Community Council Meeting dates

The dates for the Barr Community Council meetings are detailed below.

9th Sept 2021 funding applications by 2nd Sept

14th Oct 2021 funding applications by 7th Oct

11th Nov 2021 funding applications by 4th Nov

December no meeting

13th Jan 2022 funding applications by 6th Jan

10th Feb 2022 funding applications by 3rd Feb

10th Mar 2022 funding applications by 3rd Mar

Funding Applications

Check Barr Village Website for current forms and guidance.

Forms should be sent to secretary by the above date.

Email to or


Maggie Bunnett, Whiteknowes Cottage, Barr, KA26 0TL


Community Council Office Bearers

Following the first meeting of Barr Community Council the office bearers were elected as detailed below.


Tom Walker


Maggie Bunnett


currently vacant

Planning and licensing contact

Ed Connon

Other councillors are

Lesley McCleary

Dee Laver

John Bunnett

Alex Tait

Rob Newsham

Matt Cross

Contact email:

Community Council

Community Councils give local people a real say in matters such as local service delivery and other issues which affect daily lives.

Community Councils have a local and statutory interest in the planning process. Local Authorities are required to consult Community Councils on planning applications affecting their areas.

Liquor licensing and some other licensing matters may also be of keen interest to Community Councils and are areas on which Community Councils views might usefully be sought.

Anyone resident within the area of Barr Community Council who is aged 18 years or over who is interested in becoming a Community Councillor should contact either the acting contact as detailed below before 9th July 2021 or email to put your name forward. A Nomination Form can be collected from Barr Village Shop, or emailed to you from the acting contact or SAC.

Acting contact

Maggie Bunnett

Whiteknowes Cottage


01465 861062


The latest minutes of Barr council meetings are posted here use the link on the right hand menu or click this link In addition copies of the minutes are posted on on the Community Council noticeboard in the Hall foyer beside the disabled entrance.  

Barr Local Community Councillors

The following people serve on the Barr Community Council:  
  • John Bunnett – co-optee
  • Magaret Bunnett – acting contact
  • Whiteknowes Cottage


    01465 861062


        South Ayrshire Council expresses its commitment to ‘inclusive democracy’ through the Community Council scheme, stating: “The general purpose of a Community Council is to ascertain, co-ordinate and express the wider views of the entire community within its agreed boundaries. Community Councils will seek to represent and include all sections of their communities. It is the responsibility of a Community Council to satisfy South Ayrshire Council, that they have taken positive steps to ascertain the views of the wider community within their area, before making representations on any matter, on behalf of the community.”
    • Meetings are normally held in the Barr Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month at 7.00pm. Members of the public are most welcome to attend. Once members have approved the draft minutes as a true record, the minutes are passed to South Ayrshire Council.
    • If you wish to contact the Community Council please address all communications to the Secretary.
    • The council is constituted and administered through South Ayrshire Council.
    • A police officer will attend and give a report on matters relating to the village and surrounding area.

    Barr Community Council Small Grants Fund (up to £500)

    Please complete a BCC Small Grant Application Form  and return it to Barr Community Council. To be considered at the next council meeting, please hand in your completed form to a Barr Community Councillor at least a week before the meeting.

    Assel Valley Community Fund

    The Assel Valley Community Fund is now in operation and is inviting funding applications. It is administered by Foundation Scotland. To find out who can apply and how to do so follow this link and please read the Fund Factsheet.

    Carrick Futures Community Benefit Fund

    Please see Carrick Futures Web site for recent changes to application procedures, updates and news. Please read Standard fund (£500-3500) guidelines before downloading a Carrick Futures Standard Grant Application Form or completing online.

    Hadyard Hill Community Fund

    Applications and guidelines from the main fund and the small fund can be found on their website:  Hadyard Hill Web Site. See ‘How to apply’.

    N.B. Applications for the smaller funds from Barr Community Council must be handed in to the Council at least one week before the Council’s meeting.