The 2 Pins Centre project is progressing with negotiations under way to purchase the site in the centre of Pinwherry. Surveyors are currently carrying out a topographical survey and soil testing to make certain that the site is suitable for the proposed building.

The 2 Pins directors and members have been carrying out visits to other community facilities to learn what problems could arise, what worked and what did not work. From the public consultations a wish list was developed and residents met with the appointed architect and discussed the possible centre layout.

The architects are now working with the board on the final draft plans. These will be submitted to South Ayrshire Council planning department for outline planning approval allowing us to complete the purchase of the site later this year. Applications have been made to funders for the site purchase.

We propose that The 2 Pins Centre will incorporate a central hub for displaying local history, arts and crafts, a sports/meeting  hall, changing facilities, café, shop, community meeting rooms, offices, children’s play area, all with full disabled access and ample car parking. Outside we hope to have a MUGA ( multi use games area) with an all weather surface.

The 2 Pins Community Company is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity. We currently have 42 members from both Pinwherry and Pinmore and from these we have a board of 7 directors. It is important that we prove to potential funders that the whole community is behind the project, so we are still looking to increase company members.

The board and members meet every 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm in Pinwherry hall, please come along and support us and find out the progress of the project.

It is important that the community starts fund raising and a discussion about this will be led by the Pinwherry Community Association on the 23rd May at 7.30pm in Pinwherry Hall so please come along and help in any way you can.