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New Group – Parent Network Scotland at Cranberry Moss Community Centre

Parent Network Scotland are running a new Parenting Matters group starting on Thursday 11 October at Cranberry Moss Community Centre, Kilwinning.

Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm


Cranberry Moss Community Centre

Cambusdoon Place, Kilwinning

KA13 6SL

Tel:01294 557 146

The Spark Counselling Kilmarnock

Spark Counselling recognises that individuals can experience challenges in their lives and relationships from time to time which can often be worked  through with the help and support of family and friends.

Sometimes however that support is not enough.

Speaking to a counselling professional about difficult issues can be daunting.

But it can also be the first step towards overcoming the problems you are struggling with like anxiety, depression, relationship issues or bereavement.

Spark Counselling Services have been providing counselling and specialist relationship support for 50 years in Ayrshire.

The Sparks Counselling Centre provide the following counselling and therapy services

  • Individual counselling – in-person appointments, telephone and online counselling for individuals
  • Couples counselling Ayrshire – in-person appointments
  • Relationship counselling – in-person, telephone and online appointments
  • Marriage counselling Ayrshire – in-person appointments

To find out more about how they can help freephone 0808 802 0050 or make an enquiry.

Grange Academy, Beech Avenue

Kilmarnock KA1 2EW

Friends Of Barnardos – Winter Fayre

Friends of Barnardos Group, Fundraising Ayrshire North (FAN Club) are holding a Winter Fayre on Saturday 10 November 2018.

Venue: Volunteer Rooms, Irvine

Time: 10am until 2pm

All proceeds go towards supporting families throughout North Ayrshire

Entry cost: £2 (Includes Tea/ Coffee & a Cake)

Kids go free !

Self Love Sunday – Beith Community Development Trust

Beith Community Development Trust are holding a Self Love Sunday event on Sunday 25 November 2018. The day will provide taster talks on mental health and wellbeing from holistic practitioners and therapists.

Entry cost: £3 (Refreshments included)

(Practitioners will charge their own fee on the day)

Venue: Geilsland House, Geilsland Road, Beith,  KA15 1HD

Time: 11am – 3pm

For further information call: 01505 227 440


Web site: Click here


North Coast Locality Participatory Budgeting Event

Local people and groups from across the North Coast Locality (Cumbraes, Fairlie, Largs, Skelmorlie and West Kilbride) are invited to bid for up to £1,200 from a pot of £20,644 to help make a difference in their community.

Funding applications should demonstrate ideas that will help improve at least one of the following in the locality:

  • Local life
  • Activities
  • Community well-being

An additional £5,000 is available from North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership for bids of up to £1,000. Bids should help improve nature based activities in the area e.g. community growing, health walks and green gyms (separate applications available).

Application forms are available by email or telephone: / 01294 604 612.

The closing date for applications has now been extended till Wednesday 10 October at 9am.

The Budgeting event will take place on Saturday 3 November 2018 from 10:30am – 1pm.

West Kilbride Museum

West Kilbride Museum is a hidden gem that depicts life in the Parish over the past 400 years. In addition to displays around farming, weaving, embroidery and old toys, there is an exhibition of interesting memorabilia of West Kilbride Golf Club, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10.30-12.30pm and 2.00-4.00pm. Admission is free but please note that access is only by stairs.

Children 1st- New Money Advice Service

Children 1st have set up a new money advice service providing independent, confidential advice on a range of financial issues. Some of the areas they can give individual ongoing support in are:

  • Benefit entitlement: help with checking what you could claim and how to claim it
  • Form filling: such as Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance
  • Universal Credit: help with the ongoing benefit transition
  • Debt advice: help with ongoing debt issues, finding debt solutions or checking liability
  • Fuel bills: checking tariffs and ensuring your paying the right amount for your energy
  • Consumer issues: broken promises with contractors, we can help

Money advice drop-in services will also take place in:

Towerlands community centre, Bourtreehill  –  first Tuesday of the month, 1pm-4pm

Redburn community centre,  Irvine, first Wednesday of the month 9.30am – 12.30pm

Call 01294214884 for further information.

A further drop in service will run in the Oasis café, Broomlands,  in partnership with Elderbank primary school every Monday 10am-1pm.



Alzheimer Scotland October Timetable

Alzheimer Scotland are hosting a series of events throughout North Ayrshire during October.

Monthly Time Table:

  • Monday 8 October – Football Reminiscence, Ardrossan, Civic Centre, KA22 8EU- 11am-12:30pm
  • Monday 15 October – Football Reminiscence, Irvine, Vennel Centre, Vennel Gardens, East Road, Irvine, KA12 0BQ- 11am-12:30pm
  • Monday 15 October- Talk of the Town, Vennel Centre – CANCELLED !
  • Tuesday 16 October – Beith Musical Memories, Beith Parish Church, Glebe Road, Beith, KA15 1EX- 1:30pm-3pm
  • Monday 22 October – Musical Minds, Fullarton Church, Waterside, Irvine, KA12 8QJ – 2pm-3:30pm
  • Tuesday 30 October – Tea and a Blether, Vennel Centre, Vennel Gardens, East Road, Irvine, KA12 0BQ- 1:30- 12:30
  • Tuesday 23 October – Musical Memories, Kilbirnie – CANCELLED!

For Further Information contact: Linda McGuire

Tel: 01294 608 219/ 07879 996 367


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