The PPCDA are currently working with South Ayrshire Council on a Community Asset Transfer of the redundant Pinwherry Primary School Buildings. After a community, public meeting the communities wish is to transform the buildings in a fit for purpose community hub facility.
The current Pinwherry village Hall was built in 1924 by local farmers to replace the village meeting place in the old creamery. Currently the hall is non-compliant with current Disability Discrimination Act requirements with no disabled access, disabled toilets and is no longer fit for purpose. The lack of parking and its constrained design restrict its use for our local organisations and to meet and future community’s needs.
The aim is to turn the main classroom into a community hall, with a kitchen, disabled toilets/ baby changing. In the already converted schoolmasters, house an office, computer room, and a craft /meeting room. The external school classroom the aim is to convert this into a heritage/historical and visitor information and local crafts. External create a new entrance and car parking. The Schools memorial stone will be relocated in the grounds, with the world war1 memorial being re-instated in the hall.
The new facility will give the community a new fit for purpose community hub were new initiatives and programmes can be run.
This will bring a much locally loved building back into community use.
The PPCDA would welcome local residents to become involved not to mush as physical work but help with ideas and planning in what the future communities needs are.
The PPCDA meet every second Thursday in the month at 7.30 in the current community hall we would welcome people to come along and get involved.
The 2 Pins Community Company
The 2 Pins Community Co are currently at looking at new initiatives and ideas for the field. One aim is to open the site up to visitors to enable them to park, find out what is in the area like local walks, history, heritage wild life. Again, what do local residents think is needed if you have any thoughts or ideas please come along to our meetings on the second Thursday in the month at 7 30PM in the Pinwherry Hall.