road, LARGS, KA30 8NE. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.
2nd Thursday of every month: Skelmorlie Community Centre, Castle Road, Skelmorlie, PA18 6AN. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.
3rd Monday of every month: Semple Centre, 41 Main Road, Fairlie, KA29 0DW. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.
4th Thursday of every month Millport Town Hall, Clifton Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0AZ. 6.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.

Councillor Alan Hill (Scottish National Party)
Office Tel: 01294 324170, Home Tel: 01475 568615, Email: alanhill@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgeries: contact member services 01294 324170.

Councillor Elisabethe Marshall (Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)
Office Tel: 01294 324171, Home Tel: 01475 673162, Email: emarshall@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgeries:
3rd Thursday of Every month: Moorburn House, Greenock Road, LARGS, KA30 8NE. 6.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.
1st Monday of Every month: The Semple Centre, 41 Main Road, FAIRLIE, KA29 0DW. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.
The last Wednesday of Every Month: Skelmorlie Community Centre, Castle Road, SKELMORLIE, PA18 6AN. 11.00 a.m. 12.00 Noon
Note: Councillor Marshall can also be contacted outwith her surgeries by telephoning on (01475) 673162 between 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 Noon and 6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Councillor Robert Rae - Provost (Scottish National Party )
Address: The Office of the Provost, North Ayrshire Council, 3rd Floor, Cunninghame House, IRVINE, KA12 8EE
Office Tel: 01294 324170, Home Tel: 01475 673780, Email: annwilson@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgery Details The Last Saturday of every month. Largs Library, Allanpark Street, LARGS, KA30 9AG. 10.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.


Ward: Ward 6 - Dalry and West Kilbride

Councillor Robert Barr (Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party )
Office Tel: 01294 324171, Mobile Tel: 07920 586 511, Email: rbarr@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgery Details:
1st Monday of every month: Barrmill Community Centre, 1 Beith Road, Barrmill, KA15 1HW. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.
1st Monday of every month: Dalry Public Hall, 3 Aitken Street, Dalry, KA24 4BX. 8.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m.
1st Tuesdayof every month: West Kilbride Community Centre, Corse Street, West Kilbride, KA23 9AX. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.

Councillor Elizabeth McLardy (Independent)
Office Tel: 01294 324171, Home Tel: 01294 822636, Email: emclardy@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgeries:

Councillor John Reid, JP - Depute Leader of the Council (Scottish Labour) Office Tel: 01294 324172, Home Tel: 01294 833665, Email: jreid@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgeries:
3rd Tuesday of every month: Barrmill Community Centre, 1 Beith Road, Barrmill, KA15 1HW. 6.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month: Dalry Public Hall, 3 Aitken Street, Dalry, KA24 4BX. 7.00 p.m. 8.30 p.m.
3rd Thursday of every month: West Kilbride Community Centre, Corse Street, West Kilbride, KA23 9AX. 6.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.


Ward: Ward 7 - Kilbirnie and Beith

Councillor John Bell (Scottish Labour)
Office Tel: 01294 324172, Home Tel: 01505 684101, Email: jbell@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgery:
1st Saturday of the month: Citizens Advice Bureau, Walker Hall, 45 Main Street, KILBIRNIE, KA25 7BY. 10.00 a.m. 12.00 Noon
1st Tuesday of the month: Beith Community Centre (Lounge area), 45-47 Kings Road, Beith, KA15 2BQ. 7.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.

Councillor Jean Highgate (Independent)
Office Tel: 01294 324171, Home Tel: 01505 503783, Email: jhighgate@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgery: Monday 19th November 2007: Beith Community Centre (Lounge area), 45-47 Kings Road, Beith, KA15 2BQ. 7.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.
Monday 17th December 2007: Beith Community Centre (Lounge area), 45-47 Kings Road, Beith, KA15 2BQ. 7.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.>br />
Councillor Craig Taylor (Scottish National Party)
Office Tel: 01294 324170, Mobile Tel: 07920 700 753, Email: craigtaylor@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Surgery: 2nd Saturday of every month: Citizens Advice Bureau, Walker Hall, 45 Main Street, Kilbirnie, KA25 7BY. 10.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m.
2nd Saturday of every month: Beith Community Centre (Lounge Area), 45-47 Kings Road, Beith, KA15 2BQ 11.00 a.m. 11.30 a.m.

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 Moorburn House The Council Offices at Moorburn House in Greenock Road are open daily from 9 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Fridays, and close for lunch 12.30 to 1.15 (12.30 to 1.00 on Friday). Emergency repairs phone 01294-469292. If homeless outside office hours, please contact Police Station. Council Offices close on public holidays such as Mayday (1st of May).

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 Yet another Sunset

We want up-to-date details and contacts for schools nurseries and churches, clubs and societies, doctors and dentists, help and official contacts; the Community Council, the Largs Initiative, Round Table, Junior Chamber, Over 41 club, Rotary club, Masons, Opportunities in Retirement, Business Club, FSB, Helter Skelter (opening times Mon-Thu 7pm-9pm, Sat 2pm-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm), and all the others in Largs are invited to send your details, articles too.

Material in some electronic form is preferred, even email. Better still if we can copy pages from your own website. Don't worry about fancy clever looks, it's the content which is important. Your word processor may have a "web publishing" option" which is fine. We also want direct involvement from under 18's who are rarely considered in plans for the town.

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Page last updated 2nd Dec 2007

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