Police Report 01/03/21 – 05/04/21

North Ayrshire Sub Division North Coast and Cumbrae Locality


CC Fairlie March 2021.doc


Fairlie Community Report Community Council Email – Dates from; 01/03/21 – 05/04/21 UPDATE FROM LOCALITY POLICING TEAM – REPORT PRESENTED BY: PC H Coyle Current Meeting Figures: Number of incidents in total – 32 Number of Crimes identified – 3 Comparative Figures from previous year: Number of incidents in total – 25 Number of Crimes identified – 2 During the period of time from 1st March 2021 to 5th April 2021 for Fairlie there were 32 incidents reported to the police which resulted in 3 crimes being identified and crime reports being raised and investigated. Please find below a brief synopsis of all these incidents. Comparative year to date figures are also included. Local Community figures were forwarded to Rita Holmes on 05/04/21 by PC Dominic Murphy Receipt of this report was/was not acknowledged. Agreed date of next meeting – **PLEASE INCLUDE THE POLICE IN THE MEETING MINUTES, THANKS** NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKEDOFFICIAL YOUR LOCALITY POLICING TEAM LOCALITY POLICING OFFICERS (officers work mobile numbers are only contactable during on duty hours) PS Donald Fisher Work Mobile – 07815008073 PC Dominic Murphy -07815006603 PC Simon Winsor – 07815008663 PC Thomas Arthur – 07815006808 PC Ross Pollard – Campus PC Euan Graham (Town Centre) – 07815006679 PC Len McDonald (Town Centre) PC Joy Hamilton (Millport) – 07815008818 PC Deborah Beattie (Millport) – 07815008822 LOCALITY POLICING GROUP EMAIL INBOX (THIS IS NOT MONITORED DAILY) Please email the group inbox with any local community concerns AyrshireLPSTNorthCoastandCum brae@scotland.pnn.police.uk Please ensure all matters are reported to Police via 101 or 999 in an emergency and that all reporting is done so through the appropriate channels to ensure the appropriate and timely response is received. **Please be aware all officers work a variety of shifts so may not always be available at the time of your contact. We will respond upon our return to duty. Officers will only have access to their work emails and work mobiles during whilst they are on duty** Local Figures Assault & Violent Crime Serious Assaults Nil Robberies Nil Assaults NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKEDOFFICIAL Nil Drug Use & Drug Dealing Synopsis – 1 adult male was reported to the Procurator Fiscal for possession of drug offence following high visibility patrols by locality policing officers. Police will continue to actively target drug use and drug dealing and would encourage any members of the public to report concerns either via 101 or Crimestoppers online or via phone on 0800555111 Anti-Social Behaviour Vandalism * Nil Breach of the Peace Nil Theft and Housebreaking Theft (Including car crime and theft OLP) Nil Housebreaking Nil Shoplifting Other Crimes of Note: (Please include anything of note relevant to Community Council) NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKEDOFFICIAL Breach of Bail Nil Communications Offences Nil Fraud 1 report of a fraud perpetrated via telephone was reported to police and enquiries into this are ongoing. Road Traffic 1 adult male was reported to the Procurator Fiscal following a road traffic collision near to Hunterston Roundabout. ACTION PLANS No specific actions plans have been carried out this month however police continue to carry out high visibility patrols in the area and the Scottish safety camera partnership vehicle has visited the village on a number of occasions. OTHER MATTERS OF NOTE MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING Point 1 (Raised by Name of person) Result: (please state whether resolved or ongoing) Point 2 (Raised by) Result: Point 3 (Raised by ) Result: Point 4 (Raised by) Result: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKEDOFFICIAL

A78 Pedestrian Crossing

“Following the work done in 2018 when we did a survey of village to see if there was a need for a second pedestrian crossing on the A78 and we have finally got the go ahead.

The proposal is detailed in the consultation letter documents , and we are asking for views and opinions in a final consultation period which closes on the 29th January 2021.

If you have anything you would like us to put forward, please use the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website.

Many thanks,
Karla Tully


A78 South of 101 Main Road, Fairlie – Proposed Pedestrian Crossing.

Following requests from the community, Amey, the operating company for the South West Trunk Road Network, are pleased to inform you that we are looking to install a new signal-controlled pedestrian crossing facility in Fairlie. The proposed location is slightly north the pedestrian guard rail where the existing footpath to and from Fairlie Primary School meets the eastern footway of the A78 (Main Street).

The new crossing facility will provide opportunities for all pedestrians to cross the A78 to access local amenities and transport links with a greater degree of safety.

Amey are contacting you at this time to gather any comments you may have on the proposed installation.

