Carsphairn Community Council

15 May 2020

In line with Government advice on staying at home and social distancing all meetings of Carsphairn Community Council have been postponed until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Please contact the following if you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise which you would normally do at a CC meeting:

Liz Holmes

Tel. 460662


Matt Hickman

Tel. 07531 035824


Blackcraig Emergency Fund Poster

From Carsphairn Community Council

Carsphairn Community Council is acutely aware of the impacts of self isolation on the at-risk groups in our community.

However, in such a vast, remote and rural parish it is unfeasible for us to attempt to offer support directly. Many Community Councillors are within the high risk categories themselves and thus will also be self isolating.

At this difficult time we would implore members of the community to be "Guid Nychburris". The very best neighbors you can be. You will be aware of those considered vulnerable close to you. Offer your assistance. Don't wait for them to ask.

There are already offers of help being made spontaneously on the "Carsphairn Resilience Team" Facebook page. Those able to make such offers of support to others should make their details known there.

For people without access to the internet, Community Councillor's details are below. Please feel free to contact any one of us for help or advice should you feel the need.

Matt Hickman - 07531 035824

Liz Holmes - 07718 358160

Christine Whipp - 01644 460577

If you feel you can help on an individual basis, you could pop one of these cards through the letterbox of anyone you feel needs support.

Viral Kindness - pdf

Phone Lines

Age Scotland

Feeling lonely? Call the Age Scotland free Helpline (for over 50s) for a friendly chat on 0800 12 44 222

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Breathing Space

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen. 0800 838587

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am; Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You can call for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 116 123.

Carsphairn Community Trust Help Group

Carsphairn Community Trust have set up a Help Group so those willing to volunteer during this current situation can help those requiring assistance, through fetching shopping, prescriptions etc. Leaflets have been sent to all Carsphairn households to make everyone aware of the help available.

Anyone happy to volunteer can get in touch by email by clicking the image:

CCT Help Group Leaflet

Worship Resources

From David Bartholomew -

"We’ve had to cancel church services for the foreseeable future, but I’ll be providing some material each week by e-mail so that people can be together in spirit even if they can’t be in body. We want to provide hope, support and encouragement to people in these difficult and uncertain times.

Anyone who goes onto ‘Youtube’ and types ‘Balmaclellan’ into the search box will also find the video and any other videos they may have missed."