On the weekend of the 13th and 14th September the 2 Pins community company will be holding a community event on the site of the proposed new 2 Pins Centre on main Street in Pinwherry. The celebration will mark the year of the communities’ success in gaining the grants to purchase of the site, and the start of pre-construction work.

In January the grant funding from Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund, Carrick Futures and The Lendal Trust enabled the community to buy the site and a tree was planted by the South Ayrshire Provost to mark the occasion. Funding from South Ayrshire Council Rural Fund and Community Fund enabled the 2 Pins Company to cover legal expenses and insurance and of late funding from South Ayrshire Waste & Environmental Trust (SAWAT) has enabled the start of the drainage work and provided a temporary car park.

“Over the last year the community have worked with our appointed Architects Austin Smith- Lord on designing a building that will meet the communities current and future generation’s needs”. The 2 Pins Community Company have successfully reached stage 2 in a bid to the Big Lottery Growing Community Assets and £20,000 of development funding has been granted by the Big Lottery to enable the community to engage external experts to work on the next stage of our bid.

The FREE celebration event over the week-end of the 13/14 September will be:

Saturday afternoon from mid–day until 4 pm a children’s and family fun afternoon, in the marquee a professional entertainer ‘Silly Gilly’ will provide fun and games, face painting, nail art, hair braids, balloon making animals and lots more. Outside a bouncy castle, pillow fight, Wellington boot throwing, tug of war. Children can bring a bike along and try their skill on an obstacle course.

Saturday evening 7.30 start.  A dance with bar in the marquee and a Pig Roast meal. The ‘Daddy Naggins’ band from Glasgow will be performing. The evening pig roast will be restricted to the FIRST 100 people attending the evening event due to catering limitations. A ticket for the roast will be given to the first 100 so come early if you would like the meal.

Sunday afternoon from 2pm a short walk for ALL the family involving a treasure hunt around the area starting and finishing from the marquee at the 2 Pins Site on Main Street, Pinwherry.

If you are interested in being involved or want to know more about the 2 Pins Centre all are invited to come along to monthly meetings the second Thursday in the month at 7.30 in Pinwherry Hall or find us on www.2pins.org.uk