Other Confident Group Projects
3 Village Project (Mossblown/Annbank/Tarbolton)
Community Learning & Development are working with the 3 villages’ Tenants
& Residents groups to develop provision for youth and community activities in
Junior Support Team
Community Support Workers lead this initiative which involves arranging 12 week
programmes for selected young people (12 young people on each programme). Programmes
include educational and community initiatives as well as fun activities.
This summer long initiative involves a vehicle equipped with sports equipment and
Youth/Sports Development Workers. Streetsport Express visits areas of South Ayrshire
with few facilities or a history of antisocial behaviour.
Sessional Youth Workers
Community Safety has access to Sessional Youth Workers, managed by Community Learning
and Development, to develop some of the activities and projects highlighted in this
Action for Children South Ayrshire Mentoring Project
What’s the Mentoring Project about?
The Project provides a needs-led mentoring support service to provide opportunities
for children and young people to have access to an adult mentor. The young people
referred have been identified as being involved in persistent offending or showing
signs of escalating offending and antisocial behaviour.
The overall aim of the Mentoring Project is to divert children and young people
from being identified as persistent offenders and to prevent the need to use the
range of legal measures available through the Children’s Scotland Act and
the Antisocial Behaviour legislation.
For more information contact:
South Ayrshire Mentoring Project
Action for Children Scotland
Tel: 01294 276153
E mail: Marianne-Hendrie@actionforchildren.org.uk
Various intergenerational activities are planned in problem solving areas, aimed
at reducing fear of crime in these areas and building an understanding between generations.
These activities are being developed with the assistance of problem solving groups
in each area. Projects at the planning stage include an allotment project, a sheltered
housing assistance project and a community arts project.
Campus Police Officers
Campus Police Officers are operational at four schools in the South Ayrshire region:
Marr College, Kyle Academy, Ayr Academy and Belmont Academy.
South Ayrshire Council has 4 redeployable CCTV cameras, which can be moved into
areas affected by antisocial behaviour. The cameras are deployed for a 6 –
8 week period at a time and act as a deterrent as well as an evidence gathering
Youth Action Plan
Youth Action Plans are being developed in the South Carrick, North Carrick, Ayr
South, Ayr North, 3 Villages, Troon and Prestwick areas through consultation with
local young people.
A problem solving group has been set up to look at ways of tackling fly tipping
in South Ayrshire.
A problem solving group has been set up to look at ways of tackling fire raising
in South Ayrshire.
The Confident group will link in with the Safe & Healthy Groups to look at ways
of tackling the adverse effects of alcohol consumption in South Ayrshire.