First of Blue Bins Planted – 25 April

The initial roll-out of the blue bins took place this week at Balkenna and Turnberry. These are being installed at strategic points on the path to encourage walkers to remove plastic litter from the beaches for recycling. ACP Path Wardens will be resposible for the occassional removal of filled bags. Please note: PLASTIC WASTE ONLY. Thanks to Neil Henderson of GSK for kindly supplying the bins. Today also saw completion of the clean up of the Dowhill and Dipple beaches. Many people contributed to this but thanks are due mainly to Chris and Di who were ever uncomplainingly present. These beaches are currently spotless. Let’s hope they stay that way! Some of the Team Turnberry Steps In Store Perfect…………… ……………..Bliss...

More work at Balkenna and Dowhill – 12 April

Last week we had a squad of 10 out (yes 10) including new member Pat McCall. Along with Jimmy, Ron, John D, Peter R, Pat, Chris, Di, Tim, Ian and Bob we continued preparations for the new bridge at Balkenna and finished off a section of beach cleaning at Dowhill. Good progress was made on both fronts, with another impressive pile of rubbish ready for uplifting by the Council. Not a bad haul! The foundations on the North side of the burn have been levelled, with 3 layers of re-cycled slabs now in place, and the foundation excavation on the South side has been completed ready for stone and slab work. North Bank South...
Start made to new bridge at Balkenna

Start made to new bridge at Balkenna

Heavy work started Last week we made a good start to our bridge at Balkenna and have dug out the base for the north abutment, getting the first base level fixed. This will let us speed on with laying the concrete slab flat bed for our byre-slats abutments this week. Opportunity has been taken to finish of the cleaning of the Dowhill beach which it was not possible to complete on the day of the official beach clean. Plenty willing pickers still keen to do a good...
Milton Pipe Bridge Repairs Complete

Milton Pipe Bridge Repairs Complete

We have been advised by DuPont that the repairs to the recently storm-damaged bridge and pipes at the Milton burn are now complete. When inspected, there was a strong flow of water running through the culverts, and the ground on the bridge has been infilled. The warning signage on the two stiles on either side have now been removed and it is safe for walkers to use the bridge once...
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