For your information we have carried out extensive surveys of both the traffic and pedestrian movements and considered the constraints of the current unique road layout that exists in Fairlie at this location. This relates particularly to the narrowness of the footways, the close proximity of residential properties and the substantial stone walls that border the A78 to the rear of eastern footway.

This information enabled us to locate the crossing at a position that best suits the needs of the community based upon the pedestrian movements identified. The proposed location also considers the buildability of the facility and to meet with current government guidance that requires inclusive design in the construction, operation and maintenance of road infrastructure.

Inclusive design is an approach which aims to create environments which can be used by everyone regardless of age or disability.

A location plan is attached for your reference.

A78 – Fairlie – Proposed Location of Pedestrian Crossing.

A78 location plan
location plan of the proposed A78 pedestrian crossing

A78 street view of pedestrian crossing

Marine Scotland Pre-consultation Event – 8th August 2018

New date for the Marine Scotland pre-consultation event: 8th August 2018, Fairlie Village Hall, 2 pm to 7pm. 

In April 2018 NAC granted Peelports planning permission to prepare a ‘marine yard’ and the coal jetty for dismantling oil rigs and large vessels without an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).  That means they can dredge, pile drive, and re-landscape coast line without needing to protect the unique adjacent SSSI, colonies of seals and porpoises, a unique ‘lone’ dolphin, and the Clyde marine area which is highly dependent upon tourism and fisheries.

However, SEPA and Marine Scotland also need to give Peelports permission to do this.  We need to make sure our voices are heard and Peelports are made to do an EIA at the very least.

Peelports are currently demolitioning equipment on the Coal Jetty, working at least 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The beach and waters are being contaminated with silt and coal dust which our families and dogs are swimming in and playing on.  How much worse will this be when oil rigs are being taken apart there?

In June we put a leaflet through your door asking you to attend Marine Scotland’s pre-consultation public event at Sea Mill Hydro regarding the construction of a huge ‘caisson gate’ which will allow oil rigs to float in and out of the marine yard.  The hotel actually cancelled the event due to “concerns about public order”.  At that time, 1400 people had signed the on-line petition “Protect Clyde Marine Life: STOP PeelPorts Oil-Rig Decommissioning Facility” *.  Now over 2200 have signed and rising!

Jobs for local people have not been promised, and at other similar sites employees are living on ‘off shore accommodation’ and contributing very little to the local economies.

We need to make sure that Marine Scotland deny permission, or at worst require an EIA. We know that about four tonnes of radioactive waste (scale, sludge and sediments) has been found in each offshore installation decommissioned in Norway.  We will also have to cope with the noise and light pollution.

FCC met with Peelports on the 12th July when Peelports told them that after 50 years at the Hunterston Parc they know the site is very profitable. The meeting notes will be published in the next few days.

Help us to help you to live in a safe and clean environment.

Sign the petition * and come along on the 8th August 2018 to make your views heard by Marine Scotland.

Thank you,

“Fairlie residents against decommissioning oil rigs”

Protect Clyde Marine Life: STOP PeelPorts Oil-Rig Decommissioning Facility

Do you really want this for our village?

If decommissioning oil rigs and large vessels would guarantee real jobs for local people to then boost our local economy, and protect our unique marine coastline – then maybe… BUT IT ISN’T!

NAC have approved the first stages of construction without requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment, (EIA).  This means Peel Ports can pile drive, dredge and deposit materials without statutory controls specific to this beautiful location, as well as not consider the unique marine and coastal environment.  This is like building a car factory and not assessing the environmental impact until making the first car.  Building the site , as well as the planned decommissioning operation will cause real damage.

Following recent publicity in the Largs and Millport Weekly News,Peel Port had to cancel their pre-consultation meeting on the 14th June at Seamill Hydro, because the hotel were concerned about ‘public order’.  1900 people have now signed the petition against this.

FCC have been since been invited to a closed meeting with Peel Ports, which we will tell you about in another post, and we will also invite them to our village for a public meeting!

Cesscon who intend to operate the decommissioning have already started to promote Hunterston PARC. Look at the video and make up your mind.


Have you heard the noise coming off the proposed ‘Asset Preparation’ jetty this week, with only one of their machines operating?  This is just making the jetty ready for future works.   If the plans go ahead, operations will take place 24/7, meaning that residents will have to cope with the noise and air pollutants.   The local dolphins, porpoises, whales, seals, and birds, are equally at risk.

The petition link is at the top and below on this page.  Please, sign and share if you want to help stop this development from happening.

Equally, use our contact page if you have views for us to take to the Peel Ports meeting.

Thank you.